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COVID-19: From Canada to Guatemala

COVID-19: From Canada to Guatemala

As B.C. reopens, the virus grips Guatemala, 5,314 kilometres away, one of many developing nations that send workers to help this province’s future. To highlight the connection, The Tyee presents an occasional series focusing on the pandemic’s effects on Guatemalans here and in their home country.

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Guatemala, the BC Connection and COVID-19

Guatemala, the BC Connection and COVID-19

The Central American nation is far smaller and poorer than Canada, yet we are interdependent. First in a special series on the pandemic there.

Emi Sasagawa / 9 Jun 2020


In Guatemala, the Virus Shows Its Power to Kill Trust

In Guatemala, the Virus Shows Its Power to Kill Trust

As cases soar, the government faces charges of hiding data, bumbling and worse.

Emi Sasagawa / 3 Jul 2020


The Virus Has Frozen a Generation’s Hopes

The Virus Has Frozen a Generation’s Hopes

In Guatemala, like much of the developing world, youth are forced to cancel dreams to help their families survive.

Emi Sasagawa / 10 Aug 2020


This Is How a Pandemic Buckles a Health System

This Is How a Pandemic Buckles a Health System

In developing countries, frontline workers get hit hard. Guatemala is a struggling example. Latest in a series.

Emi Sasagawa / 11 Sep 2020