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The Trumpification of the Latin American Right

South American conservatives have an unlikely new role model in fighting “left-wing fatigue.” 17 April 2018   Andrew Mullins  BY OMAR G. ENCARNACIÓN http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/04/16/the-trumpification-of-the-latin-american-right/ Brazilian president Michel Temer (L) and Argentine President Mauricio Macri arrive to pose for the official picture at the end of the Mercosur Summit in mendoza, on July …

Pope Francis cites ‘grave errors’ in handling of Chile sex abuse scandal

Raven Oten https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/11/americas/pope-francis-chile-sex-scandal/index.html Back in March, Pope Francis made an incredibly upsetting statement in regards to Bishop Barros being aware of and hiding the knowledge of Rev. Fernando Karadima sexually abusing children. Pope Francis stated ” The day they bring me proof against Bishop Barros, that’s the day we will …

Wanted for murder for decades, two ex-Chilean guerrillas hid in a Mexican town. Then their double lives began to unravel

Andrew Mullins http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-chile-mexico-kidnap-20180318-story.html By PATRICK J. MCDONNELL MAR 18, 2018 | MEXICO CITY Their names weren’t Ramon and Esteban. And they weren’t Mexican. They actually were clandestine ex-revolutionaries from Chile who had been on the run for more than 20 years — a lethal duo who, Chilean authorities say, once carried out meticulously planned …

Pope to send envoy to investigate Chile sex abuse claims

Raven Oten January 31, 2018 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-42883441 When the Pope went to visit Chile, he was met with many protests about what he said about Bishop Barros. The people of Chile are outraged because the Pope is taking the side of Bishop Barros in and investigation about sex crimes being committed …

Pope Francis ‘slander’ comment angers Chile abuse victims

Hayley Bland http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-42745170 After arriving in Chile, Pope Francis accused victims of sexual abuse from the clergy of slander. The victims have claimed Bishop Barros covered up their accusations of the molestation that began in the 1980s. The Pope says that there is no proof that Father Fernando Karadima, the …

Chile pensions protest draws tens of thousands

Thought out Chilean cities more than two million people came together to protest the privatized pension system. Protestors called on the socialist government of Michelle Bachelet to get rid of a system that is managed by private funds. The system known as Pension Fund Administrators (AFP) was introduced under General …

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