Commitment for Life – Moving Stories from Central America – Sept / Oct 2020 newsletter issue

There are stories of hope across the World – Purley United Reformed Church in partnership with the United Reform Church focus on Central America – here is the latest newsletter for September and October 2020. For more information about Commitment for Life and the work that is being done across the World to give communities […]

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Commitment for Life – Moving Stories – Central America – July 2019

Moving Stories – July 2019 “Food doesn’t grow here anymore” Ana Jorge Jorge lives in west Guatemala in the hillside village of Canquintic, near the town of Nentón. Constant drought has devastated her community. “Food doesn’t grow here anymore,” she said. “That’s why I would send my son north.” Her husband borrowed thousands to migrate […]

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Commitment for Life – Stories for Change – Central America

Commitment for Life – Stories for Change – Central America – January 2019 The International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) has been investigating corruption charges against President Jimmy Morales. In December, the President accused the Commission of undermining Guatemalan sovereignty. His foreign minister Sandra Jovel gave the CICIG 24 hours to leave. She terminated […]

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Commitment for Life –December 2018

December 2018 newsletter  stories for change149 CENTRAL AMERICA Two important socio-political crises have arisen in Nicaragua and Guatemala. In Nicaragua, the government has responded with violence to the civil society protests. More than 400 people have been killed by the police and paramilitary forces. Most of those killed were young people who were students in […]

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Commitment for Life – Stories for Change – Central America

Ana Lidia Benítez, Tiolinda Nolasco and Vilma Nohemí Agueta Vigil  have been involved with ISD- Iniciativa Social Para La   Democracia since 2018. Ana explains, “I have been working since 2008 with other groups and a lot of their training is very wordy. ISD give practical training.  They also help with transportation and food which means […]

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