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In Central America, A New Order Where it Pays to Live by the Rules

In the early 1980s, I crossed the border between Guatemala and Honduras illegally. I’d just attended a workshop for rural health workers in Chiquimula and wanted to hop across to visit the Mayan site in Copan.

Meet Leo, Artist of Social Change

Five years ago, the forested trail leading to the most scenic waterfall in Bogotá, Colombia, was crime-ridden and awash with waste. Today, the same area is safe and well maintained. As part of the trail, a mural, depicting two swans and a human figure enveloped in a sea of tears, calls attention to mankind’s imbalanced relationship with nature. While in 2010 people avoided the area over safety concerns, now the site attracts more than 1,500 visitors a month.