My husband, Mario Saenz, designed and directs a study abroad program for honors students at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York. In July and August of 2002, I spent five weeks studying and traveling with the students of the course "The Contemporary World."
Guatemala is a country of contrasts. It is incredibly beautiful and horribly poor. The pleasure in seeing the gorgeous mountain peaks, lakes, and volcanoes is offset by the knowledge that this is the poorest country in Central America. Driving into the mountains one sees ancient men carrying huge burdens on their backs, boys riding on bicycles up inclines that would challenge Tour de France riders, and women and girls weaving by the side of...Read More