The Bolivia Child Welfare Agency estimated that in 2014, there were 14,000 cases of rape of children and women nationally.
The increasing number of fatal acts of police are among the emerging concerns addressed by the Pastoral of Favelas, an archdiocesan commission created 42 years ago to respond to the needs of Rio’s slum dwellers.
Mr. LeBarón, the family's spokesperson, said he hopes he can channel the grief and anger over the killings into a broad social movement. “We want to unite the whole country. We want a social movement, not a political one,” he said.
Blessed Miller was beatified Dec. 7 in Huehuetenango, where he was remembered as a martyr for education.