Carolina Vásquez Araya

Periodista y editora con más de 30 años de experiencia, cuyos logros profesionales en el desarrollo de proyectos de gran éxito avalan sus cualidades de liderazgo, creatividad y relaciones públicas. Ha aportado sus conocimientos en proyectos de organizaciones con intereses orientados al desarrollo social, cultural y económico del país, con especial énfasis en el sector de cultura y educación, emprendimiento, derechos humanos, justicia, ambiente, mujeres y niñez. Chilena en Guatemala. elquintopatio.wordpress.com

The sad childhood of the pandemic

Current living conditions place limits on childhood development. As my friend Susana said: “When we see children every day, we don’t realise how much their behaviour has changed. They are sad. This one-off observation has made me reflect on the…

A look into the distance

The spike in the number of infections, caused to some extent by the end-of-year gatherings and the confusion generated by insufficient and contradictory health measures, marks the beginning of a new page in the calendar. In some countries on the…

Lions in the ring

Trapped in a circus of doubts and promises, we do not foresee the outcome. I remember when the most exciting part of circus shows was the lion episode. Of course, in those days, the cruelty of such an act did…

#They will not silence us

No democratic system is sustainable without real freedom of expression. Few actions arouse greater fear in political and economic circles than the exercise of critical, independent, ethical and uncompromising journalism. This is why the visceral reactions of certain governments mired…

Guatemala: The Estor on the verge of extinction

The country faces a battle similar to those of other African nations. When the powers set their eyes, their capital and their influence on the wealth of weaker and more dependent nations, it is the moment when these nations cease…

The pain of others

“When I was born they put two tears in my eyes so that I could see the size of the pain of my people.” (Humberto Ak’abal) The life of the indigenous Latin American brings, from birth, the fate of resistance.…

The origin of culture

In the beginning of human communities, a vision of the future prevailed. In our narrow perspective of things, when we speak of culture, we tend to frame it in specific objects and manifestations, most of them linked to art and…

An Underhand War

Peace is not the antithesis of war. Peace is all-encompassing. The example of world leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi has taught us great lessons. One of them is that the search for peace is…

The Tale of Independence

Independence festivals celebrate the greatest myth in history. The dates represent only a symbolic reference in the course of history, which is why the Independence festivities, celebrated in these days of September in some countries of the continent, should become…

The absent ones

Violence against women is a manifestation of an eternal war for power. The dominance of patriarchy is the dark mark of an atavistic struggle, through which women try to conquer their independence – each time with better weapons – and…

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