Stories about Guatemala from December, 2009
James Rodríguez of Mi Mundo documents one of the ongoing searches in the community of Villalobos for the remains of some of the disappeared victims during the armed conflict in Guatemala.
La Papila Gustativa [es] is a blog that has been reviewing a wide variety of restaurants in Guatemala City.
Filmed in Guatemala, the movie 'Puro Mula' was recently awarded at Havana Film Festival. It is one of the works from the collective Best Picture System, which brings together artists from all across Latin America.
The blogger S@kis of Una Hoja de Papel [es] describes a hypothetical conversation with his future granddaughter who wants to know what the Atitlán Lake in Guatemala was like, and why it is no longer that way. He answers because Guatemalans did nothing to preserve it.
Towns Santa María Nebaj, San Juan Cotzal and San Gaspar Chajul form the Ixil Triangle, located north of the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes. Because of its traditional hand-crafted clothing, the Chancol cheese, and its collection of myths and legends from the region, the place is one of the favorite destinations of hikers in Guatemala.
Blogger Luis Figueroa dwells on the idea of “popular justice” [es] and its link with the Guatemalan civil war after three persons were lynched by burning in the town of Chicol, Huehuetenango.
The blog Noticias para Dios offers an inside look, both raw and literary, on the everyday life of a Guatemalan lawyer rescuing trafficked children from brothels.