Fun Facts About Latin America (4)

  In 2018 tongues were set to wagging over the latest archeological discovery of more than 60,000 Maya structures, which included houses, fortifications, and causeways.  This discovery also indicates that Mayan cities were in fact inter-connected and not isolated units.  Read more about this discovery at smithsonian.com.

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Central America’s Northern Triangle

While the vast majority of what I post on Over the Andes focuses on the beauty and positive aspects of a region I adore, there are a few negative aspects that sometimes overshadow that grandeur.  I’d like to approach this site in a similar fashion to how I approach my ‘real life’ classes where we […]

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Reblog: Unexplored Guatemala- Accidentally East

Guatemala, just south of Mexico, is the home to many awe inspiring Mayan ruins and a people descended from a rich heritage and gripping history.  If you plan to visit Guatemala you’d probably have half a mind to visit the Mayan ruins at Tikal to experience first hand the remnants of a great civilization.  Maybe […]

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Update on the Fuego Volcano Eruption in Guatemala

    Check NYTimes for side by side before and after photos. You can read my original post on the El Fuego eruption here. Just days after El Fuego erupted (Jun 3, 2018), another Guatemalan volcano increased in activity.  The Pacaya Volcano, located less than 20 miles from El Fuego, began expelling lava on June […]

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Volcanic Eruption in Guatemala: June 3, 2018. What happened and how you can help.

On Sunday 3 June 2018, Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano erupted at noon, local time, sending lava flows into nearby rural communities and spewing ash over people, animals and property.  Up to Friday morning, over 100 people had been confirmed dead and hundreds more remain missing.   This is the country’s most deadly volcanic event in more than […]

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