Latin America

Letter from Rome

Controversy over the canonization of California's founding father continues; Bishop Finn is finally gone; and Pope Francis will make visit to U.S. Seminary in Rome.

‘Oppression Is Not a Law of Nature’

The political activist, public intellectual, and "father of modern linguistics" talks about Oscar Romero, Old Testament prophets, and the politics of fear.

Maimed by the Beast

A group of Hondurans who've lost limbs to the train called La Bestia are traveling through Mexico, holding protests and warning about the dangers of the train.

A Good Place to Work

Ernest Hemingway’s long involvement with Cuba illuminates the recent normalization of diplomatic relations between the United States and that country.

Letter from Rome

It only took thirty-five years, but the Vatican’s Congregation for Saints finally recognized what almost every rational Catholic in the world had already known.

Robert E. White, 1926 - 2015

Robert White never forgot the murders of four churchwomen in El Salvador, and never ceased pressing for better political and economic conditions in Latin America.

The Duck That Roared

Since the Democrats' pummeling in November's midterm elections, the president has moved forcefully to show he will use all the power he still has.

Seeking Refuge

The people who have passed through the doors of La Posada are survivors of human atrocities of nearly every kind. They come because home is no longer safe.

Letter from Rome

The pushback to Pope Francis’s reforms is intensifying and the Jesuit pontiff is not shy to admit it. “But that’s a good sign for me – that it’s out in the open."

Out of the Shadows

Unfortunately, the humanitarian conditions that urge action on immigration reform appear less important to legislators than the politics surrounding the issue.

Off the Grid

A colonia is any “identifiable community” within 150 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border lacking potable water and decent housing. There are 141 in New Mexico alone.

Borderline

Our so-called border crisis is not fundamentally a question of security, but one of poverty, injustice, and disorder.
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Hidden in Plain Sight

January 28, 2013 | 0 comments