Malnutrition And Food Aid Programs: A Case Study From Guatemala Page: 8
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'It is important to note here that in Guatemala all Public Law 480
food falls under Title II, distributed by private voluntary organi-
zations (PVO's). This aid seems to be generally less subject to
corruption than emergency relief which is coordinated by the recip-
2This concept of the "spiraling effect" in malnutrition was coined by
Joaquin Cravioto, resulting from his studies dealing with nutri-
tion in Mexican communities (Cravioto et al. 1969, Johnston and
3The term "pluralistic" is generally used in reference to Guatemala's
ethnic composition, although the dicotomy is more frequently recog-
nized as existing between Indians and Ladinos. There is, however,
some validity for the use of the adjective, "pluralistic," rather
than "dualistic" to describe Guatemalan ethnicity since there are
at least 17 different Indian cultures, black Caribs and Europeans.
In order to maintain a certain amount of consistency, "pluralistic"
will be used throughout this text.
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Rodeheaver, Daniel Gilbert, 1954-; Bates, Frederick L. & Murphy, Arthur D. Malnutrition And Food Aid Programs: A Case Study From Guatemala, report, May 1982; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc84342/m1/21/: accessed July 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service.