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

Shawn & Emily Bateman have served in Rosario, Argentina, since 2018 and started Victory Baptist Church. Due to a recent increase in COVID cases and overloaded hospitals, all meetings have been prohibited in Argentina. The last time the Batemans were able to have an in-person church service was May 16.  Despite the lockdown, Shawn and Emily...
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Any president can have a series of events turn against him in such a way that his approval rating drops dramatically, and such has been the case for Sebastián Piñera of Chile. In 2019, Chile’s streets were aflame with protests that eventually turned into riots over the raising of public transportation fares and other social...
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Jonathan and Rebekah Anderson have been serving in Mexico since 2012. They recently celebrated the 7th anniversary of New Life Baptist Church, their first church plant in Mexico. New Life continues to see people attend their services, express a desire to know more about the Bible, and be discipled!  Then in 2017, the Anderson’s planted...
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Barely six months into 2021, and already it’s been a busy political year in Latin America. What’s becoming more evident with each election is how Latin America keeps leaning to the left. On Sunday, Peru voted for its next president. At the writing of this, socialist Pedro Castillo, who leads a Marxist party that wants to nationalize...
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Chile has been undergoing several changes recently. Between the Covid rollercoaster and a new referendum on their constitution, it’s been quite the year to be a Chilean. Just this past week, Chilean citizens headed to the polls to nominate those who will be drafting their new constitution. There was a depressed turnout for this vote, as...
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Two weeks ago, an overpass carrying a subway train in Mexico City collapsed, killing at least 26 people and injuring 79 others. The train was traveling down the so called “Golden Line,” the newest part of the railway system, when the overpass gave way onto traffic below. The Golden Line section was built to connect poorer...
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Over a week of violent protests have left a mounting number dead, injured, or missing in Colombia. What began as a protest against new tax hikes meant to reignite the economy has morphed into violent displays of anger and discontent across a country that has been riddled with increasing poverty and corruption. President Duque has since...
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Peru is set to have a divisive presidential run-off this coming June after the April general elections failed to yield a clear winner. The winner of this run-off will be Peru’s 5th president in 5 years.On one side stands Pedro Castillo, a socialist elementary school teacher from the Andes who has been compared to Hugo Chavez...
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The conservative businessman Guillermo Lasso won the presidential elections that took place in Ecuador on April 11th! This was a surprise victory because his opponent, Andrés Arauz, led in all the polls leading up to the elections and was heavily favored to win.Andrés Arauz was running on a socialistic, leftist platform and was part of the...
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This past Friday, Chile registered over 9,000 new COVID cases in one day. It’s a grim record in a country that has been lauded for being 4th in the world in vaccination rates, and 1st in Latin America. Chile has given at least one dose of the vaccine to almost 40% of its population, but has seen...
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