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Between 2000 and 2010, the number of Brazilians describing themselves as Catholics has dropped by 12.2%. This record fall brings the proportion of Catholics down to 65% – the lowest share since religious affiliations was first surveyed in 1872. In 2000, 74% of the population had classified themselves as Catholics. Over the same period, the number of Evangelical Christians increased...
This week, some 400 natives from the Ache tribe rallied at the headquarters of Paraguay’s Environmental Secretary (Secretaria del Ambiente – SEAM) to demand property rights over 4,600 hectares of land. Known as Finca 470 and located in the Caninindeyú region, this land ‘has belonged to throughout history’, claims Emiliano Mbejyvagui of the Ache people. He added that ‘for...