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Happy 150th Anniversary XelaWho!

Honey, I redesigned the magazine

It’s been a long strange trip but XelaWho has defied the odds and is still here after 150 glorious editions, 143,874 puns and 243 strongly worded letters to the editor. From black and white, to colour, to black and white, and back again – XelaWho has undergone more facelifts […]

Popping and Flopping


Lenin did nothing wrong

Popping this month is the late, great Lenín Fernández. He died relatively young, at 59, after an illustrious career drumming for Alux Nahaul — one of Guatemala’s longest-lived, best-known, and hardest-rocking bands.


Dr Sabletodo – March

What’s up with Guatemala’s new travel advisory?

Dear Dr. Sabelotodo,

In January, the U.S. State Department came out with a new travel advisory system in which they gave every country a number from 1 to 4 based on how dangerous it is. They gave Guatemala a 3 for “reconsider travel.” So is it safe […]

Xelebrity of the Month – March

Jalapeño Jacobo interviews PacoMax owner Walter

How long have you been in the paca business?

My whole life. My parents owned a paca and taught me the basics. Then when I was ready to spread my wings I used my experience and contacts to start this business – PacaMax.

So where does all this stuff […]

Trendy – March

We read Guatemalan Twitter so you don’t have to

With the highest number of Facebook users in Central America and a Twitter pop­ulation growing by the thousands every month, social media can be a great place to find out what’s buzzing in Guatemala. Of course, there’s also a whole lot of non­sense posted online too, […]