Monthly Archive: March 2014

Got Shorty

On the 22nd of February 2014 dozens of soldiers and police descended on a luxury condominium in Mazatlán, Mexico, and finally managed to capture the legendary, but elusive, drug kingpin Joaquín Guzmán Loera, more...

Stuff

P o p p i n g Pacaya Pyrotechnics Always one for a spectacle, Guatemala witnessed another huge volcanic eruption in March when Pacaya Volcano began spewing rivers of lava and clouds of ash after...

Behind the Cloth

By Allison Haven Anyone who has spent time in Guatemala can’t help but fall in love with the colorful textiles worn by indigenous people here. Guatemala is unique in Central America for these strong...

Garbanzos de Miel

By Simone Riddle “Se puede comer garbanzos salados?!” “You can eat chickpeas as a savory dish?!” asked my friend in disgust when I proudly presented a vegetarian chickpea curry at one of my first potluck...

Compost

By Juan Jardinero “The ground´s generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty. Try to be more like the ground.” Rumi One of the first things you should do if you are trying to...

Xela Bites

by Seudonimo Anonimo What I thought was just a typical morning on the way to the Despensa Familiar became the day I tempted fate. While casually sauntering down the street—at Guatemalan pace, of course—a...

Beer Wars

Those who have been hanging around Guatemala for a while now will have undoubtedly noticed the plummeting prices of that all-too- precious commodity: cerveza. Even just over a year ago, you would be hard-pressed...

Stuff

P o p p i n g Stop Thief!  Those of us you who have had the good fortune of having your pocket picked whilst riding aboard the minibuses that comprise Xela’s world class urban...