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…I saw hundreds of people wait in lines for up to three hours to cast their vote. I thought this is really what democracy in action looks like, as there were so many more people visibly involved in campaigning and very determined to participate in the elections than I have ever seen in my home country.

Beth Davis is a new volunteer at Oxlajuj B’atz’, the organization I worked with over the summer in Guatemala. Beth arrived in Guatemala just before the presidential elections a few weeks ago. Check out her observations about the election on OB’s blog!

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