ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE, ART, CENTRAL AMERICA, GUATEMALA, PHOTOGRAPHY, TRAVEL

ZACULEU

About five years ago I was in Huehuetenango, Guatemala having crossed the border from Méjico and rattled into town on a chicken bus.  It was getting late so I stayed in a sketchy little hotel near the bus station, probably cost around 40 queztales or five bucks American. Huehue is a kind of bustling town although […]

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GUATEMALA, MEXICO, PHOTOGRAPHY, TRAVEL

BORDER KIDS

The mood on Latin America Focus has been somewhat sombre of late with the focus being on the missing Ayotzinapa 43, the commemorative march for the student massacres of 1968 and a trip down memory lane way back to 1520 and la noche triste in the lotería mexicana series.  With that in mind I thought that it was time […]

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BELIZE, CENTRAL AMERICA, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, MEXICO, PANAMA, POLITICS, TRANSLATION

CONTRABAND HITS GUATEMALA (TRANSLATION)

It is well known that drugs, particularly cocaine, transit through Central American nations before reaching Mexican cartels and the lucrative US market.  This report, in todays edition of Mexican newspaper El Universal , shows that Central American nations are also the source and destination of smuggled goods, products which are otherwise legal.  The article investigates how […]

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ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE, GUATEMALA, VIDEO

TIKAL, GUATEMALA (VIDEOS)

I spent a long day at the amazing Mayan archaeological site of Tikal in the northern Guatemalan department of El Peten.  In between lots of walking, climbing pyramids and taking photographs I shot a couple of short videos as well, the first from the main central square and the second from the central acropolis to […]

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