Child Marriage Epidemic in Guatemala

Child marriage occurs globally, including in South America. A New York Times exposé offers a glimpse into the child marriage epidemic in Guatemala, with a special focus on the poor, rural region of Petén. Child marriage prevents girls in Guatemala from receiving a proper education, limits their opportunities, crushes their spirits, and frequently costs them their lives. Maternal and infant mortality rates are high and babies are often born premature. Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/02/08/opinion/sunday/exposures-child-bride-mother-stephanie-sinclair.html

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