Monday, April 09, 2007

Last Year's Semana Santa Videos

Kim's dad was here last year for Semana Santa and made some really great videos that can give you an idea of the spectacle that is Semana Santa in Guatemala. I will try and get our considerably less professional videos from this year up soon. In the meantime:

Here is a video from Antigua:

Here is a video from Santiago Atitlan:

For more of Tom's videos please see his website:

Semana Santa in Antigua

Baskets at night.
Originally uploaded by gerardlopez2001.
Kim's mother and sister were in town this week for Semana Santa (Holy Week). We have a ton of pictures up on our site ( the Semana Santa 2007 set. I will try and put up a few more posts this week describing some of the pictures....and I have a backlog of other stuff I want to put up. Fortunately I have finished a major project recently and will hopefully have more time in the next few weeks before the next project really gets going.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Kim and los jefes de salud

Kim and Oncho
Originally uploaded by gerardlopez2001.
Dr. Julie Gerberding, the director of the CDC, and Michael O. Leavitt, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, visited Guatemala last week. Kim had a chance to talk to them during their visit. The picture is of Kim presenting her work on onchocerciasis (river blindness...or Oncho, if you can't pronounce the full name like me...). Dr. Gerberding is the woman with white hair that is obscured and Sec. Leavitt is the man in the suit. She also ended up touring Antigua with them. You can see more picture s of their visit at this link: