Where there’s Mini Coopers…..

Where there’s money there’s Mini Coopers or so a very good friend of mine said recently to me… I was pondering the comment for a few days.

In Guatemala, Yes there is money and it is noticeable and other sources have said is the richest country in Central America. So what should we make it of this? Is it fair to label countries 3rd world 4th world or anything demeaning those that exacerbate the security situation in countries with labels? The gap between rich and poor is extremely noticeable and the resentment of the indigenous classes is under the surface.

We have had a great time with all kinds of people but at the end if I am no longer a Tourist, would I live here? In a gated community isolated from the rest of society? Living in fear? Is it real or imagined by the whole of Guatemalan society?

My chosen picture for today is a little girl from the local indigenous community at the Mini Cooper races..

Little Girl at the race


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