Guatemala’s white flags indicate pandemic’s deadly side-effect: hunger

Posted by on May 22, 2020 6:30 am
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The coronavirus lockdown has brought the country’s informal economy grinding to a halt with desperate results

América Reyes sits on the steps of Guatemala’s National Cathedral, with her four-year-old son at her side and white flag in her hand.

It is a symbol not of surrender, but of gnawing hunger amid the strict coronavirus lockdown which has brought the country’s informal economy to a grinding halt.

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