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Fugitive Fathers

How are abusive priests able to relocate abroad?

The Vatican's laws are clear, but often ignored. ... Read more»0

Could the Vatican face racketeering charges for harboring abusive clergy?

The RICO Act was designed to combat organized crime groups like the Mafia. But a growing number of advocates in the U.S. see the recent FIFA investigation as a precedent for a possible criminal investigation into the Holy See’s role in child sexual abuse cases.... Read more»0

Pope Francis needs to do more to stop priest sex abuse, advocates say

Five experts on child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church weigh in on whether Pope Francis has done enough to address one of the the church’s biggest challenges.... Read more»0

S. America has become safe haven for Catholic Church's alleged child molesters

The Catholic Church has allowed priests accused of sexually abusing children in the United States and Europe to relocate to poor parishes in South America, a yearlong GlobalPost investigation has found. The Vatican has no comment.... Read more»0

Uruguay’s year in weed: 3 big successes, 3 burning questions

Wasn't Uruguay supposed to become a marijuana mecca of the south? Here's why that hasn't happened, just yet.... Read more»0

Cuba: 8 great stories to help you understand what's going on

It’s a busy time of year for a big news story to break. But we've got you covered. Here's what you need to know about what's going on in Cuba:... Read more»0

Freed Gitmo prisoners go to Uruguay

Six former prisoners of the U.S. military’s Guantanamo Bay detention facility arrived in Uruguay last weekend after more than a decade in captivity. A high-profile lawsuit over the U.S. military’s force-feeding of Guantanamo prisoners during a months-long hunger strike will continue despite their release. ... Read more»0

Uruguay's drug czar defends legal marijuana experiment

Drug czar Julio Calzada tried to set the record straight on Uruguay's bold but mysterious marijuana experiment in an interview with GlobalPost.... Read more»0

Two big lies about pot in Uruguay

There's a lot of outrageous buzz about Uruguay's marijuana revolution. Let's take a sober look at some rather implausible claims.... Read more»0

Why Uruguay’s David & Goliath fight with big tobacco really matters

Smoking is on course to kill up to 1 billion worldwide this century, most in poor nations. Could this little South American country, in a legal fight with Philip Morris, help turn that around?... Read more»0

Why a little country like Paraguay is launching a space program

Think about the future of space travel for one moment. Chances are Paraguay did not come even remotely to mind. But now this little, landlocked South American country is determined to put itself on the intergalactic map. ... Read more»0

Uruguay’s pot-legalizing president goes to Washington

From ganja to Guantanamo, there's a stunning array of topics for Jose Mujica and Barack Obama to discuss.... Read more»0

Uruguay may treat addicted prisoners with medical pot

Furthering its international reputation as a cannabis vanguard, this small South American country could start treating its drug-addicted prisoners with medical marijuana. How serious Uruguay is about allowing incarcerated addicts to toke up is hard to gauge.... Read more»0