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A truck full of locally-grown Guatemalan bananas parks outside of the outdoor mercado in Panajachel, overlooking one of the lake's bordering volcanoes in the distance - an image that calls to mind so much of the country's tumultuous history of land conflicts, inequality, and ongoing economic, agricultural, and political struggles.

A truck full of locally-grown Guatemalan bananas waits outside of the outdoor mercado in Panajachel, overlooking one of the lake’s bordering volcanoes in the distance – an image that calls to mind so much of the country’s tumultuous history of land conflicts, inequality, and ongoing economic, agricultural, and political struggles, much of which remains pervasive today.

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