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The evangelical factor in Latin American politics


Antonio Castillo is an academic and journalist, specialising in Latin American history, democracy and politics. He has a deep interest in how news is generated in places of conflict. As a journalist he himself has covered the legacies of historical violence in countries such as Colombia and Argentina, as well as contemporary issues like narcotics-driven crime.

Antonio is also a close observer of political tensions in Latin America. He joins us today to talk about the rise of evangelical movements in the region. Why did these groups become so popular? What makes them such a political factor? And what does it mean for them to be politically engaged, in a time when people are looking for alternatives?

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Topic tags: Fatima Measham, Catholic Church, women in the church



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