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Colorful Guatemala Revisited






I am completely ruined. After having spent so much time around rich, intense colors, textures, idiosyncrasies, how could I ever live again …




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Play it with Pride (Part III)






Boy, is this kid so cute or what? And photogenic too! He move around, from left to right and back, withot removing …




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Wear It With Pride (Part 1)






Last week, as we watch the delegations parade at the Beijing 2008 Olympics Inauguration, I was thinking how wonderful it was to …




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Who should I call?






Cellular telephones are so inexpensive in Guatemala that I used to joke with a friend who did have a mobile phone that …




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Guatemalan Indigenous Singers






I find the singing of the indigenous people extremely haunting and touching, even though, they are singing evangelical hymns. To me this singing has another layer of pain and denouncing which is above the meaning of the words they sing; something much older and more mystical than the religious hymn brought by the European Christianity.