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Resource April 23, 2019

Meet the Journalist: Perla Trevizo

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Border fence between United States and Mexico in Nogales, Arizona. Image by Shutterstock. United States, 2017.
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Thousands of Central American parents continue to arrive at the southern border with their children...

Candelaria López, 15, at home in Yalambojoch, stays at home to help raise her siblings. She no longer goes to school because her family can’t afford to pay the $60 school fee. Image by Simone Dalmasso / The Arizona Daily Star. Guatemala, 2019.
Candelaria López, 15, at home in Yalambojoch, stays at home to help raise her siblings. She no longer goes to school because her family can’t afford to pay the $60 school fee. Image by Simone Dalmasso / The Arizona Daily Star. Guatemala, 2019.

The largest single group of Central American parents arriving at the southern border of the United States are from Guatemala. A cycle of debt and tougher border enforcement in the United States continues to push people to migrate, leaving a void in some rural schools and villages and a heavier load for those who stay behind.

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