One of the stories I found when I was down in Guatemala last fall was the plight of indigenous community radio stations. In Guatemala, radio is an incredibly important medium. Much of the population is illiterate or lacks access to print or digital media, so radio is the only way to get information. Also, Guatemala […]
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October 13th, 2011 · Comments Off on Pirate radio, Guatemalan style · Guatemala, Journalism, Photos, Travels, Writing
I’m headed stateside on Friday, where I’ll be trying my luck in English for a while. I hope to get back to Guatemala sooner than later. I feel as though I’m leaving just as I was cracking open this country’s shell. Here are a few shots for my last few days here. I visited Lago […]
November 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on Moment: Salsa after dinner · Connor Boals, Guatemala, Video
The other night, the dining room became a dance floor. In other news: T-minus one week until I return to the United States.
November 4th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Connor Boals, Guatemala, Video
Here is my video from my weekend in Todos Santos Cuchumatán. Enjoy.
November 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Connor Boals, Guatemala, Photos
Borracho means “drunk” in spanish. I wasn’t drunk, but the entire village of Todos Santos Cuchumatán was. To be more specific, the entire male populations of Todos Santos was drunk. Very drunk. I met up with some friends, old and new, and traveled across Guatemala to this village high in the mountains to take in […]
On Saturday, I went to Monterrico on the Pacific coast. I got some sun and sand. On Sunday, I went for a stroll with my friend Karen to San Felipe, the next town over from Antigua. The stroll turned into a hike. We ended up climbing a hill/mountain covered in coffee farms. Cool view. We […]
Antigua was the former capital city of Guatemala until it was nearly leveled by an earthquake in the 1700s. Left behind were various ruins from the colonial era which have been rebuilt around to form modern-day Antigua. I took a late night stroll last night to capture some of the ruins and sights of Antigua […]
October 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on La lucha indígenas · Connor Boals, Guatemala, Photos
On Monday night, I got a call from Danielle DeLuca from Cultural Survival who said she was heading to the capital, Guatemala City, early Tuesday morning to march in a giant procession of indigenous people from all across the country. Happy Columbus Day …? The march began early in the morning and snaked through the […]
Saturday was Gilda’s birthday. I’ve been renting a room from Gilda in her home where she lives with her three sons. We all went out to a local pizza place to celebrate. Gilda. Jhonatan (with some birthday cake on his face). Isai (and me). Esau and baby Ana. She belongs to Monica, a friend of […]