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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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As many countries worldwide are beginning to find relief from the COVID pandemic, Brazil is begging its citizens to stay home and take precautions as they experience the worst outbreak of cases they have seen since last year. Many believe this outbreak has resulted from mass gatherings for government elections in November, Christmas and New...
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By Stephen Carrier, Missionary to Chile Latin America has been an interesting case study in how different nations are handling COVID-19. Some countries, like Peru, have almost locked down entirely, while Brazil’s president views the collapse of the economy as a bigger danger in the long run and has opted to keep his country open...
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By Nate Gaffney, OGTC Intern “We don’t know if when we leave home, we will come back – I don’t have the will to live anymore,” says Joyce da Silva dos Santos. She was mourning the death of her son, Guilherme, whose life was cut too short by corrupt policemen. Many citizens in Brazil walk...
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Written by Courtney Mathos, OGTC Intern in Bolivia In Latin America, Brazil and Peru have the highest number of COVID-19 cases, respectively. With soaring case counts come more restrictions and longer quarantines. But there is a marked difference in how the leaders of Brazil and Peru have responded to the virus. Peru’s president, Martín Vizcarra,...
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By: Courtney Mathos As South America’s largest country, Brazil has 305 different tribes, with nearly 100 having no contact with the outside world. President Jair Bolsonaro appointed former New Tribes missionary, Ricardo Lopes Dias, to protect these isolated tribes, amid concerns about the future of these indigenous communities. Many people believe that these tribes are...
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In a story at Fox News called Doctors Can’t Remove Needles Stuck Near Boy’s Heart we find religion harming people again. The article says RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — The stepfather of a 2-year-old boy found with 42 needles in his body has confessed to jabbing them into the toddler as part of a religious...
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