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Palin


Report from Guatemala

Palin

  • Palin is located in the department of Esquintla, and is located one hour from the capital city
  • It is recognized as one of the most violent communities in Guatemala, with extreme poverty and little access to education.
  • One of the young men who was an integral member and leader to the team, Luis Larios, was murdered a year ago because of the violence in the community.
  • The lacrosse team is called “Bob’s Lacrosse,” named after their good friend and Maya Lacrosse founder, Bob Stuart.
  • Bob’s Lacrosse was the second team formed in Guatemala; all of the participants work and study.
  • Currently, there are 15 boys and 6 girls who practice lacrosse 2 times a week, and many practice with each other in the streets of their community.
  • Many people from the surrounding rural indigenous communities migrate to Xela to seek jobs and better economic opportunities.