Sometimes we meet people online and we are just shocked that we can meet such people. In my particular case, I was shocked when I met Nic Wirtz because I couldn’t believe what a curmudgeon he was 🙂 However, I am now shocked that I have the privilege of helping Nic with an absolutely amazing project he is working on down in Guatemala.
If you are not familiar with Guatemala’s history, the country, like so many in Central America, has been torn apart by war and violence for decades. According to Nic:
“Internal conflict” – 36 yearsMore than 200,000 killed.160,000 in massacres40-45,000 in forced disappearances – more than all other Latin American countries put together.70% of Guatemalans are under 30 so they don’t have any recollection of that time, especially the most brutal period, the 1980s.Media age in Guatemala 19.8