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  • womenparticipation

    “Women’s Political Participation Makes Democracy Deliver”

    Organized by a local Enactus team from Universidad del Valle, the conference began with some data about the current situation of women in Guatemala. Two problems were showcased: the lack of reproductive health and the violence against women. Among the data presented were the alarming rates of teenage pregnancy (even in girls between 10 and […]

  • Deb Walters on her kayak for Safe Passage

    Paddling for a safe passage

    Last July, Dr. Deb Walters, a retired scientist and grandmother from Maine, left her hometown in her kayak. Paddling alone through the Intracoastal Waterway and then along the Great Mayan Reef, she intends to reach her final destination, Guatemala, around May 2015. What drove Dr. Walters to take this unusual trip? Why Guatemala? As she would […]

  • Guatemala Solar LED Light Installation. John Barrie

    The dawn of solar energy in Central America

    Set to install 1.5 Gigawatts of photovoltaic capacity by 2018, Central America is attracting attention from solar energy developers from around the world, according to a new report from IHS Technology. According to IHS, the projected capacity of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panamá will reach 22 Megawatts this year, up from […]

  • Organic Transit,hybrid vehicle, The Elf

    The ELF : a human/solar powered hybrid vehicle

    The bicycle is the most efficient human-powered means of transportation in terms of energy a person must expend to travel a given distance. But now, former sports-car designer Rob Cotter, offers an alternative for those who wouldn’t mind a little push from the sun. Threehugger.com’s Sami Grover reviews the ELF, “An American-built solar-powered trike“. Although […]

  • TECHO volunteers meet with neighbors of Buena Vista

    TECHO: How Guatemalan Youth calls to action

    Teens volunteer in cash donations drive for TECHO Thousands of volunteers went out to the streets of Guatemala City, Antigua, and Quetzaltenango to ask for donations. Their cause: TECHO,  a youth led non-profit organization present in Latin America & the Caribbean. Through the joint work of families living in slums with young volunteers, TECHO seeks to overcome […]