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March 2007 Issue: Roll Out the Red Carpet

The rumors are true, my friends. His Highness will be descending upon the country this month, to visit President Berger and comfort all Guatemalans with his renowned blend of verbal flatulence.

Yes, from March 8th to the 14th, George W. Bush will be visiting Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Mexico and Guatemala as part of a “charm […]

Microfinance Volunteer Resigns After Finding

By Chris Perras

An International Development major and vice-president of the Future Business Leaders of America at the University of California at Berkeley, Michael Cheshire Kent III sought more out of life than a high-paying job and all the luxuries that accompany it; he wanted to use his education to give back to the community […]

Daytripper: Cool Trips. Close By.

Daytripper is XelaWho’s regular monthly series on day trips within easy reach of Xela. This month’s article is called: Towards Llanos del Pinal

We began, picking up 7a Avenida at its junction with 11th Calle in Zone 1 where it heads towards Zunil and Almalonga. After a brief, exhaust shrouded walk up the steep mini-highway […]

Cuentame: A Comic Series from 2005-2007

The Stone Mermaid, March 2007

Dave’s Rave: The Sandwich

Davey Doo, you are missing out. You may be having a fantastic time gallivanting around Guatemala, clad only in binoculars, a fanny pack and a khaki vest with 34 pockets, but the moment you left town a flurry of wonderful new restaurants appeared here in Xela. I’m sure it’s a coincidence that they waited to […]

Lessons from a Mochillera

By Emily Zielke

1. Do not fill your bag with underwear. How frustrating is it to look in your backpack and see that the only clean clothes you have are underwear? Even if you knew how to sew and even if they are the prettiest underwear you own, you will NEVER be able to put […]

¿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.

Es la tos con flema LITERAL MEANING: It’s the cough with phlegm. ACTUAL MEANING: It’s awesome.