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Beyond Words: Reflections on the 2006 Section of the Americas Annual Meeting

While walking down the cobblestone streets of Antigua, Guatemala, I started to reflect on what the 2006 Annual Meeting meant [鈥

Loida E. Fernàndez G. is executive secretary of the Committee of Latin American Friends (COAL). She is a member of the General Meeting of Mexican Friends, Cd. Victoria Monthly Meeting.

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Taking in a Big Breath of Guatemala

Fried plantains; fireflies lighting the night sky; marimbas; tamales; pineapple juice trickling down my chin and a pale green sauce [鈥

Iris Graville is a member of Lopez Island (Wash.) Worship Group.

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Learning from Salvadoran Friends

After the 2006 FWCC Section of the Americas meeting in Guatemala, we joined a small group of other U.S. Friends [鈥

Greg Woods, a member of Columbia (Mo.) Meeting, currently serves as an FWCC representative for Illinois Yearly Meeting and as a clerk of the FWCC Section of the Americas Youth Committee. Susan Lee Barton, a member of Clear Creek Meeting in Richmond, Ind., is the Midwest Field Secretary of FWCC. She has received a traveling minute from her monthly meeting and from Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting referring to her "ministry of bringing people closer together and building connections so that all can deepen their experience of God."

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A Snapshot of Friends in the Americas

Are Friends growing or shrinking? The answer, of course, is, 鈥淚t all depends鈥濃攐n where, over what time, and by how [鈥

Margaret Fraser, executive secretary of FWCC Section of the Americas, is a member of Swarthmore (Pa.) Meeting.

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A Letter from Bolivia

Fourth Month, Fifth Day, 2007 Dear friends and family, I know that it has only been a week since I [鈥

Andrew Esser-Haines, a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, was on leave from January to June from his studies at Earlham College to work with the Bolivia Quaker Education Fund in La Paz, Bolivia.

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My Guatemala Journal

Friday, August 11, 2006 鈥擣rom Libertyville to Guatemala City My mission for this journey to Guatemala is to conduct community [鈥

Maurine Pyle, a member of Lake Forest (Ill.) Meeting, is the field secretary for Illinois Yearly Meeting and a volunteer for Play for Peace.

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The Aspirations of Andean Quakers

Yes, there are Quakers in the Andes鈥攍ots of them. And, yes, they have aspirations. Working with them, as a Quaker [鈥

Newton Garver, a member of Buffalo (N.Y.) Meeting, has traveled to Bolivia seven times: in 1999 with the Quaker Study Tour, in 2000 as a new board member of Quaker Bolivia Link, the next two years as a co-leader (with Barbara Flynn) of the Quaker Study Tour, and the last three visits on behalf of the Bolivian Quaker Education Fund. His book Limits to Power: Some Friendly Reminders (Center Working Papers, 2006) contains five of his reports on political developments in Bolivia since 2003, and subsequent ones can be found at http://buffaloreport.com/2006/061104.garver.progress.html.

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An Invitation to Hispaniola

Three years ago, I was led to move to the island of Hispaniola, home to the Dominican Republic and Haiti. [鈥

Elizabeth Eames Roebling is a member of Asheville (N.C.) Meeting.

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The Politics of Water: A Case in Brazil

The Cedar Reservoir of Quixad脿, Cear脿, is one of the most beautiful spots in Brazil. I sat there for hours [鈥

Nicholas Arons is a graduate of Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. He carried out the research for this article while working in Brazil as a public health worker, as a Fulbright Scholar, and as a fellow in New York University Law School's Institute for International Law and Justice. He is the author of Waiting for Rain: The Politics and Poetry of Drought in Northeast Brazil.

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