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LONDON- Once upon a time, the English just drank tea. Now, they’ve discovered real caffè all’italiano and Italian coffee giant, Lavazza is planning to invade the UK with 400 coffee shops over the next ten years, reports La Repubblica. Currently there is just one, in Manchester, as well as a counter in Harrods, London.

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Four hundred cafés is a lot of java, but according to La Stampa market surveys say that, despite the abundant supply of other coffee houses already in the area, there is still a large unmet demand. Lavazza has verified that there a British desire for an “authentic Italian Coffee Experience."

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Coffee chains have been quite profitable in the UK with Starbucks, Costa Coffee, Caffè Nero and Pret A Manger leading the pack. All of their formulas are similar: lots of hot drinks, fancy interpretations of coffee (from frappuccinos to flavored syrups) with sandwiches and pastries that have been paid great detail.

Lavazza’s initial five stores are planned to open in Derby, Leeds, Newbury and two locations in London.

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Jehovah's Witnesses Translate The Bible In Indigenous Language — Is This Colonialism?

The Jehovah's Witnesses in Chile have launched a Bible version translated into the native Mapudungun language, evidently indifferent to the concerns of a nation striving to save its identity from the Western cultural juggernaut.

A Mapuche family awaits for Chilean President Gabriel Boric to arrive at the traditional Te Deum in the Cathedral of Santiago, on Chile's Independence Day.

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NEUQUÉN — The Bible can now be read in Mapuzugun, the language of the Mapuche, an ancestral nation living across Chile and Argentina. It took the Chilean branch of the Jehovah's Witnesses, a latter-day Protestant church often associated with door-to-door proselytizing and cold calling, three years to translate it into "21st-century Mapuzugun".

The church's Mapuche members in Chile welcomed the book when it was launched in Santiago last June, but some of their brethren see it rather as a cultural imposition. The Mapuche were historically a fighting nation, and fiercely resisted both the Spanish conquerors and subsequent waves of European settlers. They are still fighting for land rights in Chile.

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