Church Demolitions in Cuba Intensifying

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The first half of 2016 has seen church demolitions in Cuba gather pace as the government crackdown on freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) on the island continues. The authorities have also begun to confiscate 1,400 Assemblies of God (AOG) churches that were earmarked for seizure in 2015, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide.

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Chile: Christian churches set ablaze

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Last month two churches in Chile were set ablaze by supporters of the Mapuche -- a Chilean movement that seeks to rid the region of religions contrary to their own indigenous beliefs.

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Mexico: Utilities restored to evangelicals

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Twenty-seven evangelical Protestant families in Chiapas state, Mexico, will finally have their access to water and electricity returned after local authorities had agreed two years ago to respect their minority religious freedoms in the village of Union Juarez, Trinitaria Municipality.

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On Morning of Pope's Arrival, Christian Church Set Ablaze in Chiapas, Mexico

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International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that in the early morning hours of February 15, the day Pope Francis arrived in the state of Chiapas, a minority Christian church located in Zincacantan, in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, was set ablaze, leaving hundreds without a place of worship. Although too early to definitively report on the identity of the perpetrators, the state government has been notified of the crime.

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Mexico: Evangelicals Expelled, Domiciles Destroyed

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Thirty Evangelical Protestants from the village of Leyva Velazquez in Chiapas, Mexico, were forced to flee what remained of their homes last week, according to International Christian Concern.

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Mexican officials raid Christian farmland

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Local Mexican leaders recently raided the farmland in the village of Mariano Matamoros, Chiapas State, as part of an ongoing operation to expel a small Christian community from the Catholic-majority country.

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Argentina: Church Persecution Federally Prosecuted

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Federal prosecutors in Argentina are currently pursuing criminal charges against the perpetrators of religious persecution who had targeted an evangelical church in Rio Tercero, Cordoba.

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Mexico's Persecution of Protestant Christians

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United States officials have questioned Mexico's government regarding reports of widespread discrimination and displacement of Protestant Christian communities in Chiapas and other Mexican states.

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Hindu Mob Attacks House Church Leader

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A covert to Christianity who heads a home fellowship near Mumbai is suffering with chest and back injuries after about 25 Hindus beat him with wooden rods and iron bars on Jan. 24, according to Morning Star News.

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Protestants in Mexico Persecuted for Refusing to Renounce their Faith

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Last month in Mexico's Chiapas state, the village of Buenavista Bahuitz reneged on an agreement to allow 47 expelled evangelicals to return to their homes, according to Morning Star News.

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