Vídeo de como Guatemaltecas recuerdan el Día de la Mujer. [leer más]
Desde fines de los años 80, varias asociaciones, organizaciones y fundaciones se han creado en La Antigua Guatemala para diferentes causas – desde la celebración de fiestas en la Calle del Arco, hasta Salvemos Antigua en pro de la preservación de la ciudad histórica. Salvemos Antigua fue fundada por un grupo de residentes antigueños (incluyéndome) en el año 1999 para abordar temas relacionados con la conservación y el desarrollo positivo de esta histórica ciudad.
There were grenades under the seat and four bodyguards following our imported grey Cadillac. It was seven in the morning and I felt as if I had been awake the entire day, wishing it was over and hating to admit it had just begun. I was part of a right-wing political caravan heading toward the Guatemalan town of Esquipulas, where an infamous presidential candidate would initiate his presidential campaign by kissing a statue on the altar of a church visited annually by thousands of religious pilgrims from the Isthmus.
Eight months ago, I stepped off a plane and into the Guatemala City airport. It was my gateway into Central America and I didn’t know a single person. That would change quickly with my research into entrepreneurship in the country and in the region. Months later I find myself in Managua, Nicaragua, holding hands with citizens of more than 25 countries with the unifying desire to use business to solve social, economic, and environmental problems in Latin America.
Totonicapán is just over the hills from Santa María Chiquimula, but it is a different reality altogether. From Santa María Chiquimula, the small community that I have been researching, I can look out beyond the hill tops and imagine scaling the hills to my left and descending to the other side, sparing myself the rough terrain and bumpy ride down from this small community, and into the urban reality of Totonicapan, nicknamed “Toto” by the locals.