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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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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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TN2 responds to needs in community

Español In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 while they prepare field hospitals, the Guatemalan government has closed schools and all large, non-essential businesses, banned most international travel and public transportation, and declared a curfew from 4pm-4am every … Continue reading

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Physical distancing and social solidarity – Sister Parish and COVID-19

Español Dear Sister Parish family, friends, and supporters: On behalf of the Sister Parish, Inc. Board of Directors I want to share with you that in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we, as an organization, are committed to practicing … Continue reading

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Prolonged drought in Guatemala

In this video, Sister Parish staff member Brian visits the community of San Andres Itzapa and talks to farmers about how the 2019 drought affected them.  The farmers in the region have now weathered 3 years of unpredictable rainy seasons.  … Continue reading

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Tierra Nueva 1 and 2 celebrate Women’s Day

In Guatemala, about 30 women from the women’s groups from Tierra Nueva 1 and Tierra Nueva 2 participated in a march organized at the municipal level this year for International Women’s Day.  Three women who work in the clinic in … Continue reading

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News related to our sistering relationships – September 2019

In Guatemala, the conservative former head of the prison system, Alejandro Giammatei, was elected president in an August run-off election.  He will be inaugurated in January 2020. The United Nations-sponsored International Commission against Impunity (CICIG) gave their final report before … Continue reading

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