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Acton Institute Director of Research Samuel Gregg joined host Al Kresta on Ave Maria Radio's Kresta in the Afternoon last Thursday to discuss the ongoing crisis of populism in Latin America, and the Vatican's perspective on the region's economic and social unrest under Pope Francis. Gregg notes that while institutionally, the Catholic church in Latin America has largely maintained its institutional integrity, regional leaders - and indeed Pope Francis himself - have an affinity for what is known as "teología del pueblo" - a "theology of the people" - that makes it difficult for the church to criticize the populist movements that cause so many social problems.