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Colombia. An Uneasy Peace.

Since the ratification of the historic Peace Accord between the…

01 Jul 2020, News July 2020

Colombia. The loss of an elder among indigenous communities.

Elderly people are the preservers of the historical memory of…

01 Jul 2020, Culture July 2020

Andean Calendar. The celebration of the Sun.

The Andean calendar is based on the observation of the…

01 Jun 2020, Culture June 2020

Mexico. Pre-Hispanic city of Uxmal.

The ancient pre-Hispanic city of Uxmal and its three surrounding…

01 Jun 2020, Culture June 2020

Bolivia. To Be A Church along the River.

After the Special Synod for the Pan-Amazon region, and the…

01 May 2020, Churches May 2020

Bolivia. Rainmaking Ritual.

Quechuas perform a special ritual to ask for rain to…

01 May 2020, Culture May 2020

Bolivia. Yanantin. The principle of harmony.

Andeans believe that everything in the universe has a complementary…

01 Apr 2020, Culture April 2020

Bolivia. The Corn Festival.

Sara Raymi is the feast of corn celebrated by the…

01 Mar 2020, Culture March 2020

'Querida Amazonia'. Looking far.

The Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of the Holy Father Francis, Querida…

01 Mar 2020, Churches March 2020

Brazil. The Magic and Colour of Movement.

A school of dance for the blind, the only one…

01 Mar 2020, Culture March 2020

Bolivia. Jaqichasiña: the Aymara Wedding.

The Aymara wedding ceremony is a social ritual in which…

01 Feb 2020, Culture February 2020

Mexico. Masks, Carnival Faces.

Carnival is celebrated by dancing in the streets, in many…

01 Feb 2020, Culture February 2020

Bolivia. Good Living from Periphery.

Sumak Kawsay or 'Good Living', has its roots in the…

01 Feb 2020, Churches February 2020

Brazil. Frevo, infectious joy.

If the samba is the sound of Rio de Janeiro,…

01 Feb 2020, Culture February 2020

Brazil. Showing the forgotten faces of Amazonia.

Threatened for her struggle against the human slave trade and…

01 Feb 2020, Churches February 2020

Guatemala. The native flavour of boj.

Boj, which originates from the northern region of Alta Verapaz,…

01 Jan 2020, Culture January 2020

Mexico. Calakmul, the Lost City.

Its name means "The Place of Adjacent Mounds." This site…

01 Jan 2020, Culture January 2020

Mexico. Being a priest in Acapulco.

Once the Pearl of the Pacific, it is now a…

01 Jan 2020, Churches January 2020

Bolivia.Water is the source of life on Pacha (earth).

According to indigenous wisdoms, life on Pacha (earth) originated from…

01 Dec 2019, Culture December 2019

Mexico.The Circus as a Life Project.

In the Nahuatl language, spoken in the central region of…

01 Dec 2019, Culture December 2019

The Mafias.The Sea routes for drugs.

The drug-mafias have become experts in organization and logistical planning…

01 Dec 2019, News December 2019

Bolivia. A journey towards an unknown place.

For the Quechua, death does not mark an end but…

01 Nov 2019, Culture November 2019

Mexico.The Day of the Dead. A great feast.

There is no place in Mexico where the cult of…

01 Nov 2019, Culture November 2019

Amazonia. “Fear does not apply to us”

In a small town near the heart of the Brazilian…

01 Oct 2019, Churches October 2019

Nicaragua. Journey into myths and legend in the land of…

Every town and city has its own tales, myths, and…

01 Oct 2019, Culture October 2019

Exploitation Of Amazonia

The agricultural and metal products of Amazonia are exported on…

01 Oct 2019, Dossier October 2019

Martyrs of Amazonia. The Cry Of The Forest.

For Amazonia, in the defence of the sacredness of life…

01 Oct 2019, Dossier October 2019

Amazon Rain Forest. A Global Climatic Stabiliser At Risk.

The Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region will be…

01 Oct 2019, Dossier October 2019

Towards the Synod. 'Amazonising the Church'.

The defense of the environment and its peoples. New ministries…

01 Oct 2019, Dossier October 2019

Synod on the Amazon. Looking far.

A special Synod on the Amazon called by Pope Francis to be held in Rome this…

01 Sep 2019, Churches September 2019

Drug Trafficking.

The maras are characterized by their particular ritualism, their violent…

01 Aug 2019, Dossier August 2019

Costa Rica. A Paradise of Renewables.

The first country to produce 90% of its energy from…

01 Aug 2019, News August 2019

Bolivia. The Yatiri, the one who reads the sacred coca…

The wise man of the Andean communities, who has the…

01 Aug 2019, Culture August 2019

Latin America. Journeying towards the Pan-Amazon Synod.

With the publication of the Instrumentum laboris, preparation for the…

01 Aug 2019, Churches August 2019

Between Maras and Pandilla

The phenomenon of organized crime is one of the plagues…

01 Aug 2019, Dossier August 2019

El Salvador. A Country In Transition.

El Salvador is one of the smallest countries in size…

01 Aug 2019, Dossier August 2019

A New President.

In the general elections last February, Nayb Bukele established himself…

01 Aug 2019, Dossier August 2019

Bolivia. The ritual of potato planting.

Before planting, Quechua farmers ask Pachamama (mother-earth) for permission. Pachamama…

01 Jul 2019, Culture July 2019

Mexico. "Until dignity becomes the custom".

The Miguel Agustín Pro Juarez Human Rights Centre (Centro ProDH),founded…

01 Jul 2019, Churches July 2019

Colombia. An Amazonian Church.

Rethink the figure of the priest in light of the…

01 Jul 2019, Churches July 2019

Panama. Sombrero Pintao, a national heritage.

The Panama’s sombrero pintao (painted hat) is worn during dances,…

01 Jun 2019, Culture June 2019

The Church in the Amazon. A new way of being…

Bishop Emeritus of Xingu, Erwin Krautler, traces the history of…

01 Jun 2019, Churches June 2019

Bolivia .The first hair cut.

The first haircut of a boy or a girl is…

01 Jun 2019, Culture June 2019

Brazil. Horizons of hope.

A place where children find understanding and dignity. Comboni Missionary…

01 Jun 2019, Churches June 2019

Mons. Angelelli. “The Romero of Argentina”.

On last 27 April, in La Rioja, Bishop Angelelli, together…

01 May 2019, Churches May 2019

The Pan-Amazon Synod. Dialogue and respect between the Church and…

We talk about the different aspects of the Amazonian reality…

01 May 2019, Churches May 2019

Bolivia. The sacrifice of the white lamb.

The ceremony of the offering to the Pachamama to restore…

01 May 2019, Culture May 2019

Pan-Amazon Synod. Opening New Pathways.

A vast consultation process involving many communities in Amazonia. A…

01 Apr 2019, Churches April 2019

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Money as a mission.

St. Basil the Great, in the 4th century would call money ‘the devil’s dung,’  an epithet reused by Pope Francis last year. Oscar Wilde said…

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The Hare, the Hippo and the Fire.

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