Argentina
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Argentina is a country on the southern cone of South America, which obtained its independence from Spain in 1816. Argentina is a federal republic with an established constitution, an elected two chamber Congress and an elected president acting as head of state. A majority Catholic nation (62.9%), the non-religiously affiliated […]

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Bolivia
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The Plurinational State of Bolivia, is a landlocked country and a democratic republic. It secularised in 2009, losing Catholicism as the state religion, however, the Catholic Church has deep tendrils into the state infrastructure. Constitution and government The constitution and other laws and policies protect freedom of thought, conscience and […]

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Brazil
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The Federative Republic of Brazil is a secular and democratic sovereign state in South America with a population of around 202 million. Often described as an emerging world power, it is the sixth largest country in the world by population and fifth by area, and one of just 17 countries […]

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Chile
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Chile consists of several religious populations. Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion that coexists with Protestants, Evangelicals, other religious groups as well as a significant and growing proportion of the non-religious or religiously unaffiliated, which occasionally face discrimination. The Chilean Constitution assures freedom of religion and separation of church and […]

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Colombia
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The Republic of Colombia is predominantly Christian and majority Catholic. It has suffered a low intensity conflict over decades, which has now significantly diminished. The relatively recent constitution of 1991 established a presidential representative democratic republic. Constitution and government The constitution and other laws and policies protect freedom of thought, […]

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Ecuador
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Ecuador is a presidential democracy with a constitution that declares Ecuador to be secular. The people are a patchwork of indigenous communities, including people of colonial Spanish origins. Constitution and government Ecuador is among the countries showing the biggest swings away from religiosity. In 2005, 85% of Ecuadorians declared a […]

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Guyana
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The Co-operative Republic of Guyana is a sovereign state on the Caribbean coast of South America. A former British colony, Guyana gained independence in 1966, however, Christian-Anglican inspired morals imposed during the colonial period continue to influence Guyanese society today and Christianity is afforded relative privilege on matters of public […]

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Paraguay
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Paraguay is a religiously pluralistic society with a population of about 7 million. It has been estimated that about half the population is Catholic and about 20-25 percent of the population is evangelical Protestant, and there is a mixture of various other religious populations as well as people with no […]

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Peru
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Peru’s democratic political institutions have been severely tested by the trauma of the government’s 20-year war with leftist guerrillas up to 1980, the exploitation of natural resources on indigenous lands, corruption and involvement in the growth of coca, used for cocaine. Constitution and government The constitution and other laws and […]

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Suriname
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The Republic of Suriname seceded from Netherlands in 1975. Just under half the population identify as religious, with significant religious minorities including Hindus and Muslims. According to the 2012 census, 7.5 percent are atheist or agnostic. Constitution and government The constitution and other laws and policies protect freedom of religion […]

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