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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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Memories of Genocide: Guatemala


I have an uneasy fascination with the era of Guatemalan genocide.  I was there toward the end of this period (Guatemalan Civil War) in the 1990s.  I visited Santiago Atitlán in 1990 a week after the massacre of 13 indigenous … Continue reading

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