Monthly Archive: January 2012

In With The New

In with the new and out with the old, so begins another year. Shake off that fireworks hangover (who doesn’t like fireworks, but was it really necessary to shoot off that many?) and turn...

Stuff

P o p p i n g New Public Works Projects Literally popping at this time of year, fireworks displays are nearly ubiquitous during the Christmas and New Year holidays. From simple roman candles...

World In Briefs

Here at XelaWho we take our hard hitting journalism seriously, which is why we scour the world for completely useless news- just another way we save you from having to waste your own valuable...

WITP: Selling Belts in the Street

By Jed Herrmann As opposed to some other parts of the country (specifically one old town), there are blessedly few wandering vendors on Xela’s streets. Unless you go to La Democracia market, you’re likely...

Partying with Cristo Negro

By Diana Pastor Every month in Guatemala is a party, at least somewhere in the country. With over 300 municipalities, each with their own annual celebration, there is almost a party per day on average...

Stitching Together the Past

By Susana Raymundo Weaving is an important part of cultural heritage with the backstrap loom as an inheritance that comes passed from previous generations. Thanks to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters (and perhaps a few...

The Anatomy of a Soccer Riot

By Jed Herrmann They don’t just happen at random. Let us explore how soccer (football) riots take shape using the recent riot at Estadio Mario Camposeco as a guide, (well, it may not qualify...

Cheeseburger in Paradise

By Elena Alvarado Following up on last month’s review of Xela’s fried chicken scene, this month we’ll chow down on another of Guatemala’s most common menu items: the hamburger.  Well, actually the cheeseburger because...

Guatemala News Wrap-up

In a saga out of a movie, the details of Cristina Siekavizza’s disappearance continued to come out last month. Many may recall that she is the housewife and mother of two who disappeared last...