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Unfazed by danger and power, Guatemalan cardinal keeps up fight for migrants and the poor

Apr. 14, 2024 08:06 AM EDT

HUEHUETENANGO, Guatemala (AP) — As more than 100 men carrying an elaborate float of Jesus halted before him, Cardinal Álvaro Ramazzini lost no time in calling for social justice — the hallmark of the Catholic bishop’s decades-long frontline ministry. “Let’s hope that this...

Guatemala's president issues natural disaster declaration as 44 forest fires rage on

Apr. 10, 2024 16:56 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s president issued a natural disaster declaration Wednesday as 44 forest fires continue to burn across the Central American country. President Bernardo Arévalo said that 80% of the fires were started by people. Farmers often burn stubble and grass...

Desperate young Guatemalans try to reach the US even after horrific deaths of migrating relatives

Apr. 10, 2024 13:51 PM EDT

COMITANCILLO, Guatemala (AP) — Every night for nearly two years, Glendy Aracely Ramírez has prayed by the altar in her parents’ mud-brick bedroom where, under a large crucifix, is a picture of her sister Blanca. The 23-year-old died alongside 50 other migrants in a smuggler’s tractor-trailer...