In addition to visiting the projects in San Marcos, the Learning Tour spent time across the border in Tapachula, Mexico hearing about the reality of immigration on the border; visit the Latin America Advocacy blog (now in Spanish!) to learn more about the organizations we visited. Also follow Amanda VanEngen's adventures here during her one year SALT term in San Marcos.
In order to get to Mexico, some of the group had the adventure of a lifetime while hiking to Yalu in a rain storm; luckily the increasingly famous and every-caring Juan Pablo was our fearless leader!
Although there was severe damage from the November 7 earthquake in the center of San Marcos, the communities where MCC directly supports projects were not affected. MCC is currently working with our local partner Caritas to assess the damage and will be providing humaintarian and other aid in the coming weeks.