Author: Tess

Guatemala’s Girls: A Culture of Inequality and Violence

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Why being female in Guatemala is a disadvantage. The BAD News One in five girls in Guatemala will have two children before the age of 18. Studies prove that the level of education greatly impacts the age at which women, and in impoverished areas, girls, give birth for the first time. In Guatemala, 60% of…

Violence in Central America’s Northern Triangle brings abandoned children to Guatemalan orphanages.

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When two young and abandoned brothers walked to the Hogar Miguel Magone Orphanage just outside Guatemala City all the way from Honduras, it only evidenced that migration from the Northern Triangle was at critical mass. With gangrene on their young feet, dehydrated and hungry, the boys knew the orphanage would help. They were cared for…