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XelaWho by Issue

November 2006 Issue: Vote Early, Vote Often

If it weren’t for all the public works projects suddenly, magically getting completed, you could be forgiven for not realizing that we’ve entered an election year.

Now, for all you people who come from countries where the voter turnout is generally higher for “American Idol” than for your presidential elections, we thought we might have […]

Cuentame: A Comic Series from 2005-2007

The Mass of the Dead, November 2006

Chicken Bus Etiquette

By Robin Friday

Chicken Buses – Some travelers will do whatever it takes to avoid them, and some relish in the opportunity to ride packed like sardines. Whether you love em or hate em’ here are some rules for the road…


Xela vs. Antigua

It’s been said before: You’re either a Xela person or an Antigua person. There’s not a whole lot of crossover, but some people still just don’t get it. So we’ve taken it on ourselves to compile the definitive, indisputable set of reasons as to why Xela is a far, far better place to live. Check […]

¿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.

Caer como la patada LITERAL MEANING: To fall like the kicking. ACTUAL MEANING: To be extremely unpleasant.