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November 2005 Issue: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Guatemala got its ass kicked last month, and we’re not just talking about the World Cup qualifiers. We know that we’re Xela’s fun and games magazine, but when something like Stan comes along it affects us all – villagers, city folk, foreigners, party animals and poetry freaks.

Somebody wise once put something on a desk [...]

Cuentame: A Comic Series from 2005-2007

La Tatuana, November 2005

Guatemalan Root Canal

By Robin Friday

Guatemalan root canal. I could not imagine a more frightening combination of words. In fact, it sounds more like the name of a punk rock band than an actual procedure. But yes, today I underwent the granddaddy of dental operations, and the result was a surprising success! My apologies in advance if [...]

Dave’s Rave: El Balcon de Enríquez

Relax, peeps. The Davemeister is A OK, and hasn’t sustained any major water damage. The D-Man’s 9 years as a first year University student came in handy, too, and spending a week in the house with the electricity cut off, eating instant noodles seemed like a walk down memory lane.

This month, when the clouds [...]

¿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.

Hacerse un queso LITERAL MEANING: To make a cheese of one’s self. ACTUAL MEANING: To dance wildly.

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