- Feb 27, 2021
For the first time in its history, the Inter-American Human Rights Commission promised to defend victims of clerical sexual abuse, with cases being reported in at least 19 countries in Latin America.
Outside the Organization of American States in Washington Nov. 25, Nicaraguan activists pleaded for help to end the tyranny in their country.
Menaced for his work with homeless people on the streets of São Paulo, a Brazilian priest has been issued a “precautionary measure” by the Organization of American States (OAS).
The Ortega administration, which has ruled Nicaragua for more than a decade, has been accused of using the country’s judicial system to quash any significant political opposition groups.
Regarding the rule of law, the Vatican’s U.N. representative, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, said, it is meant “to fulfill a role beyond maintaining harmony and order.” It is meant to be “an exemplary teacher,” he said, and is tightly tied to “the protection of human rights.”
Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Vatican’s representative to the United Nations, has reiterated the Vatican’s insistence that Venezuela needs to hold elections, while drawing attention to the attacks Church institutions have suffered from elements affiliated with the regime of President Nicolas Maduro.