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Criminal groups put the safety of religious leaders at risk in Mexico

Various criminal gangs continue to impose terror and violence in the country. Religious leaders who carry out their activities in areas with high insecurity rates bear their testimonies in anonymity because of fear for reprisals. They continue to report being victims extortion, kidnapping and constant monitoring. These criminal groups, in addition to seeking control of

Superior Council of Notaries of Costa Rica incorporates conscientious objection in its directives

The Superior Notarial Council of the National Directorate of Notaries of Costa Rica modified the “Guidelines for the Exercise and Control of the Notary Service”, in order to allow the Notary to act adjusting his religious conduct and way of life to what his own conviction prescribes, without being forced to abide by their role

Efforts in Mexico to protect the right to conscientious objection

Last February, Senator Américo Villarreal Anaya of the Parliamentary Group of the National Regeneration Initiative Movement (Morena) presented to the Senate of the Republic a legislative initiative with the aim of clarifying the scope of the right to conscientious objection of health service providers. This project seeks to clarify what has previously been established in

Director of the Casa del Migrante has received death threats in Guatemala

Father Mauro Verzeletti, a member of the Scalabrinianos religious order and director of the shelter “Casa del Migrante”, reported to the Guatemalan Public Ministry that he and his team received death threats due to their work. Father Mauro Verzeletti and his team provide humanitarian assistance to migrants from Guatemala and other Central American countries. Since

Christian journalist harassed by Cuban state security

Yoe Suárez, an independent Christian journalist, was summoned by state security and informed that he could not travel outside of Cuba for indefinite time. The officers also threatened his wife and son on the grounds that through his work he sends counterrevolutionary messages. The journalist had already been arrested on previous occasions for trying to

Inter-American Court of Human Rights will analyze the case of Pavez v. Chile

The case dates back to 2007, when ecclesiastical authorities revoked Sandra Pavez’s certificate of suitability, which empowered her to teach religion classes at the Cardenal Antonio Samoré Municipal School, due to her sexual orientation. The IACHR presented the case to the Inter-American Court after concluding that the Chilean State violated Sandra Pavez’s human rights. The

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