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I'm a journalist, don't shoot © Rudy Giron

I’m a journalist, don’t shoot

Today while leading a photo walk around Antigua Guatemala we encounter a group of journalists demanding safety and security from the authorities …

Los Patojos Need Your Help

Contact Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes or Gary Jepson to learn how you can help Los Patojos. In the meantime, read about what …

Real Guatemala: Los albañiles

Of course, we can not leave out the albañiles, construction workers, from a series about the Real Guatemala. I don’t know if …

Antigüeños Contra la Delincuencia by Leonel -Nelo- Mijangos

Antigüeños contra la delincuencia

Los antigüeños ya estamos cansados de tantos hechos delictivos que están pasando en nuestra amada ciudad mientras tanto las autoridades no se …

Talking About the Future Under the New Social Democratic Government

Like these two ladies, many wonder if the new Social Democratic cabinet will be more inclusive and responsive to the needs of the masses and hope that just having one woman Ministra and one indigenous Ministro (Secretary of an executive department) in a country where 60% of the population are indigenous and at least, if not more, 50% of the population are women, will not be a handicap when the times comes to address the needs of the aforementioned people, which in turn represent the majority of the population.

Window view of Mountains around La Antigua Guatemala

As beautiful, cosmopolitan, antique and modern as it is La Antigua Guatemala, many people choose to live in one of the surrounding villages that belong to the municipio (county) of La Antigua Guatemala. There are many reasons for this decision which range from the economics, ‘real guatemalan experience’, or simply to live in a more natural and greener environment.

Chicalote (Prickly Poppy) Cocoon in La Antigua Guatemala

Last year, on the entry The Land of the Eternal Spring, I talked about the “undocumented alien” in our garden, the Flor de Pascua (poinsettias) which were not planted or maintained, yet it gave us those wonderful red flowers from October through March. Since then, we moved to another house in San Pedro Las Huertas, one of the neighborhoods of La Antigua Guatemala, which is next to a coffee plantation with lots of trees and birds (partners in crime). Well, I am happy to report yet another “undocumented alien” in our new garden by the name of Chicalote (Prickly Poppy or Argemone Mexicana), a sort desert weed (that’s right I said desert, remember La Antigua is located in a tropical country). Two days ago I presented you the chicalote’s flower in the entry Flora and Fauna working together. One thing many visitors to La Antigua Guatemala notice right away is the incredible number of exotic flowers and plants, many of which grow in the wild.

Guatemalan Policemen At Work

In this tiny office of this building, the Captains’ Palace, two police officers take crime reports, charges and denounces, all under the …

Tuk Tuk Police

Tuk Tuk police, arrest this man, he talks in maths He buzzes like a fridge, he’s like a detuned radio Tuk Tuk …

Antigüeños demand safety

Antigüeños demand safety, originally uploaded by rudygiron. Many businesses and Antigüeños demanded safety from the city and province government today. There has …