Guatemala, 2016

Values of the Guatemalan Poor

An artist let a foreign visitor carry off a painting — and trusted him to pay later. Photo by Tara Reid The people of Guatemala left a special mark on me, after only a few short encounters....


Guatemala, 2016

My Epiphany at the Shopping Mall

My disdain for the mall stemmed not from the mall, per se, but from the way it stood for the harmful systems of racism and classism disadvantaged Guatemalans face every day.     It was one...


Guatemala, 2016

Where the Water Stopped Flowing

About 51% of Guatemalans live in poverty. Towering skyscrapers stood mockingly over barrios of tin-roofed box homes built into cliff edges. Photo by Eric Weck To discover a country torn apart by civil...


New Jersey, 1968

Vilma's Telenovela

In which the scion of a rich Guatemalan family falls into disgrace and is banished to another country – but turns her misfortune into victory March 1968  Vilma was vacuuming. Staring at the carpet...