My father will soon be on his way home to Guatemala for a long overdue visit. He will have the chance to visit with family not seen in many a year and to visit his mother’s final resting place.

This comes at a time of excitement for Guatemala as Rigoberta Menchu, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, recently announced her intention to run for president.

All kinds of presidential news taking place in Guatemala recently, with our own president visiting in March. With the visit coming soon, the native population is discussing the need for a ritualized cleansing.