VIRGINIA BURMESTER

Virginia Burmester, Guatemala Country President
Virginia Burmester
Guatemala Country President

My international exposure began as an exchange student during the time of the Civil Rights Movement in the US. Through the lens of another culture, I was able to see more clearly than ever, that my own home country faced the same social issues involving dignity and inequality for every person. Guatemala, Central America´s largest economy, has the highest level of economic inequality in Central America. It also has some of the highest rates of chronic malnutrition, maternal and infant mortality. I returned to Guatemala with its natural beauty and deep cultural richness, with a greater determination to do all I can for greater dignity and equality for everyone in the world.

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My international exposure began as an exchange student during the time of the Civil Rights Movement in the US. Through the lens of another culture, I was able to see more clearly …

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