Nestor Quixtan breaks down the Guatemala tourism crisis as businesses collapse, unemployment soars, and the Covid vaccination plans collapses. Over the last year or so,… Read More »Guatemala Tourism Crisis: Pushing the Panic Button
Nestor Quixtan is a Canadian/Guatemalan economist, linguist, and writer. He has consulted on numerous writing projects ranging from security and defense to hotel management. His work on women’s discrimination in the labor market has earned him publication in Latin America. He currently lives in Guatemala City.
In the second part of his series about the Biden Administration’s Central America policy, Nestor Quixtan looks at the upcoming visit of VP Kamala Harris… Read More »The Joe Biden Central America Policy (Part 2: Combatting Corruption)
What can Central America expect from the incoming Joe Biden administration as it prepares to take office tomorrow? Nestor Quixtan kicks off a three part… Read More »Central America and the Biden Administration: What the Region Can Expect (Part I: Immigration)
As Guatemala labors under yet another political crisis at the end of 2020, Nestor Quixtan offers a handy guide to the main points of contention… Read More »6 Keys to Understanding the Latest Guatemalan Political Crisis
2020 is a crazy year for travel, we know. But Central America is open for tourists this Christmas and could use the business. In return,… Read More »Five Reasons to Visit Guatemala this Christmas
Since Guatemala reopened its borders in September, tourism has remained anemic. But are arriving tourists getting a bad first impression with the La Aurora Airport… Read More »Guatemala’s Tourism Sector Voices Concern Over Lack of La Aurora Airport Protocols
Guatemala plans to end its six-month-long lockdown on October 1 amid more political shenanigans. Nestor Quixtan explains. Guatemala will end its lockdown tomorrow, October 1,… Read More »Guatemala Ends Lockdown (State of Calamity) on October 1
As the Guatemala airport reopens to international tourists after over six months, Nestor Quixtan looks at the situation and explains why the news is decidedly… Read More »Guatemala Airport Reopens Amid More Political Intrigue (Life is Never Dull in Guatemala)
Any conversation about the prospect of reopening Guatemala and its international airport has to be followed up with the question of whether tourists will even come… Read More »If We Reopen, Will They Come? Guatemala’s Tourism Sector Still Holding Its Breath
With tourism in Guatemala at a standstill after the limited July 27 reopening, Nestor Quixtan wonders whether it’s too soon or too late to know… Read More »Is it Too Soon or Too Late for Tourism in Guatemala?