Stories about Guatemala from October, 2007
Guatemala: Missing Home
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: Blog de mi Guatemala Turns Four
Blog de Mi Guatemala [ES] celebrates its four-year anniversary.
Guatemala: Run-off Election Countdown
Elecciones Guatemala [ES] counts down to the run-off election that will decide Guatemala's next president.
Guatemala: Adoption Fees for Couples
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: Runoff Election Poll Numbers
Bloggings by Boz provides the latest poll numbers for the Guatmela runoff election scheduled for November 4.
Guatemala: Extreme Sports Photos
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
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: Immigrant's Earnings Seized as He Returned Home
Marisa Treviño of Latina Lista provides her thoughts on the battle waged by Pedro Zapeta, an undocumented Guatemalan immigrant in the U.S. whose earnings were seized by federal officials as he was returning to his native land.
Guatemala: And the Winner is Carlos Peña
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.