Jean-Bertrand Aristede, President of Haiti, has recognized voodoo (practiced by three quarters of Haiti) as an official religion.
Aristede paid tribute to national hero Toussaint L'Ouverture, the leader of African slaves who rebelled against the French colonial government. In 1802, he was taken to France, where he died in prison in 1803.
Later that year, rebels overthrew Napoleon's troops and declared independence early in 1804, the first Latin American and Caribbean country to do so.
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
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