Making History Alongside Santos FC

Imagine yourself in Dallas, Texas sitting-in on training sessions and games with one of the most renowned soccer clubs in South America and at the same time over 5,000 miles away in Santos, São Paulo the same type of training sessions and games are taking place at the Santos Futebol Clube facilities in Brazil. Thanks […]

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Nothing but Respect for City Futsal

It was about 5 years ago that I had the pleasure of meeting the Mariel twins through a mutual friend of ours. I would come up to Dallas on the weekends and hangout with Leo, and the twins lived next door. It was basically the stars from SMU Mens Soccer at the time, divided up […]

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USA -vs- Guatemala Soccer Match — Battle for Hearts & Minds

Around these parts, it doesn’t get any bigger than this for a Guatemalan-American. At least, from a soccer perspective. Actually, maybe from a non-soccer perspective, too. A day after the July 4th Independence Day celebrations, the USA national soccer team will once again play Guatemala in San Diego, California as a tune up for the […]

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Santa Catalina Arch – Antigua, Guatemala

One of the most amazing places I have ever been and love going back to every chance I get, just so happens to be in Guatemala. Antigua is well known for it’s rich history and cultural attractions. I love it so much, that I actually wrote my college thesis about Antigua. I don’t want to […]

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Where Does the Word Guatemala Really Come From?

As is the case with the majority of historical beginnings, many myths and uncertainties will always be present to define the moment when anything was created and/or named. The etymology of the noun Guatemala is very controversial and is a topic which is still debated today. One of the most widespread explanations was proposed by […]

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Why VOS® LOVES Whole Planet Foundation

It was a little over three years ago that we began working with Whole Foods Market (WFM) and it has been a wonderful relationship since the beginning. After two years of working with them, we decided that we wanted to go even further with how we give back to the global community. After a few […]

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What is Natural Rubber?

It’s always a good time when we meet new people and get to talk about VOS®. Often times, our favorite question is asked. “What is Natural Rubber?” If you are not from a region of the world that cultivates natural rubber, it makes complete sense to not know that natural rubber actually comes from a […]

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The Highlands of Guatemala

Most people would say that the highlands is the most picturesque and diverse region in Guatemala. Once you see the dense mountain geography, volcanoes, lakes, villages and many important cities within, it’s easy to agree.

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VOS® + San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind

Ever since I can remember, I have been “that friend” in the group that’s always wearing different bracelets from Guatemala. Even though it would seem natural for me to sell bracelets, I never imagined that one day I would start my own line of bracelets; the VOS® Inspirational Bracelets.

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Guatemala and its Culture

In order to truly understand Guatemala, you must look beyond the surface and understand how diverse the country is. Even with me being Guatemalan, I learn something new every time I go back home. This last time I was there, I was able to interview a University Professor that is of indigenous background, and he […]

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