April 17, 2012
One of nine finalists nominated for Tanenbaum's "Peacemakers in Action" prize, Bishop Alvaro Ramazzini, of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Marco, Guatemala, is a long-time advocate for social justice for Guatemala's poorest citizens. For his reflections on the challenges facing contemporary Guatemala, especially its marginalized indigenous population, see WFDD's interview with him here.
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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.
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