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  • Wenski: Venezuela could be the Syria of Latin America

    Wenski: Venezuela could be the Syria of Latin America

    • Jul 8, 2017

    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.

  • 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.

  • U.S. extends Temporary Protected Status for Haitians for six months

    U.S. extends Temporary Protected Status for Haitians for six months

    • May 24, 2017

    Catholic leaders in the U.S. have expressed their support for the decision of prolonging the Temporary Protected Status program for Haitians until at least January. The decision affects more than 58,000 Haitians in the U.S. who will have an opportunity to stay in the country after a powerful earthquake leveled their homeland in 2010. The worry is what will happen after the six month extension ends.

  • Haitians mix Catholicism, Voodoo in Good Friday prayers for hope

    Haitians mix Catholicism, Voodoo in Good Friday prayers for hope

    • Apr 15, 2017

    At a hilltop crucifix in struggling Haiti, some people held out passports, pleading for visas, or dog-eared photos of sick relatives. Others prayed for a loving relationship or a steady job while carrying beeswax candles and rosary beads, in an annual ceremony that blends traditional Catholic devotion with elements of Voodoo, a religion that evolved in the 17th century when colonists brought slaves to Haiti from West Africa.

  • Catholics bring health care to poverty-stricken Haiti

    Catholics bring health care to poverty-stricken Haiti

    • Mar 28, 2017

    Cooperation between the bishops’ conference, the ministry of health and the community helped create a new hospital in Haiti’s Southern coast. The facility provides health care to the area’s population already struggling with poverty and malnutrition.

  • Tijuana shelters overwhelmed by Haitian migrants

    Tijuana shelters overwhelmed by Haitian migrants

    • Jan 13, 2017

    Migrants seeking refuge in the United States aren’t only coming from Syria and the Middle East. There are large numbers of Haitians who are trying to enter the U.S. as well seeking refuge from poverty, crime, political instability and most recently Hurricane Matthew which devastated the Caribbean nation in October.

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