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Down Payment on a Dream

Down Payment on a Dream | Guatemala Project | Scoop.it
A promising new program will shield young immigrants from deportation and free them to seek jobs.
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Mayan Temple in Belize Bulldozed to Make Gravel for Road

Mayan Temple in Belize Bulldozed to Make Gravel for Road | Guatemala Project | Scoop.it
The overgrown ruins of a 2,300-year- old Mayan Temple in Belize were partially destroyed by contractors who wanted to use the limestone bricks for gravel to build a village road, according to the National Institute of Culture and Heritage.
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Guatemala: Indigenous Village Declares Internet Access a Human Right | Renata Avila, Global Voices

Guatemala: Indigenous Village Declares Internet Access a Human Right | Renata Avila, Global Voices | Guatemala Project | Scoop.it
In the village of Santiago Atitlan internet access has been declared "a human right" by both their inhabitants and their local authorities.

 

The youth of Santiago Atitlan pro-actively use digital tools. Their programme I respond! and you? (Yo Respondo, y Tu?) [es] is broadcast via the Internet and local cable TV and promoted throughout social networks. There they host dialogues discussing local problems, such as recycling and other ecological issues.

 

The group dedicated a show to the community Wi-Fi project once the first phase was ready. During the episode, called “Internet… my human right”, Frank La Rue, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, was invited to launch the community Wi-Fi. The Special Rapporteur congratulated the community and celebrated that Internet access is recognized as an effective tool to exercise and enforce other rights.

 

As described by Radio Ati, the community Wi-Fi project is a result of the joint efforts [es] of the population and local authorities:

 

“Tomás Chiviliú, alcalde municipal, indica que uno de sus propósitos es transparentar la información municipal, por lo que se ha desarrollado una red que permite la circulación informativa entre las distintas dependencias ediles. Este proceso llevó a instalar el equipo necesario para ofrecer Internet a los vecinos. Agrega que “es importante garantizar el acceso a la información en general, beneficiando no solo a la juventud sino también a la empresa local y al turismo”.

 

“Tomás Chiviliú, mayor of the city, points out that one of his purposes is to bring transparency to local public information, therefore they developed a network allowing the free circulation of information between different local government offices. That led them to install all the necessary equipment and offer Internet to the entire neighbourhood. He added that it is important to guarantee access to information in general, because it is of benefit to the youth, local companies and tourism”.

 

--- original post http://globalvoicesonline.org/2012/08/03/guatemala-indigenous-village-declares-internet-access-a-human-right/ ---


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MAYA 2012: An Archaeological Perspective

MAYA 2012: An Archaeological Perspective | Guatemala Project | Scoop.it

Watch for more information on the landmark MAYA 2012 Penn Museum exhibit, opening May 5th, 2012."

 

I would love to see this! Having been to Copán, it will make sense and feel real!


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Newly-discovered Mayan calendar in Guatemala proves (again) the world won't end in 2012

Newly-discovered Mayan calendar in Guatemala proves (again) the world won't end in 2012 | Guatemala Project | Scoop.it

An archaeological expedition in the northeastern lowlands of Guatemala yields an amazing discovery: the '9th-century workplace of a city scribe, an unusual dwelling adorned with magnificent pictures of the king and other royals and the oldest known Maya calendar.'

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Volcanic activity world-wide 7 Aug 2012: Tongariro, Etna, Stromboli, Popocatépetl, volcanoes in Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador

Volcanic activity world-wide 7 Aug 2012: Tongariro, Etna, Stromboli, Popocatépetl, volcanoes in Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador | Guatemala Project | Scoop.it

News have been dominated by Tongariro volcano's first eruption in 115 years (New Zealand). At the moment, the volcano is quiet, but eruptions could resume any time.

 

The volcanoes in Guatemala have shown little changes in activity over the past days.


Fuego volcano has intermittent weak strombolian explosions throwing lava up to 100 m above the crater, and the lava flow on the south flank is still active.


Santiaguito / Santa Maria (Guatemala): Weak to moderate explosions occur regularly and produce ash plumes up to 900 meters high. Avalanches of lava blocks descend on the south flank of the dome.
Lots of seismic activity is visible on the seismograms, most of it related to rockfalls.


Some tremor and shallow volcanic quakes and weak degassing are the only signs of activity reported from Pacaya.  

 

Pacaya is the volcano I "climbed" on July 17, 2012...riding upon Champion...led by Eddie!  What an awesome experience...BUT NOT NEARLY AS EXCITING AS DEPICTED IN THE BLOG BY SUSAN -- POSTED JUST A WEEK LATER!!!  CHECK IT OUT...!!

 


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Mike Alger Travels to Guatemala to Help Villagers - KTVN

Mike Alger Travels to Guatemala to Help Villagers - KTVN | Guatemala Project | Scoop.it
Mike Alger Travels to Guatemala to Help Villagers
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The trip just to get to the village was a story in itself. From Guatemala City a team of 16 others and I spent 20 hours in a small bus over some of the wildest roads you have ever seen...
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Hands for Peacemaking installs 92 efficient wood burning stoves...

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Proyecto Corazón de los Niños

Project we visited which was started by Lilian.  It includes 4 schools/daycare, medical clinic and pharmacy...


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Small Guatemalan coffee farmers benefit from sustainable certification

Small Guatemalan coffee farmers benefit from sustainable certification | Guatemala Project | Scoop.it
With the help of the Rainforest Alliance, an association of 52 small coffee farmers are farming more sustainably and getting more money for their coffee — and they're making the future better for their children.

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Indigenous Peoples in Guatemala Victim of Employment Racism ...

In a study conducted in November by the Association for Research and Social Studies (ASIES), an NGO, and the Presidential Commission on Discrimination and Racism Against Indigenous Peoples in Guatemala (CODISRA) ...

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Day 14- Antigua and Pacaya Volcano | Travel Blog

Day 14- Antigua and Pacaya Volcano | Travel Blog | Guatemala Project | Scoop.it
This blog was inspired by my students. My hope for you is that if you ever have the opportunity to travel, you take it and you let your wings soar. "We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike." -Maya Angelou...

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Climbing Pacaya Volcano - Day Trip from Antigua, Guatemala

Climbing Pacaya Volcano - Day Trip from Antigua, Guatemala | Guatemala Project | Scoop.it

A tale describing an experience (NOT MINE) climbing Pacaya Volcano, which is a fabulous day trip from Antigua, Guatemala.


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