We’re glad you’re a student at CMC, Silvia! Thanks for telling us about your native country.
Q: Where are you from?
A: I was born in Guatemala City, but my family is originally from San Marcos.
Q: What’s your favorite food from Guatemala?
A: Tamales are a traditional food in San Marcos. They are very different from Mexican tamales. My grandmother made tamales with rice, not corn. We’ve tried to make them here, but it’s hard to find the ingredients, and they take a long time to make.
Q: What do you want people to know about Guatemala?
A: I don’t want people to say, “Where is that?” I want all people from all walks of life to know that yes, Guatemala is a country with honest people, proud, heartwarming, welcoming and, most of all, hardworking people to make a significant impact on the world. I want others to know that we are a country just like the U.S. full of diversity in ethnicity, religion, and age.
When people make a voyage to Guatemala, it’s to see the Mayans, but they are also in a country that holds many more wonders yet to be seen.