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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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Written by Graham Young, OGTC Intern in Chile The whole world is struggling with the coronavirus. In a report from the University of Miami, two experts break down the expected effects of the pandemic on Latin America. They are seeing massive amounts of job loss and are expecting even more. It is doubtful if the health care...
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Written by Jordan Cooke, OG Intern in Peru As we continue to hear updates from Latin American countries about the COVID-19 situation, I can only think of how much work there is to be done for the sake of the gospel. Since March, Guatemala has been receiving flights from the US containing many deportees. According...
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Written by Courtney Mathos, OGTC Intern in Bolivia In Latin America, Brazil and Peru have the highest number of COVID-19 cases, respectively. With soaring case counts come more restrictions and longer quarantines. But there is a marked difference in how the leaders of Brazil and Peru have responded to the virus. Peru’s president, Martín Vizcarra,...
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Written by Stephen Carrier An ever-changing religion must shift to accommodate the demands of an ever-changing world. Such is the case with the Roman Catholic Church in the era of COVID-19. In what is certainly an unprecedented time in recent history, many Catholics are finding themselves stuck at home, unable to confess their sins to...
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Latin America is in a uniquely vulnerable position in its fight against COVID-19. Overall regional economic growth in the last year was less than 1%. Violent protests, social upheaval, and calls for reform characterized 2019 for Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Chile. The region has also grappled with the 4.6 million Venezuelans that have fled...
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In the last two weeks, coronavirus cases in Mexico dramatically rose from 26 cases on March 13 to 848 confirmed cases, 2623 suspicious cases, and 16 deaths on March 28. Health officials begged the public to stay indoors for at least one month to slow the spread and not overwhelm the ill-equipped Mexican health care...
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