Soli Salgado is a staff writer for Global Sisters Report, covering sisters in Latin America. She joined the NCR team as a Bertelsen intern in 2015. Born in Buenos Aires and raised in Wichita, Kansas, she graduated from the University of Kansas in 2013 with degrees in journalism, English literature and Spanish. She's reported from 10 countries for GSR and NCR and has received several Catholic Press Awards. Big loves include drawing, stand-up, planning trips, and presidential history.
After volunteering at migrant shelters along the U.S.-Mexico border in the spring, sisters from the Congregation of St. Joseph spent the summer in conversation with their state representatives on immigration.
Monday Starter: The report "Due Process Denied" details 35 cases in which the Customs and Border Protection agency in Nogales, Arizona, has committed violations. The abuses include denying migrants due process in seeking asylum, destruction of documentation, and physical violence.
The virtual assembly for the Confederation of Latin American and Caribbean Religious was a three-day study in what it means for a modern religious life to be intercongregational, intercultural and itinerant.
The 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck southwestern Haiti on Aug. 14 killed more than 2,000 people and injured thousands more, the latest tragedy to afflict the impoverished Caribbean nation already grappling with political unrest on top of the pandemic.