"It only rained three times, and the crops all died. Normally, it rains so much you lose count, but this year it didn't rain at all," says Pascuala Súchite, of the village of El Potrerito in the municipality of Jocotán, Chiquimula.
"It only rained three times, and the crops all died. Normally, it rains so much you lose count, but this year it didn't rain at all," says Pascuala Súchite, of the village of El Potrerito in the municipality of Jocotán, Chiquimula.
Photograph by Gena Steffens

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