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XelaWho by Issue

September 2010 Issue: Ch-Ch-Ch-Check Out the Feria

Dust off your cowboy boots, people: it’s Fair time again in Xela. If you want to get technical about it, we’re talking about La Feria Internacional de Independencia. It’s when Guatemalans really show how they can put on a party.


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


Don’t eat and then go swimming. Don’t go out in the rain without a jacket. Don’t take candy from strangers. All, are obvious maxims that you’ve no doubt heard from various parent-like figures over the course of your life. Here at XelaWho we are about to add another […]

Guatemala This Month

Take a deep breath – this stuff actually happened. By Elena Alvarado


World in Briefs: More News, Less Reading

Here’s the nutty news for September, 2010. Among other things, a man punched a polar bear in the nose, following an Inuit elder’s advice.


Daytripper: Cantel’s Copavic

Daytripper is XelaWho’s regular monthly series on day trips within easy reach of Xela. This September 2010 issue is about the glass factory at Cantel. By Steve Mullaney.


Spotlight On: Francisco Marroquin

Elena Alvarado looks at the life of Guatemala’s busiest bishop


Why Is This Popular?: Blaming the Sick

Steve Mullaney feels bad. And it’s all his fault.


Training for the Mountains

Susanna Raymundo gets you ready to hit the mountains


Cooking With Dorcas

Our favorite chef waxes lyrical on the joys of eggplant. By Dorcas Shiloj


XelaWho’s Literary Salon

This month we feature up-and-coming local writer Alejandro Alafro, and his story “Tornadoes”