Latin America & Caribbean


June 19, 2011

After an eight-month separation from them, Antonio boarded a plane with his wife and their three children in Cali, Colombia, last winter and flew to Quito, Ecuador, where they petitioned the Ecuadorian government for asylum.

It was the ultimate act in a 10-year-saga that included an...

March 23, 2011

I came to El Salvador in 2005 as a recent college graduate on a vocational pilgrimage with an academic interest in foreign policy and a desire to gain experience in human rights work. In my personal quest to understand human rights in El Salvador, the palpable and ongoing witness of El Salvador...

February 16, 2011

The Episcopal Church is engaged in bricks-and-mortar ministries as well as social services such as community health and organizing, and its Executive Council heard Feb. 17 about progress on two such efforts that it has endorsed.

One was the project to rebuild the Episcopal Diocese of...

January 12, 2011

One year ago Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake lasting approximately 35seconds. It was 35 seconds that reduced the country's capital to ruble, took the lives of roughly 250,000 people, injured hundreds of thousands more and left 1.5 million people homeless. That moment altered the...

December 6, 2010

Anglican and Episcopal leaders from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean are arriving Dec. 6 in the Dominican Republic for a four-day gathering to explore the intersection between poverty and climate change.

"We're hoping to change the conversation in the church from one of...

April 12, 2010

Honorable Members of Congress United States Congress Washington, D.C.

Dear Member,

We, the undersigned organizations, join together to urge you to co-sponsor the Haitian Emergency Life Protection Act of 2010 (The H.E.L.P. Act), S 2998 and HR 4616. This legislation, introduced...

March 18, 2010

A majority of delegates attending a special convention of the Charleston-based Diocese of South Carolina voted Oct. 24 to distance themselves from the Episcopal Church and to seek "missional relationships with orthodox congregations isolated across North America."

About 300 Episcopalians...

March 17, 2010

he Anglican Episcopal Church of El Salvador March 18 publicly denounced the attempted murder of Bishop Martín Barahona and two others, according to a news release issued by the church.

The incident happened in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, on March 17 when an unknown man approached and fired...

February 8, 2010

More than 400 people packed into Holy Trinity Cathedral in Havana Feb. 7 to witness the ordination and consecration of the Rev. Griselda Delgado Del Carpio as bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Church of Cuba.

Delgado, who was formerly rector of Santa Maria Virgen in Itabo, Cuba, will...

January 26, 2010

The Honorable Timothy Geithner Secretary of the Treasury

Dear Mr. Secretary:

We are grateful for the US government’s efforts to date to mobilize emergency assistance for disaster relief in Haiti.

We are writing today to bring to your attention two specific steps that we...