Yearly Archive: 2013

Hail to the Chiefs

One of the things we love about Guatemala is that you can do pretty much whatever occurs to you. Which is fine in the right context. Reversing around a corner onto a major highway...

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P o p p i n g Volcan Pacaya That pesky volcano on the outskirts of Antigua is at it again – at press time it was throwing up volcanic material to a height of...

Guatemalan Documentaries

by Diana Pastor Guatemala has great potential for artistic projects, though most of its fields have not been exploited. However, when looking at Guatemalan cinema, you’ll see that although they are few productions, some...

We Can Stand the Rain

We know what you’re thinking: This patch of weather is so awesome that there’s no way it can ever end. Well, sorry to pop your bubble, friends, but INSIVUMEH, the snappily-named government department in...

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P o p p i n g Festivals You may not know it, but Xela’s nickname is the Cradle of Culture, which at some times seems like a cruel joke and at others fits the...

The Bolo and the Rooster

As told by Colin Shadel Every neighborhood has its drunk, and ours is no exception. Don Arturo is a harmless enough old fellow – the only time we really hear from him is when...

On the Road

A consistently reliable indicator of how a country is developing is its public transport system. As a country’s economy develops it can afford to spend money on safer and more comfortable transport. If you...

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                                        P o p p i n g  or  F lo p p i n g ?? Pope Francis I March 2013 will be best remembered as the month when the whole of...

Missing Nebaj

by Susana Raymundo I’m always thinking of my hometown of Nebaj, how I miss it! I miss its cold rain and icy temperatures getting right into the marrow of my bones. I miss seeing...