Stories

GUATEMALA

In the late 19th century, the city of Jutiapa—Náhuatl for river of flowers—in Guatemala became the birthplace of a spiritual healer, Francisco José García. Like the Mayan ah-men, Mr. García helped his community overcome illnesses.

 

Today his great-granddaughter, Natalie Saldarriaga, with only a single photo of her great-grandfather, works to recuperate his healing contributions and tell his story.

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NICARAGUA

A fashion archivist finds a part of herself when researching traditional garments from Bluefields, Nicaragua -- a multi-ethnic population of African descendants.

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EL SALVADOR + California

In 1857, around the Gold Rush, a Salvadoran submitted for publication in a Spanish-language newspaper, an open-letter about his broken heart and life in California.

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Portraits and archives of Ciudad Barrios, circa 1939 by David H. Portillo.

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El SALVADOR

Family names give clues to our Indigenous heritage. This is Teresa Chilin. Her surname originates from Izalco.

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COSTA RICA + California

In San Jose, CA, Belen Quezada, daughter of an affluent Costa Rican coffee grower, was shot by her stable boy in College Park. 1911 headlines read "Daring Vaquero was crazed..." and "Ugly Demon of Jealousy..."

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HONDURAS + EL SALVADOR

The mystery behind the portrait of Juan Pablo Wainwright. Read more

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LGBTI communities have been historically marginalized around the world, and El Salvador is no exception. Amaral Arévalo unfolds part of the life of Juliana Martinez: a Salvadoran trans woman in 1940.

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