Monday Apr 21
The Times of Israel
Nicaraguan town drags chained 'Judases'
For 130 years, the people of Masatepe have observed Good Friday by dressing up in colorful masks and costumes and dragging chained "Judases" through the streets of their town in western Nicaragua.
Another al-Qaida group issues threats
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead, including executed war criminals - long a source of tension with Japan's neighbors China and South Korea.
US blues rock band on tour in Nicaragua
The blues rock band will be performing its concerts and music workshops under the auspicious of the U.S. Embassy-part of the State Department's American Music Abroad Program-and in conjunction with the RubA©n DarA o National Theater.