The history of children and youth in Guatemala

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1997: A year of continuing violence against Guatemalan street children
Casa Alianza press release, 30 January 1998. Continued violence towards abandoned children for Guatemala's street children. Illegalities in international adoptions. While fewer policemen torture or murder street children, more private citizens are now harming them (in English and Spanish).
UNICEF Rates Guatemala Last in Region
By Celina Zubieta, IPS, 14 December 1999. The condition of Guatemala's children seen in some of the worst social statistics in Central America. High infant mortality rates and low life expectancy. 18 percent of the victims of the nation's civil war were children.