Yearly Archive: 2013

Grains of musical corn

by Diana Pastor A few weeks ago I saw a video on Facebook of a guy from Cajolá, (one of the poorest municipalities of Quetzaltenango) who made a video of himself doing a cover...

Time to hit the Feria

Dust off your cowboy boots, people: it’s Fair time again in Xela. If you want to get technical about it, we’re talking about La Feria Internacional de Independencia. It’s when Guatemalans really show how...

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P o p p i n g Daughter of Xelaju And so have begun the long, long string of beauty pageants in Xela, to come to a culmination in September amongst all the other independence...

Wanderers of the Night

Last week we at XelaWho took you on the journey of Central American folklore to introduce you to such legends as El Cadejo, the dog of the drunks that roams the streets at night...

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P o p p i n g Progress on Salcajá A lot of crime goes by in Guatemala unpunished. Heck, if you know the right people in the right places you can pretty much get...

Sin in Mayan Culture

By Susana Ramundo Our culture is full of customs, beliefs and traditions that distinguish our nation from others. Humanity itself  created the concept of sin to manipulate its social and familial environment. So that...

Demon Dogs & Other Tales

Those walking back home at night in Xela a little tipsy after one-too-many cuba libres will almost certainly encounter a street dog or two (or ten) on their stumble home, usually to be found...

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P o p p i n g Miss Guatemala Guatemala´s obsession with beauty pageants (there aren´t too many places with an pageants for Miss Electricity Company or the Municipal Employee´s Girlfriend) reaches its annual climax...