I feel really bad that this blog has gone without management for so long. I was abroad, in Guatemala, Nicaragua and Peru, for three months and since then have had a hard time of it getting readjusted to the states and the old life I came home to in western New York. And sadly, I’m not here to say that I’m returning to activity here at this time, either. I’m only home for a week more and then I take off again. I’ll be in California in a media-free setting for a month, so clearly I won’t be posting from there. However, after that I’ll be going down to Bolivia for a 3 month period of working with a terrific project called Biblioworks (that’s a link) based in Sucre. I’ll be working with libraries and literacy workshops. It’s possible that at this time I’ll start contributing to this blog once more. It’s also possible that from there this blog will turn into a different thing, somewhat, and be mostly about the poverty/situation that I’m submerged in there. Either way, I’m not deleting the account for I may return in some form eventually. But if not, I’d like to say thanks to all 800 of you, or whatever, who’ve been following this blog. You’re all beautiful for people for being interested in the topic at all and I wish you all the best. My personal tumblr is here, and that is relatively active, and I’d love to talk to any of you if you care to be in touch. (plus it does have a considerable amount of poverty related posts between the music and personal hubbub) This topic, poverty, has become the driving question of my life and I’ve learned a lot by running this page and by getting out there and trying to make any difference that I can. I urge you all to follow your questions, they may just get you where you have to be. In fact, I doubt you’ll find yourself anywhere else. Godspeed.
Guatemala’s leaders face hunger crisis
Guatemala is one of the world’s most important producers of sugar bananas and coffee yet the country’s children suffer among the highest rates of malnutrition. Deborah Bonello reports on the causes and what needs to be done to eradicate hunger in the country.