Monthly Archive: May 2012

Happy Birthday, Xela

Some 488 years ago (give or take), Pedro de Alvarado and his band of marauding Spaniards engaged in a long and serious battle, slaying the  possibly-factual indigenous hero Tecún Umán and gaining hold of...

Stuff

P o p p i n g Xela on the Map A surprising and somewhat welcome announcement as Xela received a visit from Guatemala’s head tourism honcho, Pedro Duchez, the director of INGUAT in...

Guatemala News Wrap Up

March wrapped with big showbiz news as Guatemala’s most famous musician and Pepsi spokesman Ricardo Arjona breezed through for the local leg of his Metamorfosis world tour. Earth hour (that thing where you turn...

To Guatemalan Women

by Susanna Raymundo You leave behind your teenage years and your dream of youth to be a mother, a victim of sexism, ignorance and customs. Your parents accept your marriage with another child to...