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Election Special

Guatemalan politicians are often contemptuously referred to as payasos (clowns) by many of their fellow citizens and at no time does it become more apparent as to why they earn this nickname than during election season. Whether it’s making ludicrous promises that they could never be able to fulfil (more on that in a […]

Recipe of the Month:Salsa de Tomate Casera

by Simone Riddle

It’s back to basics in Xelawho’s kitchen for this month’s recipe. Everyone knows how to make a tomato sauce, right? But do you know how to make it estilo chapin? Like many dishes in the Mayan culinary repertoire, there is a unique way to create a salsa de tomate, and […]


P o p p i n g

Going for Gold

The 2015 Pan American Games have got off to a cracking start for Guatemala so far. At the time of writing we’re only just over half way through and Guatemala have already won a whopping 6 gold medals, placing them eighth in the […]

The Quetzal: Meet Guatemala’s National Bird

By Diana Pastor

Many times, I have been asked the same question about the name of Quetzaltenango by foreigners here: Are there really Quetzales here? Embarrassed, I must answer that perhaps long ago they lived here but today it is difficult to see them even in their natural habitats (rain forest). […]

Laughter by the Bucket Load

By Kin Entertainment

“My Candidate Ain’t Chafa (shoddy)” is a comedy theatre show about the adventures of a group of shopkeepers who, tired of the same campaign promises election after election, resolve to form their own political party. Brace yourselves for two hours of laughter, quips and gags in which you’ll […]