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Guatemala Accuses Texas Of Harboring NGOs Trafficking Children


Guatemala’s Attorney General is investigating American taxpayer-funded non-government organizations (NGOs) for child sex trafficking and claims Texas is harboring these organizations.

Guatemalan Attorney General Maria Consuelo Porras sent a letter to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton earlier this month asking for assistance in their investigation after criminal complaints were filed with Guatemala’s Public Ministry alleging that U.S. taxpayer-funded NGOs may be trafficking children from the Central American country. Furthermore, they suspect Guatemalan children are allegedly suffering physical and sexual abuse at facilities run by these NGOs.

“In relation to the new complaint that has been filed with this institution, a horrifying pattern of disappearance of children from Guatemala has been brought to our attention, and it has been reported to the Public Ministry that a complex network involving Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) operating within Guatemala, who collaborate with specific entities in the State of Texas, are implicated in the abuse of Guatemalan children when they are away from their parents and do not have someone to protect them,” Porras wrote in her letter.

“These Guatemalan children have reportedly been placed in shelters and organizations throughout Texas under the guise of providing them with a family environment. Disturbingly, there have been reports and documented situations of sexual abuse in these shelters, which is a huge violation of the rights and dignity of these children.”

Porras wrote the State of Texas “bears much of the responsibility for these lost children, who have been transferred to the border and processed migratorily in Texas” and further claims Texas has been apparently fully aware of the situation.

Guatemalan Secretary General Angel Pineda said he is seeking collaboration from Paxton and the State of Texas in this ongoing criminal investigation, according to Sara Carter’s news site.

“As a Prosecutor’s Office, Ministerio Publico of Guatemala, have received a criminal complaint that states some criminal actions, which we see with great concern,” Pineda told “Due to the situation that is happening in Texas, regarding different forms of abuses of some Guatemalan children and adolescents, when the institution received that criminal complaint, the institution has started investigations, so it is necessary to work on this matter in an integral way.”

Porras stated in the letter that among the non-governmental organizations operating in Guatemala and the State of Texas that may be involved in child trafficking operations are Save the Children, Changing the Way We Care, the World Childhood Foundation, Arise, and La Unión del Pueblo Entero. Porras emphasized that what’s particularly concerning is that some of these organizations receive federal funds from American taxpayers.

The Save the Children organization – which has been operating in Guatemala since 1976, according to their site – has had questionable allegiances. For example, they gave an award to Hillary Clinton, whose Clinton Foundation was cited for crimes against children in the 2018 Inspector General’s report in 2013. In 2019, Save the Children gave an award to honor Disney and its CEO, Bob Iger. Disney has been plagued with pedophilia problems for years. Recently, it’s been widely exposed that the Disney Channel hired Brian Peck after he was criminally charged for the sexual abuse of a minor and registered as a sex offender since the Quiet on Set docu-series came out. Also, Bill Gates, who notoriously continued a relationship with Jeffrey Epstein after his first conviction for procuring a child for prostitution in 2008 – has given Save the Children millions over the years via The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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