The Global Guardians: The Afro-Ecuadorian community fighting COVID-19

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  • Lucciola Gonzalez lives in an Afro-Ecuadorian community in south of Guayaquil. It is a place where daily necessities are in short supply and the crime rate is high. Apart from her normal job, she works as a coordinator of a foundation which helps Afro-Americans in South America suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic. She has a very simple goal: If people in her community are fed, they would not be committing crimes and will not throw their lives away.

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