Often I have mentioned the importance of Antigua Guatemala, formerly Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala, through out the history of the Central American isthmus and beyond. For instance, Antigua Guatemala had the fourth university in the American continent. The California avocado mother seeds came from Antigua Guatemala. The black Christ effigy of Esquipulas was carved in Antigua Guatemala. Some claimed that The Little Prince was inspired and perhaps written in Antigua Guatemala.
I could go on and on, but suffice to say that Antigua Guatemala plays center stage often as it is the case now with the 43rd General Assembly of the Organization of the American States, OAS, being held in La Antigua Guatemala.
Photos courtesy of Juan Manuel Herrera/OAS
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