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by Juan Pablo Echeverria

All around the world the search for sustainable lifestyles is something more and more people are attempting to do. Groups of committed thoughtful, talented, individuals from different backgrounds are coming together to promote ideas of sustainability through natural and organic systems. Since the mid-1970s the term Permaculture, coined by a couple […]


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Christmas is over and the New Year has started. And with this the constant explosions of firecrackers will also come to an end. Yes, they are fun, and they are pretty to stare at in the night. But some of them seriously sound like bombs going […]

Recipe of the Month – Radish, Cucumber & Mint Salad

by Simone Riddle

So it’s the New Year and most of us are on their post-Christmas diets having eaten way too many ‘tamales’ (a rice-based dish wrapped in leaves which is full of lard but soooooo good) on Noche Buena and Christmas day. There are few salads served here in Guatemala that are […]

New Ecological Hopes for Guatemala

by Diana Pastor

Throughout the past year, there were a large number of power outages in Quetzaltenango. The National Institute of Electrification (INDE), said the mayor owed 850 million quetzales for the municipal electricity service. INDE, threatened local quetzaltecos with a city-wide suspension of service. Such a huge amount of money like that […]