OC’s region of Latin America includes the Spanish, Portuguese, English and French-speaking nations from Mexico and the Caribbean southward. Latin America is home to more than 550 million people. The population is anticipated to grow by 25% in the next 25 years. After several decades in which portions of the region experienced civil wars and authoritarian government, the vast majority of Latin Americans now live in relatively stable democracies. The global economic import of huge nations like Brazil and Mexico and resource-rich nations like Venezuela will continue to grow in the 21st century. The growth of the Hispanic, Brazilian and Caribbean populations in North America and their interaction with their homelands will continue to blur lines in the Western Hemisphere.
LATIN AMERICA PARTNER SCHOOL LIST (as of February 2011)
|Latin America & the Caribbean - Regional Director Highlights
Josué Fernández, Latin America RD, says OC has helped him to better understand excellence in theological education during his time of service with one of OC's partners in Argentina. In his role as RD, he seeks to help others in similar positions by asking partner schools the right questions, including those that nobody wants to ask, in order to acknowledge issues and foster improvement. Josué brings proven skill in the area of developing local fundraising capacity for theological education in Latin America.