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Learn More about the October 2022 Special Collection

Learn More about the October 2022 Special Collection

With this year’s Sister Parish Collection, we hope to support Fr Tony’s plans to build a wall around the upper school to provide much needed security in a (very) high crime area which will provide a green space for students to use as a sanctuary. He also hopes to complete much needed COVID deferred maintenance on both the lower and upper schools and to begin planning for a friary at San Tomas (a former chapel of Santa Ana) so the assigned priest can live among his flock. support the school...

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Peru has the Highest Covid Death Rate

According to an article from BBC on-line on June 1, 2021 - Peru has the highest Covid death rate as a proportion of population in the world. The official death toll is more than 180,000, in a country of less than 33 million people. Why is Peru having such high numbers of COVID deaths? Peru imposed one of the earliest and strictest lockdowns in Latin America back in March 2020 - before the UK and some other European countries. The county's borders were shut, curfews were imposed, and people...

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Peru’s Fragile Democracy in Peril

Mary Anastasia O'Grady Wall Street Journal Guerrillas slaughtered 16 people in a south-central Peruvian village in May. The BBC reported “the bodies    had bullet holes” according to a local official, and some, “including those of two children, had been burned.” The Central Committee of the Militarized Communist Party of Peru, an affiliate of the Maoist-inspired Shining Path, “left pamphlets at the scene ordering people not to vote in the upcoming presidential election” the BBC said. Had the...

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Pandemic Driven Hunger

Pandemic Driven Hunger

Pandemic-driven hunger is making 
the world more unequal Anthony Faiola, Washington Post July 12, 2021 LIMA, Peru — Worsening inequality, as poorer people and nations lose years of gains in the battle against hunger and poverty, is likely to be one of the lasting legacies of the pandemic. New data released by the United Nations on Monday illustrates the unequal impact as measured by access to a basic human necessity: Food. Global hunger shot up by an estimated 118 million people worldwide in...

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Pandemic Driven Hunger

Life in Our Sister Parish

Who does not remember the impact by the Covid pandemic on food security here in the United States. The evening news had stories nightly. And this was in the United States. Life in our Sister Parish - Lima Peru The impact of the pandemic was particularly hard on the people of Peru. For months Peru held the grim title of first worldwide in per capita COVID-19 deaths. But the effects of the pandemic are not only in illness and death, but there are other effects that ripple throughout the nation....

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