Democracy in Latin America

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After Chavez’ death in March 2013 and the turbulent election process that lead to Maduro’s election, the debate over the status of democracy in Latin America has become a regular topic within the media in the region. Most countries in … Continue reading

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Indigenous rights in Guatemala

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In December 2012 I travelled to Guatemala to visit our partners and conduct onsite assessments for new organisations who have recently applied to receive volunteers through 2Way Development. Our main hub in the country is Quetzaltenango (or Xela – locals … Continue reading

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Eco-tourism in Oaxaca’s Sierra Norte

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Last weekend I visited an eco-tourism project run by one of our partners in the Sierra Norte, a mountain range located to the north of the city of Oaxaca. The area is covered with tall pine trees, widely considered as … Continue reading

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Basura, Basura, Basura

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We are all familiar with the problem of the disposal of solid wastes. The amount of municipal solid waste is growing fastest in the developing world, where people are generally buying more, and increasingly preferring shopping in supermarkets that make … Continue reading

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Street children: are they all orphans?

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A common myth about street children is that these are children who are orphans, don’t have a family or a home to go back to. The reasons that bring a child to “choose” a life on the street are on … Continue reading

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WELCOME!

Hola y bienvenidos! With this blog I hope to inspire more people to make the first step into volunteering and working in the development sector. Through my posts, pictures and links I’ll share stories, images and reflextions from my work with volunteers and partner organisations in Mexico, Guatemala, Paraguay, Bolivia and Peru. I hope you’ll enjoy this virtual journey across Latin America!

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