Immersion Works … Sort of!

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 never been possible for me, beyond 2 weeks. Most of those 2 week stays are with, or around folks...
33 Years Ago Today: February 15 Massacre

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 homes were burned, animals killed and crops were destroyed. This was part of the...
The Impact of Foreign Volunteers in Guatemala

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 woman from the USA was visiting Guatemala to learn Spanish....
GUATEMALAN JOURNALIST PRAISES E.I.

GUATEMALAN JOURNALIST PRAISES E.I.

Rolanda Garcia, a Guatemalan journalist and social communicator living in Ixcán, recently wrote an article giving thanks to the work of Enfoque Ixcán. Rolanda grew up in Ixcán and now along with a business partner, Santiago Baton, produces weekly news reports for the...
RIOS MONTT VERDICT OVERTURNED

RIOS MONTT VERDICT OVERTURNED

Former Guatemalan president Rios Montt was convicted and sentenced to 80 years in prison for crimes of genocide against Mayan Guatemalans in the early 1980’s on May 10, 2013. Just 10 days later Guatemala’s Supreme Court overturned the guilty decision and...
RIOS MONTT — THE VERDICT!

RIOS MONTT — THE VERDICT!

 Ríos Montt Found Guilty of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity  On Friday May 10, at approximately 6:30PM, Judge Yassmin Barrios declared General Efraín Ríos Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. “Justice is a right for the victims; these acts...