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The Fair’s Back in Town

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 they can put on a party.

First held back in 1884 in the Canton San Nicolas, the fair has had various […]


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Operation CUNOC!

It’s really not a good sign of the next four years to come when the political party that is leading in the polls shows such a massive disregard for the law. Early last month the TSE (the supreme electoral body in Guatemala) revealed that Líder […]

Baldetti & Trump: Secret Lovers?

by Fathouse Productions

XelaWho’s election coverage continues to focus on the candidates who inspire us, reminding us all that anyone, really anyone, can achieve higher office, overcoming disabilities as serious as severe stupidity and tastelessness. Roxana Baldetti of Guatemala and Donald Trump of the United States are today’s heroes.

Roxanna Baldetti, Guatemala’s ex-Vice […]

How Elections Go Down in Guatemala

By Diana Pastor

Every four years in this country a fierce battle is waged between the myriad of different political parties in Guatemala that reminds one of the free fighting competitions such as the UFC that one sees on TV: they are brutal, they have no real rules and they are extremely popular […]

Design Thinking in Xela

by Julia Urizar

Design Thinking is a methodology that uses methods of sensitivity in which designers match their ideas with feasible technology and, as economically viable as possible, with imagination and a business structure of the developing world. This creative project incorporates a number of unique features: from design to administration, from medicine […]

Grow Your Own: Establishing Your Ecosystem

by Juan Jardinero

“…the care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope.”

? Wendell Berry. The control of harmful pests can be a real challenge for any […]

Recipe of the Month: Coliflor envuelto en Huevo

by Simone Riddle

Guatemalan cuisine contains an abundance of vegetarian dishes yet meat has become such a prominent staple in people’s diets that many meat-free recipes get overlooked. Although there is a growing vegetarian scene in Xela, partially thanks to the thriving extranjero community, in other parts of Guatemala it can be a […]


With this month’s trendy it was very difficult to condense all of what has been going on into one article. For anyone who has been living under a rock for the past few months, or if you are new in town, Guatemala is witnessing one of the biggest campaigns for political change in decades. Hundreds […]