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June 2010 Issue: In-depth World Cup Analysis Begins Here

Who will win it all? Various sports magazines are devoting untold liters (that’s 0.26 gallons to the Americans reading this) of spilled ink to predicting the winner of the 2010 World Cup. Brazil’s looking strong as usual; England and Spain are fielding, arguably, their strongest teams ever; and with home continent advantage, an African team [...]

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

Whatever Happened to Theme Parties?

Those of us who remember Xela in 2009 know that there were piles and piles of theme parties. 70’s/80’s Nights, Paca Parties, Other Creative Ideas. The Editors of this fine rag have noticed a distinct lack of theme parties in 2010 to our disappointment. [Click on the link for details [...]

World in Briefs: More News, Less Reading

Here’s the nutty news for June, 2010. Among other things, Georgian wrestler Lasha Pataraya attempted to break a world record currently held by Pakistani Zafar Gill when he lifted 194 pounds using only his earlobes…

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Daytripper: Romantic Couples Trips

Daytripper is XelaWho’s regular monthly series on day trips within easy reach of Xela. This June 2010 issue focuses on romantic local getaways for couples. By Alyssa Huff

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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 June 2010 is: Miguel Angel Asturias, Guatemala’s Favorite/Only Nobel Lit Laureate. By Dorcas Shiloj.

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(Central) American Grafitti

By James “Earl” Gray

What is it about the past few months that has brought out the creativity in the local graffiti artists? Maybe it’s the rain. Whatever the case is, check out these awesome shots taken by Your ex-XW Editor, James “Earl” Gray is this months feature photographer. First person to correctly email us [...]

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, June 2010.

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Here Come the Hooligans! A Hat Tip to Bill Hicks…RIP

By Steve Mullaney

Bill Hicks, possibly one of the funniest people ever to live, did a really great bit about the difference between the way that delinquency was portrayed in the US and in Great Britain.

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Guatemala This Month: Stuff That Actually Happened

By Elena Alvarado

A look back at the new and newsworthy during the month of May, 2010.

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Why is this Popular? Football Flags

By Steve Mullaney

Either you come from a soccer-mad country and you are able to recite the birthday and favorite color of each player of the national team (Guatemaltecos, in unison now: Mario Rodriguez, 9/14/81 & blue, Carlos Ruiz, 9/15/79 & green, etc.) or you come from a country where the most popular sport is [...]