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

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 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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Coronavirus cases and deaths have been steadily growing across Latin America in recent weeks. These countries are dealing with this crisis with fewer resources. As cases mount in Chile, the government is unsure of how much longer their hospitals will be able to handle new patients with the virus. If the spread of the virus...
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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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