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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

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

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

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

Peru. The Gospel along the river.

For some years now, a group of Comboni Missionaries has…

01 Apr 2017, Churches April 2017

Latin America.War on the environmentalists.

A long list of ecologists who paid with their lives…

01 Apr 2017, News April 2017

Colombia. The Nasa a Proud People

In Colombia, indigenous people are but a small 2%, minority,…

01 Apr 2017, culture April 2017

Ecuador. Radio Sucumbíos, at the service of the people.

Nueva Loja is located in the centre of Sucumbíos, in…

01 Mar 2017, Churches March 2017

Guatemala. The Mayan noble art of weaving

The textiles of Guatemala are known throughout the world. Among…

01 Mar 2017, Culture March 2017

2017. A year of presidential elections in Latin America.

Presidential elections will be held in Ecuador, Chile and Honduras.…

01 Feb 2017, News February 2017

Nicaragua. Ometepe Island. Between ancient legends and biodiversity.

Formed by two green volcanoes; sanctuary of flora and fauna…

01 Feb 2017, Culture February 2017

Mexico. The Tlaxcala Carnival. A colourful feast

Carnival in the state of Tlaxcala, in central Mexico, includes…

01 Feb 2017, Culture February 2017

Bolivia. The visible and invisible shoeshiners

They cover their face behind balaclavas. Greasy hands and heads…

01 Jan 2017, News January 2017

Latin America. A grassroots network

Iglesias y Minerías and Repam are two basic ecclesial realities…

01 Jan 2017, Churches January 2017

Mexico. Chichen Itza, the power of time

Surrounded by dense rainforest, the Pyramid of Kukulcan in Chichen…

01 Jan 2017, Culture January 2017

Nicaragua. Elections: The great 'Farce'

President Daniel Ortega, wins the presidential elections for the third…

01 Dec 2016, News December 2016

Mexico. The Sacred Mountain.

As time pass and cultures evolved, our appreciation to great…

01 Dec 2016, Culture December 2016

Mexico. Sowiki, a drink for life.

The Tarahumara people, who call themselves the Rarámuri, are one…

01 Nov 2016, Culture November 2016

Colombia. A leap into uncertainty.

The victory of the 'No' vote leaves Colombia in limbo.…

01 Nov 2016, News November 2016

Latin America - Day of the Dead

From ancient indigenous rituals to modern celebrations. Remembrance, respect and…

01 Nov 2016, Culture November 2016

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Advocacy

The Fight of Larzac

Land grabbing is a phenomenon whose extent, rhythm, and continuity are becoming a threat: at least 50 million hectares of agricultural land was sold or…

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Nigeria. The Mother’s Song

A long time ago, in the outskirts of Jago village, there lived a lioness and her cub, whose name was Kayo. The lioness was very fond…

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Youth & Mission

The Pope Announces A Meeting Of Young People Ahead Of…

The Pope announced that from 19 to 24 March 2018 - in view of the Synod of Bishops on young people in the following October -…

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