Consider Guatemala

Having made three trips to Guatemala, when I read Judith Anshin’s story in the January ’06 issue it brought back many happy memories of this beautiful land and of the wonderful people who live there. I was, however, saddened that no mention was made of the devastation that hit Guatemala during the recent hurricane season.

Mudslides destroyed entire villages (including a small village adjoining Santiago Atitlán (which Anshin visited), hundreds lost their homes and many were killed. I realize that this happened after Anshin’s visit (and that there were many areas that suffered natural disasters in 2005); still, a mention of it might encourage ITN’s compassionate readers to reach out to this beleaguered nation.

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