Carlisle Johnson

Carlisle Johnson
5 Jul 2013
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Roses in Guatemala Part II

Roses in Guatemala Part II
Now that you’ve planted those roses, which flourish so vigorously in Guatemala, what do you do with them? I once started an article for a Guatemalan newspaper with the comment that it’s hard to kill a rose here. The editor took that comment out wit…
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22 Jun 2013
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Growing Roses in Guatemala

Growing Roses in Guatemala
Guatemala is a major exporter of roses to the United States and Europe. The epicenter of rose production used to be La Antigua Guatemala, but rising real estate prices have pushed it far afield, especially since hothouse construction has never…
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5 May 2009
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Sea Salt

Sea Salt
Guatemala produces unrefined natural sea salt which is much higher in vital essential minerals…and it’s inexpensive as well Wars have been fought over it. Deer in the woods and cows in the pasture love it. Gourmet shops hold sophisticated human tas…
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17 Feb 2009
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Guatemala’s Unique Chachales

Guatemala’s Unique Chachales
The evolution of chachales in Guatemala is a fascinating tale of history, economics and anthropology There are not a lot of words that have crossed over from Guatemala’s 22 indigenous languages into Spanish. One that has, huipil, actually comes f…
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3 Sep 2008
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Where Am I? And What Day Is It?

Here’s a clue: If it hadn’t been for this event, the colonial gem of La Antigua Guatemala arguably might not exist. Here’s an almost contemporary account of the event, and to keep you guessing the place and, more interestingly, the date, the answe…
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