Tag Archives: Guatemala

Guatemala’s Presidential Election: Hope for Indigenous?


  A Golden Opportunity To End Mining Conflict Keith Slack, Thursday, 01 September 2011 17:31 When Guatemalans elect a new president in September, he or she will face a truly daunting set of problems. The country is, by any objective measure, … Continue reading

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Demystification of 2012


    I hope this clears things up. http://www.2012doomsdays.com/2012mayancalendar.htm The Mayan Long Count (LC) is based upon the following three numbers: 13, 18 and 20. A Tzolkin is equal: 13X20=260 days. A Tun is equal: 18X20=360 days. The multiplication of … Continue reading

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Indigenous Maya Still Disposable in Guatemala


Pacal Usually I like to write about how the Maya independently invented the concept of zero.  How they developed a written language (only recently deciphered).  How they built pyramids, plotted the movement of the heavens, and wrote books to record … Continue reading

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Finca Ixobel: Ecotourism in Guatemala’s Peten


When I was here in the late ’80s Guatemala was a country in the bloody flux of civil war. I had come through the mountains and Lake Atitlán and was on the long lowland journey by chicken bus to Tikal. … Continue reading

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Artist, Mayanist Merle G Robertson, RIP


 In Memoriam:  Merle Greene Robertson By Marc Zender and Joel Skidmore (Friday, April 22, 2011) The renowned Mayanist Merle Greene Robertson passed away in San Francisco today. Artist, art historian, photographer, and Mayanist, Merle was widely known for her extensive … Continue reading

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Guatemala: “Head of Stone” Tries to Speak


An interesting article  about a stone head in Guatemala includes a picture of a sculpted head bearing a resemblance to Michael Jackson in his latter years.  I’m probably going to post this to a Michael Jackson fan site to see … Continue reading

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Oldest Maya Ruler Tomb, 350 BCE


One of the more interesting icons in the cultural history of the world is the image of the jester, or trickster, or fool.  It might be Enki, or Loki, or Maximón, or Prometheus among many.  It is an archetype in … Continue reading

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