April 17, 2012
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Álvaro Ramazzini, elevated to the cardinalship in October 2019, was appointed the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Huehuetenango, Guatemala, in May 2012 after serving as bishop of the Diocese of San Marcos from 1988 through 2012. Ramazzini has fought to end the unjust land tenure system in western Guatemala, arguing it disfavors the poor and limits social mobility.