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How are the students? Persevering in Tierra Nueva 2, Guatemala

A conversation with Brandon Ramirez Coordinator of the scholarship students in Tierra Nueva 2, Guatemala I am in my last year of high school.  It has been very hard during the pandemic.  At the beginning, the teachers were preparing printed … Continue reading

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Life of a student in rural Guatemala – Conversation with Tomas Tol Perez

The Guatemalan school year for public and most private schools begins in January and ends in October. This year’s fight against COVID-19 has disrupted the school year for many students in Guatemala. Teachers were preparing to enter the second trimester … Continue reading

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Communities organize in absence of government aid

Waiting for government aid The Guatemalan government has borrowed billions of dollars from the International Monetary Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and The World Bank to fund various natural disaster relief programs and other programs. These programs aim to support the … Continue reading

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Tropical Storms hit El Salvador

El Salvador will not give up By: Julieta Borja Thursday, June 4, 2020 *Updates on Sister Parish communities below. For the last three months, we have faced many difficulties in El Salvador.  We were first challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic … Continue reading

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Life under quarantine in El Salvador

The President of El Salvador declared a nation-wide emergency due to the pandemic.  The population is under mandatory quarantine.  People can leave their homes for basic needs twice a week according to the last numbers of their ID.  Events, church … Continue reading

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Life in Guatemala with coronavirus measures

Check online for up to date numbers of coronavirus cases in Guatemala. Social distancing and public health measures in Guatemala As of April 30, 2020, Guatemala continues to be under curfew from 6pm to 4am.  There is  no public transportation. … Continue reading

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Tierra Nueva 2 entrega víveres a la gente necesitada

English En un esfuerzo por frenar la propagación del nuevo coronavirus mientras preparan hospitales de campaña, el gobierno guatemalteco ha cerrado escuelas y muchos negocios no esenciales.  Ha prohibido la mayoría de los viajes internacionales y el transporte público, y … Continue reading

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Unidos en la oración y la solidaridad – Iglesias Hermanas en los tiempos de coronavirus

English Querida familia de Iglesias Hermanas, La pandemia de coronavirus está afectando a todos. ¿Cómo son los hermanamientos en medio de una pandemia? Aunque los detalles del día a día cambiarán, nuestra misión sigue siendo la misma. Continuaremos compartiendo nuestras … Continue reading

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Distanciamiento físico y la solidaridad – Iglesias Hermanas en los tiempos de coronavirus

English Querida familia de Iglesias Hermanas, En nombre de la Junta Directiva del Norte, quiero compartir con ustedes que, en medio de la pandemia, nosotros, como organización, estamos comprometidos a practicar el distanciamiento físico y la solidaridad social. Si bien … Continue reading

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How is COVID-19 affecting our brothers and sisters in Guatemala? – Las Margaritas 2

How’s COVID-19 Affecting our Brothers and Sisters in Guatemala? by Trevor Thompson Director of Justice and Peace, Catholic Community of St Francis of Assisi Originally posted in church newsletter One of the things I have been doing over this last … Continue reading

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