- Jan 28, 2020
The Financial Times published an article penned by the paper’s former Buenos Aires correspondent claiming that Pope Francis was the brains behind the left-wing ticket challenging Argentina’s incumbent conservative president.
Police in Brazil have questioned the account of a Venezuelan refugee in Brazil and her father, who have accused a military chaplain of raping her three times while she was being treated for cancer.
Bishop Jose Trinidad Fernandez has seen up close the downward spiral of his native Venezuela. The capital city of Caracas, where he has worked for the last two decades, has in recent years seen tear gas attacks, physical assaults on citizens by government forces, and hungry and malnourished crowds asking for help in streets that once boasted some of the most well-off masses in all of Latin America.
Venezuelan refugee children in Trinidad are having problems getting into school.
Praying that Catholics would understand and act on “the inseparable bond” between love of God and love of neighbor, Pope Francis again appealed for a solution to the crisis in Venezuela.
Nicaragua and Venezuela are continuing to experience turmoil due to popular opposition to their socialist leadership. Both regimes have been accused by prominent leaders of human rights violations, and international organizations ask their governments to be open to dialogue.