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Filipe Domingues contributes from Brazil.
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)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Filipe DominguesFebruary 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.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
Filipe DominguesJanuary 30, 2019
The tragedy raises anew the question: Is Brazil capable of pursuing economic development while responsibly caring for its environment?
Pope Francis walks with Argentinian President Mauricio Macri and his wife Juliana Awada during a private audience in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican Feb. 27. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Filipe DominguesJanuary 24, 2019
Soup lines are longer, more people depend on charities to get by, and more live on the streets or have joined the burgeoning populations of Argentina’s impoverished villas.
On Jan 1, supporters of Brazil's new President Jair Bolsonaro display a giant banner of him on his inauguration day in Brasilia, Brazil. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Filipe DominguesJanuary 08, 2019
Mr. Bolsonaro’s far-right rhetoric during the campaign has led to uncertainties about his policies as president and drawn international concern about the course he will set for the nation.
Activists march holding a banner that reads in Portuguese “Black women against racism, genocide and femicide. Our lives matter,” during a demonstration to mark International Women’s Day, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on March 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Filipe DominguesDecember 19, 2018
Ms. Morais’s death is a notorious example of an everyday horror in Brazil and other Latin American states: the crime of femicide. In 2017 at least 2,795 women were victims of femicide in 23 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
A supporter holds a balloon with the image of presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, during celebration in front of the National Congress, in Brasilia, Brazil, on Oct. 28. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Filipe DominguesNovember 19, 2018
In his first speech after his victory, Brazil’s far-right president-elect thanked God and praised voters for allowing the country to “march now on the right path.”
Venezuelan migrants walk across the border from Venezuela into the Brazilian city of Pacaraima. (CNS photo/Nacho Doce)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Filipe DominguesOctober 22, 2018
About 5,000 people leave Venezuela every day. According to the U.N. Refugee Agency, at least 1.9 million Venezuelan citizens have left the country since 2015, fleeing from the economic and political crisis that the country is experiencing under President Nicolás Maduro.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Filipe DominguesOctober 04, 2018
Brazil is preparing for presidential elections on Oct. 7. Catholics are divided and often use religious arguments to justify their choices.
Faith Dispatches
Filipe DominguesSeptember 26, 2018
Several bishops in the biggest country in Latin America have stepped forward in recent weeks to demonstrate their full support of the pontiff.