September 2012

A Labor of Love: Guatemalan Artisans Earn a Living from Craft

By David Snyder Creating traditional handicrafts has been a way of life for generations of rural Guatemalan women. But it was a history with an …

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September 2012

Skills for Life: Sewing Class Provides Hand Up for Guatemalan Women

By David Snyder In a room full of sewing machines, Maria Estella Nimacachi focuses intently on a small patch of blue cloth, feeding it delicately …

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September 2012

Graduation Day for Teachers: Workshop Bolsters Educator Skills in Guatemala

By David Snyder Learning a new language is hard. But entrepreneurs in the tourist community of San Pedro la Leguna, Guatemala, found out that teaching …

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September 2012

Green Space: Community Group Has Big Plans for Ecotourism in Guatemala

Santos Gutierrez casts his eyes into the treetops and sends a series of long, slow whistles into the branches overhead. A small, gray-headed bird appears. For Gutierrez, it is a chance to connect with nature – and a sign of how far the people of Chuamazan have come in their use of this forest.

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August 2012

Bak’tun Route celebrates Mayan history

Some people are preparing for the world to end Dec. 21, but communities in Guatemala are preparing in other ways: developing and marketing tourism routes that celebrate Mayan history.

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February 2012

Finding an upside to the “end-of-the-world” hype in Guatemala

While some predict that the world will catastrophically end on December 21, 2012, Guatemala’s tourism industry is hoping the date provides a different type of explosion – a boom of visitors enjoying the Mayan ruins and soaking up the country’s rich culture.

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January 2012

Festive concerts raise awareness about endangered Guatemalan Pinabete tree

More than 10,000 people turned out for a series of holiday concerts in Guatemala City and Quetzaltenango to raise awareness about the Pinabete (Abies guatemalensis), an endangered Guatemalan fir tree species.

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September 2011

This Week in Guatemala: New World Crafts Trade Fair

An eclectic mix of textures, materials and surfaces will be on display this week at the 4th Annual New World Crafts Trade Fair! The Trade Fair be held at Casa Santo Domingo in Antigua Guatemala on September 21st and 22nd, 2011.

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June 2011

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Efforts Recognized in Northern Guatemala at Awards Ceremony

Ever looked at an empty plastic soda bottle as you’re throwing it away and wondered where they all end up? In Guatemala, they may become a sturdy wall in a new school.

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April 2011

Visitors Enjoy a Breathtaking View of Equinox in Uaxactún, Guatemala

In the small Guatemalan village of Uaxactún, situated within an archaeological site dating back to 700BC, hundreds of visitors gathered to watch the vernal equinox this past March.

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