Guayaba.live is a web-blog platform aimed particularly to connect Latin American people living in the UK. It contains social, economy, political, and cultural information. Information is presented in a variety of formats, and in a variety of journalistic genres. It contains news, opinion, reportage, interviews and features, interacting with social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook and You-Tube.
Languages: English, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese
Why the name Guayaba.live
The name Guayaba, Guava in English, is evocative for me and for many Latin American people, and it was chosen because it could represent symbolically many different important concepts.
Guayaba is a fruit that grows in many Latin American countries which was celebrated by Gabriel García Márquez, the Colombian writer who was one of the most important Latin American writers in modern times and the winner of the Nobel Prize in 1982. He said in an interview with his friend Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza that the smell of Guava was ‘the smell of our land’. The fruit itself has innumerable seeds that metaphorically speaking could represent communities coming together.
Sections and topics
Topics cover work, family, health, housing, budgets, and language issues. Professionals in different areas are invited to interact with our readers.
This aims to be an entertaining web-blog, but it is also serious and thoughtful. A primary objective is to open dialogue across the communities in the UK.
Guayaba.web incorporates blog-posts, podcasts and videos. The layout is simple but attractive and it is user friendly: readers can scroll up and down its pages and navigate easily by clicking on the links provided.