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Of Huevos & Huelgas

Those of you feeling that post-Xmas spiritual void will be happy to note that Easter comes oddly early this year and in fact for the truly devout, the whole process has already begun. Lent (or the cuaresma as it’s known around here) is the name for the forty (or 46 in the case of 2012 […]


P o p p i n g

Juegos Centroamericanos

Excitement in the sports world as Panama retires their bid to host the 23rd Central American and Caribbean games, in 2018, leaving Xela as the only candidate in the running.


Return Of La Concha

By Lynda DeBerry

Xela’s little-known Concha Acustica outdoor theater may once again see performers take the stage, through the collective restoration efforts of members of the local poetry club Los Altos and the Xela Theater Collective.


Los Riscos

by Diana Pastor

For all you folks who like the hot weather, it’s time to dig out your swimsuits and sunglasses – we’re entering summer here in Guatemala. Remember, Easter is on its way and while Xela doesn’t have a beach, there are a couple close by that get packed out during these holidays. But […]

Guatemala News Wrap Up

January wrapped with strange rumblings from political circles – current President Otto Pérez Molina’s wife, Rosa Leal, took over social projects formerly administered by the outgoing First Lady and promised that a thorough audit was being undertaken, so that they could denounce anomalies with certainty.