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A blog about the work of the British Embassy in Guatemala

15th November 2016 Guatemala City

Thomas Carter

by Thomas Carter

British Ambassador to Guatemala

Supporting children in Guatemala

This week I visited a British NGO working in Guatemala City with children who live on the streets. Street Kids Direct ( www.streetkidsdirect.org.uk ) is a British-run organisation which offers a ray of hope to children who live in the markets and on the streets around Guatemala City’s main bus station, known as “La Terminal”.  […]

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29th September 2016 Guatemala City

Thomas Carter

by Thomas Carter

British Ambassador to Guatemala

Travels in Guatemala, Part 2

As offered, this is the second part of the blog about the adventures we had on holidays in Guatemala, hope you enjoy! The following day we drove up through Flores (a really delightful town on its compact little island in lake Peten Itza) and on to Tikal.  Tikal is the jewel of all Mayan sites […]

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22nd September 2016 Guatemala City

Thomas Carter

by Thomas Carter

British Ambassador to Guatemala

Travel through Guatemala

Guatemala is blessed with a huge diversity of tourist sites.  Best known are the charming Spanish-colonial city of Antigua, the stunning Mayan ruins of Tikal, and the beautiful volcano-ringed lake of Atitlan.  But it also boasts some other remarkable but less known sites, which draw significant number of discerning travellers – and especially young backpackers.  […]

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14th September 2016 Guatemala City

Thomas Carter

by Thomas Carter

British Ambassador to Guatemala

Thinking of Democracy

As a public servant and as a Briton, to talk about democracy is to talk about something I am passionate about.  It’s not that I am an expert in the topic, but it is a system with which I can identify closely and it is an ideal which drives every day of my working life.  […]

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28th June 2016 Guatemala City

Thomas Carter

by Thomas Carter

British Ambassador to Guatemala

Rock and Shakespeare a real treat!

Rock music and Shakespeare may not seem immediately to have much in common.  You might see both as a form of art, but that might be as far as the similarity goes.  Well, here in Guatemala, we have been celebrating all three for being British.  In the last few weeks we have been treated to […]

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10th May 2016 Guatemala City

Thomas Carter

by Thomas Carter

British Ambassador to Guatemala

Queen’s Birthday Celebration

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This year Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her ninetieth birthday.  Born in 1926, she became Queen in 1952 on the death of her father, King George V, and has been Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for the last 64 years. Events to mark The Queen’s 90th birthday are being held […]

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3rd March 2016 Guatemala City

Thomas Carter

by Thomas Carter

British Ambassador to Guatemala

Exciting time to be newly arrived Ambassador in Guatemala!

This is my first blog as British Ambassador to Guatemala.  I arrived here six months ago, but thought I’d wait a while before starting to blog.  I’ll try to write quite regularly from now on.  I hope you find my blogs interesting! I arrived in Guatemala City in mid-August 2015, just in time to witness […]

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22nd June 2015

Sarah Dickson

by Sarah Dickson

Ambassador to Guatemala (June 2012 - June 2015)

Hugging trees in the Mayan Biosphere

On European climate diplomacy day I am reminded of a recent visit to the Mayan Biosphere with Wildlife Conservation Society, The Balam Association (the Mayan word for jaguar) the Guatemalan national body for protected areas (CONAP) and a representative from the EU delegation. During the visit we talked about illegal wildlife trafficking and compared the […]

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22nd June 2015

Sarah Dickson

by Sarah Dickson

Ambassador to Guatemala (June 2012 - June 2015)

Hugging trees in the Mayan Biosphere

On European climate diplomacy day I am reminded of a recent visit to the Mayan Biosphere with Wildlife Conservation Society, The Balam Association (the Mayan word for jaguar) the Guatemalan national body for protected areas (CONAP) and a representative from the EU delegation. During the visit we talked about illegal wildlife trafficking and compared the […]

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20th May 2015

Sarah Dickson

by Sarah Dickson

Ambassador to Guatemala (June 2012 - June 2015)

El sueño de lograr un mundo libre de discriminación

Para marcar el Día Internacional Contra la Homofobia, Transfobia y Bifobia la Embajadora Sarah Dickson le pidió a Jorge López Sologaistoa, Director Ejecutivo de OASIS escribir este blog acerca de la situación en Guatemala.  Pueden conocer más acerca de este tema en http://dayagainsthomophobia.org/es/ : “En un sentido muy estricto, la homofobia es entendida como una […]

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