Category Archives: News from Guatemala

Turtles, start your engines!

February, 2016 postcard from the road…

GUATEMALA – FEBRUARY, 2016 Play first, work later! That’s our approach to our February, 2016 Enfoque Ixcán trip to Guatemala. So here is a short travelogue of the beginning of…

Dr. Pike, with no English-speakers in sight!

Immersion Works … Sort of!

I’ve often heard and have come to believe that total immersion is the best way to learn a new language. However, having time for an extended stay in Guatemala has…

Processional march for the victims

33 Years Ago Today: February 15 Massacre

33 years ago today the Guatemalan Army moved into the Ixcán village of Santa Maria Tzeja. By the end of the day 17 residents had been killed, mostly women and children,…

The Impact of Foreign Volunteers in Guatemala

This morning we witnessed some amazing sights in Guatemala City. More importantly, we learned about possibilities and potentials that wouldn’t exist in Guatemala without foreign volunteer help. In 1999 a…