El Milagro

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One of Guatemala City’s most infamous neighborhoods, El Milagro is seen as a very violent and full of crime. Having an army checkpoint at the neighborhood’s entrance isn’t helping with this reputation.
I have been told several times not to go to this neighborhood because I certainly be subject of a crime.
Well, I had some errands to attend to El Milagro and I found it as safe as any other Guatemalan barrio. In fact I bumped into these children having some fun with their skateboards.

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  • NYChapin

    Great pic man !

  • dg

    Just to reiterate what NYChapin said, great pic. This would make an awesome poster.

  • dg

    Just to reiterate what NYChapin said, great pic. This would make an awesome poster.

  • Elí Orozco

    Thanks both. Just to add to the story, I had my professional camera with me and that’s the one I used to take the photos. When one goes to this neighborhood, one is adviced not to bring any valuables or not to show your cellphone but here is Elí with a professional camera. This is the low resolution jpeg file straight from the camera. I have not been able to edit photos because my computer is in the shop getting fished.