· October, 2007

Stories about Guatemala from October, 2007

Guatemala: Missing Home

  30 October 2007

Migration either internally or to countries abroad is a usual phenomenon in Guatemala. During the armed conflict and the years of extreme poverty and violence several Guatemalans decided that there was a lack of real opportunities. As a result many left their homelands to go to the capital city or to go North to find other ways to survive and improve their quality of life. Blogs play an important role in keeping people connected and to bring a piece of Guatemala closer.

Guatemala: Adoption Fees for Couples

  25 October 2007

Blog de mi Guatemala [ES] comes across a website for the organization Guatemala Miracles, where the agency charges $25,000 and up for honorariums to help couple adopt a child from that country.

Guatemala: Extreme Sports Photos

  8 October 2007

BMX Bikers often use the areas around churches for their jumps and tricks in Jocotenango, Guatemala. La Antigua Guatemala Daily Photo provides two action shots of these daredevils.

Guatemala: Child Abuse

  8 October 2007

Claudia Navas Dangel tells the story of a Guatemalan boy, who she has seen from time to time and has shown signs of abuse. She adds child abuse statistics from Guatemala on her blog Ordinaria Locura [ES].

Guatemala: And the Winner is Carlos Peña

  1 October 2007

It wasn't until Guatemalan singer Carlos Peña appeared on the international television program Latin American Idol that he received support and love from his fellow Guatemalans. When he won, the entire country celebrated. Bloggers joined in on the celebration, but also wondered why Peña had to go abroad and appear on television there before Guatemalans would support local talent.