- Jan 20, 2020
As political unrest in Malta continues following revelations that top government officials are implicated in the murder of an investigative journalist, the country’s bishops have voiced shock at the state of affairs, insisting that while the past can’t be changed, a new course can be set for the future.
In a rare rebuke of the government, bishops of Chad issued a Christmas statement accusing the African country’s leaders of not working for the best interest of the people.
Finger pointing and voice hoarse, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday delivered a broadside to a reporter that might well apply to all of impeachment-era Washington: “Don’t mess with me.”
The Honduran bishops’ conference said narcotics trafficking has permeated the Central American country’s institutions and accused politicians of colluding with organized crime.
With a history of corruption at the highest levels, political woes are nothing new in Peru, however, after a recent congressional meltdown the country’s bishops have urged citizens to avoid escalation and to double-down on anti-corruption efforts.
An estimated 70 percent of the population of Madagascar suffers from extreme poverty, living on less than $2 a day. Life expectancy is 65, 12 years less than in the United States.