Guatemala

Portland Jesuit Students Make Connections in Guatemala

This summer, the day after school let out, I, along with 18 other students and 2 chaperones from Jesuit High School in Portland, met at the airport at the ungodly hour of 10 pm to begin our journey to Guatemala. Little did we know the impact our impending experience would instill in us forever. Two […]

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SW Washington students making an impact in San Vicente Buenabaj, Guatemala

This was my second courts for kids trip and just like the first one I showed up at the airport, but with way more confidence than last time. I was feeling like a veteran. My Spanish had improved, and I thought I knew just what to pack. I ended being completely blindsided by the people […]

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SW Washington spring break trip Guatemala

Xela (Quetzaltenango) is the second largest city in Guatemala.  On the outskirts of Xela is a community called Urbina in the district of Cantel, where we completed our first court project in Guatemala.  Recent history has not been kind to Guatemala beginning with the CIA sponsored coup of Jacobo Arbenz in 1954, whose proposed agrarian […]

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