INGUAT shows for the OAS

INGUAT shows for the OAS by Nelo Mijangos

As always, Guatemala’s tourism institute, INGUAT for short, put up a show of “Mayan” ceremonies and dances to welcome the members of the OAS General Assembly being held in Antigua Guatemala for the next three days.

Honest, I have never understood why Guatemala’s tourism board or institute, INGUAT, hires real Maya people to perform ceremonies or dances whenever they put a show to display our Mayan heritage. I would really like to know why they hire mostly ladinos and white Guatemalans to “recreate” the Mayan ceremonies and dances.

Does anyone know the reasons? Please, share them with us in the comments.

photos by Nelo Mijangos

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