Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the new president of Mexico, celebrates with his supporters July 1 after his victory in Mexico City. (CNS photo/Alex Cruz, EPA)
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceJuly 05, 2018
The Mexican bishops conference extended congratulations to presidential election winner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who won a landslide victory on an agenda of change and promises to combat corruption and poverty.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceJune 25, 2018
Mexico suffered its most murderous year in memory in 2017, recording more than 29,000 homicides, as the country's crackdown on drug cartels and organized crime showed few signs of success.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceJune 22, 2018
"I want to make a call to those who have come to this city to kill, I want to make a call to those that are sharpshooters ... I want to make a call to (President) Daniel Ortega and (Vice President and first lady) Rosario Murillo, not one more death in Masaya," Auxiliary Bishop Silvio Baez Ortega
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceJune 05, 2018
Violence in Nicaragua has claimed about 100 lives since April 18.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceMay 03, 2018
"Those that are in the caravan, 75 percent of them won't be accepted," he added. "That's been the number over the years."
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceApril 09, 2018
The April 7 letter, addressed to people in Mexico and the United States and the presidents of both countries, echoed sentiments of U.S. border bishops by saying the frontier between the two countries "is not a war zone".
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceMarch 06, 2018
The bishop of Matamoros, across the border from Brownsville, Texas, has expressed alarm after two church explosions within four days.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceFebruary 07, 2018
The priests were traveling with four other passengers, all of whom were injured.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceJanuary 31, 2018
1,603 of the damaged churches were catalogued as historic buildings.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceDecember 08, 2017
His appointment to the Mexico City Archdiocese comes as the city of nearly 9 million people recovers from a devastating earthquake, which killed more than 300 people.