Pope directs abuser priests to hand themselves over to human justice

The pontiff’s statements came days after U.S. Attorney General Lisa Madigan revealed that nearly 700 Catholic priests have been accused of child sexual abuse in recent decades in Illinois. Presenting the results of an investigation that began in August, Madigan pointed out that sexual abuse accusations in Illinois were not properly investigated by ecclesiastical authorities or “simply were not investigated” at all.

Bolivia closes 2018 among the highest economic growth rates

Alvaro Garcia Linera, vice president of Bolivia, stated that the IMF “is an external source that checks our data and is proving that we are growing more than last year, but we have never paid attention to its recommendations nor are we going to pay attention to it, because our economic model is different from the economic model they are driving.”