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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

Peru, the difficult path towards the common wealth

Peru is located on the western coast of South America.…

01 Oct 2016, Dossier October 2016

Trinidad and Tobago. Shango, sticking to roots.

Unknown to most people, and often considered a mere folkloric…

01 Oct 2016, Culture October 2016

Brazil. “We harbour no illusions with Temer's government”.

Indigenous people continue to be under threats: violence, intimidations and…

01 Oct 2016, Churches October 2016

Peru’s economy, slowdown.

"Structurally speaking Peru's is a small economy, which has, for…

01 Oct 2016, Dossier October 2016

President Kuzcynski, a new political scenario.

Pedro Pablo Kuzcynski, 77, has just taken office as Peru’s…

01 Oct 2016, Dossier October 2016

The social situation, insecurity.

Peru’ s social situation is marked by great discontent among…

01 Oct 2016, Dossier October 2016

Guatemala. Quetzal: 'God of the Air'

It is one of the most enigmatic and elusive birds…

01 Oct 2016, Culture October 2016

Brazil. Committed to helping young people

Spreading the culture of life to realities of violence and…

01 Aug 2016, Churches August 2016

Mexico. Radio Zapata, weaving communities from the heart of the…

A community radio that tries to improve the living conditions…

01 Aug 2016, Culture August 2016

Ecuador. The Puruhaes’ concept of Sumak Kawsay.

The Puruhaes are an indigenous people who live in the…

01 Jul 2016, Culture July 2016

Brazil. The mega-dam project threatening Brazil’s Amazon basin and its…

According to the recent Greenpeace report 'Damning the Amazon', the…

01 Jul 2016, News July 2016

Brazil. The green movement for the Amazon.

A Bishop fighting against the deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon.…

01 Jul 2016, Churches July 2016

Brazil. The Gospel of Mercy Behind bars.

A Comboni Missionary for more than thirty years, he defends…

01 Jul 2016, Churches July 2016

Brazil. Lele for Beatification

Thirty years ago, they killed Fr. Ezekiel (Lele) Ramin, a…

01 Jun 2016, Churches June 2016

Mexico. The Xitas, the symbol of cultural continuity.

Temascalcingo is a small municipality in the north-western area of…

01 Jun 2016, Culture June 2016

Peru. Keiko Fujimori can't avoid run-off election for the presidency.

Daughter of former dictator won first round and will face…

01 May 2016, News May 2016

Mexico. The Huicholes' Drum Festival.

At the end of the rain season and after the…

01 May 2016, Culture May 2016

Honduras. To be killed anytime

Indigenous activist and defender of the environment and human rights,…

01 Apr 2016, News April 2016

Peru. The Sacred Ice

Each year at the winter solstice, hundreds of people participate…

01 Mar 2016, Culture March 2016

Zika virus stimulated by climate change

Global warming and the phenomenon of El Niño are the…

01 Mar 2016, News March 2016

Mexico. The ritual dance of the flyers

This ancient ritual has been vital in the social and…

01 Mar 2016, Culture March 2016

Brazil. Death along the river.

The collapse of two dams has caused one of the…

01 Mar 2016, News March 2016

Brazil. The time of choices

Missionaries support indigenous peoples and local communities in defending  their…

01 Mar 2016, Churches March 2016

Brazil. The living sign of mercy

The visits to prisoners are one of the works of…

01 Feb 2016, Churches February 2016

Dominican Republic. Network of participation

Political and economic inequality. Narco-trafficking and violence. The Church answers…

01 Feb 2016, Churches February 2016

Brazil. Catadores. A path of dignity.

The waste pickers in Marco Moura on the outskirts of…

01 Feb 2016, Churches February 2016

Venezuela. The Opposition’s top three priorities

Venezuela faces a new political landscape after a landslide Opposition…

01 Feb 2016, News February 2016

Colombia. A young church among water, forest, war and coca.

The Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Leguízamo–Solano was established only two…

01 Jan 2016, Churches January 2016

Nicaragua. Toro Huaco, cultural heritage

On 19 January the people come from all over the…

01 Jan 2016, Culture January 2016

El Salvador. Violence that never ends ...

Each day twenty-four people are killed in the streets of…

01 Dec 2015, News December 2015

Guatemala. Childbirth in Maya society

The birth of a child is particularly meaningful among the…

01 Dec 2015, Culture December 2015

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Meetings and Words empower advocacy.

From the 16th to the 19th February, 2017 took place in Modesto, California first U.S. regional World Meeting of Popular Movements (WMPM).  Even though, Popular movements have…

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