Category Archives: Evangelicals in Latin America

Israel, Guatemala, and the Question of Genocide

As the trial of Efraín Ríos Montt appears to be headed back to square one after the Constitutional Court’s ruling, NACLA has a fascinating piece up on Israel’s ties to Ríos Montt: Known as “Brother Efraín,” a fundamentalist convert of … Continue reading

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-Marking the first major protest of the year, over 100,000 Chilean students took to the streets to continue to push for educational reform, an issue that has garnered much support and been a consistent problem for conservative president Sebastian Pinera. … Continue reading

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-While many in the Americas celebrated the announcement of the first American pope last year, not all citizens (including Catholic clergy) in Francis I’s home country are pleased with Bergoglio or the Catholic hierarchy in Argentina. -It appears the long national … Continue reading

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-The fallout of Paraguay’s suspension from Mercosur continues to create political ripples. This week, Paraguayan Defense Minister Maria Liz Garcia said the country “need[s] to prepare for war to live in peace.” In clear reference to Paraguay’s position in the War of the … Continue reading

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-Last week may have seen the suspension of Paraguay and inclusion of Venezuela into Mercosul, but at least one Brazilian businessman from São Paulo believes that the political role of the trade bloc means it is on its way out. -Paraguay … Continue reading

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-Argentine President Cristina Kirchner has officially declassified the Rattenbach Report, an Argentine study on the Malvinas/Falklands war. While some chapters apparently praised the military, others so severely lambasted the military’s conduct of the failed Malvinas/Falklands War that the military ordered … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Jean Wyllys Challenging the Brazilian Religious Right on Homosexuality

With the Republican primaries still raging on, it can be easy to focus on the homophobic rhetoric and hate-speech that defines efforts to provide equal rights for gays and lesbians in the US.  However, this excellent article on Jean Wyllys reminds … Continue reading

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