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Weekend Getaways

Xela’s a swinging town. From the raging nightlife to the endless jumping over potholes, there’s never a dull moment. Yet the other day your faithful editor was walking in the Minerva market and saw a guy with a selfie-stick selling selfies. Right then it hit me that technology is ruining everything and I needed to […]

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P o p p i n g

January saw the inauguration of Xela’s new mayor, Luis Grijalva, marking the city’s first change in mayor for 12 years. Grijalva was the surprise winner of the elections, winning 33% of the vote despite spending only Q50,000 on his campaign, compared to millions spent by his competitors.

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Guatemala’s All New Undercover Guys

By Fathouse Productions

XelaWho broke the news last October that the president and vice president jailed last year for corruption were actually undercover anti-corruption agents, since Vice President Baldetti helped reveal corruption scandals when in Congress and President Pérez Molina said that with his leadership, “there will be ZERO tolerance for corruption.” The […]

Uncle Jose and the Doorstop Gang

By Rotton Tacos

Every time I visit my grandma she sees me off by waving from the porch and saying “Now you make safe choices”. And every time I reply by saying “…you know I will”, while knowing I’m lying though my teeth as my brain says “… there are some things you […]

Trendy

With the highest number of Facebook users in Central America and a Twitter population growing by the thousands every month, social media can be a great place to find out what’s buzzing in Guatemala. Of course, there’s also a whole lot of nonsense posted online too, but at XelaWho we like nonsense so here are […]

My Guatemalan Boyfriend

By Kendal Bergman

Editor’s note: This is a classic XelaWho article from way-back in 2007 that still gets talked about to this day, so we’re reprinting it just for Valentine’s day!

When I came to Guatemala, I had just gotten out of a long-term relationship and wanted to have fun, learn some Spanish, […]

Celebrate Carnaval in true chapin style!

By Diana Pastor

In Guatemala, prior to Ash Wednesday (which always falls on different dates and this year will be on the 10th of February) La Carnaval is celebrated. Although it is not as popular it was some years ago, school children and young adults still celebrate the day with costumes, confetti-filled egg […]

Frijoles Revolteados

By La Salsa Ingelsa

The United Nations’ General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses (dried beans and seeds such as chick peas and lentils). Here at Xelawho, we believe Guatemala has one of the best: frijoles negros. Black beans are a staple food eaten throughout Guatemala. They are a great source […]

Welcome to Xela’s High Season!

With another year over and an a new one just begun, the annual changing of the Xelan guard is about to occur with the new wave of adopted Quetzaltecas (people from Xela) arriving from across the globe. January kicks of Xela’s high season with the 30+ local Spanish schools overflowing with the sounds of new […]

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New Xela Pub Crawl

To be the leading culture and nightlife magazine in Xela, we here at Xelawho put in long days (and nights…) to bring you the you truth, la verdadera verdad, on what’s going on in Xelatown. This means we’re out and about constantly, trying […]