Francis in Bolivia spells out his vision of a true revolution
"We do not love concepts or ideas; we love people."
Left-winging it on the right to life
The President of Ecuador says he will resign if “betrayers” in his party insist on liberalising abortion.
“Astonishing” demographic change in Latin America
| 25 June 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
New published demographic research by Albert Esteve at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, reveals Latin American society is changing at an unprecedented rate. For generations people have been focussed on early marriage, family and child-rearing, but now co-habitation rather than marriage is becoming a norm and having children is being postponed. It took “rich” countries 50 years, with changes occurring in sequence, while in Latin America the changes have happened in half the time and all at once, resulting in faster, less predictable social change.
Latin Americans increasing force in U.S.
| 10 October 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
Will Latin American voters soon have a significant say in how one the world’s most powerful countries is run? The changing demography of many American states suggests that the answer could be yes and that Latin American voters are a growing force to contend with.
Home run for Hispanic humanist
| 05 November 2010 | FEATURES |
Mario Vargas Llosa richly deserves his Nobel Prize for Literature.
Safe motherhood owes nothing to legal abortion
| 16 February 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |
“Safe abortion” has always been a deceitful term, since it is lethal for the unborn child. It is used as propaganda to push for legalisation of abortion in developing countries, on the ground that since abortions are happening anyway they ought to be brought within the health system and made safe for the mother. It thus becomes part of a high-minded campaign for “safe motherhood”. But evidence is coming to light that safe childbirth owes nothing to legalised abortion.
A continent where Communism lingers on
The fall of the Berlin Wall restored common sense to Europe, but what about Latin America?