Haiti: The Power of American Magic

It was nearly dusk on a recent evening when a U.S. Special Forces team walked into a village northeast of Port-au-Prince and encountered a problem for which their training manuals had not prepared them. Several mothers were convinced that a pair of werewolves, in the form of two local women, had placed a curse on the village children and were now preparing to consume their babies' souls. As he listened, the team's warrant officer tucked his hand into his pocket, snapped open a chemical light stick that soldiers use as markers at night and announced in Creole that he would break...

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