ALEJANDRA MOLINA, of Religion News Service, reports on the Afrocentric Catholic church in South Central Los Angeles where Inguration Poet Amanda Gorman sang in the youth choir, did her sacraments and recited her poetry...

MATT MAYNARD, of Thomson Reuters Foundation, reports on the push to turn a wilderness near Santiago into a new national park - and why some are opposed...

JOSEF FEDERMAN, of Associated Press, reports on how skyrocketing coronavirus infections and resistance to safety measures among ultra-Orthodox communities may impact the upconing election...

RANDY MULYANTO and BEH LIH YI, of Thomson Reuters Foundation, report on how the coronavirus pandemic has affected those with leprosy...

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LUCAS LANDAU and FABIO TEIXEIRA, of Thomson Reuters Foundation, report from Brazil on the Amazon's illegal "wildcat" miners...

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ANASTASIA MOLONEY and NITA BHALLA, of Thomson Reuters Foundation, report on the vulnerability of refugees and migrants to 'vaccine nationalism' as host nations put their own citizens first...

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