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Openly LGBTI and in Office: A Historic Election for Guatemala

USAID elections projects promote transgender rights with lessons learned from the region. / NDI

Guatemalans are taking action to include the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community in election processes. On Sept. 6, they elected the first openly LGBTI congressperson into office, a turning point in Guatemalan inclusion and civil rights.

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How Guatemala’s Justice System Became Strong Enough to Prosecute Corruption

People hold national flags and a sign reading "I love CICIG (International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala)" as they take part in a Aug. 22 demonstration in Guatemala City demanding President Otto Perez's resignation. / Johan Ordonez, AFP

For over 15 years, USAID has played an integral role in modernizing the judicial sector in Guatemala, a continued commitment that has made it possible for the country’s leaders to be held accountable for their actions.

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Ensuring LGBTI People Have Right to Vote in Guatemala

In January, two researchers traveled to Guatemala to identify barriers the trans community faces in being able to participate in elections. / Aden Tedla

This year, Guatemala will be electing a new president. USAID is working to make sure lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons are empowered with the right to participate and vote.

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Community Empowerment in Guatemala Through Improved Literacy

Andrés Ixcuná Mateo, a community volunteer with the Leer Juntos, Aprender Juntos project, helps children learn to read in San Andrés Sajcabajá, Guatemala. / Save the Children

A young man in Guatemala who twice tried to cross the border illegally into the United States reflects on his renewed hope for his hometown, a transformation he underwent while volunteering to help local children learn to read in their native tongue.

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Truth, Justice and Development

Guatemalan citizens demand justice and truth. / USAID/Guatemala

Today is the International Day for the Dignity of Victims. USAID joins those honoring the victims and survivors of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, torture, sexual violence, mass displacement, and other rights violations.

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Optifood: A New Tool to Improve Diets and Prevent Child Malnutrition in Guatemala

Woman tends to crops. Photo credit: INCAP

Through the help of multiple partners, including WHO and FANTA, and collaboration between the U.S. Government and the Government of Guatemala, USAID is working towards improving children’s diets in the region. Read more >>

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Refurbished Police Stations Mean Happy Cops, Better Cops in Guatemala

USAID-Guatemala Director, Kevin Kelly (center), cuts the symbolic ribbon at the official reopening of the Villalobos II police substation in Villanueva, Guatemala. From left, National Civilian Police (PNC) Director, Telémaco Pérez; Police Reform Commissioner, Adela de Torrebiarte; USAID’s Kevin Kelly; BANTRAB President, Sergio Hernández; Minister of Government, Mauricio López Bonilla; and Villanueva Mayor, Edwin Escobar. Photo credit: USAID

USAID joined forces with a range of actors to improve the living and working conditions of policemen and policewomen. Read more >>

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Protecting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Photo credit: USAID/Guatemala

Today, USAID celebrates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples as part of the agency’s commitment to inclusive development. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Making handicrafts in Guatemala

This member of a woman’s cooperative in Totonicapan, Guatemala, makes handicrafts. The handicrafts project is part of a larger environmental project that provides support for ecotourism and alternative income generation that helps in overall natural resource and biodiversity conservation in the Western Highlands. Photo Credit: Dani Newcomb, USAID/Guatemala

A member of a woman’s cooperative in Totonicapan, Guatemala, makes handicrafts as part of an environmental project that supports ecotourism and alternative income generation. Read more >>

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Mujeres Adelante: Leading Change Against Violence

"Mujeres Adelante" participants. Photo credit: State Department

USAID joins the U.S. commitment to prevent, and respond to, gender-based violence and advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. Read more >>

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