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"Lin ka’ba lain Mateo"

Posted by Justin Trezza
Justin Trezza
Prior to SHI, Justin dedicated his time to grassroots organizing and environment
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on Friday, 24 February 2012
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"My name is Mateo," he greets me in his native Que'chi language. Mateo Salam has the boyish looks of a gentle fourteen year old, yet the aspirations and vision of a Mayan elder.  Only eighteen years of age, Mateo came to the village of San Pablo after having completed his high school degree at the technical school, Julian Cho. Mateo was the first in his family to receive a high school diploma, and aspires to teach primary education in one of the many small villages in the district of Toledo.

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