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Guatemala in Crisis: the Death of Justice

By Rob March 23, 2023 No Comments

I’ve been back in Guatemala for only a short while, but it’s already become abundantly clear to me that the country is in crisis. Terrible crisis. Failed-state-kinda crisis. Visitors to Guatemala’s lovely, touristy hot spots -Antigua, Tikal, Lake Atitlan, etc.- might spend their perfectly wonderful vacation here without ever realizing just how dire the situation has become. That’s because this crisis is internal: a sickness, a rotting, a cancer. Its…

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El comedor – finding great food in Guatemala

By Rob March 14, 2023 No Comments

This isn’t a food blog. (Although you wouldn’t know that by these first couple of posts.) But one aspect of Guatemalan life that I most missed while in NY was the food. I’m not talking about the super-gourmet stuff served in the “nicer” parts of town or the tourist destinations. I mean the family-run places that serve delicious dishes on the cheap: ‘el comedor’ (the eatery.)  Some might say that…

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We’re back… and there’s pepián!

By Rob March 13, 2023 1 Comment

After three years of absence from Guatemala due to COVID (pinche COVID) and family responsibilities in NY, I’ve finally returned… albeit for a quick visit. Hopefully there will be abundant stories to tell and photos to share in the upcoming days. But for now I wanted to leave you with a photo of a meal that was prepared to welcome me back to the office: pepián! Made with chicken, potatoes,…

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