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Guatemalan Cuisine in the Heart of Colorado

Aug 15, 2016 | 831 videos
Video by The Perennial Plate

The Maya population in Guatemala suffered the most during the nation’s 30-year civil war, which ended in 1996. Francisco and Lucia traveled to Colorado in the 80s after life became inhospitable in their native country. "What happened is a bit sad,” Fransisco says in this short documentary, Our Heart Within Us. “Discrimination and racism have greatly affected the people, especially the native peoples." Through farming plants indigenous to Guatemala, however, they are able to keep a piece of their ancestral home, despite being in the United States.

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Author: Nadine Ajaka

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