Monthly Archive: December 2011

Celebrate in December

While last month’s magazine focused on the Guatemalan tradition of commemorating one’s relatives that have passed into the great beyond, this month’s magazine has a more upbeat theme as we focus on the many...

Stuff

P o p p i n g New Public Works Projects Now that the election is over, it is time for successful candidates to fulfill those campaign promises. More than anything that means lots...

World in Briefs

Here at XelaWho we take our hard hitting journalism seriously, which is why we scour the world for useless news, saving you from wasting your own valuable time on such pursuits. France Last month,...

Burn, Baby, Burn

By Diana Pastor Finally, December has arrived! Now we can forget our problems from the year and celebrate.  This time of year also brings with it a special Guatemalan tradition: the burning of the...

It’s Getting Hot in Here

By Steve Mullaney (Editor’s note: It has come to our attention that some of the information below is now outdated. Specifically, much of the complex was destroyed by recent landslides. So please ask around...

Ho, Ho, Ho!

By Susana Raymundo Let’s talk this month about Xela’s traditional celebrations during the Christmas holidays. The grand celebrations begin during the second week of November with a parade that defines the term grand spectacle....

The Chicken Challenge

By Elena Alvarado While Fiambre and Pepian may be most traditional celebratory cuisines in Guatemala, fried chicken is undoubtedly the most popular. The sheer number of such outlets certainly make it the country’s most...

Guatemala News Wrap

Though you might not have known it, the big news last month was the Guatemalan presidential election. Former General Otto Perez Molina defeated Congressman and business magnate Miguel Baldizon by a margin of 7...