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 […]