Rejecting the BIA's "excessively narrow" view of the nexus requirement, the Court found that Petitioner's familial ties were one central reason for her past persecution. The Court also concluded that the evidence presented (namely, Petitioner's credible testimony about her efforts to seek police help combined with country condition information about the extent of gang corruption in government) compelled the conclusion that the Guatemalan government was unable or unwilling to control Petitioner's persecutors. 

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