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September 2006 Issue: Who’s the Fairest of Them All?

Dust off your cowboy boots, people – it’s fair time again in Quetzaltenango. If you want to get technical about it, we’re talking about La Feria Internacional de Independencia. First held back in 1884 in the Canton San Nicolas, the fair has had various homes over the years, but in 1984, to celebrate its centenary, […]

Cuentame: A Comic Series from 2005-2007

The Spirit Cemetery, September 2006

Salsa Puts the Fun in Dysfunctional

By Rosa Lopez

Salsa brings people together. A gringo with rhythm can be an expert salsa dancer before finishing studying subjunctive. Salsa bridges the language gap. Even a gringa who doesn’t understand “¿Quieres bailar?” understands an offered hand and a raised eyebrow. And she’ll have an abundance of flirty locals willing to whisk her out […]

Fashion Police: A Column From 2006

The Reef Sandals With Socks Look, September 2006

A whole year has gone by, darlings, and what a fabulous year it’s been. Full of glamor and intrigue, juicy gossip and mischief. There have been fashion highlights and fashion lowlights… I like to think we’re improving, at the very least… Now, I notice that on the […]

¿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.

A la fuerza, ni la comida es buena LITERAL MEANING: Forced, not even food is good. ACTUAL MEANING: Don’t get pressured into doing things.