The Dump Tour

  • September 27, 2011

Sometimes individuals ask with admiration, “how could Hanley Denning just sell her possessions on the spot and decide to start Safe Passage rather than returning home to her life in the United States?” Though it is something that few individuals could do, myself included, it is not hard to

Double Jump Rope

  • September 20, 2011

A Letter from Jessie Strauss, Returning Teams Volunteer Dear Friends, The comics last week showed the kids in “Red & Rover,” “ Sally Forth,” “ Peanuts,” and “Stone Soup” all bemoaning their first day of school  Having just returned from Safe Passage in Guatemala, my thought for these fictional

Their First Receipts

  • September 13, 2011

                September 1st marked the beginning of Guatemala Nuestra, an artisan fair that lasts for the entire month of September in Guatemala’s largest department store chain.  2011 is the 3rd consecutive year that the mothers of CREAMOS have been asked to come and sell their jewelry.                 Each and

Guatemalan Elections

  • September 6, 2011

   One of the first things a new visitor to Safe Passage comments on these days is the abundance of billboards lining Guatemala’s streets.  As the September 11th national elections draw closer, candidates for mayor, senator, and president are making their campaigns hard to ignore.   One might ask