Yearly Archive: 2012

End of an era

December 21st 2012 is the date that is on everyone´s minds this year, not just for us folk in Guatemala, where the mystical date originates from, but across the world. An array of theories and...

The Day of the Dead

Fear not, this month´s editorial is not about an impending zombie apocalypse, although we´d forgive you for thinking that – what with another bizarre human flesh-eating tale coming out of the United States this...

Sick? Where to go…

by Diana Pastor What better idea for November – famous for the Day of the Dead – than to provide you with some advice on how to postpone this festivity for yourself. Unfortunately, not...

The Legend of Vanushca

Vanushca Cárdenas Baraja was the daughter of a gypsy family who migrated from Hungary to Guatemala in the early twentieth century. She and her family worked for a travelling circus that performed around the...

Stuff

P o p p i n g New football stands Great news for super-chivo fans out there who don’t want to have to worry about not being able to get tickets for all the important...

Guatemalan Authors

by Diana Pastor Continuing on from last month’s recommendations of Latin American authors this month we will be recommending some of the most significant writers from Guatemala. The first is Humberto Akabal, an Indigenous...

Children in Public Spaces

by Susana Raymundo The first day of October is usually celebrated as the “Day of the Child” – to celebrate children growing up within large families or within families where they are the only...

Independence Queens

By Patricia Escalon If you survived August in Xela, you probably think you can sleep in again in September. Well, all those school bands that kept you from a good lie in are nothing...

Stuff

P o p p i n g Miss Quetzaltenango The 24th of August saw one of Xela’s most anticipated evenings of year when Linda Celina Cifuentes Rios was chosen and crowned as Miss Quetzaltenango, 2012-2013....