The Castro family in Pachay las Lomas, Guatemala, have lived through economic hardship and military repression for generations. Marcial Castro Estrada recounts his experiences during the height of the Guatemalan Civil War during the early eighties, his constant struggles to make a living, and the conditions that led his son Marcos Antonio Castro to take the long journey to the north, only to meet a tragic outcome after he was shot from a state police helicopter after being smuggled into the United States at the Texas-Mexico border. Read the full story here.
Hardship in Pachay las Lomas, Guatemala
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