Racism Still Major Concern in Guatemala
GUATEMALA CITY – The racism suffered by the majority of native Guatemalans continues to be a “terrible phenomenon” that impedes the country’s development, the Rigoberta Menchú Foundation said Tuesday.
The foundation of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate acknowledged that there have been some advances in the struggle against racism, noting that discrimination is now a crime in the country and a Presidential Commission against Racism and Discrimination has been created.
“But there’s much road left to travel,” it said.
The presidential commissioner against racist practices and discrimination against the country’s Indians, Estela Alvarado, said that the “worst humiliation” confronted by Guatemala’s indigenous population is “extreme poverty.”
You may be interested
Costa Rica expresses ‘deep concern’ over Amazon wildfiresAlejandro Zúñiga - August 22, 2019
Costa Rica's Foreign Ministry on Thursday released a statement in response to the Amazon rainforest wildfires that have captured the…
These are the domestic airports in Costa Rica receiving upgradesAlejandro Zúñiga - August 22, 2019
Until recently, many of Costa Rica's domestic airports were little more than airstrips carved into the forest. But the government…
The US asks Central America for cooperation against irregular immigrationJuan José Rodríguez / AFP - August 22, 2019
The acting Homeland Security secretary of the United States, Kevin McAleenan, called for cooperation from Central American countries and Colombia…