Latin America & Caribbean

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July 21, 2005

The Food Stamp Program is the nation’s single most effective federal effort to reduce and prevent hunger in the United States. A recent federal measurement shows that 11.2 percent of all U.S. households, including 13.3 million children, do not have enough to eat. More than half of all Food...

June 27, 2005

Since the early 1960’s, the U.S. government has enforced a ban on travel by American citizens to Cuba as part of an overall package of economic sanctions designed to punish the Castro regime. President Bush further tightened these restrictions in 2003, including the travel ban. Certain...

June 26, 2005

As early as this week, the House of Representatives is likely to consider a critical amendment proposed by Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to the FY’06 Treasury-Transportation appropriations bill to lift the federal ban on travel by U.S. citizens to Cuba. More than 40 years of U.S. enforcement of the...

April 25, 2005

There are more than 143 million orphans living throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Of this number, approximately 16.2 million children were identified as double orphans, i.e., having lost both parents, the vast majority of whom died of AIDS. According to a joint...

February 16, 2005

"If you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday… you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to live in." – Isaiah 58: 10,12 -- Old Testament Lesson for...

February 14, 2005

Heavy debt burdens in the world’s most impoverished countries continue to draw precious economic resources away from critical needs like putting children in school, ensuring access to clean water, and the fight against HIV/AIDS. This year alone, countries in Africa will send an estimated $15...

February 8, 2005

"Accept our repentance, Lord, for the wrongs we have done: for our blindness to human need and suffering, and our indifference to injustice and cruelty." -- The Liturgy of Ash Wednesday, Book of Common Prayer.

Today begins the holy season of Lent, in which the Church calls us to practice...

May 31, 2004

ACROSS THE STREET from the Burger King, the scene changes quickly. On the Arizona side, American prosperity reigns. In just a short walk, however, a far different world and way of life emerge.

Nogales, Ariz., on the Mexican border about 65 miles south of Tucson, bristles with sensors,...

May 20, 2004

Co-sponsors are needed for bipartisan legislation to protect the parents of 5,000 children born in the United States to Haitians now in danger of being deported to war ravaged Haiti.

S. 2187, the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Improvement Act sponsored by Senators Graham (D-FL),...

April 8, 2004

The Honorable Colin PowellSecretary of StateUnited States Department of State2201 C Street, NWWashington, DC 20520

Dear Secretary Powell:

It was good to see that you have been in Haiti this week, as I had wanted to write to you on behalf of your nearly 100,000 fellow...

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