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

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

    • Jun 30, 2017

    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.

  • Washington group provides way to track U.S. aid to Central America

    Washington group provides way to track U.S. aid to Central America

    • May 25, 2017

    The nonprofit Washington Office on Latin America, or WOLA, has launched the Central America Monitor, a way of tracking U.S. assistance and its impact on the so-called “Northern Triangle” countries of Latin America — Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador — that receive the bulk of the aid.

  • Pope prays for all mistreated youths after Guatemala blaze

    Pope prays for all mistreated youths after Guatemala blaze

    • Mar 12, 2017

    Pope Francis often uses his regularly scheduled appearances, as in his Sunday addresses to the crowds in St. Peter’s Square, as opportunities for highlighting terrible things going on around the world. Today was no different when he offered prayers for victims of a fire in Guatemala who were also young victims of violence and exploitation.