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Filipe Domingues is America’s São Paulo correspondent.
 Brazilian Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz, prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, attends a seminar on safeguarding children at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome March 23. The seminar was organized by the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Dispatches
Filipe DominguesApril 08, 2019
The advisory panels should become a means of assistance and counsel for their respective national bishops’ conferences. “The members of these groups can instruct, with their own experience, how to deal with the issue of abuse, especially when it comes to listening to victims and accompanying them.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
Filipe DominguesMarch 15, 2019
Brazil is still reeling three days after 10 people were killed by two young men who assaulted a São Paulo suburban school on March 12.
Members of an uncontacted tribe in the Brazilian state of Acre in 2012. Image courtesy of Agência de Notícias do Acre.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Filipe DominguesMarch 15, 2019
For many of these small groups, remaining uncontacted is a survival strategy.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Filipe DominguesFebruary 25, 2019
Some members of the armed forces resent the influence and popularity of the Catholic Church in the Amazon.
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.”