South America

International | Aug. 18 2020

Missionaries gain access to Amazon’s Indigenous peoples despite pandemic

When the first COVID-19 cases hit Brazil in March, the government agency in charge of protecting the country’s Indigenous peoples, the National... [READ MORE]

South America | Sep. 15 2016

Chile takes step toward legalizing abortion

SANTIAGO, Chile — Despite the opposition from approximately 100,000 Christian citizens, Chile’s Senate Health Commission voted in favor of... [READ MORE]

South America | Sep. 15 2016

Baptist peacemaker Palacios to be ambassador in Canada

WASHINGTON — A Baptist peacemaker in El Salvador’s 1980–1992 civil war, who for the past 18 years has ministered to fellow expatriates... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Oct. 8 2015

Brazil, Peru break ties with PCUSA over gay ‘marriage’

Louisville, Kentucky — In another example of Christian discord over gay inclusion, Presbyterian churches in Brazil and Peru have ended... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Oct. 1 2015

Argentinian court fights religious persecution following years of inaction

After years of inaction, federal prosecutors in Argentina are pursuing criminal charges against perpetrators of religious persecution against... [READ MORE]

Associations | Apr. 2 2015

Small Guatemalan village receives a glimpse of hope

By Brandon Anderson The children in Conevisa — a small village in Zacapa, Guatemala — live with little hope for the future. A lack of jobs... [READ MORE]

International News | Mar. 5 2015

Village leaders refuse to let Christians return home

CHIAPAS, Mexico — In 1 of at least 3 instances of persecution of Christians in southern Mexico’s Chiapas state in January, village... [READ MORE]

Alabama Baptist Entities | Feb. 19 2015

Grace Life Church of the Shoals takes gospel message to Jaqaru people of Peru

The Jaqaru people of Peru, population 2,400, had never heard the name of Jesus. That was until 1997 when members of Grace Life Church of the... [READ MORE]

Death and Dying | Nov. 6 2014

Bolivian pastor narrowly escapes assassination attempt

  On the evening of Oct. 21, an unidentified gunman pumped multiple rounds from a handgun into the passing car of Marcelo Nieva in an apparent... [READ MORE]

International | Oct. 9 2014

22-year-old Kentucky Baptist killed in Chile

TEMUCO, Chile — Kentucky Baptist Erica Faith Hagan, 22, was killed Sept. 6 while serving as a teaching assistant at a Baptist school in... [READ MORE]