Guatemalan teen who died in US custody wanted to save siblings from hunger and severe drought

(CNN)After surviving on one meal a day, Juan de Len Gutirrez left his drought-stricken village in eastern Guatemala and set on a journey to the United States. He just wanted to earn $13 for his family to buy corn and salt. “I asked him to stay because it was very dangerous but he decided to leave,” said Juan’s dad, Tanerjo de León. “He left anticipating a harsh summer.” Juan is the second-born son of seven brothers. He had been cleaning and measuring a field for $4 a day. His mother said Juan would help her fetch firewood, jugs with water and prep the scarce family meals they have. The family doesn’t eat breakfast regularly, Gutiérrez said. Most days they only …