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Bolivia: For more than 50 years, Radio Pio XII has been broadcasting in support of miners who work in slave-like conditions high in the Andes Mountains of Bolivia.  The station speaks out against corruption by the government, mining companies and labor unions.  Radio Pio XII has been damaged by bombs many times through the years, and several Oblates have survived assassination attempts because of their outspoken support of human rights for Bolivia’s poor.

Haiti: The Oblates created Pope John Paul II Institution in the town of Ouanaminthe for refugee children who lost their homes in the earthquake of January 2010.  They transformed the parish hall at Notre Dame de l’ Assomption parish into a school that can accommodate up to 200 children.  The Oblates hope to build 12 new classrooms this year in order to educate even more refugee children.

Below is a map showing where the Oblates in South America serve.

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