Posts Tagged ‘Guatemala’

Dealing with Pain

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Guatemala has just suffered a horrible natural disaster. Last Thursday night a mudslide burried hundres of house on the outskirts of Guatemala City.
Peolple from all over the country have shown their solidarity with the victims and survivors.


Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Despite torrential rains, Guatemalans turned to Plaza de la Constitution to celebrate the removal of presidential immunity of President Otto Perez Molina (more…)

Vice-president Resigns

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Guatemalan Vice-president has just resigned after social and political pressure due to a corruption scandal involving high ranking officials including the assistant secretary of the V.P.’S.
Guatemalans turn to Plaza de la Constitución to celebrate the announcement.

Guate Pride

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Guate Pride by Eddie Deleon

As I previously mentioned, many Guatemalans living in the United States return home during holidays. Many come with their whole families, including some with sons and daughters who are visiting Guatemala for the first time. This year one of them was Hector, my nephew, who was born and lives in Wisconsin. It was great to see him in his “natural habitat” and his Guatemalan pride in full display.

photo and text by Eddie Deleón


Sunday, April 26th, 2015

How would you react if the private secretary of the Vice-President was involved (allegedly of course) in a criminal organization? (more…)

How About Swimming in Guatemala City?

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015


Guatemalan athletes seem to be having a recent boom in all kinds of disciplines and I just think that in a country so small like ours, this spreads and inspire a lot of people faster than a bigger city. Just to mention a few of them: Mirna Ortiz, Mayra Herrera, Erick Barrondo. Eli has covered a lot of activity with biking and hiking in Guatemala City, but what about swimming?

The cheapest option in Guatemala City probably would be the olympic pool at San Carlos University, is open to the public and I hear it’s not expensive. But I guess if you’re serious about it, you can always consider to enroll in the official national institution: National Federation of Swim, Diving and Water Polo.

There’s always gyms, probably the most expensive of all the options but if you need flexibility related to the location or schedule, this is your best option.

I ignore the exact definition of “open waters” but since Guatemala it’s a country with so many natural resources, I’m sure (and I’ve heard of this) several lakes in the country are used to train this discipline.  In the picture above, a guy swimming in the Lake Petén Itzá.  I hear there’s fear to overcome when swimming in open waters, and from all my fears, this is the greatest one, I think.  Maybe I’ll do a few interviews related to this discipline in the future.

There was no Holocaust!

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Rios Montt
The people in charge of security in the Ghettos were often Jews, and how and why would they turn in their fellow Jews to the Nazi killing machine.

Guatemala Inspired Art

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Guatemalan Art
A few weeks ago, a friend from Argentina came to visit. Of course I had to take him to this beautiful peaceful and serene place.
He took some photographs and his mother being a skillful painter, was inspired to draw this scenes.
Do you know where this is?


Thursday, March 13th, 2014

I’ve come across a small relief map of the country of Guatemala at a small shopping center here in 6th avenue, downtown Guatemala City.
What is really interesting is that it shows 50% of Belize’s territory as  belonging to Guatemala.
Here is something for an international crisis!!
Oh by the way; yes that land was stolen by the British.. Shhh…


Circo Rey Gitano

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

I went for a second visit to the circus, Circo Rey Gitano, Guatemala’s oldest and most famous circus.
This time I went a little earlier to take a better look at the animals.
Do visit your local circus, they take great care of their animals and they are very enthusiastic of their performance, despite all difficulties.

Stormy night

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013



Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Quetzalteca Rosa de Jamaica in a can!
This is something I noticed recently and and I have no clue since when it has been available, and finally I bought it and tried it.
It is very tasty and easy to drink with a 16 proof, perfect for a hot day.
And just a $1 would get you one of these cans.
Tchin Tchin…
Oh, one more thing: Most Guatemalans call Quetzalteca “Indita”. I personally avoid that term because the word “Indita” is a diminutive of the word “India”, which Guatemalans constantly use a a pejorative and a racist insult, a word that is constantly used to refer to the indigenous people of the country.
So, whenever you can, I advise you to use the real name “Quetzalteca” and avoid the Guatemalan’s name “Indita”.