Have Velasquez Pérez’s children continued on as weavers, now that so many women have already opted for western-style clothes ? They “castillianised” themselves too much as they say in the family, just like Johana’s own sister, a nurse in the city. Have they been able to preserve their culture ?
And, more importantly, are they sheltered from the violence that targets it ? Aunt Rachel’s husband has been murdered: by whom? “Quien sabe ?” (Who knows?) is the only possible or safe answer. nobody is talking and that has been going on for 25 years. Could she tell about it today ?
I am wondering if Benjamin was ever able to fulfill his dream. He was working for a rich landowner in order to save enough money to buy his own piece of land. Already selling for 4000$ an acre, how much can it cost today ?
This country is, for me, the most beautiful of the Americas. Its Majesty never leaves us once witnessed. Why so much determination to crush this culture? What is the place of the Mayan heritage in our lives today ?