Peruvian

Pope to indigenous: Amazon is ‘heart of the church’

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru/January 19, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Pope Francis traveled deep into the Amazon rainforest Friday demanding an end to the relentless exploitation of its timber, gas and gold and recognition of its indigenous peoples as the primary custodians to determine the future of “our common home.” Speaking to a coliseum filled with indigenous men, women and … Continue reading Pope to indigenous: Amazon is ‘heart of the church’

US jury acquits Peruvian defendant in FIFA bribery case

NEW YORK/December 26,2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —A former South American soccer official was acquitted Tuesday of a corruption charge stemming from the FIFA bribery scandal after two others were convicted last week, capping a trial in which U.S. prosecutors sought to expose a culture of greed and corruption among the powerful men who oversee the world’s most … Continue reading US jury acquits Peruvian defendant in FIFA bribery case