My room at the posada Hermanas Escolares. As a sick, bad smelling boy, I got it all to myself.
"Human Rights Have Died" - Graffiti on Sixth Ave., Guate
"When the world is on sale, its natural to be betrayed" (or something like that) - Graffiti on 6th Ave.
Looking down at the pool at the posada from our terrace several stories above.
Rainbow over Guate
Lorena Cabnal of AMISMAXAT
Sharing a natural element with the group
Explaining the Xinka cosmovision
Irina, our lone European
Kelsey, fearless leader
First trip in the van. What excitement. How little that would last...
Mtg. with Sandra from UDEFEGUA
And what a note-taker Rita was...
Luz Mendez, UNAMG
On the way to El Estor
Crossing the bridge over Rio Dulce
The Sweet River
Good times at dinner, El Estor
Rita and Bernie
Not much time to enjoy Lago Izabal
Vanessa and Kelsey, trying to look tough. Vanessa wins.
A beautiful valley community heading north from El Estor into the mountains
Yes. We made it across.
Views of Polochic Valley down below
Maria Choc, human rights defender, translator and amazing woman tells us about the evictions on the old territory of Lote 8
I didn't even try to keep my feet clean
Cardamom flower and seed
Crossing rivers to arrive at the new Lote 8 settlement
Nuevo Lote 8
Rob was sweaty. The broom was cool.
Quite resourceful those K'eq chi are.
The meeting room at Lote 8
Guests of honor; sitting at the front
Rob, introducing the delegation. Most likely explaining that his boss is there so he'll be behaving well...
Raul - translator, rights defender.
Note the boy in the background.
The community agreement to 'buy back their land.'
The CGN response...
Meeting with the women of Lote 8 aside from the men
Irme Irelanda Choc Kak
Margarita Ca'al Ca'al
Rosa Elvira Coc Icu
Hard story to tell
Olivia Asig Xol
Chicken Soup for the Soul
Kelsey, the Polochic Valley faintly visible through the clouds below
Remains of old Lote 8
But is it really?
Senor governor of Izabal
Andrea, de Casa Artesana
Lots of bananas, headed for the US. Insert comment here about bananas and the Guatemala civil war...
The group with our captain. Puerto Barrios
Irina, enjoying the shade of a lone palm tree. PB
"Here, YES. There was genocide." (Despite what Otto Perez Molina says)
Outside of FAFG
Eliza. Proud Anthropologist
RIbs of an unborn baby.
Not a fun book to have lying around the office
Bullet holes, entrance and exit. Very telling about the massacre
Teeth not yet in - helps identify the body as around 8 years old
SEPREM. Not quite sure what happened here. Good cake and service at the very least.
Sandra Moran. Powerful. Miaz Mujer Maiz
Mtg. with the women at ISMU
Like a kid in a candy shop.
Van Ride Sing-a-long
Poster at ECAP
Art at ECAP
Rubber tree farm
Chris and the chickens
Bye Bye GHRC delegation :(