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Reuters: Garifuna’s Endangered Culture

Reuters: Garifuna’s Endangered Culture

Descendants of African slaves who fled to Guatemala two centuries ago honored their ancestors in a wild celebration of a culture threatened by mass migration to the United States. Hundreds of people from the Black Carib Garifuna culture re-enacted their forefathers’ arrival in Guatemala by dugout canoe, then swayed through the streets to the sound […]

Reuters: Booze Ban doesn’t stop Guatemalan Horse Race

Reuters: Booze Ban doesn’t stop Guatemalan Horse Race

Despite a drinking ban mayhem erupted at a traditional Mayan horse race with riders falling off their horses and drunken spectators stumbling through the mountain village. Hundreds of tourists and locals gathered for the annual spectacle in Todo Santos Cuchumatan on Sunday to cheer the dozens of riders charging back and forth along a 330-foot […]