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
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 […]
September 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Guatemala, Photos
My buddy, Ron, is the principal of a school in a neighboring village down here. The school is a ginormous complex with a labyrinthian system of organizations folded inside of it but, from what I gathered, the parent organization is the Scheel Center. They had received a donation of new soccer jerseys for all the […]
September 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Momento: una tempestad · Audio, Connor Boals, Guatemala
[Audio clip: view full post to listen] It rains a lot here. This afternoon was particularly heavy. I really enjoy the sound rain makes as it batters the plastic and tin roofing of my family’s house.
September 20th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Guatemala, Photos
My parents are pretty cool. They’re the kind of parents that jet down to Guatemala for the weekend, kayak one day and climb a volcano the next. Then, just like that, they’re gone back to the real world. On Friday, we kayaked on Lake Atitlan. It’s one of the more beautiful places I’ve encountered here […]
I got the camera out last night after it rained. The whole “moment” thing is inspired by Damon Winter’s work on “A Year at War” for the New York Times