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Taking Flight: A New Year’s Fable

It’s that time of year when our thoughts turn to fresh starts and plans for the future. And, humans that we are, more often than not these plans come to naught. So let me tell you a little story that should put us all to shame.

A while ago, some of the neighborhood kids decided […]

All We Want for Christmas is a Sustainable Use Policy for the Centro Historico

On an encouraging note, there seems to have been a spark of interest lately in conserving Xela’s Centro Historico. Various committees are springing up and meeting regularly to talk about doing just that. We’ve even been semi-invited to vaguely participate in a couple. But of course that never happened.

But the great thing about […]

November 2010: Hello, sunshine

We don’t like to jump the gun around here – it’s always seemed a dangerous and silly pastime. But here goes anyway: We have it on good authority from our friends at the XelaWho Meteorological Station & Roadside Taco Stand that the rainy season is over*.

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October 2010: Can This Dog Actually Talk?

It might have been the tequila doing its thing, or it might have been the “Tacos 4X10” that was dinner, but we swear on a whole stack of XW back copies that we saw the dog in the photograph talk.

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September 2010 Issue: Ch-Ch-Ch-Check Out the Feria

Dust off your cowboy boots, people: it’s Fair time again in Xela. If you want to get technical about it, we’re talking about La Feria Internacional de Independencia. It’s when Guatemalans really show how they can put on a party.

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August 2010 Issue: 2010’s Hottest Parasites

Have you climbed Volcan Santa Maria? Good. What about haggled for food at the market? Well done. Are you getting close to bilingual? Excellent. What do you need to make your Guatemala experience memorable? Unless you’ve caught that hot new parasite that everyone’s been talking about, your time in Xela is not yet complete. […]

July 2010 Issue: Five Years of XelaWho

Five years, where has the time gone? It seemed like just yesterday it was 2005 when your XelaWho was brought to life by proud father Lucas Vidgen and equally proud mother Impresiones Modernas Print Shop. Now, the little babe is ready to get its first (metaphorical) backpack and have its first (metaphorical) day at school.

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World Cup Part II: World Cup Analysis. Who’s in it to Win?

By Steve Mullaney

As of press time, we are left with just eight teams: Uruguay, Ghana, Netherlands, Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Paraguay and Spain (editors note: uh, actually all the Round of 16 games aren’t yet complete so if we’ve blundered on making our predictions we apologize.)

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June 2010 Issue: In-depth World Cup Analysis Begins Here

Who will win it all? Various sports magazines are devoting untold liters (that’s 0.26 gallons to the Americans reading this) of spilled ink to predicting the winner of the 2010 World Cup. Brazil’s looking strong as usual; England and Spain are fielding, arguably, their strongest teams ever; and with home continent advantage, an African team […]

May 2010 Issue: Our Annual May Issue

The idiom “April showers brings May flowers” totally does not apply here in Xela. Better said would be “Non-stop torrential May rains brings many nights of ordering Pollo Campero.” And, con razon: why would you bother getting soaked when you could sit in bed with a bucket of fried chicken on your chest?

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