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14 A Smile Goes a Long Way
The Emergency Dental Project: year
four and going strong byMaliaDewse

15 The Carrera de Charolas
Celebrating a 33rd anniversary with
this fun and unusual race

16 The Saga Continues
New secrets, surprises and colors un-
covered at the Convent La Concepcion
by oy Houston, photos by Jack Houston

18 Not Your Traditional Artesania
Local craftsmen build a classic
wooden boat bylraLewis

20 DATEBOOK > November
Guide to culture and upcoming events
compiled by Mercedes Mejicanos

38 DateBook Highlight
Handel's Messiah to be performed in
Guatemala City and La Antigua

54 Crossing Over byDr.KarmenGuevara

55 Tax Matters by Steven Pittser
Wages vs Self-employed

62 Cooking With Class
Creating traditional Guatemalan
meals and specialties byDianneCarofino

72 16 Year Anniversary
Rainbow Cafe and Reading Room

Border Crossings
42 Gene Inman
92 Bruce Barclay

98 LAKE VIEWS byDwightWayneCoop
Guatemala &Telecommunication

118 El Volcan de San Salvador
Magic without the crowds byKellyMontes


28 Guatemala City
48 La Antigua
95 Lake Atitlan
100 Quetzaltenango
102 Monterrico/Pacific Coast
104 Rio Dulce
104 El Peten
106 Tecpan
107 Coban / Retalhuleu


12 From the Publishers
GUATEMALA CITY
28 Services/Shopping
32 Dining
39 Lodging
LA ANTIGUA
48 Services/Shopping
52 Spanish Schools
58 Dining
78 Lodging
SECTIONS
42 Health
46 Vet Q&A
90 Travel
108 Classifieds
111 10Top Picks in DVDs
112 Real Estate
126 Advertiser Index



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118 El Salvador


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FROM THE PUBLISHERS
T here is no doubt that people helping
people is what makes the world a bet-
ter place. A Smile Goes A Long Way by
Malia Dewse highlights what a small voluntary
project, driven by expertise and passion, can do
to put smiles on so many faces.
This month's cover, the photo by Leonel Mi-
jangos, features participants in the annual Car-
rera de Charolas. Organized by the Restaurants
La Fonda de la Calle Real in La Antigua Guate-
mala, the race is now in it's seventh year.
The Saga Continues is an update by Joy
Houston on the Convent La Concepci6n; she
explains how researchers continue to uncover
new colors, secrets and surprises.
Though many praise the merits of Guatema-
la's excellent cabinet makers, few would guess
that these talented carpenters can also build
boats. Not Your Traditional Artesania tells how
Ira Lewis recruited local craftsmen to build a
classic wooden catboat.
November heralds an abundance of Date-
Book events: music, art, dance, theater, work-
shops, lectures and films, highlights include the
Museo Ixchel's Christmas bazaar, AGIT (Gua-
temalan Assoc. of Interpreters & Translators)
weekend seminar, the Carrera de Charolas, and
in celebration of Garifuna Settlement Day, is
a concert in honor of Andy Palacio, an iconic
Garifuna musician and cultural advocate. Plan
ahead for December with performances of the
Messiah and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Dr. Karmen writes Crossing Over and how
difference cultures relate to life and death. "In
this world nothing is certain but death and
taxes" (B. Franklin), so next up, Steve Pittser
writes about A vs Self-Employed and what
this means to the IRS and foreign nationals liv-
ing and working abroad.
Cooking with Class, written by Dianne Ca-
ro-fino, takes us inside a delightful classroom
where you can learn how to cook authentic and
delicious Guatemalan meals.
Can ET,,:.. /w fromrm Guatemala? is a ques-
tion pondered by Dwight W. Coop in his new
column Lake Views. Find out what he thinks
has changed most since his arrival in Guatemala
20 years ago ... "besides my hairline."
In international travel, we learn why we
should visit El Volcdn de Salvador.
Border Crossings: We say goodbye to Gene
Inman and Bruce Barclay. This edition is dedi-
cated to their memory. -JBT

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REVUE
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Production Coordinator: Mercedes Mejicanos
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A Smile Goes A Long Way

The Emergency Dental Project is in its fourth year and going strong
By Malia Dewse photos: Nate Gerodias and Malia Dewse


The impact of small voluntary proj-
ects, driven by one or two people
with a passion for what they are do-
ing, cannot be underestimated. One such
project has provided free written dental ex-
aminations, fluoride treatment and emer-
gency extractions to over 1,000 schoolchil-
dren in La Antigua and Jocotenango.
Dr. Bob Renner, professor emeritus at
the School of Dental Medicine, University
at Stony Brook in New York, had a long
history of undertaking voluntary dental
care when he started the Emergency Dental
Project in La Antigua along with his wife
Purobi Phillips four years ago. Through the
encouragement and assistance of Gail Rog-
ers, the proprietor of a local hotel, Bob and

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Purobi performed emergency dental care at
a number of organization-run health clinics
in La Antigua. That first year they treated
approximately 600 children. As Purobi says
with a smile, "There were very long days
with very short lunches."
Today the Emergency Dental Project
works in partnership with Casa del Nifio,
and it receives some additional support
from the Municipality ofJocotenango. This
year Bob and Purobi, along with five dentists
and six dedicated students and non-medical
volunteers, flew at their own expense to
Guatemala to provide dental care to stu-
dents attending six local schools and other
organization-run health clinics. With assis-
tance from local volunteers the 16-member
team was the largest one to date.
Logistics and planning were challeng-
ing. Every morning long lines of soon-to-be
patients were already waiting as the team
arrived to set up makeshift treatment cen-
ters. All the necessary supplies, including
the equipment, sterilizing materials and
1,000-plus toothbrushes for children at-
tending the clinic, were bought and brought
from the States by Bob and Purobi.
All of the other supplies and equipment
were improvised from ...contnuedonpage40


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The Carrera

de Charolas

Celebrating La Fonda de la Calle Real's
33rd anniversary with the 7th annual
race event- Saturday, Nov. 15, 9 a.m.
In Spain, during the Festival of San
Fermin, stampeding bulls and would-
be matadors run wild in the streets of
Pamplona, and in Buiol, the Festival La
Tomatina is a tomato throwing free-for-
all. In La Antigua Guatemala, the Carrera
de Charolas features tray-carrying waiters,
waitresses and bartenders racing around a
pre-arranged course.
This event, organized by the Restaurants
La Fonda de la Calle Real, is now in its sev-
enth consecutive year. Participants, who
work at hotels, restaurants and bars, come
from far and wide, including El Salvador
and Mexico.
Men and women run the course carry-
ing a tray holding a 16-oz. bottle of soda,
a sealed glass of water and a can of beer.
Though everyone has a great time, it's also
a competitive event. First-place winner re-
ceives Q2,200, plus additional cash prizes
for second to 10th place.
Co-sponsored by Cerveza Gallo, the race
starts at 9 a.m. at central park and finishes
on 5a avenida norte, in front of La Fonda
de la Calle Real.
Runners pay a Q25 entry fee and all
proceeds are donated to the Fundaci6n
Cultural Duane Carter for its library proj-
ects in Sacatepdquez.
For more information, contact La Fon-
da de la Calle Real, tel: 7832-0507, email:
carreradecharolas@gmail.com or visit
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The Saga Continues

While preparing the Convent La Concepcin for its reopening as the
Museo de Semana Santa (Holy Week Museum) they have uncovered
new colors, secrets and surprises, by Joy Houston photos by Jack Houston

In June 1737 the nuns of Convent La
Concepci6n invited the town of San-
Stiago de los Caballeros, now La An-
tigua Guatemala, to a celebration. Sound
strange? Yes, but the lovely young ladies of
convents in the colonial city were no ordi-
nary nuns and led somewhat different lives
than what we might expect today.
La Concepci6n was the first convent
founded in Santiago (1578), as well as the
ABOVE: The fountain as it was in August 2007 largest, richest and most sumptuous. The
BELOW: New excavations uncovered steps to 18th La Concepci6n nuns were especially privi-
century fountain in large, private cloister of La leged, being daughters of Spanish nobility
Concepci6n Convent and bringing with them hefty dowries. Life
in the convent, rather than being marked
by devotion, seclusion and vows of poverty,
allowed these women to avoid unwanted
marriages and relaxed the rules so they
could pursue the arts and even carry on
businesses. Festivities within the convents,
with guests of family, friends and the court,
were common. In fact, they became so ex-
travagant and raucous that they brought
complaints from the neighbors. The story,


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Restoration techniques reveal colors of fountain
decoration


Additional hand-painted tile bathtub discovered
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as reported in the October 2007 Revue,
continues to unfold.
Since 2007 the National Council for
the Protection of La Antigua Guatemala,
called the Consejo, the University of San
Carlos (USAC) and the Republic of China
(Taiwan) have been working to prepare the
convent for its reopening as the Museo de
Semana Santa (Holy Week Museum). Dur-
ing the past year they have uncovered col-
ors, secrets and surprises.
"The fountain in the large courtyard
is the jewel of the project," beams Rocio
Araujo, architect of USAC and director of
the work. Unlike most fountains, this elab-
orately carved one was decorated in red and
yellow. Colonial fountains and decorations
typically are of one color-natural dye red.
Rocio and her team, which includes USAC
architecture student Marvin Escobar and
Miguel de los Reyes, restorer and conser-
vator of Barcelona, hold to strict rules of
conservation. "The easy thing would be to
say, 'Let's go buy red,' but that's not what
we want to do," says Reyes. They apply
extract from nopal, a cactus, and natural
resins to bring out the color that has been
hidden under residue of the centuries. "The
fountain gives us the information, the gift
of showing us the original colors."













Sister Juana's bathtub as it was in August 2007
Sister Juana's bathtub as it was in August 2007


Short stairways to the fountain have also
been uncovered. A wooden platform is be-
ing constructed so visitors can appreciate
the fountain at close view without touch-
ing it. The dream is that the fountain, filled
with water, will function again.
Simple, square, concrete bases have been
set for columns to support a roof over the
corridor around the continued on Dae 16


Rocio Araujo, director of the project


Sister Juana's 17th century bathtub with
revived colors


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Not Your


Traditional


Artesania
The author and two La Antigua cabinet makers turned boat
by Ira Lewis builders next to the catboat at central park, La Antigua

Local craftsmen recruited to build a classic wooden catboat


've sailed all my life, and for years I've
wanted to build a boat. I have the time.
OK, so do it. But I'm not a good car-
penter, and I don't have proper tools. I
live in La Antigua, where there are no pro-
fessional boat builders. So do it anyway.
Over the years I have dealt with some
excellent cabinet-makers in Guatemala-
and with some wood butchers. I felt that by
contracting a truly fine cabinet-maker and
working daily in his shop, I could overcome
my shortcomings.
I would draft the unfamiliar pieces and
supervise the form, eyeballing the shape,
while his tools and experience would com-
pensate for my ham-handed carpentry. As
the boat progressed, I was very happy to
find that my assumption was correct.
La Antigua has no lakes, no big rivers-
hardly a place to build boats. But, residents
of this mountain-locked, dry-land city have
used the extraordinary skills of local arti-
sans to do just that.
Several years ago, a fiberglass factory in
Santa Lucia Milpas Altas produced many
things, including rowboats and surfboards.
Just recently, M. Pierre Turlin, a French
sailor and artist who works mostly in wood
and glass, launched his 37-foot sloop in Rio
Dulce. He designed the boat with a cen-
terboard and shallow draft for use in the
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cays. It has many other innovative features,
which make it a safe, comfortable boat for
extended cruising. The yacht was built here
in La Antigua with local helpers who had
no experience in boat building. The hull
is steel, but the deck and interior are done
in the beautifully finished wood for which
Pierre is well known.
A 20-foot outboard launch is under con-
struction by Sr. Elmer Monz6n, who has a
fiberglass shop in Jocotenango. He is also
laying up a peddle-powered boat, which
will incorporate a transmission.
And now, my classic wooden boat, built
here, is almost ready to launch. This mini-
cruiser is a 15-foot catboat, a design devel-
oped in Cape Cod, Massachusetts around
1850 for fishing. Since catboats have a wide
beam, usually almost half their length, this is
not a small dinghy. She will happily carry six
adults day sailing and has bunk flats in the
cuddy cabin, where two can sleep. Another
distinguishing feature of catboats is the large,
single sail set on a mast very near the bow.
She is being built in the cabinet-mak-
ers shop of Sr. Jorge Samayoa Paniagua
on Calle Rubio, behind the Hotel Santo
Domingo. I discussed my idea with him,
explaining that I needed a place to build,
proper tools and one or more skilled car-
penters to cut the pieces to my patterns and








help me assemble them. I showed him the
scale model I'd built of cardboard (4 cm to
1 foot) and explained the method of build-
ing. He replied, saying essentially, "If it's
built of wood, we can do it." We made a
hand-shake contract.
Sr. David Ramirez was assigned as my full-
time helper. He and Sr. Samayoa constructed
a sturdy, completely level building platform
which became the base line for all measure-
ments. The bottom plank with a rocker of 7
inches at the bow and 8.5 inches at the stern
was tacked to the platform with dry-wall
screws. The centerboard slot was precut, and
the reinforcing logs on each side helped main-
tain the correct curve in the bottom.
The stem, bulkheads and stern were care-
fully aligned and epoxied in place. The boat is
built of marine plywood using the "tack and
tape" method. Joints are epoxied together and
reinforced with two strips of fiberglass tape.
This gives a very strong joint with no screws
to rust inside the wood over the years.
Some longitudinal bulkheads and the
centerboard trunk added between the
bulkheads gave more rigidity than the sheer
clamps, where the deck joins the hull, were
put on. The three wide planks of each side
of the hull were attached, the deck laid and
the cabin and coaming built. Ah! It's a boat
-not quite.
David and I had worked four months to
get to this point. To speed things up I added
Sr. Francisco Visquez Ramirez, "Chico," to
the crew to help finish the seemingly endless
details involved in making a sailboat sail.
We built the mast from a bent alumi-
num spinnaker pole salvaged from a larger
yacht. After trimming it to the right length
we sheathed it in a 3/4-inch layer of ash,
a strong, light wood, to achieve the proper
diameter and for added strength.
The myriad details, including fiberglass-
ing the exterior of the hull, ...contnu on page


The bottom plank with the centerboard trunk
stiffeners in place being screwed to the building
platform by David Ramirez


The first topsides plank, the cabin sides and
part of the first bilge planks are fastened


"Chico"adds trim to the centerboard trunk


The boat leaves the shop


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3Mon., through Thurs., 27th ART: Ev-
posicidnpictdricaby Guatemalan painterMario
M6ndez Estrada (photo insert on contents page).
Vanguardia Galeria de Arte (tel: 7761-4364) 3a
calle 6-23, z. 2, Quetzaltenango.
4Tues., 5:30pm (English) LECTURE: A
Road Map for Successful Social Entrepreneur-
ship with "As Green as it Gets," an NGO sup-
porting coffee farmers, artisans and other small
producers from disadvantaged communities in
Guatemala. Donation Q25. Rainbow Cafe (tel:
7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.
6Thurs., 6pm PHOTOGRAPHY: Lu-
ces de Xelaja by Harry Diaz. The exhibition
covers architecture, tourism and traditions in
Quetzaltenango (open through Nov. 15). Uni-
versidad Francisco Marroquin, Edificio de la
Biblioteca, first level (cocktail). Final 6a calle,
7nnl 10. (Gatemala Ch.tlt V


6Thurs., 8pm MUSIC: Concierto de Clau-
sura Temporada Oficial with the Orquesta
Sinf6nica Nacional. Q30 & Q50. Gran Sala
Efrain Recinos (tel: 2332-4041), Centro Cul-
tural Miguel Angel Asturias, 24 calle 3-81 z. 1,
Guatemala City. V


Thurs., 4:30-6:30pm (English) NET-
WORKING: The Antigua Network, bringing
people and organizations together to speak about
projects that work towards improving the lives
of others. Everyone is most welcome, including
those looking for volunteer opportunities. Q50
incls. beverage, boquitas. La Pena Sol Latino (tel:
7882-4468), 5a calle p. #15-C, LaAntigua.
7Fri., 8:30pm MUSIC: With percusion-
ist Fernando Perez and his Latin jazz group
presenting his most recent production, Jazz de
Luna, featuring 20 musicians including Cubans
Bobby and Roberto Carcass&s and Orlando
Valle 'Maraca'. Q260. Casa del Aguila (tel:
5856-2271) Ruta 3, via 5, z. 4, al sur de Cuatro
Grados Norte, Guatemala City. V


7Fridays and Saturdays through the 29th,
8pm DANCE: Lamberinto performed by
dancers from the contemporary dance company
Momentum. Q25 & Q50. Teatro Dick Smith
IGA (tel: 2422-5555 ext. 606), ruta 1, 4-05, z.
4, Guatemala City.
Sat., 5pm DANCE: Traditional folk
dances presented by Ninos de bendici6n,
donations to pay their school expenses. La Pena
de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468) 5a calle poniente
# 5-C, LaAntivua.


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8Sat., 11am PHOTOGRAPHY: Itiner-
ario Cubano by Guatemalan photographer
Francisco Giracca. Colegio Mayor de Santo
Tomis de Aquino (tel: 7832-0231) la av. Norte
#23, LaAntigua.
8Sat., 7pm DANCE: The 44th Interna-
tional C Showcase with nation-
al and international choreographers presenting
original dance performances. Gran Sala Efrain
Recinos, Teatro de Cimara Hugo Carrillo (tel:
2332-4041), Centro Cultural Miguel Angel As-
turias, 24 calle 3-81, z. 1, Guatemala City.
8Sat., 7pm-ART: Nocturnoprimero by Faus-
tino Pablo Bautista. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037)
5a calle poniente #15, LaAntigua. V
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1 Mon., 5pm MAYAN CEREMONY:
Presentation of an authentic Mayan cer-
emony. La Pena de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468)
5a calle poniente #15-C, LaAntigua.
1Tues., 3-7pm TEA and CHRIST-
MAS SHOPPING: Pre-opening of the
annual Christmas Bazaar (see Wed., 12th) fea-
turing beautiful and unique gift items and spe-
cially planned activities. Q40, includes parking.
Museo Ixchel (tel: 2331-3638) Centro cultural
UFM, 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.


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1 Tues., 4-7pm (English/Spanish)
NETWORKING: For NGOs and pri-
vate projects, offering a place for people who
have or are working on projects to present
and share ideas. Everyone is welcome; tea and
snacks. Stuardo's Place (tel: 7832-3160) Calle
Chipilapa #9-A, LaAntigua.
Tues., 5:30pm (English) LECTURE:
1 Educarte, a local and independent NGO
that runs a primary school in Ciudad Vieja; its
goal is to build a better future for Guatemala's
poorest children, who normally do not have ac-
cess to education. Donation Q25. Rainbow Cafe
(tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.
1 Tues., 8pm DANCE: Noche de Dan-
za with students from the Academia de
Danza Gladys Garcia performing classic, neo-
classic, polka, tarantella, cha-cha, and Latin
dances. Teatro de Cimara Hugo Carrillo (tel:
2332-4041), Centro Cultural Miguel Angel As-
turias, 24 calle 3-81, z. 1, Guatemala City.
Tues., 8pmr -
DANCE: Spanish Yj ,
dance festival PorAmor
alArte performed by
the Academia Pilar I
Galiano dancers. Gran
Sala Efrain Rosales (tel:
2332-4041), Centro
Cultural Miguel Angel
Asturias, 24 calle 3-81,
z.1, Guatemala City.
1 Wed., 5pm ART: Inauguration of
Long Divisions, mixed technique by artist
Ivy Mix. Galeria Panza Verde (tel: 7832-2925)
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1 Wed., through Sun 30th CHRIST-
2MAS BAZAAR: tablecloths, handicrafts,
candles, sculptures, pillow cushions, antiques,
100% pure-cotton textiles, Pro-Teje cards, books,
cookies, candies, homemade jelly; also, the mu-
seum's 2009 calendar "Mosaic of Smiles" and
in person, several Guatemalan artisans who've
brought their hand-made products including
wooden handicrafts, belts, purses and more. Mu-
seo Ixchel (tel: 2331-3638) Centro cultural UFM,
(a c-ll fi nal 10 Cn tctrnln C;t., V


1 Fri., and Sat 15th SEMINAR: Aso-
'tciaci6n Guatemalteca de Interpretes y
Traductores, AGIT, (Guatemalan Association
of Interpreters and Translators) announces its
annual seminar, SEMAGIT 2008, to be held
at Molino Helvetia a Private Natural Reserve,
located 3kms outside of Tecpin Guatemala.
Active and student members, Q600; non-mem-
bers, Q750, includes round-trip transportation
from Guatemala City, conferences, recreational
activities, meals, and lodging in double and tri-
ple room accommodations, limited to 25 partici-
pants. For information, contact Alcira Garcia-
Vassaux at 2250-0219 or AGITc....... ..,, ,i
com See DateBook highlight on page 26.
1 4 Fri., 6pm ART: Celebrating Rainbow
Caf6/Reading Room's 16th anniversary
with an exposition of recent work by Lisset
L6pez; 7:30-MUSIC: Clandestino, featuring
reggae. Rainbow Caf6 (tel. 7832-1919) 7a av. sur
#8, LaAntigua.
1 Sat., 9am EVENT: Carrera de Charo-
15las, celebrating La Fonda de la Calle Real's
33rd anniversary, featuring tray-carrying waiters,
waitresses and bartenders racing around a pre-ar-
ranced course for cash prizes. Runners pay a Q25
entry fee, proceeds are donated to the Fundaci6n
Cultural Duane Carter for its library projects in
Sacatephquez. Central Park, La Antigua. See
DateBook highlight on page 15.

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. RUNWAY: Recuerdo de nuestra boda, a
collection of bridal dresses by Guatemalan art-
ist Jessica Laguna. Centro de Formaci6n de la
Cooperaci6n Espanola (tel: 7832-1276) 6a av.
norte entire 3a y 4a calle poniente, LaAntigua.
1 Sat., 5pm (English) THEATER:
Darwins Theory and the Unnecessary Hell
It Has Raised, a drama, a comedy, it's education-
al and amusing. Q50. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037)
5a calle poniente #15, LaAntigua.
1 Sat., 7pm DANCE: Celebrating
J Rainbow Caf6/Reading Room's 16th an-
niversary with a salsa show by Martin Cabrera
from the La Salsa Dance Company, music by
La Casa de Kello. Cocktail. Rainbow Cafe (tel.
7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.
1 Sat., 7pm MUSIC: Noche Mexicana,
1 Mariachi music and all you can drink
tequila. Q100. Estudio 35, Calle del Arco #35,
LaAntigua.
S1at., 8pm MUSIC: In concert,
.JPRIMMO, Project five, a mixture of
funk, hip-hop and acid jazz. Tickets on sale
at Sail E. Mendez, Q100/Q150 the day of the
event. Dembossa (tel: 5204-1546) Avenida Las
Amdricas 17-10, z. 13, Guatemala City.
1 Sun., noon to 6p -ANNIVERSARY
I6CELEBRATION: Enjoy a piece of cake
after your meal compliments of the Rainbow
Caf6; 7:30pm-MUSIC: La Raiz, plus other
surprises! Rainbow Caf6 (tel. 7832-1919) 7a av.
sur #8, LaAntigua.
1 Sun., 10am-3pm KARATE: A karate
1 tournament organized by Elite Kenpo
Karate, with the participation of several karate
schools. Q20. Museo Miraflores (tel: 2470-3415)
7a calle 21-55, z. 11, Guatemala City.
1 Tues., 5:30pm- (English) LECTURE:
IJ.Survival in the City Slums, Chris Rice
speaks about the work they do to keep children
from living on the streets of Guatemala City.
Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf6 (tel: 7832-1919)
7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.
1 Wed., 8p MUSIC: Soave Sia il Ven-
1/to, a lyrical recital. Q50 & Q25. Teatro
Dick Smith IGA (tel: 2422-5555 ext. 606), ruta
1, 4-05, z. 4, Guatemala City.


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The "Garifuna Settlement Day" celebration will travel from
Belize to La Antigua Guatemala for a performance at
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Antigua. Free.


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Rainbon Cafe ir..I -i '.-l'i-,1,
- ..1 =-.. La.-I riguaI
Monday, 7:30pm Don Ramiro will serenade
you with some beautiful Latin folk music. Free.
Tuesday, 7:30pm Malcolm will blow
you away with some classics and his infamous
tequila song. Free.
Wednesday, 7:30pm Open Mike," -.. r...
by Juan-Jo and friends. A complimentary drink for
all performers. Free.
Thursday, 7:30pm Cuban maestro Wil-
fredo will charm you with his beautiful piano
playing and improvisation. Free.
Saturday, 7:30pm La Casa de Kello gets
the party going with a mixture of their own
music, latino beats, blues and popular western
music. Free.
Sunday, 7:30pm La Raiz-Luis, Juan-Jo
& Choko, great improvised classics. Free.
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Tuesday, 7:30pm Ramiro plays trova
Cubana. Free.


26 Wed., 8pm Piano concert by Claudia Wednesdays-Sundays, 7:30pm Sol Lat
Calder6n, organized by the plays Andean music (pan flutes). Free. V
Colombian Embassy in Gua-
temala. Free with invitation.
Inquire Colombian Embassy
(tel: 2385-3432). Teatro de
Cimara Hugo Carrillo (tel:
2332-4041), Centro Cultural
Miguel Angel Asturias, 24
calle 3-81, z. 1, Guatemala City.
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Words Matter!
AGIT Annual Seminar to held in Tecpin
AGIT (Guatemalan Association of Interpreters and Translators) will hold its annual seminar
November 14 and 15 in the beautiful setting ofMolino Helvetia, a private natural reserve situ-
ated close to the town of Tecpin, about 90km from Guatemala City.
The association was founded in 1972 to represent the needs of its members, and to benefit the
wider society by working to improve the quality of interpretation and translation in Guatemala.
The annual seminar continues to meet these goals by delivering ongoing education to the Asso-
ciation's members, and promoting the highest standards of practice to the profession. Activities
this year will include presentations by five speakers, and two round-table panel discussions on the
general theme of the seminar: Terminology: Words Matter!
Non-members are most welcome to attend, and only an interest in language is needed to ensure a
Experience. Accommodation is available on-site for the 14, with all-inclu-
sivepackages at a very reasonable rate that includes transportation to andfrom Guatemala C i. meals,
and entrance to all seminar activities. For more details on prices and any other inquiries, please contact
Ana Herrerias, email: aih 518@yahoo.com. AGIThopes to see you in Tecpdn! J. Barrie

0,BT2 Thurs., through Mon., 24th, 9am-6pm- (English) CONGRESS
202008 Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM). Free.
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20 Thurs., 6:30pm (Spanish) CONFER-
20ENCE: Sintesis de la ocupacidnprehispdni-
ca en Nakum, Peten by Bernard Hermes. Q20/
Q10 students, guides w/carnet. Museo PopolVuh
(tel: 2338-7896) 6a calle final, z. 10, Universidad
Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala City.
20Thurs., 7pm through Thurs., Dec. 11
2 PHOTOGRAPHY: Inauguration of
Ver o Mirar, se es el dilemma, digital photo-mon-
tages, paintings. Lobby del IGA (tel: 2422-5555
ext. 606) Ruta 2, 4-18, z. 4, Guatemala City.
21Fri., 5pm DANCE: Mayan dances
performed by indigenous children from
K'ak'a' Saqarik (Nuevo Amanecer). Donation
Q25. Rainbow Cafe (tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur
#8, LaAntigua.
2 2Sat., 11am-MUSIC: Barroque concert
2 by Ensamble Amarilis. Colegio Mayor
de Santo Tomis de Aquino (tel: 7832-0231) la
av. norte #23, LaAntigua.
2 2Sat., 5pm (seating), 6pm (show) -
22MUSIC: Planeta en Ritmo presents
the Andy Palacio Tribute. Info: Wendy Wever,
wendy.planetaenritmo@gmail.com; venue, Santa
Isabel, www.antiguasantaisabel.com. Carretera a
San Bartolom6 Becerra (see related story on page
114), LaAntigua.
2 Sat., 7pm -ART: Rotosy Remiendos, ex-
22hibition representing the fight to stop vi-
olence against women. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037)
5a calle poniente #15, LaAntigua.
2 3Sun., 7pm MUSIC: Enlace Coral
J2008 by Coro Victoria. Teatro de
Cimara Hugo Carrillo (tel: 2332-4041), Centro
Cultural Miguel
Angel Asturias,
24 calle 3-81, z.
1, Guatemala
City.

S Mon., 8pm MUSIC: Concierto de
-Bl/ues, musical compositions with banjo,
harmonica and guitar. Q50 & Q25. Teatro Dick
Smith IGA (tel: 2422-5555, ext. 606), Ruta I,
4-05, z. 4, Guatemala City.
2 Tues., 5:30pm LECTURE: Partner-
.ing the Poor: Inequality, Education and
Opportunity in Guatemala & Familias de Espe-
ranza with Jeff Barns. Donation Q25. Rainbow
Cafe (tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.

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2 Wed., 8pm MUSIC: Piano concert
Uby Claudia Calder6n, organized by the
Colombian Embassy in
Guatemala. Free with
invitation. Inquire
Colombian Embassy (tel:
2385-3432) 5a av. 5-55,
z.14, Edificio Europlaza.
Teatro de Cimara Hugo
Carrillo (tel: 2332-4041),
Centro Cultural Miguel
i .1 k_ r..,.. 24 calle
3-.1, I Giuatemala
City.
SFri., 6pm DANCE: Celebrating its 8th
LOanniversary, Global Dance Antigua pres-
ents The Little Mermaid (La Sirenita) with more
that 70 dance students; choreography and direc-
tion by Licda. Claudia Baeza. Q30. Centro cultur-
al yde convenciones C6sar Brafias (tel: 5319-2222)
5a calle poniente #44-A, LaAntigua. V


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OWORKSHOP: Working with the laws
of accumulation and dispersion of energy, Shi-
atsu's main aim is to reestablish balance to the
body's vital functions, thus bringing a relaxed,
revitalized sensation of well being. Helmut
Kreil, experienced German practitioner, will be
leading a six-day introductory workshop on this
ancient Japanese discipline, teaching you how to
tap into strength and vitality. Info: Olga Gai-
tin, tel: 5741-2905 for more info. and sign-up.
29 Sat., 7pm MUSIC and Martini Par-
,ty, all you can drink. Q100. Estudio 35,
Calle del Arco #35, LaAntigua.
29Sat., 11am MUSIC: In concert, Con-
Sjunto Musical Unicornio, celebrating
its 18th anniversary. Colegio Mayor de Santo
Tomis de Aquino (tel: 7832-0231) la av. norte
#23, LaAntigua.
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Butter yellow. Flowers in the fields after
the rains, corn ground to a smooth
masa, cotton-dyed yellow to weave
into blouses with multicolored designs on
the yellow base, rich yellow bougainvillea
and shrimp flowers spilling over white walls,
and an occasional flash of a finch flying after
a bug for lunch. Yellow is important on the
Guatemalan palette. Yellow may be out-
starred by more dramatic colors, but yellow
adds a delightful touch, saffron in rice, yolk
in scrambled eggs. Watch for it.
Most city-folk may not know that butter
isn't always the same golden yellow. In the
stores, butter includes a dye to make it
the consistent shade that shoppers expect
on their plates. Churned from fresh milk,
butter can range from pale to deep yellow,
depending on the season and the cow's diet.
The fickle consumer says pale butter doesn't
taste as good, then approves when the same
butter is died darker. Yellow can trick us!
If you're looking for butter-yellow
around the Highlands, you'll see the dif-
ference, too, from the delicate shade of
dandelion to the rich butter of some gladi-
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streambeds, and there they are, different
shades close together-bright yellow of the
pistils nestled in white lilies, a darker yellow
of little forsythia blossoms with their heady
perfume. Long-stemmed yellow roses have
a score of different shades in the hothouse
rows growing for the world to enjoy.
Yellow school buses come down from
the north to be painted a riot of colors, but
the base yellow paint still flashes along the
highways-too fast sometimes, but a streak
of yellow that's striking against the greens
and browns of the roadside. Mustard-yel-
low is a traditional paint color from Span-
ish Colonial days, approved for use on walls
in heritage areas, though the color mix can
come out pretty bright before a few days of
yellow sunshine tones it down.
Perhaps yellow is the most important
color in the Guatemalan heritage of tones,
the color of corn kernels. Maize is yellow,
on the cob, milled or squeezed into corn oil
and corn sweeteners. And maize is the basic
food of life. So maize is life, maize is the
meal from which the ancient Maya tell us
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SSat., 6pm BALLET: Dancers from the
2J Escuela de Danza Gilda Jolis perform for
this annual show. Q25. Ruinas de San Jer6nimo
(Calzada Santa Lucia), LaAntigua. V











2 Sat., 7pm MUSIC: Voces de la Selva,
withh Pablo Collado and the group Ar-
monia en la Selva. Q50. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037)
5a calle poniente #15, LaAntigua.
2 9Sat., through Dec. 28 -ART:
SPensamiento y movimiento with work
by Guatemalan ceramic
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2 Sat., 2pm DEMONSTRATION:
9JoinUp@ with Monty Roberts, known
around the world as "The Man Who Listens
to Horses." Club Escuestre La Ronda Finca
La Azotea (tel: 7831-1129/4366-5527, e-mail:
info@montyrobertsenguate.com. Jocotenango.
3 Sun., 9am, 4:30pm DOG TRAIN-
UVING: Educando a mi cachorro, learn how to
train, feed, and take responsible care of your pet.
Show of trained dogs, contests, trainers, vets and
surprises. Q20. Museo Miraflores (tel: 2470-3415)
7a calle 21-55, z. 11, Guatemala City.
THROUGHOUT THE MONTH
FILM RELEASE: Gasolina, written & directed
by Julio Hernindez Cord6n, filmed in Guate-
mala. It was awarded three prizes at the San Se-
bastian Festival. Trailer: www.youtube.com/user/
ondamaxfilms. More info., see local theater list-
ings. Guatemala City.
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Sondays, 7pm DHARMA FLICKS:
3rd-One GiantLeap; 10th-7Te Cup; 17th-
Tenzin Palomo; 24th-7he Illuminated Chakras.
Free. Mes6n Panza Verde (tel: 7832-2925) 5a av.
sur #19, LaAntigua.
Tuesdays, 6pm (English) SLIDE SHOW:
SAntigua: Behind the '\ by Elizabeth Bell.
Q30, benefits educational program. Fusion (tel:
4144-0171) la calle poniente #9, LaAntigua.
Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm (Spanish)
SWORKSHOP: Mds alli del Centro Histdrico
by Lic. Miguel Alvarez Arivalo. Museo Popol
Vuh (tel: 2338-7896) 6a calle final, z. 10, Univer-
sidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala City.
Saturday, 2pm SPORTS: La Antigua
Rugby Club training. Everyone welcome
to join, men, women, beginners through ad-
vanced. Q10. antigua@rugbyguatemala.org
LaAntigua.
Sundays, 6:30pm (English) SUNDAY
ART FLICKS/INGMAR BEGAN
MONTH: 2nd-Smiles of a Summer 9th-
The Sebenth Seal; 16th-Wild Strawberries; 23rd-
The Virgin Spring; 30th-Black Orpheus. Q15.
Mes6n Panza Verde (tel: 7832-2925) 5a av. sur
#19, LaAntigua.
CLASSES: Bookbinding, tie-dye cloth, textiles,
weaving. Indigo Artes Textiles (tel: 7888-7487)
Centro Cultural la Azotea, Jocotenango.

PLAN AHEAD: DECEMBER
Tues., Dec. 2 & Wed., Dec. 3 MUSIC: the
Messiah. See DateBook highlight on page 38.
Thurs., Dec. 11, 4pm THEATER: A bal-
letic presentation for all ages, How the Grinch
Stole Christmas, written and adapted for ballet
by Johnny Long, choreographed by ballerina
Bette van Lunteren. This production by Doro-
Stea, Johnny Long and musician
Arturo Rosales features local
children and members of the
National Ballet of Guate-
mala. Donation, Q40 adults,
children admitted FREE!! The
auditorium of Nuestros Ahijados
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iATEBOOK HIGHLIGHT


Annual production of Handel's Messiah

For the fifth consecutive year, the Messiah will be
performed in Guatemala City and La Antigua


The series began as the simple expression
of a community's love for one of the best-
known pieces of sacred music ever written.
After five years, tens of thousands of
dollars in donations and hundreds of
changed lives, the annual production of the
Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah has
become much more than a tradition to ring
in the Christmas season in Guatemala.
It has become an integral part of
Christmas for music lovers in Guatemala
City and La Antigua Guatemala, and it
has become a means for improving the
lives of those less fortunate.
"When Handel first composed Messiah
back in 1741, it was performed to benefit
orphans in Dublin, Ireland," says Executive
Producer Betty Whitbeck. "We decided
the very first year that the Messiah perfor-
mances in Guatemala would also benefit
children in need here."
Four projects geared toward improving
the education and well being of children
in Guatemala City and its surroundings
have benefitted from the concerts. Guate-
mala City's National Theater has also re-
ceived important donations in equipment
and resources.


Since the first performance in Guate-
mala in 2004, the Messiah production has
grown to more than 100 volunteer voices,
a 30-strong orchestra and top soloists from
Guatemala and the United States.
Most of the choir members, soloists and
orchestra members have been a part of the
project from the very beginning. Soprano
J.J. Hobbs, who travels each year from Tam-
pa, Florida, to sing in the Messiah says that
the performance is one of the highlights of
her year. "It is an honor to come here to
this beautiful country and sing for the fifth
time," says Hobbs who will be performing
two encore solos this year to make this an-
niversary production even more special.
Guatemalan baritone Carlos Salazar
and mezzo-soprano Ana Rosa Orozco, part
of the original soloists, return this year as
special guests to perform encores. Tenor
Samuel Lowry from New York and alto Liz
Cass from Austin, Texas, will also perform.
Baritone Carlos Cardona and soprano J.J.
Hobbs have chosen to sing a rarely heard
version ofAve Maria which was written in
the 1950s by Spanish musician William
G6mez as their addition to the Christmas
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Dental Prject cont.from page 14
whatever resources were available. Tiny
school chairs and desks and a few old dental
chairs were set up in hallways, classrooms
or the schoolyards. Order was imposed on
chaos as children were channeled to those
receiving examinations and then on to the
application of a protective fluoride treat-
ment. Every child received a toothbrush,
and those needing fillings or X-rays received
information on Casa del Nifio, which pro-
vides this type dental care. Unfortunately,
more than 40 percent of the children who
were examined had tooth decay so severe
that they needed emergency extractions.
The benefits to so many children who
were experiencing pain or infection are
more than just immediate improvements to
their physical health. Dental health affects
general well-being, development and edu-
cational achievement.
So although Bob and Purobi describe
their work as performing "crisis manage-
ment," they see the value of the project for
both the local communities and the in-
dividual children. Moreover, for the past
seven years they have been doing a similar
dental program in El Salvador, and with
repeated trips they are seeing a clear im-
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Bob has even broader aims: "I wanted to
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about his ability to bring the spirit of volun-
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There will be another opportunity next
year, as extensive clinics are in the planning
stages for a July 2009 trip; volunteers are
much appreciated, also the group hopes to
collaborate with local dentists and assis-
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Yes, it is possible for a dog to go into acute
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grapes. Many dog owners are unaware of
this fact and have given grapes/raisins occa-
sionally to their dogs as treats. Investigators
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"Of all the musical things I do in my life this is my favorite project of the year," says
Musical Director Debby Lyttle. "It's wonderful music, to be sure, but more than that is
the community we build within the choir and orchestra, bringing together people from all
walks of life and then to be able to help so many worthwhile projects over the years is very
gratifying." Lyttle has directed the choir and orchestra since the first year.
This year's beneficiary is Centro Vocacional San Jos6, which provides vocational
training to more than 300 children who come from some of Guatemala City's roughest
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Ticket prices are Q150 for platea, Q50 for balc6n for the National Theater; Q200 for
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people celebrate death reflects their attitude
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Some cultures fully embrace death and
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Cooking With Class
Where the excuse "I ate my homework" actually works
by Dianne Carofino photos by Jack Houston


Outdoor dining at its best: under
a 130-year-old avocado tree in
the walled garden of a La Anti-
gua colonial home. The menu? Traditional
Guatemalan dishes: subanik-a four-meat
stew with a spicy sauce of purred roasted
tomatoes and red peppers, white-dough
tamal to soak up that rich sauce and es-
cabeche, a cooked vegetable salad served at
room temperature. More about the food
later-we haven't gotten to dessert yet. On
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Militza was the instructor. She resembled a
casual hostess who had invited her guests
into the kitchen to chat as she prepared our
meals, thoughtfully providing each of us
with a copy of her recipes to take home.
Conversation first focused on Militza's
preferred preparation of black beans-
enough for the week, unseasoned and
stashed away in the freezer in small contain-
ers. The beans may then be used as needed
in the preparation of any number of differ-
ent dishes, including that dessert we haven't
yet tackled. We sampled whole bean soup
(frijoles parados), black bean pureed soup
(frijoles colados), and fried beans (frijoles
volteados) at various stages of preparation
(before the addition of salt, for example) to
experience the effect of additional ingredi-
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Cooking With Class cont.from previous page
demonstrated how to make the tortillas
needed for the meal. If you are picturing
yourself rapidly patting dough back and
forth between your palms, like the talented
ladies in the restaurants and shops of La An-
tigua, you may be as surprised as I was by
the reality of tortilla making.
Even though I conscientiously tried to
follow Militza's instructions, the dough
stuck to my palms, creating holes in my
tortilla; and the tortillas didn't stay in that
even circular shape but had edges resem-
bling a rocky coast line. One tortilla folded
on itself like an omelet as it was flipped on
the griddle. Then, with a smile, Militza did
a little something and the tortillas looked
like tortillas. The edges were still uneven,
but they looked edible, even inviting. Of
course, we all got to eat our tortillas, with
frijoles volteados and the guacamole which
we had watched Militza make. Delicioso.
Entradas over, it was time for dinner.
As Militza prepared subanik, she discussed
the dish to explore other interesting top-
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mala. Originally a ceremonial dish of Chi-
maltenango, prepared with large pieces of
meat wrapped in a salt leaf and steamed in
the ground, the stew is traditionally served
with tamalitos blancos. Subanik might be
loosely translated 'spicy white dough'.
Today's preparation modified the tradi-
tional on a number of counts. Three meats
(tenderloin beef, chicken and turkey breasts)
and the prepared sauce were steamed in
Mashdn leaves in the oven. The large leaves,
which can be purchased in the market, were
washed and arranged in a deep pot. The stew
was then added on top of the leaves, which
were tied decoratively with cibaque, a plant
fiber used as a heavy string.
Throughout the afternoon, while Militza
used natural and traditional ingredients to
the delight of her guests, she carefully mod-
ified her methods, both conversationally
and in her written recipes, to accommodate
settings in which these ingredients might
not be available. A Dutch oven, although
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cibaque, can also be used to prepare the subanik.
While cauliflower, carrots and snow peas sautted in extra virgin olive oil infused with
spices, the sizzling cooking sounds combined with the aroma; and Militza told us she was
preparing her grandmother's escabeche recipe. It almost felt as if we were in her grand-
mother's kitchen. Paige Keck, a visitor from Jersey City, New Jersey, reflected the feeling
of the group when, with a nod to the sizzling pan and its sounds, she said, "Today is the
third day of my vacation. This is all my stress melting away.
Preparation for dessert, rellenitos, put us all to back to work, with our hands in the plan-
tain dough. The recipe for the sauce, which is cooked inside the plantain dough and then
also poured over the rellenitos, begins with a surprise ingredient: 2 cups whole, unsalted,
cooked black beans. Only 2 Tbs. of grated Guatemalan chocolate is used in a recipe which
serves 10. If I had not participated in preparing this delicious dish, I would have thought I
had eaten much more chocolate and been surprised by the black beans. Again, delicioso!
As we left, each of the group seemed to be thinking of ways to take our knowledge
home with us. Paige was mulling over the amount of black beans to prepare for the week,
back in Jersey City. I was trying to decide which of the other four menus I would try
next-a different menu is presented each day of the week. Perhaps enchiladas on a Mon-
day, or maybe tamales on Wednesday. But then, Pepidn is so traditional to Guatemala, and
that is Friday's menu. 4 Antigua Cooking School is located at 5a av. norte #25-B
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16 Year Anniversary:

A Retrospective

RAINBOW CAFE and READING ROOM (7a avenida sur #8, La Antigua)


Behind every successful business
are people who conceived and
toiled over it, fretted and rejoiced
... Philippa Meyers and Ted Lindland
are two such people. Here they are, to
share some memories of the Rainbow.
Philippa, at age 21, completed a clothing
production course at the London College of
Fashion, and "with absolutely no clue what
to do in life set off to Guatemala with an
unruly boyfriend for a six-month trip to
Central America. After a few adventures in
El Salvador, and having dropped the boy-
friend, I came back to La Antigua, which
I had hated the first time round, (because
it was) a place where I felt I could connect
with other fellow 'gringo' travelers." There
she met Ted Lindland who told her about
his idea to open a second-hand bookstore/
reading room (Which is a story unto itself!)
The two became partners and began mak-
ing plans for action.
Philippa remembers, "I returned to the
UK, very excited at having found a way out
of the 'rat race'. I sold my car and my few
worldly possessions and flew to Philadel-
phia, PA, to meet Ted. We bought an old
green Ford van, went from flea market to


flea market picking out second-hand books.
After a few weeks and many books later, we
loaded the van, and we were off to Antigua
and on to what would become the Rainbow
Caf6 and Reading Room."
They signed a lease in August 1992 on
the property at 7a avenida sur #8 which is
still the home of the Rainbow Caf6 and
Reading Room. "This was my first experi-
ence of the meaning of'community' ... the
word got out that two back-packers were
setting up a 'hang-out' place, and people
came knocking on our door, offering their
services to help clean, paint, install electri-
cal wiring, build bookshelves ... the feeling
of community was exhilarating! Ted would
play music every evening around our patio
camp fire. The music scene was definitely
happening, as musicians came to jam with
us every night."
Ted's recollections: "I loved Antigua and
decided to move here for a number of rea-
sons ... Willie Gomez had a wonderful lit-
tle place at the time called La Boheme. He
played music there with his brothers, Ri-
cardo and Jorge, and Jorge's wife, Margie.
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I took to hanging out with them, occa-
sionally playing percussion. Then I began
playing folk and country music on certain
nights. With a poet from New York City,
Kathy Price, I organized a poetry night as
well. I realized I could be happy in Anti-
gua. But how would I make a living?"

The Rainbow Cafe and Reading Room
opened in October of 1992. Admitting that
they knew nothing about running a busi-
ness, much less a cafe, Philippa says that
coupled with locals "telling us that we were
way off the center of town ... not to men-
tion Ted's hippie persona and my youth,
long hair under a knit beret and pierced
nose, we were probably not likely candi-
dates for success."
"However, locals and travelers did find
us. I believe they liked the relaxed atmo-
sphere, the inexpensive food, the great
music scene and a good selection of used
books, as well as Ted's friendly greeting
when they arrived."
Ted says, "It took us months to find the
right place and months to get it ready; we
had lots of help from a hoard of interna-
tional friends, who all loved the idea. Every
night, even well before we opened, we'd
sit around a campfire in the patio, playing
music, talking, eating, drinking, sharing;
what developed over the course of those
months, before we opened, sustained us,
and made it all much easier than it might


have been. When we finally did open, we
had built-in customers, a loyal following
who sustained us throughout the early
years. Speaking for myself, I made friends
during the early 90s at the Rainbow who
remain some of my closest friends to this
day. It was a magical time."
By the mid-90s, things had changed-
partnerships are difficult. "Philippa and I
quit the partnership before it ruined our
friendship. We are friends to this day. I
moved to Panajachel, where I have a home.
I stop by the Rainbow whenever I'm in
Antigua, and I always feel like I am com-
ing home. I can close my eyes and still see
the smoky campfire, the circle of friends,
hear the strains of I Shall Be Released and
Blowin' Down That Long Dusty Road on
the banjo and guitar, with a dozen voices
joining in."
Probably the most obvious change
through the years at the Rainbow Cafr is
the clientele. Philippa points out, "No lon-
ger are we just the hippie scene, we have
tourists of all ages, students, locals and
families ... children are very welcome."
The cafr's menu accommodates gluten-free
diets, vegetarians and meat/poultry dishes.
Desserts are rich and yummy, "my partic-
ular favorite is the Banoffee Pie, a biscuit
crust, generously layered with toffee, cream
and bananas."
"We have also expanded culturally, with
the Guatemala Lecture Evening on Tuesday
nights at 5pm, where our guest speakers talk
on subjects related to Guatemala. We con-
tinue with live music every night, and the
bookshop is still going strong."
"As we begin our 17th year, I want to
thank the many, many people who have
come through our lives and have put their
personal touch on the Rainbow Cafr and
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building a centerboard, the rudder, rigging
and painting have taken longer then the ba-
sic construction of the boat.
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custom made by local craftsmen. They were
curious about making pieces for a boat, but
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By launch date, I was very glad I chose
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We would like you to know about Hound Heights

and why we need your help


Perhaps it's a stretch to be asking for donations in order to care
for injured and abandoned animals when there are so many human
needs, yet suffering is suffering, and we're all called to action in one
way or another.
Hound Heights, AWARE'S no-kill animal refuge, is currently shel-
tering 220 dogs and 80 cats. Many puppies and kittens were adopted
this year, some older dogs and cats were lucky enough to be placed
in loving homes too, but the number of adult animals not suitable
for adoption continues to rise. It's easy to rescue an animal ... next
comes the hard part. These dogs and cats need medical attention,
they need to be housed and comforted, fed and walked, brushed ...
many will live out their lives at Hound Heights, cared for by human
kindness. They deserve no less.

If you would like to adopt a pet, Hound Heights is open to
the public every Sunday from 10am to 3pm. You may not be
able to adopt a cat or dog --- but why not sponsor one?
Q150 per month will provide general medical care,
flea control and food.
A one-time donation is also very much appreciated.
AWARE is a registered non-profit organization
in Guatemala, and a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit
corporation in the U.S. Donations in the U.S. are
100% tax deductible.


Wish List Includes:
* metal food/water bowls
* blankets, towels,
and bedding
* dog and cat food
* dog and cat toys
* cat boxes and litter
* grounds-keeping equip-
ment: shovels, rakes, etc.
* large plastic garbage pails
with lids
* building materials
* a highway sign marker
* a sign for the main gate
* 12-hp generator
* printing of business cards
and promotional material
* veterinary products
including flea control,
anti-parasite medications
* surgical supplies
and equipment,
* humane animal traps
* and perhaps tires for our
pickup.


With connections to Humane Societies in California and Florida, AWARE has been able
to send puppies to the U.S. for almost immediate adoption. US$300 covers the cost of doing
the paperwork for 4 puppies. If anyone plans to travel to California or Florida, willing to
accompany animals on the flight, your assistance will be very much appreciated.

Hound Heights, Aldea Pachaj, Interamericana km 40, Sumpango Guatemala
Xenii Nielsen: 7833-1639, 5401-3148 xenii-2@usa.net
For donations, correspondence and shopping with proceeds that
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Humanitarian, entrepreneur,
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Modern Panajachel

ruce Barclay, founder of a work-
er's paradise in Panajachel, has
died. The New Yorker of Jewish
heritage was 60.
After arriving in Panajachel in 1978,
Barclay had a vision for the east bank of
the San Francisco River, which bisects
Panajachel. He purchased the upper river-
side and created a magnet for impoverished
Mayas seeking a better deal from life. Bruce
Barclay offered them one.
These people possessed what stoneware
maven Ken Edwards calls a "corporate ar-
tistic gift," a talent shared by whole com-
munities. The local Mayas can take an
introduced artistic medium and, without
training, instinctively render it in new and
beautiful permutations.
Anthropologists had long been fasci-
nated by the phenomenon. But while inter-
est was high, capital and connections were
scarce. Barclay changed all this, first by
launching a ceramic cooperative to produce
authentic items for export.
He profited by selling what he bought
from his beneficiaries to his own small
chain of storefront clothiers in the U.S. and
to other retailers. He did as much as anyone
to bring Guatemalan tioico into the vogue it
enjoyed in the United States by the 1980s.
In doing so, he helped scores of families
avert the bleak privation suffered by tran-
sient seasonal laborers and sharecroppers.
"He treated indigenous folks with deep
respect," says Rosa Quech6 Can, who as a
teen began working for Barclay in 1980. "He
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was always bettering our lives." Barclay even
paid for the construction and staffing of
a free clinic, which opened not just to his
workers but to their needy neighbors-some
of whom would became loyal employees.
Barclay named a parcel of his land Las
Manos (The Hands) to honor the artisans'
handiwork, then built houses for them
on property outside of the Las Manos
compound. (Eventually, the surround-
ing neighborhood also came to be called
Las Manos.) Barclay deducted the costs
for this from his workers' wages; but, at
the same time, he compensated by paying
them far above the required minimum,
enabling them to afford their "mortgages."
In effect, Barclay gave them homes even as
he preserved their dignity.
Barclay built other cottages at Las Ma-
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to starving artists, peddlers, volunteer
humanitarians and anyone else needing a
break. For all of these, and for his workers'
families, he added a swimming pool. He
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Can ET Call Home From Guatemala?


I n August I wondered, on the 20th an-
niversary of my arrival in Guatemala:
What one thing (aside from my hair-
line) would be wholly unrecognizable
to a time traveler from the year 1988?
The answer must be: telecommunications.
Back then, E.T. would never have tried
calling home from here. But since I was
only calling the United States, instead of
the Mother Ship, I began looking for chan-
nels after I arrived here.
Calling the U.S. from my landlady's lan-
dline was a theoretical possibility, but, in
fact, you actually had to go somewhere and
stand in line. That would be your neighbor-
hood GuaTel office.
You went to the window, gave your da-
tos, then sat in a waiting area. I preferred
to stand and watch the operators peg their
ancient switchboards and turn hand-cranks
on museum-piece machines dating from the
1920s. Finally, the clerk gave you a manic
wave and shouted gabina tres ("booth 3").
Then you went in, drew the hinged wooden
door shut, and found that your party was
already on line, saying, "Hello? Hello?"
You were not always alone. Sometimes,
while conversing with my father, he would
ask, "So who's that woman yackety-yackin'
at us at 90 miles an hour in [Spanish]?" I
neither knew about nor heard what he re-
ferred to. Neither did the woman know,
judging from the insouciance of her chat-
ter, which was about real or scripted soap
operas. The problem was what they called
lines cruzadas.
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The lines no longer cross, because they
no longer exist. The location of my neigh-
borhood GuaTel office has hosted a muffler
shop since the first Gulf War, and GuaTel
is now TelGua. In 1988, the penurious
town of Independencia in Huehuetenango
Department had 12,000 people and one
-yes, one-telephone. It was likely not
used for soap-opera updates, and the line
of usuarios (users) was probably longer than
the queue of extras waiting for Charlton
Heston to part the Red Sea.
Nowadays, of course, every 9-year-old
kid selling gum sports his own cell phone.
Soap-opera talk is still affordable, but now
it travels through atmospheric ethers rather
than through copper wiring.
To be sure, there were mobile phones
back then in Guatemala-maybe 10. In
developed countries, where mobiles were
more common, they were a mark of prestige
and importance. They used another tech-
nology: local radio broadcasters set aside
what we would now call dedicated band-
width. Communications satellites existed,
but using them required beaucoup hoops
and gobs of money. A landline, on the other
hand, was something almost anyone in the
U.S. had. If you did not, you were a flake, a
beggar, a credit risk, or all three.
In Guatemala, landlines were not some-
thing almost everyone had. They were still
a mark of basic affluence in 1988. One cu-
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bers somehow existed side by side. It was as




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