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Farewell and Welcome

2015 will see several changes. In January I will hand over the presidency to Father Heinz Kulücke, Superior General of the SVD. Father Heinz has rich experiences at the grass roots level as well as in handling NGOs through his many years of being a missionary in the Philippines. I am sure he will continue to make VIVAT International an even more useful tool for all of us to be a prophetic voice on the international level. [read…]

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Paraguay, VIVAT Workshop 2014

From August 4-8, 2014, ninety-one representatives of VIVAT International from Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Chile met in Pikyry, Paraguay for a VIVAT International Workshop. In the workshop, there were several presentations by local resource persons: [read…]

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The Reality of Illegal Mining

Illegal mining affects several countries of the Amazon region. Deforestation, pollution of water and air, affecting biodiversity, human trafficking and labor exploitation are some of the common problems of Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador and Bolivia [read…]