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  • Wenski: Venezuela could be the Syria of Latin America

    Wenski: Venezuela could be the Syria of Latin America

    Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami warns that Venezuela is teetering on the edge of a civil war, and if that happens, it could become the Syria of Latin America. He also said the rising generation of Cuban-Americans largely doesn’t want President Trump to roll back the opening under Obama, that Pope Francis’s looming trip to Colombia could be the “exclamation point” on its peace process, and that in Haiti, the Catholic Church is there to stay.

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  • Poverty, inequality in Latin America at unthinkable levels, pope says

    Poverty, inequality in Latin America at unthinkable levels, pope says

    Founded in 1966, the Italian-Latin American International Organization seeks to increase “economic, social, scientific, technological and cultural cooperation” between Latin American countries and Italy. Commemorating the organization’s 50th anniversary, Pope Francis said that to achieve the goal of promoting development and cooperation, the organization must first identify the potential of Latin American countries, who are “rich in history, culture, natural resources” and “good and caring” people.

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  • U.S. bishops call for engagement amid Trump’s policy change on Cuba

    U.S. bishops call for engagement amid Trump’s policy change on Cuba

    Bishops in the United States have criticized President Trump’s decision to roll back relations with Cuba, saying that an embargo and travel ban will not only harm the economy on the island country but also worsen its current human rights and religious freedom situation.

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