Other Latin America
August 13 (CDN) — QUITO, Ecuador, August 12 (Compass Direct News) – Catholic authorities report death threats and several acts of vandalism of church property in response to church opposition to several articles in Ecuador’s proposed new constitution. In the port ….
March 28 (CDN) — BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, March 28 (Compass Direct News) – A year-long ordeal for an evangelical Protestant church in Quilmes ended this month when a judge annulled a municipal closure order against the congregation’s new – and until now, unused – ….
October 23 (CDN) — Raul David Caballero COCHABAMBA, Bolivia, October 23 (Compass Direct News) – A pastor in Argentina has received threatening letters and had posters of his face displayed in Quilmes after the city’s mayor closed down the congregation’s newly ….
February 12 (CDN) — February 12 (Compass) – Complying with President Hugo Chavez’s order to leave Venezuela’s indigenous lands by today, the last two New Tribes Mission (NTM) workers left the area late last week. They joined other NTM staff members at Puerto Ordaz, ….
March 24 (CDN) — March 24 (Compass) — Tensions between the Argentinean government and the Roman Catholic Church reached a 50-year high after the Vatican refused to appoint a new bishop to replace the country’s military bishop, fired last week by President Néstor ….
March 23 (CDN) — March 23 (Compass) — A simmering dispute over the closing of dozens of evangelical churches by the government broke into the open when a leading evangelical member of Costa Rica’s Congress staged a protest by climbing the country’s principal ….
August 18 (CDN) — Evangelism can continue in BrazilJuly 16 (Compass) — An appeals court in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has ruled to reverse the conviction last year of two Christian evangelists for violating Brazil’s “hate crime” law. The landmark case involving evangelicals ….
July 16 (CDN) — July 16 (Compass) — An appeals court in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has ruled to reverse the conviction last year of two Christian evangelists for violating Brazil’s “hate crime” law. The landmark case involving evangelicals and Afro-Brazilian spiritists is ….
July 16 (CDN) — July 16 (Compass) — A court in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has ruled in favor of two Christian evangelists who appealed their conviction last year of violating Brazil’s “hate crime” law. The landmark case involving the distribution of gospel tracts to ….
May 27 (CDN) — May 27 (Compass) — “When it comes to freedom of religion, we have to recognize that … every advance we have gained has been through hard work and the grace of God.” According to a report from Open Doors, Francisco Anabalon, prominent pastor and ….
May 19 (CDN) — (Compass) — Umbanda and Candomble spiritist groups in Brazil are pressing a lawsuit against Baptist pastor Joaquim de Andrade, 41, and Aldo dos Santos Menezes, 33, a deacon of the Anglican Church, in connection with an annual evangelistic outreach ….
April 19 (CDN) — (Compass) – A Colombian rebel incursion into a Venezuelan border city from which New Tribes Mission (NTM) operates has prompted the mission to move the base to the safer northern part of the country. In addition, NTM will also move its boarding ….
October 19 (CDN) — (Compass) – Authorities in Venezuela have yet to solve the mystery surrounding pipe bomb attacks on several Roman Catholic churches in July and August. Nor can officials explain why the bombings abruptly ceased just as mysteriously as they began. On ….
September 21 (CDN) — (Compass) – During the Daniel Ortega-led Sandinista regime that ruled Nicaragua from 1979 to 1990, both evangelical and Catholics leaders were harassed, arrested and some were even expelled from the country. Church property was confiscated and, in ….
August 24 (CDN) — (Compass) – Roman Catholic Christians in Venezuela are expressing shock and indignation over a spate of bombing attacks against Caracas churches. On July 25, a homemade pipe bomb exploded in the Church of San Francisco in Caracas, slightly injuring ….
January 19 (CDN) — (Compass) – The issue of religious discrimination is in the public spotlight in Chile, due to the case of San Pedro de la Paz, a town some 300 miles south of Santiago. There a Baptist lawyer has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Education and Gospel ….
October 20 (CDN) — (Compass) – Since the days of the Spanish conquest, Catholic Christians have had a public monopoly on religion in Chile. New legislation passed by the Chilean Congress in October 1999 and promulgated in May of this year grants Protestants and other ….
October 20 (CDN) — (Compass) – Christians in Chile are applauding a decision by broadcasting regulators to fine a university television station for offending evangelicals. The National Television Council ordered the University of Chile to pay one of the largest fines ….
May 19 (CDN) — (Compass) – The National Council of Evangelical Christians (CNCE) has recently launched an “awareness campaign” aimed at educating Protestant Christians and human rights activists to the religious inequities in Argentina. The CNCE wants Parliament ..