“Church’s ambiguous role… InSight Crime… NYTimes on Pope’s visit to Mexico + a few for background

Below are a couple of articles on narco-donations to Mexican churches
and on the scandal of Father Maciel and the Legionaries of Christ,
Carlos Slim and other Mexican billionaires.

Pope Arrives in Mexico, Lamenting Drug Violence

Mexican Church Takes a Closer Look at Donors

A Priest’s Legacy Survives, and Divides, in Mexico

I recommend this article from InSight Crime on both the dangers faced
by priests and other clergy and religious activists in Mexico as well
as the complicity between some church leaders and criminal
organizations. I personally know of one evangelical pastor in Juarez
who suffered numerous extortion demands and the murder of a son. I
have heard of many other church people of different faiths being
threatened and extorted. molly

The Church’s Ambiguous Role in Mexico Drug Violence

About virginiaisaad

Virginia is a journalist based in Los Angeles who's written for publications including Los Angeles magazine, Upworthy, and Elite Daily. She was born in Argentina and raised in the San Fernando Valley along with her three siblings. Fun fact: She took a Chicanas and Feminism course with Eva Longoria while studying for her master's in mass communication at California State University, Northridge. Follow her on Twitter @virginiaisaad

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