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You practice candoble?
Brazil needle victim recovers, outrage at cruelty
The pair were guided by a local practitioner of an African-Brazilian religion, candoble, and Magalhaes inserted the needles into the boy at his lover’s home.
I just read this story and was deeply annoyed.
What is candoble? If the author or “editor” had bothered with fact checking they would find out that the religion is called Candomblé. I also would have thought it was a well known fact amongst “editors” that the names of religions are considered “proper nouns” in English. You would figure the “editor” would at least capitalize the misspelling if he or she had some grasp of the English language.
Of course we meant Candomblé. We corrected: GBU Editor
Members of an afro-Brazilian religious group called Candomble protest against religious intolerance in front of the Brazilian congress in Brasilia September 23, 2009. REUTERS/Handout/Antonio Cruz