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October 2005 Issue: A Latin American Town Without a Central Park? Weird…

Newcomers to Quetzaltenango may notice a heartening sight – the central park is temporarily closed for renovations. Long-termers are facing a different reality: this has become pretty much a permanent situation.

The park dates from 1880, but took its present form back in 1938. Until 2004, it was one of the social centers of town […]

Cuentame: A Comic Series from 2005-2007

The Stranger, October 2006

Love On the Road

by Adam Garrett-Clark

XelaWho knows full well romance abroad can be hard. Most scenes are a complex labyrinth of soul searching young people milling about an exotic culture surrounded by breath taking scenery. We know its tough. Por eso, we gathered up Xelas reigning sexperts, romancedors and capitans of the cama in our offices to […]

Tightwad Heaven

Let me just start by saying that I object to the way that the editors have named this piece. I am not a tightwad. I just happen to have a vested interest in economizing at every opportunity, which results in me being rather careful with my quetzales. That’s all. I hope that you can see […]

¿Qué Onda Vos? A Series on Speaking Guatemalan Spanish

“¿Qué onda vos?” is XelaWho’s a monthly guide to speaking Spanish Guatemalan style. This month we’re looking at funny expressions.

Deber hasta el bigote LITERAL MEANING: To owe up to the moustache. ACTUAL MEANING: To be deep in debt.