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December 2009 Issue: Dreaming of a (Less) White Christmas

Despite the lack of snow in Xela, whiffs of a white Xela Christmas are percolating in from everywhere as the holiday craze gears up. Gallo’s faux blonde reindeer girls prance at every event starting November 1st. Pale, pasty white (albino Mayan?) Santa Clauses take gift orders at La Pradera shopping center. The cheesily cheery children [...]

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Stuff: Some of the information you just can’t do without, plus a whole lot of filler

Xela, December 1, 2009: This month’s topics:

Cheap flights from Tapachula El Festival Gran Teatrito/The Great Little Theater Festival Guatemala’s Natural Treasures Bite Back (and Hard) [...]

World in Briefs: More News. Less Reading.

Xela, December 1, 2009: A South Korean woman succeeds in passing the written exam for a driver’s license on her 950th try…among other news you can’t live without.

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Daytripper: Cool Trips. Close by.

Daytripper is XelaWho’s regular monthly series on day trips within easy reach of Xela. This December 2009 issue focuses on San Andrés Xecul, home to one of Guatemala’s most unique and unusual churches.

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¿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: Bajando Into Insanity

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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. The topic for December 2009 is: Nativity Scene Traditions in Guatemala.

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Why is This Popular: Teen Culture in Xela

Editor Steve Mullaney teaches at a middle school here in Xela. He sends us monthly reports called “Why is This Popular” on his teens’ fashion-related obsessions. This month’s dispatch: Bracelets With Letters.

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The 3rd Annual Festival Gran Teatrito, December 3-6, 2009

The Festival Gran Teatrito, or Great Little Theater Festival, is the product of two professional theater companies, Armadillo Puppet Theater and Teatro Arzénico, and will take place both indoors and out. All performances are free of charge. The schedule of events is below. For more info, visit the festival Website. It is bound to be [...]

Cooking Local: Sweet Potato Salad

Feeding ourselves is one of our most critical daily activities. Doing so with fresh, local and organically grown ingredients is the good for you and good for the environment, which is something we hope to inspire with this article. We’ll explore how to make a sweet potato salad from ingredients you can find in local [...]