Monday, August 20, 2012

Always appalling

This is a scene always appaling. As I have said before there is something in our culture that makes us not value life strong enough... Are we not aware of our dignity?

Sunday, August 12, 2012

El patio de mi casa...

This patio in a restaurant in Antigua with this gorgeous "pila" reminded me of this children's rhyme:

El patio de mi casa no es particular, se lava y se plancha como los demas...

The yard in my house is not a particular one, there is washing and ironing like in any other one....

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Hondurean Casabe

A sincretic Casabe brought by my feminist friend Pili. I say sincretic because of the way we are eating it with cheese an asparragus. I also say sincretic because it is the word of the day from the feminist course we arein. That is how we modern and post modern women are.

Anyway Casabe is a flat bread made of yuca ( a root). A garifuna dish prepared with butter and garlic powder.

It is yummy, thanks Pili!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


I always thought it was Morenitas not Morenitos. I guess is the feminist in me.
Once you unwrap them they look like a peanut thus a peanut taste might be expected.

Anyway have not seen these candy for a while. They brought me back to my childhood. The are milk candy, kind if dulce the leche but hard.

They are good and as far as I know or want to know they are Guatemalan made by the factory "Gallito". Morenita means "Tan".

Then I stood corrected and it turned out it is a Costa Rican factory. And I was also reminded about the morenitAs ice-cream. Will blog about them another day.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Medalla de plata. Silver Medal

All Guatemala and Guatemalans are celebrating the first Olympic Silver Medal of Guatemala by our National Hero Erick Barrondo. On the light the scrolling announcement of the "medalla de PLATA"

Erick Barrondo of Guatemala got the silver, the first medal of any color at any games for that country. He said he hoped it would inspire people in his violence-ridden home country.
"It is a country that has suffered much, but that also has dreams," he said. "If somebody tomorrow changes a gun or a knife for a pair of shoes and begins to train for a sport, I would be the happiest person on earth."
Barrondo, who bought a TV for the family so they could watch him compete in the Olympics, called the medal "the greatest blessing that life has given me."

Friday, August 3, 2012

Book:Terrorizing Women - Femicide in Guatemala

Click on the image to be taken to the post I wrote about this book and especifically the contribution of Guatemalan lawyer, academic and pro women activist  Hilda Morales Trujillo.