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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 devouring mountains of rubbish bags piled up high on street corners. Just about any encounter with these shaggy animals on the […]

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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 on the 5th of July with the finals for the Miss Guatemalan Universe Competition, which will be held right […]

Guatemala & its Patron Saint Festivals

by Diana Pastor

Every year, in all of the towns across this colourful country, festivals are held in honor of the Catholic patron saint of the local church. These festivals are held in each department not only as a celebration of religious fervor but also as a manifestation of the unique culture of […]