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After almost 17 months of lockdowns and restrictions, Argentina is slowly returning to normal. On June 27th, missionaries Patrick and Leslie Henry were able to hold in-person services again at Victory Baptist Church and start several new ministries.They now have a teen ministry that has seen new visitors come every week. In each teen activity, the...
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After all the uncertainty that has come with the COVID response in Latin America, things seem to be looking up for the time being. Several countries are starting to see decreasing cases and deaths. Uruguay made the surprising yet exciting announcement that it had no COVID deaths on Saturday, August 7th. Argentina is looking at...
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Robert & Emma Becker are now over 50% of their monthly support! Deputation has been going well, and they are looking at buying plane tickets in the next few months.  Although nearly 20% of Argentina has been vaccinated, COVID cases remain very high, and borders are still closed. The country recently went back into a strict lockdown....
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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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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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Last week’s presidential elections in Ecuador launched a busy political year in Latin America. Chile, Haiti, Honduras, Peru, and Nicaragua are all due to hold national elections, while Argentina, El Salvador, and Mexico will hold legislative and regional elections. According to the Economist, these countries are a diverse mix: “Chile is a mature democracy. Ecuador...
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Buenos Aires, Argentina, has been dubbed the “Paris of the Southern Hemisphere” and the “New York City of South America.” This is because the city has such diversity in cultures and religions. Although Roman Catholicism still holds the title of Argentina’s largest religion, many other religions are growing rapidly. Here are a few statistics on...
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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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Though COVID-19 has left an indelible mark on the Argentine economy, it’s pending bankruptcy was in the works long before the arrival of the virus. In the country’s 200 years of independence, it has declared bankruptcy eight times (this looming one being the ninth), and it will soon hold the record for the largest national...
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