Politics & Society News
David Agren - Catholic News ServiceNovember 27, 2018
Resources for sustaining thousands of migrants in Tijuana are stretched thin and the current U.S. government has showed few signs of speeding up the process for accepting asylum applications.
Politics & Society News
David Agren - Catholic News ServiceNovember 19, 2018
The first participants in the caravan of Central Americans arriving in Tijuana, Mexico, were met with hostility as residents of an affluent neighborhood confronted migrants wanting to camp on a beach near the border fence separating the United States and Mexico.
Faith News
David Agren - Catholic News ServiceOctober 26, 2018
Members of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in this southern Mexican city rose early Oct. 24 to feed but a fraction of the Central American migrants traveling in a caravan, which is trying to traverse Mexico and reach the United States border.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceOctober 19, 2018
A Scalabrini migrant shelter in Guatemala City has served 1,700 Hondurans heading north as part of a caravan seeking to reach the U.S. border.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceOctober 18, 2018
Salvadorans widely celebrated St. Romero as the Central American country's first saint. St. Romero was assassinated while celebrating Mass in March 1980 and remains a reviled figure for some on the political right.
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David Agren - Catholic News ServiceOctober 15, 2018
On Oct. 14 at the Vatican -- very early morning in El Salvador -- Salvadorans gathered in the square outside the cathedral to watch the ceremony on big screens; others watched in their parishes.
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
Politics & Society News
David Agren - Catholic News ServiceJune 05, 2018
Violence in Nicaragua has claimed about 100 lives since April 18.