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Blessed Fruit of the Womb: The Fight for Reproductive Rights in Guatemala

WINGS works to break the cycle of poverty by helping enable families to choose whether and when to have children. Focusing on isolated and neglected communities of Alta Verapaz, WINGS implements two complementary program components – direct service provision and training and development – to ensure that people have knowledge of and access to...

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Pequeña Sinfonía del Nuevo Mundo (Small Symphony of the New World) by Luis Cardoza y Aragón

To open the pages of a book written by Luis Cardoza y Aragón is to enter a literary fantasy, and Pequeña Sinfonía del Nuevo Mundo is no exception, as this story offers a narrative where poetry shows off Cardoza’s talent in the description of landscapes and feelings in a prose story whose central theme...

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Learn Spanish & Create Change with Cambio Spanish School!

Cambio Spanish School is an entirely nonprofit Spanish school that provides high-quality Spanish instruction and donates 100% of its proceeds to the projects of the NGO Niños de Guatemala. All classes are one-on-one, either in-person or online through Skype, with Guatemalan teachers who have at least ten years of teaching experience. Cambio’s model –...

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Of Audits, Men Behind Bars, and Possibly Fewer Speedbumps

Salutations, My Loyal Readers! Because I must pen this column enough in advance to get it – along with the rest of our fine magazine – to the printers in time so that you can find out what’s happening here in our own little corner of paradise, the following tidbit may turn out to...

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Guatemala Medical Guide by Qué Pasa

Medical Guide by Que Pasa     World – Class, Affordable Healthcare  As surely everyone knows by now, the cost of healthcare is increasing around the world. In countries without a national healthcare system, the price of even minor, routine medical and dental procedures can be exorbitant, and in countries that do have national...

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Semuc Champey

At Semuc Champey (Q’eqchi’ for Sacred Water), you’ll find stunning blue and green pools filled by small waterfalls that are fed by natural springs while a river runs below in an underground waterway. This unusual and gorgeous geological formation is well worth a visit.

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Asociación Nuevo Amanecer: Together Let’s Fight the Dropout Rate

In San Andrés Itzapa, Chimaltenango, the Nuevo Amanecer (New Dawn/K’ak’a’ Saqarik) Association saw that there was a high dropout rate among indigenous children in this community because of the lack of parental support. The Association is working hard to help families get ahead through the education and training of children and adolescents, creating values...

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Kenneth Wood. Recycling Paper into Art

“Astral views of the cosmos, coral formations, planetary cities, a forest landscape:” the associations and superlatives flow from the viewers as effortlessly as the art of Kenneth Wood seems to come together. The collection in his studio and at his home in Santiago Atitlán, not only pleases the eye, it also gives recycled newspaper...

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Discovering Guatemala: Monterrico

Monterrico is a small coastal town located on an island with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Canal de Chiquimulilla and mangrove swamps on the other. The town itself has many small to midsized affordable hotels as well as restaurants and some nightspots. The beaches here are known for their black sand,...

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It’s More than Organic: An Interview with Alex Kronick

Where are you from? I was born and raised in La Antigua. I lived here until I was about fourteen and then I took off to a boarding school in Colorado where I had my first intersection with farming. After high school, I moved to California and kept farming there. Then after I graduated...

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