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By Stephen Carrier, Missionary to Chile Latin America has been an interesting case study in how different nations are handling COVID-19. Some countries, like Peru, have almost locked down entirely, while Brazil’s president views the collapse of the economy as a bigger danger in the long run and has opted to keep his country open...
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By Nate Gaffney, OGTC Intern “We don’t know if when we leave home, we will come back – I don’t have the will to live anymore,” says Joyce da Silva dos Santos. She was mourning the death of her son, Guilherme, whose life was cut too short by corrupt policemen. Many citizens in Brazil walk...
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He taught philosophy in the 1960s and ’70s in Ayacucho, Peru, championing Marxist ideas and causes in the classroom that spilled out into real life. Abimael Guzmán would later form Sendero Luminoso, or the Shining Path, and in 1980, he and his group declared war on Peru, its government, and anyone, rich or poor, who...
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By Chestley Howell It was just another day at work for Manuel Cataño while driving his fuel truck in northern Colombia. But as he rounded a corner, a giant caiman blocked his route, causing Cataño to swerve. He lost control and overturned his truck, which held 5,000 gallons of fuel. Cataño was able to climb...
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By Chestley Howell For months, people have retreated into the confines of their homes, hiding in fear from an invisible virus that has sickened many and claimed the lives of many more. But in mere seconds, an even greater tragedy can cause people to rush outside, also in fear. An earthquake recently hit the Mexican...
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By Chestley Howell A sleek new Lamborghini pulls up behind a red Ferrari, along with several other exotic foreign cars. The valet runs to take keys as wealthy sheiks garbed in their white robes step out to enter the Jumeirah, one of the most affluent hotels in Abu Dhabi, a country built on oil. As...
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Though COVID-19 has left an indelible mark on the Argentine economy, it’s pending bankruptcy was in the works long before the arrival of the virus. In the country’s 200 years of independence, it has declared bankruptcy eight times (this looming one being the ninth), and it will soon hold the record for the largest national...
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By Chestley Howell, OGTC Intern No one was prepared for COVID-19. As countries are overwhelmed by the invisible virus, many nations have put on a front when pressed about details in their fight against COVID. China changed its figures to look as if there were not as many people infected. Mexico hid its number of...
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Written by Courtney Mathos, OGTC Intern On May 2, 2020, a 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit the island of Puerto Rico, with aftershocks registering as high as 4.9. This crisis happened just a few months after a prior earthquake in January and amid a quarantine to lower the cases of COVID-19. Due to the damage from...
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Written by Savannah Morgan, OGTC Intern in Peru This little boy was photographed in an empty street in Peru, praying to God. He was asking the Lord for the virus to end and for people who are currently sick to get better. His parents were shocked at their 6-year old’s prayer. Even the children around...
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