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  • The Bishops denounce: "War Crimes committed on the basis of ethnicity"

    In South Sudan one kills according to ethnicity. This was denounced by the South Sudanese Bishops in a statement sent to Agenzia Fides, which announces that Pope Francis hopes to visit South Sudan later this year. "Despite appeals to all parties to stop the war, killings, rapes, forced displacement, attacks on churches and destruction of property continue throughout the Country", states the document.​

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  • Human rights: in Mexico and Central America a sad record of violations

    The Annual Report 2016 of Amnesty International was presented yesterday, February 22, which states that in 2016 there was an acceleration of the human rights crisis in Latin America. Countries like Mexico, Venezuela, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala were among the hardest hit from abuse and impunity for human rights violations.

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  • Pope's Appeal for South Sudan: commit not to stop at making statements

    fter the general audience today in St. Peter's Square, the Holy Father launched an appealed for the tragic situation in South Sudan, with these words: "Of particular concern is the painful news coming from suffering South Sudan, where a fratricidal conflict is compounded by a severe food crisis in the Horn of Africa region, which condemns to death by starvation millions of people, including many children.​

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  • State of emergency declared in Unity State: 100,000 people at risk of hunger

    More than 100,000 people are at risk of hunger in Unity State, in the region of the Upper Nile, South Sudan. The state of food emergency has been declared by the government in Juba and United Nations specialized agencies: FAO, Children Fund, UNICEF and World Food Programme. The cause of the famine is attributed "to the war and the collapse of the economy". The formal declaration of famine means that people have already begun to starve.

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  • The flow of migrants arriving in Guatemala to reach the United States continues

    The flow of migrants arriving in Guatemala with the hope of being able to somehow reach the United States continues: this is what a note from Prensa Latina, sent to Fides reports, where it is noted that since the beginning of 2017, 1,254 migrants have arrived in Guatemala without documents.

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  • Civil War: 200,000 people risk starvation in the State of Amadi

    More than 200,000 civilians are in urgent need of humanitarian aid in the State of Amadi in South Sudan. This is what State Governor, Joseph Ngere Pachiko told Radio Tamazuj, stating that the reserves of food are scarce after the SPLA-IO troops, the rebellion led by former Vice President Riek Machar, entered the area forcing the population to flee.

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  • Bishops meeting at the border: "It is necessary to adopt government policies which respect the basic human rights of migrants"

    "Over the years we have seen the pain caused by a broken immigration system, by structural policies and economic conditions, that generate threats, deportations, impunity and extreme violence. This situation occurs both in the relationship between central America and Mexico and between the United States and Mexico", says the statement of the meeting of the border Bishops between Texas and northern Mexico.

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  • The meeting of the National Indigenous and Missionaries show interest in Arco Minero

    Seven years after the last meeting between the indigenous population and missionaries working in Venezuela, the Department of Missions of the Episcopal Conference of Venezuela, in collaboration with: the Pontifical Mission Societies in Venezuela, the Indigenous Association AVEC, the National Missionary Council (Comina) and the missionary congregations of CONVER, have organized the sixth National Meeting of Indigenous and Missionaries "ENIMIS" to be held in the city of Caracas,

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  • Mexico closed between two walls

    Mexican public opinion remains divided on the construction of the "Trump wall" in the north with the United States, but begins to wonder about the wall that Mexico continues to strengthen along its southern border with Guatemala. The northern and southern borders of Mexico are completely different: while the northern border with the United States, has for some time been guarded by thousands of agents and cameras, the southern border was practically no man's land until very recently.

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  • Bishop of Yei: "We demand justice for Sister Veronica"

    We demand justice for Sister Veronica Rackova" said His Exc. Mgr. Erkolano Lodu Tombe, Bishop of Yei, in southern Sudan, wondering why the government in Juba is remaining silent with regards to the responsibilities of the killing of the nun.

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