Monthly Archive: November 2008

November 2008 Issue: Who Will It Be?

This November 4, the U.S. will exercise its democratic right to choose the next president. The “winner” gets the task of tackling some serious messes: an economic crisis, an unwinnable war, a broken health care system,...

Saturday Nights in Santa Cruz

By Geoff Bendeck There comes a time in every man’s life when he decides to put on a dress and you know…try it out. In the villages of Lake Atitlán, indigenous men have been...

Men With Guns: Guatemalan Police

A special report by Adam Garett-Clark It should be familiar by now; the long shiny boots, spiffy jumpsuits of varying colors, serious expressions of boredom and of course the giant frick’n gun jutting from...

The Peanut Butter Solution

By Cynthia Ord As valuable backpacker bartering material, good peanut butter is up there with massages and rolling papers. If you’re looking for peanut butter in Xela, the last place to go is the...