Women inmates with their faces obscured to protect their privacy are pictured at the Dacar Prison Unit 5 in São Paulo. (CNS photo/courtesy Prison Pastoral Ministry of Brazil)
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Eduardo Campos Lima
The Brazilian Constitution secures the right of women who are incarcerated to breastfeed their babies for six months. The law also allows them to serve their time at home. The decision is left to a judge.
First day of vaccinations against Covid-19 on Jan.18, at Christ the Redeemer, during an event hosted by the Archdiocese in Rio de Janeiro. Terezinha da Conceição receives her shot from nursing technician Dulcinéia da Silva Lopes. Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil
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Filipe Domingues
Despite Brazil’s successes with vaccines, during the Covid-19 pandemic more Brazilians than ever have come to fear vaccination efforts because of disinformation campaigns.
Venezuelan migrants walk along a trail into Brazil, in the border city of Pacaraima, Brazil, in April 2019. (CNS photo/Pilar Olivares, Reuters)
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Eduardo Campos Lima
Refugees “can’t obtain the Brazilian documents,” one local bishop said, “but they keep needing shelter, food and healthcare.”
Young women put to work at a Fe y Alegria program in Soyapango, El Salvador. The training program is one of about 20 across Central America that partner with YouthBuild, a program of Catholic Relief Services that trains young people in various work skills so they can avoid emigrating. (CNS photo/Oscar Leiva, Silverlight for Catholic Relief Services)
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J.D. Long-García
The Biden administration has vowed to invest $4 billion in Central America to address factors that drive immigration to the United States—economic insecurity, violence, environmental crises and government corruption.
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis told Uruguay's new ambassador to the Holy See that a future visit to the country as well as to his native Argentina is still very much on the table.
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David Agren - Catholic News Service
Argentina has legalized abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.