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Narcos and terrorism, Iran and Latin America’s dangerous friendship
INVESTIGATION

Narcos and terrorism, Iran and Latin America’s dangerous friendship

World 03_02_2024 Souad Sbai

Iran is very interested in Latin America, the area just a few miles from the 'Great Satan', the United States of America. Iran receives support from terrorist organisations and pro-Iranian groups to expand its ideological influence in Latin America. While Hezbollah is involved in fund-raising, propaganda and smuggling operations.


Abducted nuns released in Haiti, witnesses of faith amid social chaos
MISSION

Abducted nuns released in Haiti, witnesses of faith amid social chaos

World 28_01_2024 Anna Bono

The release of six nuns a week after being kidnapped turns the spotlight on a country held hostage by armed gangs and reduced to starvation. In 2023 alone there were almost 2,500 kidnappings and 5,000 murders.


Álvarez’s exile to the Vatican rewards Ortega
NICARAGUA

Álvarez’s exile to the Vatican rewards Ortega

The release of the bishop of Matagalpa and 18 other Nicaraguan religious to reside in Rome is good news but also a dangerous precedent: the regime can get rid of clergy by reaching an agreement with the Holy See.


Uganda, millions of anti-Covid vaccines to be destroyed
EXPIRED DOSES

Uganda, millions of anti-Covid vaccines to be destroyed

World 13_01_2024 Anna Bono

Uganda must dispose of 5.6 million doses of expired anti-Covid vaccines. The situation is similar in other African countries. Among the factors responsible are the shortage of health personnel, but also the lack of fear of a virus that has claimed fewer victims in Africa than expected.


There is a fourth undeclared candidate in Taiwan: Communist China
ELECTIONS

There is a fourth undeclared candidate in Taiwan: Communist China

Demonstrations of force, investigations against Taiwanese interests in China, propaganda: this is how Beijing wants to influence Taiwan's presidential vote.


Wars in 2024 will be decided by three key elections
TAIWAN, EU, USA

Wars in 2024 will be decided by three key elections

Not only are the wars of 2023, Ukraine and the Middle East in the lead,  unlikely to be resolved in the course of the year, but the conflicts appear to be escalating. The outcome depends on the elections in Taiwan, the EU and the US.


Gaza, war without limits. The siege of the small Christian community
MIDDLE EAST

Gaza, war without limits. The siege of the small Christian community

There are no more limits or any rules to the engagement in Gaza. The siege on the Catholic parish of the Holy Family where Israeli snipers without reason, also killed two volunteers, is proof. The battle also rages in the West Bank. Appeal for peace by Patriarch Pizzaballa.


Israel is in a dead end
MIDDLE EAST

Israel is in a dead end

If annihilating Hamas is a legitimate goal, to achieve it by any means, is not. In fact, Netanyahu government's military action raises major political-strategic and moral problems.
- Israeli attack on Catholic parish in Gaza


'New' Poland is born anti-Catholic
EUROPEAN UNION

'New' Poland is born anti-Catholic

Prime Minister Donald Tusk's new government takes shape under the banner of the Brussels agenda: loss of sovereignty, ecologism, abortion rights and LGBTQ+ rights.


Academia Christiana alarms France more than terrorists
PARADOX

Academia Christiana alarms France more than terrorists

Government Minister Darmanin aims to disband the Christian association deemed subversive, while jihadists shed blood on French soil and a self-styled anti-fascist and truly violent movement is invited to the National Assembly.


Riots in Dublin, social unrest explodes on the green isle
IRELAND

Riots in Dublin, social unrest explodes on the green isle

The criminal act of an immigrant, who stabbed three children, triggered violent protests even the police struggled to contain. But, it is just the tip of the iceberg of the growing social tension caused by the disintegration of Irish society.


Anti-abortion and libertarian, Milei is a paradox
ARGENTINA

Anti-abortion and libertarian, Milei is a paradox

Milei is a paradoxical outsider in the Argentine political scene: his idea of anarcho-libertarian capitalism was condemned by Rerum Novarum. He rejects social justice by disqualifying his compatriot Pope Francis. But unlike a Church today embalmed in the progressive political scheme, he has spoken out clearly against abortion.