guatemalan civil war
I Got Drunk and Joined Guatemala’s Wasted Horse Race
Every year, the Mayan villagers in Todos Santos throw a wild, week-long rager ending in a drunken—sometimes deadly—horse race.
The We Missed You Issue
I Got Drunk and Cheated Death in a Ceremonial Horse Race
For a week each year, the Mayan villagers of Todos Santos, Guatemala, get wasted and race horses during their Skach Koyl festival. Sometimes people fall, sometimes people die. I decided to join them.
A Funeral for Manuel, 32 Years After the Guatemalan Massacre That Killed Him
On May 14, 1982, during the height of Guatemala's civil war, Carmen Sánchez Chen was bathing in the Chixoy River when the military attacked, taking her three-year-old son, Manuel. Decades later, Manuel's remains were exhumed from a mass grave, allowing...