Loretto’s Latin America/Caribbean Committee raises the community’s awareness of injustices and human rights abuses which exist in these countries and which are often due to U.S. unjust policies and influences. We understand that underlying causes of these injustices are due to greed, corruptionand exploitation by multinational corporations.
Because of the critical need of reform of the U.S. immigration policy which affects the Latin American and Caribbean peoples, this committee has made work for comprehensive immigration reform a major focus in recent years.
Historically the committee has a Loretto representative on the Board of the National Farmworker Ministry.
A list of action alerts and justice issues can be found here.
The Border Experience
Every year, the Latin America and Caribbean Committee coordinates a Border Experience trip for Loretto members and friends – to experience and engage the social and political issues on the United States/Mexico border.
Learn more about the trip here.
Read reflections from participants on the 2015 Border Trip.
Check out updates from the 2014 Border Trip.
Read reflections from the 2013 trip Border Musings.
“The Real Death Valley”
A documentary examining the intolerable journey of migrants to the U.S.
Global Loretto Committees and Projects
Loretto Mission in Pakistan
Sister Communities: Holy Family Sisters (Guatemala), FST Sisters (Ghana)
Latin America/Caribbean Committee
Loretto Hunger Fund