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Photo essay: A house of art and memories seeks to bring closure in Guatemala

Monday, May 20, 2019

The 36-year-long armed conflict between the military and guerrilla groups killed or disappeared at least 200,000 people, mostly indigenous. Many of the dead have not been identified yet, and the majority of the disappeared have not been found. Thousands of families in Guatemala have not found closure. Rosalina Tuyuc Velásquez, a human rights activist and co-founder of a widows association in the municipality of Comalapa, has spearheaded the construction of a memorial for victims of the conflict in Comalapa. It’s called the “Center for the Historical Memory of Women”.

Photo essay: Growing coffee, sowing peace in Colombia

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

For Cielo Gomez, every day is work day, starting with coffee 5:30 am. A mother of three, a wife, and now a coffee grower with her own land, it’s a labour of love.

Photo essay: For adolescent girls in Brazil, ‘One Win Leads to Another’

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Every day after school, 30 girls meet at the Olympic Vila of Mangueira—one of 22 public spaces with free sports facilities managed by the municipality in the north of Rio de Janeiro— to play basketball.

Photo essay: A day in the life of Thaiza Vitória da Silva, Rio de Janeiro

Monday, July 25, 2016

Thaiza Vitória da Silva is a 15-year-old handball player from Anchieta, a neighbourhood in northern Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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