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Peru. It Is Impossible To Remain Silent.

On both sides of the border between Ecuador and Peru,…

01 Apr 2018, Churches April 2018

Colombia. “We Are The Guardians Of Our Land”.

In the centre of Colombian Amazonia we find the Vicariate…

01 Apr 2018, Churches April 2018

Brazil. The Value Of Life.

In Ceará, one of the poorest states of Brazil, and…

01 Apr 2018, Churches April 2018

Nidia Góngora. Singing The Memories Of Her People.

This singer from the South Pacific of Colombia has liberated…

01 Apr 2018, Culture April 2018

Mesoamerica. Pizza With Savour Of Aztec Cuisine.

Along the centuries, food and plants coming from America, and…

01 Mar 2018, Culture March 2018

Brazil. Being A Church That Goes Forth.

A Church that is attentive to the situation of the…

01 Mar 2018, Churches March 2018

Brazil. Being Abandoned.

Fights between rival gangs for territorial control. People's fear. An…

01 Mar 2018, News March 2018

Mexico. Maya Civilization: Between Corn and Cacao.

Ancient Mayan cuisine was varied and extensive. Mayan raised-field systems…

01 Mar 2018, Culture March 2018

Latin American Elections 2018. A Number Of Unknowns.

The largest Latin American countries go to the polls to…

01 Feb 2018, News February 2018

Colombia. The Art Of Weaving Of The Wayuu People.

An indigenous group proud of its craft tradition. They have…

01 Feb 2018, Culture February 2018

Latin America, A Treasure Called Lithium.

Argentina, Bolivia and Chile boast the world’s largest reserves of…

01 Feb 2018, News February 2018

Guatemala. Bishop Ramazzini : “We Are Not The Owners Of…

“Assuming responsibility for an 'Integral Ecology' in our lives poses…

01 Feb 2018, Churches February 2018

Peru. Mission At The Foot Of The Volcano.

A Comboni missionary describes how his life became more meaningful…

01 Feb 2018, Churches February 2018

Carnival In Mexico. The Great 'Colourful Fiesta'.

Celebrations vary depending on the local indigenous cultures. A journey…

01 Feb 2018, Culture February 2018

Mexico. The Tarahumara. The pillars Of The World.

Dance and healing are strongly linked to the culture of…

01 Jan 2018, Culture January 2018

Brazil. Aparecida, 300 Years On The Side Of The People.

The celebrations of the three hundredth anniversary of the rediscovery…

01 Jan 2018, Churches January 2018

The Church in Amazonia: Condemnation and Proclamation

It is three years since a meeting in Brasilia between…

01 Dec 2017, Churches December 2017

Brazil. Dark Clouds Over Amazonia.

On the one hand organised crime, assassins, the systematic destruction…

01 Dec 2017, News December 2017

Guatemala. The Feast Of Saint Thomas In Chichicastenango.

Chichicastenango is a beautiful village at the bottom of a…

01 Dec 2017, Churches December 2017

Indios’ Irruption Into History.

The Indios peoples of Latin America have finally irrupted into…

01 Dec 2017, Dossier December 2017

Bolivia.Textiles That Tell Stories.

The people of Jalq'a and Tarabuco narrate their legends through…

01 Dec 2017, Culture December 2017

Indio Theology. The flowers of Tepeyac

The indigenous peoples and their descendants in America and in…

01 Dec 2017, Dossier December 2017

The Church Meeting With Indigenous People.

Since the 1960s, the Latin American Episcopal Conference (CELAM) has…

01 Dec 2017, Dossier December 2017

God, Heart Of Heaven And Earth.

The greatest contribution of the indigenous communities to the Churches…

01 Dec 2017, Dossier December 2017

Mexico. The Dance of the Devils.

The Dance of the Devils is performed on the occasion…

01 Nov 2017, Culture November 2017

The Andes. The Wool Of The Gods.

Alpacas, vicuñas, guanacos and llamas are essential to life for…

01 Oct 2017, Culture October 2017

Peru. Stars Shine In The Sky Over The Outskirts Of…

Announcing life and hope inTrujillo, a city in coastal Northwestern…

01 Oct 2017, Churches October 2017

Peru. World-Wide Cocaine Business.

Peru is now taking an important position in cocaine production…

01 Oct 2017, News October 2017

El Salvador. He was still wearing his green shirt and…

Each day thousands of mothers search for their lost children…

01 Sep 2017, News September 2017

Towards A Synod For The Peoples Of Amazonia.

Pope Francis strongly desires it. The bishops outline guidelines. In…

01 Sep 2017, Churches September 2017

Peru. Kuczynski, One Year Later. A Little To Show.

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski completed the first year of his…

01 Sep 2017, News September 2017

Mexico. Huicholes. Maize, the circle of life.

The Huicholese ethnic group lives in the Sierra Madre Occidental…

01 Sep 2017, Culture September 2017

Latin America. The Ancestral Wisdom Of Sumak Kawsay.

The millennial experience of indigenous peoples can help to give…

01 Sep 2017, Culture September 2017

Brazil. Paths of freedom

Mobilization against pollution and injustice. Years of struggle to obtain…

01 Aug 2017, Churches August 2017

Ecuador. Ancient culture and tradition in a hat.

The 'toquilla' straw hat is a fine example of the…

01 Jul 2017, Culture July 2017

Mexico. The Mesoamerican Ball Game.

Archaeologists have identified more than 1,500 ball courts to date.…

01 Jul 2017, Culture July 2017

Guatemala. Walking in Antique History.

Tikal, Guatemala’s archaeological heart, was home to the Mayans for…

01 Jul 2017, Culture July 2017

Colombia. To draft a new life for the country.

The post-conflict, reconciliation and forgiveness, to overcome  the feeling of…

01 Jun 2017, Churches June 2017

Mexico. The break-up of the drug cartels.

The formation of micro-cartels is superimposing itself on the traditional…

01 Jun 2017, News June 2017

Brazil. Bumba Meu Boi. A Passionate and Rhythmic Folkloric Festival.

A very comic-dramatic dance and festival, particularly in Northern Brazil,…

01 Jun 2017, Culture June 2017

Panama. The Dance of the Macaws.

Every June, La Villa de los Santos celebrates the traditional…

01 Jun 2017, Culture June 2017

Peru. The Inca woven rope bridge.

Q’eswachaka is the last surviving example of an Inca suspension…

01 Jun 2017, Culture June 2017

Brazil,its prisons. From Crime to Rebirth

In a country like Brazil where prison conditions are among…

01 Jun 2017, Churches June 2017

Mexico. Cosmovision and colours

The purple, carmín (deep red) and blue were very popular…

01 May 2017, Culture May 2017

Colombia. Mission in conflict zones.

The city of Tumaco has been the theatre of clashes…

01 May 2017, Churches May 2017

Guatemala. Chichicastenango, an explosion of colours

This municipality of Maya heritage, which is located 140 km…

01 May 2017, Culture May 2017

Ecuador. Moreno, elected president by a slight margin.

The candidate for the ruling Alianza PAÍS party won the…

01 May 2017, News May 2017

Latin America. The sacred symbolism of Jade

Jade was the cornerstone of the Mesoamerican people. Its economic,…

01 Apr 2017, culture April 2017

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Advocacy

Indigenous Peoples' Cosmo-Vision Advocacies For Nature.

Indigenous peoples’ views of nature are incompatible with the extractive model, which is based on excess and limitless profit-seeking that drives to prey on natural…

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Baobab

Tortoise and the Baboon.

0ne evening when the tortoise was crawling slowly home, he met the baboon on his path. “Hello, old fellow - said the baboon heartily - Have you…

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Youth & Mission

Europe. The Tension of Being Young. Between Uncertainty and Responsibility.

The lives of many young Europeans are characterized by uncertainty. Sarah Prenger, president of the International Young Christian Workers movement, points out the personal and social…

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