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droves fill pope’s final mass in restive latin america trip


more than 1 million people turned out sunday for pope francis' final mass in peru, giving him a warm and heartfelt farewell that contrasted sharply with the outcry he caused in neighboring chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slandering a bishop.






droves fill pope's final mass in restive latin america trip


more than 1 million people turned out sunday for pope francis' final mass in peru, giving him a warm and heartfelt farewell that contrasted sharply with the outcry he caused in neighboring chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slandering a bishop.






pope wrapping up contentious, restive trip to latin america


pope francis is wrapping up the most contested, violent trip of his papacy sunday with a series of meetings with peruvian church leaders and a final mass at an air base in peru's capital.






latin mass fans celebrate 10-year anniversary, without pope


vatican city (ap) — fans of the old latin mass are descending on rome for their annual pilgrimage yet they are facing indifference, if not outright resistance to their cause, from pope francis. ten years after pope benedict xvi passed a law allowing greater use of the pre-vatican ii latin mass, francis seems to be […]






latin mass fans celebrate 10-year anniversary _ without pope


fans of the old latin mass descended on rome on thursday for their annual pilgrimage, facing indifference to their cause, if not outright resistance, from none other than pope francis.






joy, angst over pope visit to chile's restive mapuche region


when pope francis visits the de facto capital of chile's mapuche people, he will be inserting himself into one of latin america's longest-running conflicts involving indigenous populations and one that periodically erupts in violence.






analysis: pope francis uses latin american trips to recover soul of the catholic


pope francis’ fifth trip to latin america in just five years as pontiff underscores his careful attempt to recapture the soul of the roman catholic church in the region. during his weeklong travel through chile and peru, the argentine-born pope’s message often has stood in marked contrast to those...






pope wraps latin america trip haunted by chile abuse scandal


pope francis wrapped up his visit to peru on sunday by meeting with bishops and nuns, but controversy over his accusations that chilean sex abuse victims slandered a bishop cast a shadow over what has become the most contested and violent trip of his papacy.






pope: femicides in latin america a scourge that must stop


pope francis denounced femicides and other gender-based crimes that have turned latin america into the most violent place on earth for women, calling saturday for legislation to protect them and a new cultural mindset as he visited one of peru's most dangerous parts.






reading latin america through edward said


media and the politics of representation in latin america, from the 'perfect latin american' to the 'authentic' one.






pope seeks to encourage colombian reconciliation with trip


pope francis will preside over a reconciliation ceremony between colombian victims and former guerrillas during a september visit aimed at consolidating the peace process to end latin america's longest-running armed conflict.






tillerson leaves on mission to improve relations with latin america


secretary of state rex tillerson leaves thursday on his first multi-nation trip to latin america, a weeklong effort to ease tensions and improve relations across a continent that views the trump administration with increasing suspicion and doubt. as he marks his first year in office, tillerson...






tillerson embraces u.s. alliances with latin america before he visits the region


secretary of state rex tillerson outlined the trump administration’s vision for latin america for the first time thursday, describing the region as a vital, enduring u.s. partner despite recent frictions over immigration and trade. tillerson, who is on his first multi-nation mission to latin america,...






pope denounces femicides in latin america, calling for legislation to protect wo


pope francis denounced femicides and other gender-based crimes that have turned latin america into the most violent place on earth for women, calling saturday for legislation to protect them and a new cultural mindset as he visited one of peru's most dangerous parts. at a marian prayer in the northern...






pope francis to celebrate mass in cairo on 2nd day of trip


cairo (ap) — pope francis will celebrate mass for egypt’s tiny catholic community and meet with its priests and seminarians before returning to rome. local media reports say at least 25,000 are expected at saturday’s mass in cairo, which comes on the second day of francis’ two-day trip to the arab world’s most populous country […]






pope francis wraps up latin america trip haunted by chile sex abuse scandal


his comments that there was not 'one shred of proof' that a protege of chile's most notorious pedophile priest had known of abuse caused uproar






is populism really retreating in latin america?


latin america's recent rightward spiral should not be seen as the end of the populist era in the region.






fgm in latin america: colombia's embera tribe


surrounded by secrecy and taboo, female genital mutilation is practised by some indigenous communities in latin america.






reusse: talent from latin america flowing into major leagues


though there are just 10 hall of famers from latin america. that number is going to double in the next decade, and continue to grow.






trump’s talk on nafta extends far beyond mexico and into latin america


trump’s talk on nafta matters to latin america beyond mexico cajamarca, colombia — anything that president donald trump says about nafta draws extra scrutiny in latin america, whose countries account for half of the united states’ free trade agreements. so when trump threatened to termin...






has latin america abandoned palestine?


a wave of right-wing politics is sweeping through latin america and affecting its support for palestine.






why is neoliberalism back in latin america?


neoliberalism destroyed latin america in the 1990s. today it is being reintroduced - and it will wreak havoc again.






latin america: a desert of new ideas


latin america, the birthplace of some of the most influential ideas of the past century, is now lagging behind.






pope urges forgiveness to rebuild colombia after decades of war


jubilant crowds greeted, and often interrupted, latin america’s first pope.






pope: corruption is ‘social virus’ infecting latin america


lima, peru (ap) — pope francis strongly condemned corruption in latin america as a “social virus” infecting all aspects of life in stern remarks friday to peru’s president and high-ranking political leaders, several of whom are embroiled in the region’s biggest graft scandal. hours after decrying the destruction of peru’s amazon, the pontiff warned president […]






pope seeks to encourage colombian reconciliation with trip


vatican city (ap) — pope francis will preside over a reconciliation ceremony between colombian victims and former guerrillas during a september visit aimed at consolidating the peace process to end latin america’s longest-running armed conflict. francis will also pay homage to the patron saint of slaves, the 16th-century jesuit priest st. peter claver, when he […]






ap photos: best of 2017 for latin america, caribbean


in this photo gallery, the associated press highlights some of the top images made during 2017 by photojournalists based in latin america and the caribbean.






the end of an era for the latin american left?


in this web extra special, we ask oas chief luis almagro and a panel of latin america political commentators.






argentines try to understand why the pope won't return home


pope francis has flown over the massive andes cordillera, visited the poor in several slums and rubbed shoulders with presidents in six visits to latin america. but in five years as pope, he has never returned home to argentina.






pope will highlight indigenous issues and the amazon during his trip to south am


pope francis on monday begins a weeklong visit to chile and peru that is expected to highlight the plight of the continent’s indigenous peoples, the decimation of the amazon rainforests and the struggles of immigrants and the poor. the trip will mark the argentine pope’s fourth visit to south america,...






china steps into the latin american void trump has left behind


latin americans can't afford to wait four years to see when the united states will be willing to have an honest and reciprocal conversation about economic prosperity in the western hemisphere. luckily for the united states' southern neighbors, over the past decade latin america has found a new...






homeland security chief: no use of military for deportations


seeking to tamp down growing unease in latin america, u.s. homeland security secretary john kelly pledged thursday that america won't enlist its military to enforce immigration laws and that there will be "no mass deportations."






mike tyson suffers rare loss in noisy latin america bout


over his career, former heavyweight champion mike tyson recorded 50 wins and six losses. but he recently notched another big loss in latin america — this time as a coach of a bird.






sbe launches expansion to latin america and the middle east


the company that began with a handful of hip nightclubs in los angeles has announced its latest expansion, adding hotels, restaurants and condominium projects in latin america and the middle east. sbe, founded by nightclub mogul sam nazarian, confirmed it reached 10 agreements this week to more...






latin america bribery scandal widens to engulf two of the continent's highest pr


in late december, brazil’s largest construction company pleaded guilty in u.s. federal court to having paid $788 million in bribes to government officials throughout latin america to secure public works contracts. less than two months later, the scandal has spurred investigations in colombia, mexico,...