Category Archives: News

Guarjila organizes in face of violence / Guarjila se organiza ante la violencia

On June 25, the community board of Guarjila, El Salvador organized a public demonstration to call for an end to violence in the community and to demand the authorities take action to protect the population. There has been a notable … Continue reading

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Sister Parish on current events in the U.S. / Iglesias Hermanas se pronuncia ante la coyuntura en los EEUU

Español abajo Ecclesiastes 3 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time … Continue reading

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Reflexión de un médico en El Salvador

por Carlos Orellana Carlos es médico en una clínica rural en Chalatenango, El Salvador. También es un líder comunitario y un miembro muy activo en el hermanamiento que su comunidad Potrerillos mantiene con Decorah First United Methodist Church. El último … Continue reading

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Update with Brian Tyler – August 2020

Sister Parish Regional Coordinator, Brian Tyler, shares a brief update from Guatemala.

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Movement for racial justice

“This is an emergency. I’m not talking about the coronavirus. I’m talking about racism. As all the universities in the world scramble to try to find a cure for the coronavirus – that same level of concern and action is … 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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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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