Monthly Archive: February 2011

Who Do You Love?

February – also known as the mes del cariño – in these parts is always a weird time, and when it lands in an election year, the mix gets just that little bit headier...

Liquors of Guatemala

by Diana Pastor One of the more interesting things about Guatemala is the diversity that it offers. In a relatively small area are a range of cultures, climates, landscapes, foods and drinks. This last...

Laguna Chicabal

by Susana Raymundo The beauty of the Laguna Chicabal is obvious at first sight, with the Volcano Santa María looming in the background and the shimmering, tree-surrounded lagoon in front. What surprises many is...

Talk of the Town

by Berto the Street Dog (as told to Blake Nelson) Sun’s coming up later and later these days. I arose slowly this morning, which is like saying the avocados seem a bit green lately....

Know Your ‘Nangos

We all know (or think we know, or got told by some guy) that Quetzaltenango means “place of the Quetzales” but then like any good historical theory, there’s a counter theory that says that,...

Xela for Kids

You would think, being that there are so many of them around, that Xela would be well set up  for kids, but the opposite is often true – playgrounds are rare, often neglected and...

Guatemala News Wrap Up

A bad start to the year for Guatemalan kids as a report found that, in all of Latin America, Guatemala invested the least in early childhood development. Things looked like they were getting under...