Slide Show: Life in Guatemala

BY Talea Miller  March 7, 2011 at 10:44 AM EST

The first installment of the NewsHour’s two-part series on Guatemala airs tonight. Learn more about the country and the daily experiences of Guatemalans striving to making ends meet in a country hard hit by poverty and violence below. For more on our series, view a preview from Ray Suarez here.

Read more from our Guatemala reporting trip on our Global Health Watch page. Ray has a reporter’s notebook on the complexities of preaching family planning in a traditional and religious society. Two reports from the field look at the the high levels of violence against women and efforts to provide young girls with education on how to protect themselves against violence. There is also a piece on the high rates of malnutrition among Guatemala’s children and the health implications of the condition later in life.