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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

It takes more than villages to keep mothers safe

Juana Partora Martinez, 45, lives with her husband, a corn and bean farmer in the country outside Matagalpa, Nicaragua. She was expecting her 12th child. In rural Nicaragua, poverty, a lack of infrastructure and violence, as well as cultural traditions prevent many women from getting adequate health care.