Cupid

In classical mythology, Cupid (Latin Cupīdō [kʊˈpiː.doː], meaning “desire”) is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess Venus and the war god Mars. He is also known in Latin as Amor (“Love”). His Greek counterpart is Eros. Although Eros is generally portrayed[…]

Children’s Day in Guatemala and El Salvador

Guatemala and El Salvador celebrate Children’s Day on October 1, as well as in Sri Lanka. This holiday is called Día del niño and children eagerly wait for this day. Celebration of Children’s Day in Guatemala and El Salvador has alike traditions. Governmental and non-governmental institutions organize various events and activities, children also have special concerts[…]

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They âre all over the country this season, their bright colors in markets, gardens, on tables and along roadsides. And they belong here, more than we do. Zinnias are native, a kind of sunflower, related to daisies, native through Central America and Mexico and up into the Southwestern United States. They’re officially zinnia americanas, according to[…]

Crisis flares in Guatemala over corruption and organised crime

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Rivers at Risk in Guatemala

Across the northern indigenous hinterlands of Guatemala people are up in arms. You may have heard about it. They are up in arms over the companies involved in damming and mining—particularly hydroelectric projects; over their questionable business practices; deficit of environmental concern; and lack of respect for community well-being and consent, putting rivers at risk.[…]

Eclipse: Who? What? Where? When? and How?

Total Solar Eclipse On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totalitycan see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona –[…]

The Best time to Visit Guatemala

Guatemala’s “Land of Eternal Spring,” the cool, dry season months from December to February are the best and most popular times to visit Guatemala. Tikal temple in Guatemala Although the average temperature is warm for most of the year, the regional differences in temperature can be significant. Highland destinations like Antigua, Guatemala City, Chichicastenango, and[…]

One for One: Working Together for Potable Water in Guatemala

The goal of Ecofiltro is to provide potable water to 1 million Guatemalan families in rural areas by 2020. “Our strategy to achieve this is through providing donations to rural schools’’ states Philip Wilson, CEO of Ecofiltro. In Guatemala, 90% of water sources are contaminated. Diarrhea-related illnesses are the second biggest cause of infant mortality under 5[…]

San Antonio Feast Day: June 13

The Day of Saint Anthony of Padua (Romería de San Antonio) commemorates St Anthony’s death on June 13, 1231. It is a public holiday in the city of Ceuta on June 13. This saint was venerated in Ceuta, which was a Portuguese colony in 1415.                                                                                                    A statue of St Anthony with child Jesus. What Do People[…]