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Return of the Noise Brigades


It’s that time of year again, but unless you’ve been living in bomb shelter we’re sure you don’t reminding of that. But in case you’re a new arrival to Xela, fear not, the inordinate amount of noise you’ve been hearing is not a bunch of wild animals that have been let loose in a […]


P o p p i n g

Record breaking telethon

This month Xela participated in a hugely successful national Telethon that aimed to raise money for the NGO FUNDABIEM, which provides rehabilitation, social integration and therapies for children with Downs-Syndrome and mental disabilities. The Telethon took place on the 13th and 14th of July, […]

Our Friends – Los Extranjeros

by Diane Pastor

First they become our acquaintances. Then they become our fellow partners for parties and travels, until they become good friends and, ultimately, a part of our families.


A Dog’s Life in Guatemala

by Susana Raymundo

The vast majority of families have at least one dog at home here. When they are small, like a stuffed animal that moves, humans are dying to touch them, to hold them, and pleased to satisfy their every need – almost always choosing the best snacks money can buy for them. The […]

Food Security and Organic Food

by Pedro Rodriguez

Organic food includes vegetables, fruits, grains, and any agricultural crop that has been grown or produced using organic methods, which are based on building healthy soil naturally without the use of synthetic chemical fertilizers and pesticides. In addition, no genetically modi?ed organisms (GMOs), no sewage sludge, and no irradiation are used in […]

Guatemala News Wrap Up

The War on Drugs has been in full force this month, with the Guatemalan military locating and dismantling one clandestine cocaine laboratory in El Palmar, San Marcos, and also arresting two alleged members of the Zetas (one of Mexico’s most powerful drug gangs) in Chiquimula.