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Central America Children Recruited by Gangs: Source Revealed

Central America Children Recruited by Gangs: Source Revealed

At as young as four years old, children in Central America are recruited into gangs, the source of which has recently been revealed to the public. Gang violence is one of the reasons that these children escape to the U.S. This happens in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. The newly uncovered origin of these gangs […]

Guatemala Kids Fleeing Violence Cross Alone to the US

Guatemala Kids Fleeing Violence Cross Alone to the US

Kids, some 9 and 10 years old, and younger, are fleeing violent situations in Guatemala, crossing into the U.S. alone or with child smugglers, who promise to assist them, but usually abandon them at the border. One of the poorest countries in Latin America, Guatemala has a gross domestic product (GDP) of under $2,000 per […]

Guatemala Patients Dying in Racist Practice? [Video]

Guatemala Patients Dying in Racist Practice? [Video]

Guatemala’s health system is complex and fraught with inequity, and recent evidence shows that indigenous patients are dying unnecessarily – even being turned away as part of a potentially racist practice from the gate of the hospital. The racism is inherent in the Guatemalan system and has historical muscle behind it. The rare few who […]

Women’s Cancer Collective in Guatemala Demands Allocation of $3M

Women’s Cancer Collective in Guatemala Demands Allocation of $3M

The private cancer institute, El Instituto Nacional de Cancerología (National Cancer Institute/INCAN) in Guatemala City received nearly Q21 million (the equivalent of $3 million) two years ago to provide no-cost cancer care for low-income and indigent patients who receive primary care from two public hospitals: Hospital General San Juan de Dios and Hospital Roosevelt and […]

Guatemala Cancer Injustice Fight for Poor Women [Video]

Guatemala Cancer Injustice Fight for Poor Women [Video]

Thirty years ago, a cancer diagnosis was tantamount to a death sentence, worldwide, with mortality rates for breast cancer at 58 percent. Technological advances in diagnosis and treatment have significantly reduced the risk for most cancers … for those who have equitable access to early diagnosis and care. A study released last month showed injustice […]

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