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Today’s Crowdfunding Campaign: Seeds for a Future Cookbook

Today’s Crowdfunding Campaign: Seeds for a Future Cookbook

LatinaLista — Campaign: Seeds for a Future Cookbook If you’ve been following the news, over 57,000 children, many of them from Guatemala, have crossed the border into the U.S. this year alone. The root cause of this issue is violence in urban areas, lack of education and poverty in rural areas, and Guatemala has the

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A closer look at what’s driving Central American unaccompanied minors northward

By Mike Allison Central American Politics One of the many things that has bothered me about the crisis of unaccompanied minors on the border is that I totally missed the story as the number of young people from Central America exploded over the last two-plus years. President Obama was warned over a year ago and

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Biden gets stern with Central American leaders about addressing root problems for mass migration of unaccompanied children

By Anna Bevan LatinaLista GUATEMALA CITY — Vice-president Joe Biden visited Guatemala today to discuss what President Obama has described as the “humanitarian crisis” of tens of thousands of unaccompanied Central American child migrants illegally crossing the border between Mexico and the United States. According to the Department of Homeland Security, 46,188 child migrants were

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The children who sued Guatemala — and won, but are still hungry

By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista The mountainous town of Camotán, in Eastern Guatemala, is synonymous with hunger: 89 percent of the municipality’s population lives in poverty, water resources are scarce and infant mortality is the highest in the country. In November 2011, a local NGO called Nuevo Día launched a lawsuit on behalf of five children

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Guatemalan hospital becomes one of the first in nation to hire staff and translators to serve indigenous Q´echi´ in native language

By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista Indigenous people in Guatemala constitute the majority of the population; however, due to historically racist attitudes, they remain on the bottom rung of the socio-economic ladder. Most live in the highlands, are poorly educated and poorly provided for. According to a 2010 National Employment Survey, indigenous workers earn 50 percent less

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