Latin America

The ruins of the church where the constitution of Simón Bolívar’s “Gran Colombia” was signed. Photo by Antonio De Loera-Brust
Antonio De Loera-Brust February 18, 2019
Over one million Venezuelans have arrived in Colombia as of May 2018. Colombia is not a rich country, and helping to bear the burden of receiving thousands of Venezuelan refugees every day is the Catholic Church.
Jesuit Father Fernando Cardenal, a Nicaraguan poet and Queen Sofia Prize winner, speaks during a celebration for his 90th birthday at the National Theatre Ruben Dario in Managua, Nicaragua, in January 2015. (CNS photo/Oswaldo Rivas, Reuters)
St. John Paul II had suspended Father Cardenal and several other priests from active ministry in 1985 for joining the Marxist-influenced Sandinista government. Father Cardenal resigned from the Sandinista Front in 1994.
J.D. Long-García February 14, 2019
A new Catholic initiative connects volunteers with undocumented members of the community who need support.
The delegation was in Rome to solicit the support of the Italian government in recognizing Guaido as interim president of Venezuela.
Demonstrators hold signs in support of the country's self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido and and for foreign humanitarian aid, next to the Tienditas International Bridge, near Cucuta, Colombia, on Feb. 8. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Filipe Domingues February 11, 2019
“As long as there is a dictatorship in Venezuela, it is better not to return,” said Alexander. “I feel that there is an illegitimate government, a power that literally controls everything, but also an opposition that has defrauded the people many times.”
On Feb. 2, Santos Gaspar Romero Galdamez, the younger brother of Salvadoran Archbishop St. Oscar Romero, died in San Salvador, El Salvador.