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Jason Swensen
Jason Swensen is a reporter for the Church News and a frequent contributor to the Deseret News. Prior to joining the Church News staff. Swensen covered police and crime, ethnic affairs and city government for the Deseret News. A proud graduate of the University of Utah and lifelong Ute fan, Swensen has filed Church News and Deseret News stories from several Latin American countries, Europe and the South Pacific. He enjoys chronicling the growth of the LDS Church in Mexico, Central and South America.

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Argentine youth discover their pioneer "heritage" during handcart trek in their native land.
Mexican Latter-day Saints and their friends and family are invited to visit Mexico's first temple during the ongoing public open house before it is rededicated.
Ancestors from Mexico to Argentina can often be discovered by searching civil registration archives.
Elder Dale G. Renlund challenges early-risers to make the Mormon pioneer legacy their own.
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf presides at the dedication of the LDS Church's 147th temple and offers counsel to young people at Saturday cultural event.
Coverage of the dedication of the Cordoba Argentina Temple and the Saturday Argentine cultural event.
A lineup's worth of baseball players from one team will soon begin missionary service.
Elder D. Todd Christofferson is the second Mormon apostle to deliver speeches on religious freedoms at non-denominational gatherings in South America.
Elder Dallin H. Oaks, a Latter-day Saint apostle, said defending religious freedoms is essential amidst a global spike of secularism.
The Inclusion Center for Community and Justice honors several Utahns, including President Dieter F. Uchtdorf.