The String Quartet of the Municipal Symphony Orchestra of Guatemala (MSO) is performing in concert at CECAP (also possibly the Catholic Church if there is an overflow) for ONE NIGHT ONLY, Saturday July 30th, at 6:30 p.m. ALL are invited. Come and meet Bruno Campo, the principal conductor and Alejandro Torun, the President of Friends of the MSO of Guatemala. The MSO is the largest and most prominent youth orchestra in Guatemala. This joint project is presently being funded by private donors residing in Santa Cruz La Laguna and Guatemala City and the USA.
There is a 20 minute video of the MSO that's available for viewing at CECAP......AND arrangements can be made to attend a private rehearsal in Guatemala City of the orchestra for groups of 2 and more. The orchestra is located in the old post office in zone one, which is affectionately known as "Correos" (the Municipal Cultural Arts Center).
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The Guatemalan Tourism Institute (INGUAT) is now offering mandatory medical and legal assistance for tourists visiting the country for a maximum of 15 days. The insurance will be financed through an additional tax on the Tourist Card.
This tax is authorized under the Organic Law of Inguat, but for several years has not been used. The value is set at $5 per person over 12 years. This tax is in addition to the departure tax of U.S. $20. Residents of other Central American countries and those on cruise ships will not be subject to the tax.
Jorge Samayoa, director of Inguat, said the goal is "to seek to improve the perception of security" with tourists. The proposal has been studied and was considered important for travelers to feel safe during their stay in the country.
The Inguat private medical coverage for tourists is available in at least 150 municipalities and includes medical advice by telephone in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian 24 hours a day, all year.
In addition, visitors will be covered for $ 1,000, if you have an accident and entitled to laboratory tests, ambulance transfers and ground or air in case of death, the remains will be repatriated to the country of origin.
Medical consultations include common diseases, pediatrics, otolaryngology, gastroenterology, cardiology, and psychologists to provide support in cases of assault, rape and sexual harassment.
Legal assistance will be provided to support the tourist at the time of the complaint, claims for accidents, or victims of crime as well as procedures in case of death. This service will be in English and Spanish.
Inguat has contracted for these services for a period of four years, as a way of supporting the Tourist Assistance Program (Proatur) which addresses the difficulties tourists face in remote areas, Samayoa said.
Original article: http://www.elperiodico.com.gt/es/20110725/economia/198553
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Clases de Yoga - La Galeria, Panajachel, Miercoles, Jueves y Viernes de 8 a.m.- 9 a.m.
LA GALERIA in Panajachel now has yoga classes with David Skinner, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.