Monday, September 7, 2009

Aids Spreading Fast in Guatemala: Preachers Accused of Hindering Fight

September 7, 2009 on Al Jazeera English
The spread of Aids is having a devastating effect on Guatemala. Most Guatemalans are devout Catholics, although in one town nicknamed Miracle, nine out of 10 people have joined the evangelical church.

But, as David Mercer reports, health workers are concerned that the churchs influence, rather than helping check the spread of Aids, is making it difficult to combat the pandemic.

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