James Rodriguez/Panos Pictures

La Trinidad, Escuintla, Guatemala

La Trinidad community member Jose Cruz, 81, sleeps while his wife Candelaria Montejo, 79, checks on their sick granddaughter. Both are war survivors who have now spent over three months at the Jose Marti Federation school, current shelter for the Fuego Volcano-affected community members since 4 June 2018, a day after the disaster. Originally from Huehuetenango, hundreds of families fled to Mexico in 1982 escaping state-repression during the war. In 1998, after the peace accords, the families were given land at the foot of the Fuego Volcano as part of an agreement for returning refugees. Today, La Trinidad is one of the most affected communities due to the 3 June 2018 eruption. Their community has been deemed uninhabitable and the 235 families await an uncertain future once again.

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James Rodriguez/Panos Pictures
La Trinidad, Escuintla
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42.33 x 28.22 cm (300 dpi)
16.67 x 11.11 inch (300 dpi)
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