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Pope Francis, Mexico, and the Legacies of Liberation Theology and Camilo Torres

Friday, 12 February 2016 11:54 By Camilo Pérez-Bustillo, Speakout | Op-Ed

The imminent pilgrimage to Mexico between February 12 and 18 of Pope Francis, the first Latin American pope, will highlight some of the most painful dimensions of the country's deepening human rights crisis. Liberation theology is a global phenomenon with unique roots and expressions in Latin America, which are reflected in the pope's trajectory before being elected to the position in 2013, and in his overall leadership since then.

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Jessica Reznicek, 34, an Iowa peace activist, was arraigned and charged with two felonies for breaking three windows with a sledgehammer at the Northrup Grumman facility outside the Omaha Nebraska Strategic Air Command at Offut Air Force base. After her court appearance, she was returned to the Sarpy County Jail, where she has remained on $100,000 bond since her action on December 27, 2015. Reznicek, who has no plans to post a cash bond, is facing up to 20 years in prison if convicted on both counts. Her trial is set for May 24.

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A rally of undocumented youth and allies rally with Immigrant Youth Justice League in Chicago, Illinois on March 10, 2011. (Photo: Sarah Ji)Undocumented youth and allies rally with Immigrant Youth Justice League in Chicago, Illinois, on March 10, 2011. (Photo: Sarah Ji)

Hundreds of people have been rounded up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids in 2016. The raids signal the Obama administration's shift from the Secure Communities initiative to the Priority Enforcement Program, which has emboldened immigration authorities to pursue even more aggressive deportation tactics.

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Pope Francis, Mexico, and the Legacies of Liberation Theology and Camilo Torres

Friday, 12 February 2016 11:54 By Camilo Pérez-Bustillo, Speakout | Op-Ed

The imminent pilgrimage to Mexico between February 12 and 18 of Pope Francis, the first Latin American pope, will highlight some of the most painful dimensions of the country's deepening human rights crisis. Liberation theology is a global phenomenon with unique roots and expressions in Latin America, which are reflected in the pope's trajectory before being elected to the position in 2013, and in his overall leadership since then.

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  • Author 51784
  • Label Op-Ed
  • Related Content 33861,32973
  • Disclaimer Copyright, Truthout. May not be reprinted without permission.
  • FB description The imminent pilgrimage to Mexico of Pope Francis will highlight some of the most painful dimensions of the country's deepening human rights crisis.

Jessica Reznicek, 34, an Iowa peace activist, was arraigned and charged with two felonies for breaking three windows with a sledgehammer at the Northrup Grumman facility outside the Omaha Nebraska Strategic Air Command at Offut Air Force base. After her court appearance, she was returned to the Sarpy County Jail, where she has remained on $100,000 bond since her action on December 27, 2015. Reznicek, who has no plans to post a cash bond, is facing up to 20 years in prison if convicted on both counts. Her trial is set for May 24.

Additional Info

  • Author 46827
  • Label Op-Ed
  • Related Content 31564,28253
  • Disclaimer Copyright, Truthout. May not be reprinted without permission.
  • FB description Jessica Reznicek, an Iowa peace activist, was arraigned and charged with two felonies for breaking three windows with a sledgehammer at the Northrup Grumman facility.

A rally of undocumented youth and allies rally with Immigrant Youth Justice League in Chicago, Illinois on March 10, 2011. (Photo: Sarah Ji)Undocumented youth and allies rally with Immigrant Youth Justice League in Chicago, Illinois, on March 10, 2011. (Photo: Sarah Ji)

Hundreds of people have been rounded up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids in 2016. The raids signal the Obama administration's shift from the Secure Communities initiative to the Priority Enforcement Program, which has emboldened immigration authorities to pursue even more aggressive deportation tactics.