Migrant shelters suffer harassment as Mexico toughens enforcement

A Franciscan-run migrant shelter along the Mexican-Guatemala border has endured a steady stream of harassment from politicians, police officers, immigration officials and even organized crime.
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Two young men shot dead outside Mass in Mexico

wo young men arriving for a Mass to be celebrated before a quinceanera in Mexico's Veracruz state were shot dead as they entered the parish parking lot. It was the latest atrocity in a steady string of mass slayings, which have highlighted a surge in the country's already shockingly high homicide rate.
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Catholic migrant advocates have mixed reaction to Tijuana border events

The chaotic scene in Tijuana Nov. 25 showed the increasing impatience and despair of thousands of caravan participants, who could spend months in an uncomfortable camp as they wait to present asylum claims to U.S. officials.
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Argentina Senate votes down abortion decriminalization bill

The Argentine Senate voted against a bill that would have decriminalized abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.
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Mexicans give thanks for quake survival to St. Jude Thaddeus

Mexicans have turned to faith. The Archdiocese of Mexico City reported increased attendance at Mass since the earthquakes.
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Church leaders offer prayers, Mexicans pitch in after earthquake

Mexican church leaders offered prayers and urged generosity after an earthquake struck the national capital and its environs, claiming more than 240 lives -- including at least 20 children trapped in a collapsed school.
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