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Guatemala Bans Child Marriage, Big Change for Rural Areas

Guatemala has raised the minimum age for marriage to 18, but women's rights campaigners said enforcing the new law would be a challenge in a country where nearly one-third of girls are currently married by that age. The law, approved by Congress earlier this month by 87 votes to 15, raised the minimum marriage age from 14 for girls and 16 for boys, but said 16-year-old girls would still be able to marry with a judge's permission under some circumstances. Christa Stewart, of...

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