Tag Archives: Teosinte

Community update 18-5-20

(EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO)   Yesterday, our friends at Teosinte reported: “We are still locked up, with the new DUI measure (permission to move according to the last digit of your identity document), people go out in their vehicles and (for) the rest (…) there is an advantage, people come selling food suplies here and also […]

Teosinte’s new directiva

(EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO)   Teosinte elected their new community board. They are: Secretary General (President): Humberto Mejía Minutes Secretary (and sistering rep): Sandra Nohemy Guardado (not pictured) Finance secretary: Rosa Adela Herrera Education secretary: José Osmaro Flores Legal affairs: Flor Idalia Ayala Health secretary: Osmin Sibrian Women’s secretary: Erika Yamileth contreras     Teosinte eligió […]

That time Julian left Teosinte / La vez que Julián dejó Teosinte

(EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO)     One night in Teosinte I met Julian*, who told me he migrated to the U.S. six years ago and was held in a “freezer” inside a detention center.   One night, on his way to the U.S., he managed to fall asleep under some bushes, but then woke up with […]

Sister Cities through the years

A while ago our network used to have 32 committees. This year we only have 16 left. Committees are aging and our model of solidarity is hard to explain to a wider audience when our country is no longer “in poverty” or when it suddenly becomes a “third safe country” and a “less dangerous place” […]

Workshops with Teosinte youth /Talleres con la juventud de Teosinte

(EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO)   The youth Committee “Ana Francisca for a free spirit” (AFEL, in Spanish) keeps working with the young people of the community in Teosinte. They recently held a workshop about environrment and they share some pictures with us.     Besides that, CRIPDES regional office, CCR, accompanied them in another workshop. Arely […]

The water project on Teosinte / El proyecto de agua en Teosinte

(EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO)   Last friday I had the chance to talk with Osmin Sibrian, from the water board of Teosinte, San Francisco Menéndez, a community sistered with Arlington. That’s how I got to learn more about the water situation in the area. The first challenge is that main pipes are 80 years old and […]

Arlington: “Cambio climático y migración”

Artículo original de Rafi Barglow / Arlington Teosinte Sister City Project   La semana pasada, Zulma Tobar y Bernardo Belloso vinieron desde El Salvador a visitar la escuela de Arlington para hablar con casi cuatrocientos estudiantes sobre importantes temas que nos unen.   Tobar es la co-coordinadora de Ciudades Hermanas, una organización que coordina las relaciones […]

News from Teosinte

(Versión en español abajo) Last saturday we were happy to visit Teosinte, in the department of Chalatenango, accompanied by staff from CCR. Teosinte is a community where 71 families are currently living. They are sistered with Arlington. This year, from August 17th – 19th, they will be celebrating 30 years of repopulating the area. Mercedes Maurilio […]

Arlington Sister Cities in the News!

Arlington families travel to ‘sister city’ Teosinte By Beth Soltzberg   Arlington fourth-grader Rachel Barglow, fifth-grader Jackson Dray, and seventh-graders Rafi Barglow and Isabella Dray knew they’d have a very different kind of February vacation this year. With family members, they spent the week in Teosinte, the rural El Salvadoran village that has been Arlington’s […]

Kids Delegation visits Teosinte, Chalatenango

“They welcomed us with open arms. It made me see how lucky we really are, and gives me a better understanding of the culture of other places.” – Rafi, age 13   “It was amazing how we made friends so quickly. Everything was so different but I loved it. It’ll make me less likely to take […]