Due to the recent corruption scandals involving high ranking government officials, including current President Otto Perez Molina, today people from all across the country showed up demanding his resignation.
This has been the biggest protest since the signing of the peace accords in 1996. Early estimates say about 60 thousand people showed up, I personally put the number around the 100k, and a lot more were still coming by the time I left.
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There is no neighborhood in Guatemala where you can not find a house or business selling chocobananos, (more…)
For many decades, there were only a handful of beers available to us Guatemalans. (more…)
Here is a common snack for Guatemalans, Manzana con Pepita, Apple with roasted and ground squash seeds.
Former “Private Secretary of Vice-presidency”, allegedly involved in a criminal organization that embezzled hundreds of millions from the State.
By the way, this corruption scandal goes so deep into our government structure. And for some strange reason, the government entity involved in printing these flyers took a couple of months to print them.
If there was to be a Guatemalan National Dish, undoubtedly it would be fried chicken. (more…)
Last night I had the honor of assisting to the Premier of Luis Argueta newest film Abrazos (more…)
My new favorite place to enjoy and share a cup of coffee in Guatemala City. Located at Via 5 1-75 Zona 4, you’ll find a nice place to chat or do some work if you need to. This all area is now full with new restaurants and sometimes that means more noise or loud music, although that hasn’t been a problem for me.