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Guatemala City, Photo by Fernando Reyes Palencia (Copied from Flickr)
JUNE

Crying Poverty in a Guatemalan Airport

"There was only one thing for it: to beg. At first I ran around the airport with a cheap phone I had picked up. 'Desea comprar este', I said to anybody I could…from café to café, along queuing lines. The cleaning ladies thought this was a good laugh and wasted ten minutes of my time bargaining with me." When a young Westerner is forced to beg in a Guatemala airport, the role reversal makes him see things from the point of view of the people he'd come to help. Read more →