Venezuela and Cuba
There appears to be increased tension between the state and the Catholic
Church in Venezuela, while the socialist ideals inspiring the Cuban
regime greatly reduce educational and social opportunities for free
The Catholic Church's overall situation remains unchanged in Cuba.
Although at least at a national level over recent months the
authorities' attitude toward the Church has improved, it still operates
within a situation that is objectively a difficult one.
Furthermore, throughout Latin America numerous pro-abortion associations
and powerful centers for demographic control are launching an open
challenge against pro-life culture, approving laws going against natural
and Christian rights.