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Though among the most deported, U.S.-based Guatemalans increasing remittances home

Though among the most deported, U.S.-based Guatemalans increasing remittances home

By Anna Bevan LatinaLista The small village of Horcones sits at the end of a pot-holed road in Jutiapa, south-eastern Guatemala. Around 40 percent of the population is dedicated to producing livestock, earning an income that is not reflected in the wealth of the white-washed, Grecian columned houses that decorate this farming community. The majority

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Guatemala’s newest “Embassy” gives residents of gang-plagued neighborhood equal chance at finding a job

LatinaLista — Gang violence is a given negative for any community — diminished property values, random street violence, increase in petty crime — the list goes on but rarely is it heard that neighborhood gang violence actually keeps people from getting jobs. In Guatemala it does. It seems Zona 18, recognized as one of the

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Crowdfunder: Made by Mayans – Inspiring Hope in Guatemala

LatinaLista — Campaign: Made by Mayans – Inspiring Hope in Guatemala For six years, Jennifer Rice’s family lived in a tiny Mayan village. Shortly after her family’s return to Michigan, Ana, one of her former neighbors, called and pleaded with Jennifer to purchase her handmade bags. As a young, illiterate, single mom, the needs of

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Drought further devastates impoverished Guatemalan farmers

By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista Rain is gradually returning to Guatemala after more than a month-long drought in the middle of rainy season brought tragedy to some of the poorest regions of the country. But many agricultural workers say it’s too late to save their harvests. “We usually cultivate maize and beans but this year we’ve

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Violence driving children out of Central America is new kind of war warranting US attention and intervention

LatinaLista — If news headlines are any barometer, the “humanitarian crisis” at the Texas-Mexico border that commanded media and political attention for the last month is no more. Reports out of southern Mexico reveal just how seriously Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto took President Obama’s demand for cooperation and media outlets have been reporting military

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Crowdfunding Campaign: Training & Employing Women Journalists in Guatemala

LatinaLista — Campaign: Training & Employing Women Journalists in Guatemala Global Press Institute (GPI) is an award-winning, high-impact social venture that uses journalism as a development tool to educate, employ and empower women in developing media markets to produce high-quality local news coverage that elevates global awareness and ignites social change. GPI was founded on

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