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Juan José Hurtado Paz y Paz
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Juan José Hurtado Paz y Paz

Juan José Hurtado Paz y Paz has been General Director of the Asociación Pop No’j since 2015 and was previously its Technical Coordinator and one of its founding members. Through his studies, work, and lifelong commitment to social development, he has developed deep knowledge of the economic, social, political, and environmental realities of Guatemala and Mesoamerica. He has worked in several development and human-rights organizations, both Guatemalan and international, and has been part of social movements and social organizations.

Dr. Paz y Paz holds a doctorate in education from La Salle University in Costa Rica and a BA in communications from the Rafael Landívar University in Guatemala City, where he has also taught.

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Cover image for Migration from Huehuetenango in Guatemala’s Western Highlands
Reports
March 2022
By  Andrew Selee, Luis Argueta and Juan José Hurtado Paz y Paz
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Reports
March 2022
By  Andrew Selee, Luis Argueta and Juan José Hurtado Paz y Paz

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Reports
March 2022

Desde principios de la década de 2010, la migración irregular de Guatemala a Estados Unidos ha aumentado drásticamente. Huehuetenango, un departamento en el Altiplano Occidental de Guatemala, se encuentra entre las principales fuentes de esta emigración. Este estudio examina los patrones y factores impulsores de la emigración de Huehuetenango, así como las posibles estrategias para abordar factores de empuje y creación de alternativas a la migración irregular.

Reports
March 2022

Since the early 2010s, unauthorized migration from Guatemala to the United States has risen dramatically. Huehuetenango, a department in Guatemala’s Western Highlands, is among the top sources of this emigration. This study examines the patterns and drivers of emigration from Huehuetenango, as well as potential strategies to address push factors and create alternatives to irregular migration.