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  • A political pope brings the gospel to South America

    QUITO, Ecuador Ever since Mario Jose Bergoglio became Pope Francis in 2013, the region's political elite have beaten a path to the Vatican. Cuba's Raul Castro, Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos and Brazil's Dilma Roussef have all been granted audiences. Argentina's Cristina Fernandez has become a regular at the Holy See, visiting her countryman and one-time foe five times.
  • 3 days before pope visit, Ecuador protests aim at president

    Thousands of people turned out for protest marches across Ecuador on Thursday to call for the ouster of President Rafael Correa just three days before a visit by Pope Francis. Demonstrations were reported in the South American country's three biggest...

    Pope brings 'church for the poor' to South America's poorest

    Pope Francis is taking his "church for the poor" to three of South America's poorest and most peripheral countries, making a grueling, week-long trip that will showcase the pope at his unpredictable best: speaking his native Spanish on his home turf about...

    Ecuador vents its presidential ire on the streets ahead of papal visit

    QUITO, Ecuador As President Rafael Correa scrambles to roll out the red carpet for the first papal visit in 30 years, many in this Andean nation seem intent on sending their leader a less welcoming message. On Thursday, for the fourth straight week,...

    AP PHOTOS: Pope to visit poor in Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay

    Pigs rummage through garbage searching for leftovers. The people live in shacks made of plywood and corrugated metal. Any semblance of stability in the sprawling slum of 15,000 families is upended when heavy rains burst the banks of the nearby Paraguay...