Hoping to start a new life, Macario left her hometown of Quetzaltenango and migrated north with her mother before settling down in Los Angeles, a common destination for Maya immigrants. Despite the pressures of assimilation into dominant US culture, Macario maintains her Maya culture alive, as seen in a photograph of her and her year-old daughter, Jackelyn. In this portrait, currently on view in Maya Womxn in L. Maya Womxn in L. The exhibit is unique in its inclusion of only Maya or Guatemalan women as photographers and mentors in the documentation process; for 12 weeks, six Maya- or Guatemalan-identified teenage girls researched, photographed, and interviewed their subjects with the guidance of teaching assistants at Las Fotos Project, a photography program for young Latinas. For teaching artist Floridalma Boj Lopez, the success of the exhibit relied on providing Maya girls and women the opportunity to portray themselves as they want to be seen.
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The number of prison homicides has also risen significantly in recent years. He was the head of an extortion network involving even Edgar Camargo, former head of the General Direction of the Penitentiary. The incident had wide media coverage and gave rise to numerous questions within the Guatemalan civil society about the nature of the crime and prison conditions. Home Inform Countries Topics. About us The association Our partners Newsletter. Country-profile Seen in the press. Year
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Shaw's body was discovered at a mountain overlook called Nariz del Indio, or Indian Nose, nearly a week after she went missing in Guatemala. Lucie Blackman Trust via AP. A year-old British backpacker whose body was found Monday near a highland lake in Guatemala popular with tourists died of hemorrhaging resulting from a traumatic brain injury, according to an autopsy report. Police announced Monday that her body had been found unclothed and in a state of decomposition in the brush near a mountain overlook.