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News about what is going on in Latin America from a mission’s perspective.

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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by: Jordan Cooke Over the last several years, different countries in Latin America have been fighting to legalize abortion. This past week we heard the news of Colombia and Argentina coming close to passing bills to make abortion legal in their countries. In Argentina, according to a NewYork Times article by Daniel Politi, they have...
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Just over a week ago, Latin America confirmed its first case of the coronavirus in Brazil from a man who had traveled to the Lombardy region of northern Italy. Since then, Mexico, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Argentine, and Chile also confirmed cases of the virus. The arrival of COVID-19 in Latin America is especially worrisome...
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By: Courtney Mathos A nationwide study done in Venezuela shows that one-third of the population is facing food insecurity, living mostly off of tubers (a root plant) and beans. This is not because food cannot be found, but because people cannot afford it. Because of this, people have reported reducing the amount of quality food...
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– Missionary Stephen Carrier You can be anything you want to be, even president of the United States, if you set your mind to it and work hard.” I heard these words growing up and took them directly to heart. President of the United States. Big dreams for a boy from a small city.And yet...
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When I was younger, I can remember that one of the funnest things that we did as a family, was plant a garden. I know, only a country boy would say something like, but it was really a fun time with my family. We actually had competitions to see who could have the best garden...
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By: Courtney Mathos As South America’s largest country, Brazil has 305 different tribes, with nearly 100 having no contact with the outside world. President Jair Bolsonaro appointed former New Tribes missionary, Ricardo Lopes Dias, to protect these isolated tribes, amid concerns about the future of these indigenous communities. Many people believe that these tribes are...
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-Missionary Robert Becker When I surrendered to missions, Latin America was not on my radar at all. I had my own plans, actually, but in 2017, my wife and I took a missions trip to Peru with our pastor. While there, he showed us around the ministry in Arequipa, Peru. The Lord started speaking to...
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