First of all, Guatemala is a third world country with a corrupt legal system which may very well be the reason she left that country in the first place. Second of all Guatemala’s official language is Spanish. The United States does not have an official language and NYC has a high percentage of Spanish speaking residents so it is not completely unreasonable to expect that someone translate what was happening in that report. I am a first generation New Yorker, my parents are both from Guatemala and my mom failed to learn English because she was too busy trying to raise me and the countless other children she babysat to make ends meet. If this woman was fearing for her children’s life I suspect learning English falls low on the to-do list.