Politics & Society DispatchesEduardo Campos LimaJune 22, 2020
“There’s a common denominator in the United States and Latin America: Human rights violations associated with police abuse many times go unpunished.”
Politics & Society DispatchesEduardo Campos LimaMay 27, 2020
Their isolation can be a positive—in this case it has kept the coronavirus at bay—“but they can’t count on government health care services and have to deal with a deep racism.”
Politics & Society DispatchesEduardo Campos LimaMay 04, 2020
The C.E.B.s have been assisting the most vulnerable victims of the pandemic on multiple levels. In El Salvador, they have been gathering food and money in order to prepare for a possible hunger crisis.
Politics & Society DispatchesEduardo Campos LimaApril 09, 2020
Migrants from Haiti, Central America and Venezuela have been caught in the middle of their journeys by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Latin American church is building up its support structure to respond to this emerging crisis.
Politics & Society DispatchesEduardo Campos LimaMarch 24, 2020
“As long as they remain in their territories, they can be somewhat safe. But their reservations must be closed to non-indigenous persons.”
Faith DispatchesEduardo Campos LimaMarch 09, 2020
The accelerated reduction in the size of the Catholic flock in Argentina confirmed an overall Latin American trend: Between 2008 and 2019, the proportion of Catholics in Argentina dropped from 77 percent to 63 percent.
Politics & Society DispatchesEduardo Campos LimaDecember 23, 2019
The increasing number of fatal acts of police are among the emerging concerns addressed by the Pastoral of Favelas, an archdiocesan commission created 42 years ago to respond to the needs of Rio’s slum dwellers.
Politics & Society DispatchesEduardo Campos LimaNovember 13, 2019
The Chilean bishops’ have urged political leaders to step up to their responsibility to preserve the common good and deplored acts of anarchy and looting, most recently directed against church sites themselves. But is anyone listening to them?
Politics & Society DispatchesEduardo Campos LimaOctober 22, 2019
Rainforests are not the only things under threat in the Amazon region. There has also been an uptick in violence against native peoples: land invasions, illegal exploitation of natural resources and damage caused by invaders of indigenous lands went from 96 in 2017 to 109 in 2018.
Faith DispatchesEduardo Campos LimaOctober 15, 2019
According to priests and women religious who have worked in the Amazon for decades, the particularities of the Catholic mission in the region—especially the lack of clergy to attend to thousands of geographically isolated communities—has led them to make hard choices.