Latin America

May 16, 2019
As the situation in Venezuela worsens, government and opposition leaders are heading to Norway at that government's invitation to enter into negotiations in order to find a way out of the impasse.
According to Catholic relief agencies, indigenous families, such as the Warao, have been forced to flee to Venezuala from Brazil, because of environmental and economic hardships.
Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907–1954). Self-Portrait as a Tehuana, 1943. Oil on hardboard, 30 x 24 in. (76 x 61 cm). The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art and the Vergel Foundation. © 2019 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Angela Alaimo O'Donnell April 19, 2019
Kahlo’s paintings, the vast majority of which are self-portraits, are rife with self-revelation,
A Nicaraguan bishop said he will leave the country indefinitely as concerns for his security increase -- presumably the product of his criticisms of the Central American nation's president.
Colombian riot police block the way to the Colombian side in the Colombian-Venezuelan border in Cucuta on April 2. (CNS photo/Ferley Ospina, Reuters) 
Gerard O’Connell April 09, 2019
The executive branch headed by President Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela “lacks legitimacy” but has de facto power, while Mr. Guaidó has legitimacy but not executive power. Venezuela in effect has two governments.
 Brazilian Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz, prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, attends a seminar on safeguarding children at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome March 23. The seminar was organized by the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Filipe Domingues April 08, 2019
The advisory panels should become a means of assistance and counsel for their respective national bishops’ conferences. “The members of these groups can instruct, with their own experience, how to deal with the issue of abuse, especially when it comes to listening to victims and accompanying them.”