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Stories About Guatemala
The Surprisingly Sacred Roots of Chocolate
Among the Maya, cacao has served as a powerful symbol from womb to tomb.
by Sam O'Brien
Guatemala's Tricked-Out 'Chicken Buses' Have Lots of Stories to Tell
These old American school buses are a fixture of daily life across Central America.
by Megan Janetsky
At Pizza Pacaya, the Oven Is an Active Volcano
Chef David García’s secret ingredient is lava.
by María Paula Rubiano A.
Identity, Community, and Defiance, All Woven Into a Blouse
In Guatemala, to wear a huipil is to represent millennia of Maya history.
by Jenny Gustafsson
Archaeologists, Mayanists, and Hershey’s Collaborated to Reveal This Ancient Vessel’s Secrets
Both the inside and outside spelled out chocolate.
by Anne Ewbank
Archaeologists Dismantled a Maya Pyramid in Guatemala and Never Put It Back Together
They tore it down in the 1960s to solve the puzzle below.
by Jessica Leigh Hester
How a Guatemalan Town Tackled Its Plastic Problem
In San Pedro La Laguna, single-use items made from plastic and styrofoam are banned.
by Lola Méndez