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What I've Learned from El Salvador by Maria Vazquez-Smith

since August 2011

1. I learned that life is unpredictable and cannot be controlled.

2. I learned that there is a wide, visible gap between life in the United States and life in the many developing countries around the world. 772 more words


A day in Guazapa, El Salvador

Guazapa volcano

Guazapa volcano is located northeast of San Salvador. The communities and area around the volcano was known during the civil war as a war zone. 424 more words

La omisión de la cultura

Una de las grandes omisiones del informe de tres años de gobierno del presidente Salvador Sánchez Cerén, fue mencionar que durante el transcurso de los últimos doce meses se aprobó una Ley de Cultura. 1,061 more words

Gabinete Caligari

 The Great Day

“HURRAH for revolution and more cannon-shot!

A beggar upon horseback lashes a beggar on foot.

Hurrah for revolution and cannon come again! 13 more words

Central America

#May Day 2017

Both the LA Times and the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported 30,000 marchers at the May Day demonstation in DTLA.  I arrived at 11 a.m. at the launch point on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Alvarado Street to find a mass of people had filled up MacArthur Park, eager to begin the march up Wilshire Boulevard to City Hall.   215 more words