Shawn Bateman, Misionary to Argentina
September 21, 2017
“Argentina In the News”
“Argentina In the News”
Currently Venezuela is in the news almost on a daily basis. The failed social politics of their government has made life unbearable, and thousands are fleeing the country. The number of Venezuelans seeking refuge in the US has jumped over 160% in the last year.
Many are seeking asylum in Argentina, and Argentina has made it easier for them to receive a Visa. Last year, 12,859 Venezuelans entered Argentina, and already this year the number of refugees entering the country soared to 8,333 in just the first quarter of the year! You can read more about the crisis and what Argentina is doing to help here.
The condition of Argentina’s economy is always a concern. They are recovering from an economic crisis that took place over 15 years ago. With electricity bills skyrocketing 300%-500%, on top of inflation, many people are not happy. Yet the economy is improving and expanding with a projected growth of around 2.3%, which is better than the -2.5% of last year. Also iphones are being sold in Argentina for the first time in six years as the President intends to bring one of the most closed economies in the world onto the world stage. Read more about it here.
You May Also Like
We hope that God uses it to challenge you to do more for the cause of world missions.
NEWS Argentina In The News Shawn Bateman, Misionary to Argentina May 11, 2017 "Death Flights" Here is an article about the “death flights” that took place in the 70’s in Argentina. At the time Argentina was dealing with a communistic uprising and the military made a...
Actually Concordia's name is San Antonio de Padua de la Concordia, but it is most of the time shortened to Concordia. You can pull up this link on Google maps and take a closer look. If you have never used the google maps they are a helpful tool. In the right hand...
Everyone knows that South America is a Catholic continent. Latin America comprises of about 39% of the global population of Roman Catholics. While on deputation some people have asked about other religions there in Argentina, specifically about Islam. It is...
Shawn Bateman is a Christian, husband, father, and minister of Jesus Christ. He and his family are heading to Argentina to plant churches. Please consider partnering with us as we take the Gospel to Argentina!