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Drought further devastates impoverished Guatemalan farmers

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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Guatemalan entrepreneurs make urban living a community project

By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista Guatemala City isn’t known for its beautiful skyline. Recently voted the world’s ugliest city, the Guatemalan capital is often described as a sprawling chaos that conjures images of crime, fumes and slums on the verge of collapse. However, there are glimmers of hope. In 2001, frustrated by the city’s disorganized expansion

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VIDEO: How Central America Views the U.S. Immigration Debate

LatinaLista — News continues to flow from the U.S.-Mexican border that the child migrant”crisis” is dramatically slowing. News outlets are reporting that the federal government is shutting down its emergency shelters at military bases in Texas, California and Oklahoma because of the low number of detainees. Journalists in the field are reporting that the infamous

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