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May 2008 Issue: Strike One

April 16 is a date which will live in infamy. We were forced to steal that line from Roosevelt because – for the first time in the history of our illustrious magazine – our writers went on strike. Gathered in an angry mob outside of corporate headquarters, they threatened not to write a single word [...]

¿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’s topic: conjugation of vos, the most informal and personal form of “you”.

Conjugating vos in the present tense -AR, -ER and -IR verbs are conjugated into the present tense by dropping the “r” and adding ” -ás,” ” -és” or [...]

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: Playing With Fire, the Mirador Overlooking Santiaguito.

By Kathi Dunkel

The most active volcano in Central America, there are many ways for Xela’s inhabitants and visitors to glimpse Santiaguito’s frequent eruptions. From the suburb of Llanos [...]

Spotlight On: A Series on Culture & the Arts

“Spotlight On” is XelaWho’s regular monthly series on all things cultural & artistic in Xela and Guatemala. This month’s topic is: Sussan Villagran

Sussan Villagran is a young Quetzaltenango-based photographer who is about to launch her first solo show at El Cuartito. XelaWho caught up with her to rap a little about inspiration, method and [...]

(Almost) Classic Puttanesca Sauce

by Travis Harvey

This dish is a delicious vegan version of a pasta sauce that- legend has it – was invented by Italian prostitutes. The dish would be prepared, then left by the windowsill to lure customers (usually fishermen, as legend has it) in to sample other wares. In any case, it certainly is enticing. [...]