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Migration and Race Relations in Guatemala
October 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am EDT
Mind Odysseys and Other Journeys
Anna Maldonado, FAU, Department of Culture, Society, and Politics, Adjunct Instructor, PhD Student in Comparative Studies
Guatemala’s government has fallen short in relieving the effects of the COVID-19 among its indigenous Maya communities. Conditions of inequalities in healthcare services have persisted over time, and areas with large populations of indigenous peoples have experienced the bare minimum of communication and coverage in these already limited health services. Without governmental support and any kind of social safety net, many poor and affected Maya have found no other option than to flee to the United States. And so, I ask “how are the Maya being racialized during COVID-19?”
Anna Maldonado is doctoral student in the Comparative Studies Program at FAU, specializing in Latin American Politics and Social Justice. She also teaches US Government in the Political Science Department and is a Career Consultant at the Career Center. A Guatemalan born, Boca Raton native, Anna lived briefly in Memphis, TN while attending Rhodes College for her undergraduate degree during which she played soccer.
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