- May 30, 2020
Faith issues surround politics in Bolivia.
Our Home shelter, supported by organizations such as the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, was founded in 2005 by a group of laywomen and Jesuit Father Arturo Moscoso to respond to a growing problem in Bolivia of violence against women, especially girls and adolescents.
A church located on the outskirts of Bolivia’s capital city became an improvised morgue Nov. 20, following another deadly day of protests in the South American country.
Bolivia is in a violent holding pattern while it awaits new elections called for by President Jeanine Áñez, who leads the self-proclaimed interim government.
The death toll from an operation by Bolivian security forces to clear the blockade of a fuel plant by anti-government protesters has risen to six, officials said Wednesday.
Invoking the Christian God as the source of political power, while commonplace in many countries, is a radical departure in Bolivia after Evo Morales’s 14-year tenure.