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Schools in Guatemala

Public schools in Guatemala are theoretically free, but students must purchase school uniforms and supplies and find their own transportation to and from school. The government’s scarce resources do not provide adequately for its schools, and when schools fill to capacity, children are turned away, leaving many children unable to receive an education. 488 more words

Guatemala

Breakfast in Guatemala

I’ve previously mentioned that I haven’t heard mom’s whispers.  Sometimes I hope it means she’s finally done working.  That she knows I’m okay and is off taking care of herself for a change and letting the rest of us figure our own way through life.  685 more words

Lee's Words

Tucsonans help raise money, awareness for Guatemala volcano victims

One of the last times Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego erupted, the Quinac family took to their home’s straw roof with shovels by their side. As ash from the volcano began to fall, they pushed it away before it sparked a fire. 166 more words

Border Life

Humanity vs. The Rule of Law

It was back in my early undergrad years when I first came to understand the broad reach of US foreign policy. I completed a social work internship in Los Angeles at a safe house in east LA in a largely immigrant community whose goal was economic justice and solidarity with working families. 885 more words

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San Antonio Aguas Calientes (2)

Detalle de un huipil k’akchiquel contemporáneo de uso diario de San Antonio Aguas Calientes. Sacatepéquez, Guatemala.

Algodón tejido y brocado en telar de cintura.

Fotografía de Miguel Durán. 63 more words

Huipil

Reconnaître la vérité aide à guérir les blessures du passé

La violence sexuelle en temps de conflit représente une tragédie pour l’humanité. Afin que les personnes concernées puissent se débarrasser de la honte provoquée par les abus, la… 819 more words

Guatemala

To the Dump!

We woke up this morning after a very short night of sleep.

First-things-first, Carey & April Alexander helped us unload and organize the contents of about 10 large totes filled with all sorts of goodies. 515 more words

Guatemala