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News about what is going on in Latin America from a mission’s perspective.

In the final days of 2020, the Argentine Senate moved to legalize abortion up to the 14th week of pregnancy. Before this landmark decision, abortion was only allowed in cases of rape or when the mother’s life and health were at risk, forcing thousands to resort to illegal abortions. Argentina has a long history of...
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By Joy Wahl, OGTC Intern Tears of joy and singing erupted from the streets of Argentina on Friday, December 11. After 15 years of protests, Argentina’s lower house finally passed an abortion bill. If the Argentine Senate approves the bill, abortion will be legal in the country. Pro-choice supporters are hoping that once the abortion...
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In a hurricane season with record-shattering 30-named storms, it is no surprise that Honduras, a Central American country, has been affected. What is unusual is that she was hit with two hurricanes within two weeks of each other. Hurricanes Eta and Iota, both rated as major storms, slammed Honduras this month, with Eta affecting mostly...
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Hurricane Eta hit Guatemala after weakening into a tropical depression. President Giammattei said rescue efforts to find the storm’s survivors were limited by lack of adequate equipment and subsequent mudslides. There have been at least 10 deaths confirmed, with houses buried by mud and hundreds of people still waiting to be rescued from their flooded...
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Earlier this week, the Peruvian Congress impeached President Martin Vizcarra due to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and alleged corruption. Congress claims that Vizacarra’s poor management of the virus has helped lead to the death of 35,000 Peruvians. Despite Congress’s decision, 80% of the people support Vizcarra as president. Therefore, moments after the decision,...
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A lot has been said and written about Bolivia lately, with the controversial results of the elections they had in October 2020. After 14 years of socialist rule, Evo Morales was ousted last year, making it seem like the country would return to a more right-wing government. All that changed when the current president, Luis...
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Who: Stephen and Leslie Carrier have been serving as church planting missionaries to Chile with Vision Baptist Missions since 2018. They are members of Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church. Status: They are currently on deputation as they present the ministry and raise the funds needed to serve in Chile. Once they arrive, they will work under the...
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By Stephen Carrier, Missionary to Chile Massive crowds of Chileans took to the streets Sunday night to exult in the results of the referendum on their constitution. They cheered, waved signs and flags, and set off fireworks. “Renace Chile,” the signs read. Chile Reborn.  Reborn, indeed. In an overwhelming majority, 78% of the voters decided...
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Read the original article here:The political situation in Bolivia, South America has been anything but stable over the past year. This time last year, the previous president, that represented the socialist party, was ousted by the people, because he was attempting to run for a third term that the constitution did not allow for and...
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Who: Kason and Bethany Bloom have been serving as church planting missionaries to Ecuador with Vision Baptist Missions since 2017. They are members of Vision Baptist Church. They have two sons: Jaxon and Noah. Status: The Bloom family is currently in Peru serving under the leadership of David Gardner. Once they finish learning the language,...
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