A Guatemalan man walks up a hill in San Miguel Acatan, surrounded by the Cuchumatanes Mountains and rusted tin roofs covering the town. People started leaving Huehuetenango during the late 1970s and early 80s when the area was in the midst of a 36-year Civil War that ended in 1996. The area is now mired in poverty with residents migrating to areas, including the United States, where they hope to make a better life.

Photo by DAVID AHNTHOLZ

A Guatemalan man walks up a hill in San Miguel Acatan, surrounded by the Cuchumatanes Mountains and rusted tin roofs covering the town. People started leaving Huehuetenango during the late 1970s and early 80s when the area was in the midst of a 36-year Civil War that ended in 1996. The area is now mired in poverty with residents migrating to areas, including the United States, where they hope to make a better life.

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