Disappointment in Comalapa

August 10, 2012

From the journal of: Yamaris Terrero

Today was market day. For the first half, we visited the market and I expected to find many things that could only be found in Comalapa. I was so disappointed to see that only a small portion of the things could only be found in Guatemala, but a majority was things that could have been found in the U.S. I was disappointed that globalization is causing a region to lose its culture and western goods becoming common to people. In a way, Comalapa is losing its traditions. Those traditions are what makes it unique and stand out. In their history they fought long and hard to get where they are to not lose its culture. Now the people are removing themselves from it. Part of the mission of the school is to preserve that culturre in the community.

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