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Women, children freed from slavery in Peruvian coca operation

Women, children freed from slavery in Peruvian coca operation Watch

Americas

By Anastasia Moloney, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Peruvian Special Forces rescued 26 children and 13 women, some of whom had been raped and held captive for three decades, when they raided a ...

U.S. and Cuba reopen embassies in groundbreaking move to normalize relations

U.S. and Cuba reopen embassies in groundbreaking move to normalize relations Watch

Americas

By Matt Hadro, CNA/EWTN News

The U.S. and Cuba formally re-established diplomatic ties for the first time since 1961 on Monday; a groundbreaking development advocated by ...

Did Pope Francis chew coca leaves during his visit in Bolivia?

Did Pope Francis chew coca leaves during his visit in Bolivia? Watch

Americas

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

During Pope Francis' recent visit in South America, there were claims he requested to chew some coca leaves to help him cope with the high altitude. ...

How did he do it? Surveillance video released with inside look at El Chapo's elaborate escape plan

How did he do it? Surveillance video released with inside look at El Chapo's elaborate escape plan Watch

Americas

By Hannah Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

For the second time in 14 years, the most powerful drug trafficker in Mexico and FBI's Public Enemy No. 1 has escaped prison using a tunnel. After ...

Thousands of Argentineans cross into Paraguay to see their country's Pope Francis

Thousands of Argentineans cross into Paraguay to see their country's Pope Francis Watch

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Thousands of prideful Argentineans crossed in to Paraguay to see their Pope Francis speak at the border town of Caacupe. The Pontiff praised the ...

Pope Francis stays calm after receiving shocking, outrageous gift from Bolivia president

Pope Francis stays calm after receiving shocking, outrageous gift from Bolivia president Watch

Americas

By Hannah Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

During Pope Francis' short trip in Bolivia, President Evo Morales gave him a crucifix of Jesus, nailed in the symbol of communism: hammer and sickle. ...

ON THE LOOSE: Mexico's most feared drug lord - They Can't Keep Me - 'El Chapo' escapes maximum-security prison

ON THE LOOSE: Mexico's most feared drug lord - They Can't Keep Me - 'El Chapo' escapes maximum-security prison Watch

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In a humiliating blow to the Mexican government, the nation's most feared and powerful drug lord -- Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman skipped out of ...

Paraguayan women need to preserve nation's heritage, and build its future, Pope says

Paraguayan women need to preserve nation's heritage, and build its future, Pope says Watch

Americas

By CNA/EWTN News

Saying Mass at the Marian shrine of Caacupe on Saturday, Pope Francis reflected that it is the task of the "women, wives and mothers" of ...

Pope's trip to Ecuador has very special meaning for missionary

Pope's trip to Ecuador has very special meaning for missionary Watch

Americas

By CNA/EWTN News

Everyone at the Vatican is praying for the fruits of the Pope's apostolic visit to Latin America, but there is one person with a special insight ...

Speaking to a nearly million Ecuadorans, the Pope urges Latin America to find unity through faith

Speaking to a nearly million Ecuadorans, the Pope urges Latin America to find unity through faith Watch

Americas

Speaking at Quito's Bicentenario Park, against the starkly beautiful backdrop of the Andean mountains, Pope Francis addressed nearly a million ...

'A witness of God's mercy and of faith in Jesus Christ' Pope Francis calls out to Ecuador Catholics to stand by their Catholic identity

'A witness of God's mercy and of faith in Jesus Christ' Pope Francis calls out to Ecuador Catholics to stand by their Catholic identity Watch

Americas

By Ann Schneible (CNA/EWTN News)

Landing in Ecuador on Sunday afternoon, Pope Francis began his tri-nation visit to Latin America by stressing the Gospel's role in fostering respect, ...

Mexican parents horrified after their baby son's functioning eye removed in surgery

Mexican parents horrified after their baby son's functioning eye removed in surgery Watch

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A Mexican surgeon has been suspended and placed under investigation - and the parents of a baby boy are now suing for medical negligence after ...

 SISTERS of the HOLY VESTMENTS - Vestments to be worn by Pope Francis during Ecuador visit made by these Carmelite nuns

SISTERS of the HOLY VESTMENTS - Vestments to be worn by Pope Francis during Ecuador visit made by these Carmelite nuns Watch

Americas

By Maria Ximena Rondon, CNA/EWTN News

Within the walls of the convent in Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas, Ecuador, the Carmelite nuns are busy making liturgical cloths and the vestments ...

Will Pope Francis chew coca leaves on his forthcoming trip to Bolivia?

Will Pope Francis chew coca leaves on his forthcoming trip to Bolivia? Watch

Americas

By Mary Rezac, CNA/EWTN News

Pope Francis might chew coca leaves - or maybe sip coca tea - during his visit to Bolivia next week, the Vatican has said.

Caribbean nations in grip of worst drought in five years

Caribbean nations in grip of worst drought in five years Watch

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From the eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia, to Cuba to Puerto Rico, the Caribbean is suffering from what is described as a "bone-dry" summer. ...

Modern man marvels at Inka Road -- 500-years-old, still standing - built without the wheel

Modern man marvels at Inka Road -- 500-years-old, still standing - built without the wheel Watch

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Modern man has a lot to learn from the ancient Incas. As a testament to their engineering and water management skills, the great Inka Road - more ...

Mexico's Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriages in all 31 states

Mexico's Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriages in all 31 states Watch

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Declaring the definition of marriage as only the union of a man and a woman as discriminatory and unconstitutional, Mexico's Supreme Court has ...

Aboriginal women in Canada more likely to fall prey to domestic violence, murder

Aboriginal women in Canada more likely to fall prey to domestic violence, murder Watch

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Canada's aboriginal women are frequently marginalized and under-represented in the Great White North. Tragically, the one thing that these women ...

Church confirms that demons are running loose in Mexico, prompting a radical exorcism

Church confirms that demons are running loose in Mexico, prompting a radical exorcism Watch

Americas

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The high level of violence and crime in Mexico, as well as the government corruption and ability of drug cartels to run portions of the country ...

DEFENDING REPUTATION: Red Cross defends work in Haiti after expose says group built only six houses

DEFENDING REPUTATION: Red Cross defends work in Haiti after expose says group built only six houses Watch

Americas

By Stella Dawson, Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Red Cross has defended its work in Haiti following a devastating earthquake five years ago after a media investigation found it had only built ...

El Salvador teen MS-13 gangsters 'barbarically' rape 16-year-old girl in NYC

El Salvador teen MS-13 gangsters 'barbarically' rape 16-year-old girl in NYC Watch

Americas

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Held without bail and charged as adults with rape, assault, sexual abuse, robbery and other crimes, three teenagers from the MS-13 gang plead "not ...

President Obama vows to stand tall on human rights when negotiating with Cuba

President Obama vows to stand tall on human rights when negotiating with Cuba Watch

Americas

In his visit to Miami, U.S. President Barack Obama has promised Cuban priest Father Juan Rumin Dominguez that he will defend human rights. ...

Mexican gun battle ends with 43 shot to death

Mexican gun battle ends with 43 shot to death Watch

Americas

A three-hour gun battle between government forces and a drug cartel at a ranch in the western Mexican state of Michoacan has ended with 43 shot ...

Castro so impressed with Pope Francis he may 'go back to the church'

Castro so impressed with Pope Francis he may 'go back to the church' Watch

Americas

Cuban President Raul Castro thanked Pope Francis at the Vatican this past weekend for his work establishing a new Cuban-U.S. detente. Castro, ...

Chile volcano erupts for third time, experts warn it may happen again

Chile volcano erupts for third time, experts warn it may happen again Watch

Americas

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

After about half a century without any activity, the Calbuco volcano located in South Chile erupted last Thursday, a week after it signified its life ...

Long-lost tomb of Teotihuacan's first king may be closer with exciting new discovery

Long-lost tomb of Teotihuacan's first king may be closer with exciting new discovery Watch

Americas

A Mexican archaeologist hunting for a long lost royal tomb in the bowels of Teotihuacan has made an exciting discovery. Sergio Gomez has found ...