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Video: An Uncertain Future in Guatemala's Rocky High Country

28 days ago   |   By Rick Steves

I'm in Guatemala, scouting for an upcoming public television special about global poverty and hunger. This is the most indigenous country in Central America - and much of it reminds me of a sprawling Indian reservation in the USA. As is so often the case in the developing world, big corporations buy up the best farmland (here in Guatemala, that's for palm oil, coffee, or sugar), and the poor are driven to the rocky high country. (One farmer said he was told, “If you won't sell, we'll negotiate with your widow.”)
And with climate change, a bad situation has become worse. The once-gentle...
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