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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceJanuary 14, 2020
The Jan. 10 shooting shocked Mexico, where 13 years of drug cartel-driven violence has left more than 200,000 dead and approximately 65,000 missing.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceDecember 10, 2019
Blessed Miller was beatified Dec. 7 in Huehuetenango, where he was remembered as a martyr for education.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceNovember 12, 2019
First elected in 2006, Morales' administration was marked by overseeing a resource boom and putting the proceeds into poverty reduction and infrastructure projects.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceOctober 23, 2019
Bolivia's bishops have called on electoral officials to "make transparent" the vote-counting process as protesters rioted in the South American country, alleging fraud in the presidential election.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 04, 2019
Since early July, Argentina's currency, the peso, has plunged more than 20 percent, while inflation has soared to more than 50 percent, as investors sour on the South American country and the Peronist movement.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceJuly 25, 2019
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador swept into office in 2018 after campaigning against corruption, promising to calm the country and pledging to promote morals and values, including the enactment of a "moral constitution."
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceJuly 24, 2019
Soldiers appeared recently at the diocesan migrant shelter in the northern Mexican city of Saltillo and demanded to see the identifications of its guests.
Sister Diana Munoz Alba, a human rights lawyer and member of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, poses for a photo outside Casa Betania Santa Martha June 29, 2019, in Salto de Agua, Mexico. (CNS photo/David Agren)
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceJuly 02, 2019
Sister Munoz said she does her best to inform migrants of the risks and realities on the road. She also tries to disabuse shelter dwellers of any erroneous ideas—such as the existence of immigration documents for them—and does not sugarcoat her answers.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceJune 18, 2019
Motives for the crime are unknown, and the assailants remain at large.
Faith News
David Agren - Catholic News ServiceMay 08, 2019
The Mexican bishops' conference has appealed for assistance for thousands of migrants stuck in Chiapas state as Mexican officials step up enforcement and stop issuing travel documents.