Monthly Archive: September 2012

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....

Check out the Feria

The Feria was first held back in 1884 in the Canton San Nicolas. It’s had various different homes over the years, but finally settled down in 1984 in order to celebrate its 100 year...

Guatemala News Wrap Up

First up the biggest news of August: Guatemala won its first EVER medal in the Olympics this month! Erick Barrondo took the silver medal in the 20km race walk, after being narrowly beaten by...