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July 13, 2017
Pope to beatify Colombian martyrs during visit

Pope Francis will beatify a priest and a bishop martyred in Colombia when he visits the country in September, a Vatican spokesman said. 

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July 11, 2017
Controversy surrounds Puerto Rico statehood vote

Controversy continues to swirl over the results of last month’s referendum in favor of Puerto Rico statehood, which members of the Democratic and Republican national committees also support, according to national news reports. 

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July 11, 2017
Deportation feared as program protecting parents of citizen children ends
Deportation feared as program protecting parents of citizen children ends

Advocates for immigrants expressed concern that millions of illegal alien parents of U.S. citizens and other permanent legal residents will be subject to deportation after Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly rescinded a memo that protected them.

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July 3, 2017
Pope: Poverty, inequality in Latin America at unthinkable levels
Pope: Poverty, inequality in Latin America at unthinkable levels
Latin America's traditional social values of cooperation and solidarity must prevail over the societal ills that threaten the livelihood of the region's inhabitants, Pope Francis said. 
 
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June 14, 2017
Earthquake triggers landslides in western Guatemala

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake June 14 in western Guatemala resulted in landslides that closed the Inter-American Highway, which connects many Central American nations.

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June 9, 2017
Hispanic students express fear, uncertainty amid immigration clampdown
Countless immigrants across the country live in a climate of fear sparked by actions in the new administration, including President Donald Trump's plan to build a U.S.-Mexico wall, his executive order on immigration enforcement and several highly public raids.
 
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June 5, 2017
Trump's decision to abandon Paris climate pact called 'deeply troubling'

President Donald Trump's June 1 decision "not to honor the U.S. commitment" to the Paris climate agreement "is deeply troubling," said the chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace.

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May 16, 2017
Fatima brings hope for peace in suffering Venezuela, pilgrim says

Our Lady of Fatima's message of peace to a country suffering from war and persecution resonates today just as it did a century ago, a Venezuelan pilgrim said.

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May 12, 2017
Morales seeks papal intervention for Bolivian prisoners in Chile

Bolivian President Evo Morales asked Pope Francis to intervene in a case of nine Bolivians imprisoned in neighboring Chile. Morales, who hosted Pope Francis on a two-day visit to Bolivia in 2015, asked for a papal envoy to be sent to calm what he claims to be rising tensions and a miscarriage of justice.

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May 8, 2017
Puerto Rico bankruptcy: Archbishop's suggestion becomes forced reality
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