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April 2010 Issue: Semana Santa…Hold the Claus

April is a month of renewal and change. Of Easter bunnies. And over the top pomp when the Holy Week/Semana Santa show is in town.

If you haven’t been in Xela or Antigua during Semana Santa, you’re in for a special treat. It’s Guatemala at its classiest and most flamboyant, sort of like Mardi Gras [...]

World in Briefs: More News. Less Reading.

Here’s the crazy news for April, 2010. Among other things, in Australia, 5,200 naked people recently embraced each other on the steps of Sydney’s iconic Opera House for a photo shoot…

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Guatemala This Month: A Summary of Stuff That Actually Happened

By Lucas Vidgen

The month started off with more intrigue as the ministry of Education disobeyed a judicial order to turn over details of the recipients of the controversial Mi Familia Progresa program…

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

Here at XelaWho, we take our half-assed journalism very seriously. Which is why we spend five minutes a month searching for news you can barely use.

Your April 2010 topics are:

POPPING: Non-smoking law is working FLOPPING: Non-road construction Letters 2 the Editor [...]

Daytripper: Cool Trips. Close By.

Daytripper is XelaWho’s regular monthly series on day trips within easy reach of Xela. This April 2010 issue is called “Aguas Amargas: Xela’s Second Hot Spring” by Steve Mullaney.

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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 April 2010 is: The Band Triskell by Diana Pastor.

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Fortune Telling in Guatemala

By Steve Mullaney

The I Ching is a classic Chinese Confucian text which allows its readers to divine the future based on a number of signs that can be observed. The seven minutes that I spent researching this on Wikipedia revealed that there are a bunch of different lines that are read that could mean [...]

Barfly: Xela’s Jet Set…Well, Chicken Bus Set

Barfly is XelaWho’s monthly gallery of photos of folks enjoying themselves in night spots around town. Who knows how many modeling and movie careers we’ve spawned? Have a look to see who’s famous this month, April 2010.

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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. The April 2010 topic: “Ordering People Around With Vos“…i.e. the negated vos command form, by James Gray.

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Jade: A Mesoamerican Legacy

By Franklin Cordon

Jade is the sacred green stone that one day could be declared Guatemala´s National Stone due to its historic importance in the culture of Mesoamerica. According to scientists and historians the Maya attributed to it wealth, power, status and the most important of all, as a mystical passport to a supernatural underworld [...]