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* Disagreements by Brazil over a proposed Bank of the South may sink the idea before it begins.
* Ecuador’s constitutional court upheld a previous court decision to fire almost 60 legislators against a planned constitutional referendum.
* Peru’s government is getting increasingly upset over a border dispute with Chile.
Links- The Latin Americanist, USA TODAY, Prensa Latina, Voice of America, Bloomberg
Image- azcentral.com (Pro-abortion demonstrator in Mexico City)
In remarks similar to those made by Colombian church officials last year, the Archdiocese of Mexico threatened to excommunicate any legislators voting in favor of a federal bill depenalizing abortion. when I was in Nicaragua recently, I spent some time with ex-Catholics who had converted to American style fundamentalism. These brilliant young people were quietly disgusted by what they saw in the Catholic Church as a failure to actually practice their own teachings. Rather than take a Sixties interpretation, though, the young Nicas were going in the other extreme. At age 26, one young woman would not even let herself dance.now I see all this as a kind twisted competition for her heart.
"American style fundamentalism" is part of it though I'm sorry to read about the internal conflict that young lady must feel.Sometimes it's the environment one is in, which was something I noticed while visitng Colombia (a heavily Roman Catholic nation). Even while watching the news on TV from there during this Holy Week I've seen that they are not broadcasting from the studio but rather from outside main cathedrals. It's amazing, really though I also wonder if it is perhaps going a wee bit too far.
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