- Jan 19, 2021
A group of Hondurans led by a Jesuit priest pleaded with U.S. lawmakers May 17 to stop military aid to the Central American nation and to allow the country’s citizens living under a particular immigration status in the U.S. to remain here until conditions improve in their native country.
A Nicaraguan bishop urged the country’s embattled president to “reconsider” his repression tactics as the country convulses with protests against corruption and authoritarian rule and the Catholic Church tries to play the role of mediator.
Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega said that he and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, would attend Church-sponsored talks Wednesday.
Nicaragua says it welcomes a visit by the Organization of American States’ Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and Catholic bishops announced Monday that a dialogue with the government will start this week.
The first members of the Central American caravan of migrants have been allowed to make asylum claims, but a Scalabrinian priest said “very, very few” have their applications accepted.
The Society of Jesus has denounced threats made against an outspoken Honduran Jesuit who has highlighted accusations of widespread irregularities in the Central American country’s recent presidential election.