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La Antigua, A Catholic Place

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 in Foreign Travel
La Antigua, A Catholic Place

At one time Catholics accounted for nearly 80 of the population. Shrines and statuary can still be found in many public areas. Despite the reduction (“just” 60% Catholic), the public heritage of faith is still very much on display. Many former Catholics have joined a charismatic movement. It is estimated that perhaps as many as […]

La Antigua – Once A Great City

Posted on Apr 21, 2014 in Foreign Travel
La Antigua – Once A Great City

Founded in 1541, destroyed by earthquake in 1669, rebuilt and consecrated by 1860, St. Joseph’s Cathedral once was the largest church in Central America. In 1773 another shaker knocked much of it down again. Antigua was the capital of the country up until that time and the entire region was under the control of Spain. […]

Friday Art Project – Good Friday

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in Friday Art Project
Friday Art Project – Good Friday

Behind Bars

The Low Country

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Foreign Travel
The Low Country

When you have water and year round warm temperatures, you have sugar cane. In many areas Guatemala has lost its rural small-farm character as there has been a continuing consolidation of land ownership. 78% of the arable land is owned by 8% population. This is despite a settlement in 1996 of a long simmering civil […]

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