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11 English & Guatemala
Del Valle University Altiplano
byDwight WayneCoop

12 A School without a Soccer Field
Homeschooling in Guatemala
byDwightWayneCoop

14 Healthcare in Colonial
Guatemala Part II: 17th and
18th Centuries by Joy Houston

18 C.A. Travel byMichaelSherer
You say Granada, I say Enchilada

20 Lake Views by Dwight WayneCoop
Name Your Favorite Season

21 People and Projects:
Ninos de Guatemala

22 DateBook Highlight byDwight
WayneCoop 6 Sky Art Exhibit

23 The Young Capital A late bloomer
of Latin America byDavidlickling

24 DATEBOOK ) July
Guide to culture and upcoming events

40 Age with Passion and Purpose
byDr. Karmen Guevara

42 Sensuous Guatemala: PINK
by Ken Veronda

68 Postcards from the Park
byMelbaMilak


33 Guatemala City
52 La Antigua
99 Lake Atitlan
103 Quetzaltenango
107 Monterrico/Pacific Coast
111 Coban /Tecpn
112 Rio Dulce
112 Retalhuleu
113 El Peten


10 From the Publishers
GUATEMALA CITY
33 Services/Shopping
37 Dining
43 Lodging
LA ANTIGUA
52 Services/Shopping
58 Spanish Schools 92
62 Dining
82 Lodging
SECTIONS
410 Top Picks in DVDs
36 Book Alert
46 Health Services
54 Border Crossing
66 Music Highlight
92 Travel
102 Guatemala Firsts
114Classifieds
117 Vet Q&A
118 Real Estate

123 El Salvador

126 Advertiser Index
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S" 31 .3 76 Confessions of a Nocturnal
Bibliophile byMichaelSherer


123 El Salvador Beach Scenes
by LenaJohannessen

128 People and Projects:
Partner for Surgery


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acts, folk dancing, films, workshops, local
bands, tours ... if you can't find something
fun to do in July, it certainly isn't our fault
for not telling you about it. DateBook starts
on page 24 waiting to be used.
There is plenty to read about on other
Revue pages this month. We've got a few
stories with an educational theme, start-
ing with a new English-language teaching
program at Guatemala's Del Valle Univer-
sity Altiplano. Then there is the Colegio
Hebr6n, creating a "first" for Guatemala
with its homeschooling curriculum. The
group at Nifios de Guatemala are provid-
ing education to kids in Ciudad Vieja, and
the American Legion has created the Steve
Skelton Memorial Library.
The research efforts of Joy Houston and
the photography of Jack Houston allow us
to learn about medical history in Part II of
Healthcare in Colonial Guatemala.
Dwight Wayne Coop discusses a number
of topics this month, including the weather
and an art exhibit coming to Panajachel.
Oops, running out of space here, please
check our table of contents for more great
articles. We once again express our grati-
tude to all of our contributing writers.
July 25 is 'Dia de Santiago, a celebration
in honor of the patron saint of La Antigua
Guatemala, with procesessions and cultural
festivals throughout the month.
The lovely photo on our cover was taken
on a medical mission in Alta Verapaz by
Debbie Jefkin-Elnekave while she was vol-
unteering for Partner in Surgery (page 128).
We wish you happy trails in July, hope-
fully we can be of some assistance. If you
need back issues of Revue just browse
through them at www.REVUEmag.com
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Through the impact of British colonialism in the 18th century and globalization in the 21"
century, English has become without a doubt the world' lingua franca. In 2004, English was
reported as "the official or dominant language for two b.II.or people in 75 countries" (Global
Vision). The roughly 750 ,i.ll.or non-native speakers of English now exceed those who speak
it as their native tongue by more than two to one. It is the official language for more than 70
countries. English is now the dominant language for informing the world community about
scientific discoveries, technological advances, academic research and international commerce.
Furthermore, English is the most studied language in the world. "There are more students
studying English in China than are studying English in the United States and more speakers
ofEnglish in India than in Britain" (Altbach). It is predicted that in the next six years, two
b.II or people, a third of the world population, will be learning English (Graddolqtd. in Ives).
-Dr. Jillian Haeseler



English & Guatemala

A revolution in English instruction coming to
Guatemala's Del Valle University Altiplano

by DwightWayne Coop photos: Marcelo Bocel


English is recognized as a co-official
language even in Guatemala, where
it is the first tongue of many inhabit-
ants of Izabal Department. But a movement
is afoot to make it the second tongue of all
educated Guatemalans.
A private college, Universidad del Valle
de Guatemala (UVG) Altiplano, is a local
vanguard of reform in English instruction.
The goal, says Helga Knapp Baranyai, dean
of the school's Centro de Idiomas (CEI), is
to turn out graduates who are truly conver-
sant, rather than people who have merely
studied English for years.
Freshmen, who are typically 13, will be
required to study English from day one. As
bdsico university students, they differ from
diversificado-level students, who go on to be-
come bookkeepers, nurse's aides, teachers and
the like. University basico compares more to
junior high school. We have basico (middle
school), bachillerato (high school) and espe-
cialidades (first two years of college).
When students are 17 or 18, they may


be graduated from bachillerato or enter an
especialidades (professional career) major
in tourism or agroforestery. Either way, says
Knapp, they must by then be conversant in
English and pass the ELASH test, a com-
plex 200-point examination, scoring 141 or
better when they finish studying at the Uni-
versidad del Valle de Guatemala Altiplano.
American professor of English, Dr. Jillian
S. Haeseler working at the UVG Altiplano
as a Fulbright, presented her new model for
English instruction continued on page 10

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Dr. Jillian maeseler during the presentation ot
the new curriculum at the Universidad Del Valle
Guatemala in Guatemala City
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A School without


a Soccer Field

Guatemala is the first hispanic nation to
produce a homeschooling curriculum

by Dwight Wayne Coop photos: Angel Mosc:.:.


n 1999, Marvin Byers had a millennial
vision for something unprecedented.
Guatemala City's mammoth Hebr6n
Church, where Byers still pastors, had
for decades boasted a school for parishio-
ners and for anyone else who could come
-and for some who could not. Some of
Guatemala's poorest children attended on
scholarship and went on to cheat poverty.
In his vision, Byers saw the lights go
out in the school's 20-odd classrooms. The
desks disappeared; the doors were double-
locked; and the chatter ceased. But the
school did not die. In fact, it grew. And
it underwent a transformation apparently
without precedent. Simply put, the entire
Colegio Hebr6n school "went home" and
never came back.
By 1990, North America had become
the international hotbed for homeschool-
ing. The phenomenon exists there to a de-


gree unapproached elsewhere but Australia.
About 1.7 million American and Cana-
dian children are now homeschooled, even
though the practice remains controversial
and, in certain jurisdictions, quasi-legal.
In Guatemala, it is not only legal and
free of controversy, but government-ap-
proved. In 1999, Hebr6n launched the
first total transformation of a traditional
institution into a homeschooling one. The
major North American homeschooling in-
stitutions, like Calvert and A Beka, did not
begin as traditional schools, or they remain
schools that include campuses.
"We know of no other colegio any-
where," says Josefina de Machado, Colegio
Hebr6n's headmistress, "that effected the
complete metamorphosis." (A colegio is not
a college but a private school.)
What is even more certain, according to
curriculum coordinator Angela de Baraho-


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na, is that Colegio Hebr6n is the first com-
plete homeschooling program in Spanish.
Partial curricula have appeared in Chile
and Colombia, but only Hebr6n covers the
full 12-year run of childhood education,
plus preschool, and every subject recog-
nized by national education ministries.
The name of the curriculum (and of the
church) has significance for education, say
the Barahonas. Hebr6n is a city in Judea,
part of what is also called the West Bank.
Three thousand years ago, according to
Samuel, it was the temporary capital of Is-
rael. King David, the story goes, reigned
there seven years before conquering the
citadel of Jebus and renaming it Jerusalem,
from which he reigned another 33 years.
Juan Carlos Barahona, Angela's son
and right-hand man in curriculum de-
velopment, explains that in Hebr6n, "the
young king prepared himself for the rest of
his reign. We want to be 'Hebr6n' for our
students, so they can capture their own Je-
rusalems and 'reign well' afterwards. To be
productive, to be forces for good."
Families need not enroll in every subject.
Secular and Catholic families who are sold
on Hebron's academic merits, but not on its
Protestant bias, may exclude the curriculum's
religious portion. English-speaking families
may opt out of the English component.
In 2001, Guatemala's Education Min-


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istry granted status as an experimental
school to Colegio Hebr6n. In 2004, He-
br6n won official accreditation after meet-
ing a long list of requisitos. Most of these
were academic standards, says headmistress
De Machado. But she believes that Hebr6n
scholars enjoy other advantages.
"They're free of peer pressure, which is
the downfall of so many kids, even bright
ones." She asserts that the nonacademic
lessons are even more important than the
scholarly element.
"We've seen children come of age under
the program," Angela de Barahona says.
"And we note no generation gap between
these children and their parents. They un-
derstand each other completely. There is
mutual respect and closeness."
Hebr6n laureate Alejandra Ligoria, 20,
was among the first to complete the second-
ary courses. She only wishes that the program
had been in place for her primary years.
"I have a bond with my parents that
would not otherwise exist," she says. "And
even though I was schooled at home, I
didn't miss out on anything. I had friends,
mostly other homeschooled kids. And I had
no problem with my parents having a say in
who they were.
"It was good," she adds, "for the other
teacher/parents, too. My mom even says
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Colonial Guatemala

Part IL 17th-18th Centuries byJoy Houston photos: Jack Houston

The latest medical advances in Spain were slow to reach
Guatemala which saw its first autopsy in 1622.
Hospitals were simple asylums for the sick, consoled by religion.


By 1600 Hospital Real de Santiago
and Hospital de San Alejo had been
up and running for almost 50 years.
Still, in Santiago de los Caballeros, the cap-
ital of the Spanish Kingdom in Guatemala,
now La Antigua Guatemala, "the scientific
poverty of the 17th century" enslaved doc-
tors in circles of useless theories, wrote Car-
los Martinez Durin in Las Ciencias Medi-
cas en Guatemala. "Hospitals were simple
asylums for the sick, consoled by religion."
Medical advances in Spain were a long
way from Guatemala. A surgeon, Juan de los
Reyes, arrived and became the first medical
administrator of Hospital Real in 1595. He
also took up the challenge of demanding that
all persons who presented themselves as doc-
tors show their credentials. This, of course,
was something most could not do. But word
of the flourishing new capital lured the am-
bitious, some good, serving years without
pay, and some not-so-good but with hopes
of a comfortable livelihood. In 1612 the
municipality supported a demand to crack
down on all who practiced medicine with-
out credentials "as required by the laws of
the kingdom, which practice results in much
harm to the town," records Durin.
Persistent efforts of the municipality
brought to Santiago a degree doctor from
4This may have been the colonial hospital chapel
entrance before the church San Pedro Ap6stol was built


Mexico. In 1622 he accomplished what is
believed to be the first autopsy in Central
America, after an apparent suicide by poi-
soning at the town jail.
Civil authorities further demonstrated
their concern for healthcare in 1636, rec-
ognizing the need to isolate the number
of lepers who roamed the streets. Records
show that the disease had been carried to
New Spain by African slaves. The towns-
folk feared the lepers, believing the deform-
ing skin disease to be contagious. To iso-
late the disease, the Captain General, per
King Philip IV, ordered construction of a
hospital outside the west end of town near
the Guacalate River. There a mill for grind-
ing wheat could add income to the stipend
granted by the king to support the hospi-
tal. In 1640 the Order of San Juan de Dios,
which had been administering Hospital
Real for three years, accepted administra-
tion of the third hospital in Santiago, Hos-
pital San Lizaro.

Earthquake damage in 1717 vacated the
hospital. By the time it was reconstructed
in 1734, some patients had found refuge in
town with the Bethlemite Order; others ap-
parently were left on the streets. According
to Verle Annis, an edict directed that all
lepers in other hospitals or free should be
placed in the rebuilt hospital. Abandoned
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Ruins of convalescent Hospital Belen founded by Hermano Pedro, adjacent to the Church of Belen, off the
northeast corner of the plaza.


after the 1773 quake, the property became
the municipal cemetery in 1834 and re-
mains so today.
Backing up to 1636, at the same time the
Captain General was concerned about the
lepers, Bishop Bartolomd Gonzilez Soltero
was anxious to build a hospital for clergy,
complying with the Council of Trent. A
bronze plaque on the side of the church
of San Pedro Ap6stol credits Bishop Mar-
roquin with the work, but in fact Marro-
quin had had his hands full before he died
a century before. Eventually Bishop Soltero
bought a house with cathedral funds to be
used for the project. But the scarce funds
allotted for support were instead distribut-
ed where they were more needed. Although
"they were very numerous the religious that
existed at that time in the city of Santiago
de Guatemala," not many were sick or aged,
writes Dr. Fidel Aguirre Medrano.
The first stone was finally laid in 1646, but
the epidemic of 1647 delayed construction
again. More than 1,000 died in a few months,
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and the doctors couldn't help. In fact, accord-
ing to Durin, "they had the custom of fleeing
the city when the plagues entered."
Then, during a series of earthquakes in
1651, wild animals came into the town, in-
cluding a fierce lion that roared through,
ripping papers from the wall of the Town
Hall. "What next?" the people must have
groaned. "Will we ever have peace and
health?" But according to Domingo Juar-
ros, reports of disasters and epidemics of
that time often make no mention of hos-
pitals or care, only prayers to religious fig-
ures. It was believed that the bishop placat-
ed divine justice and health returned when
he went barefoot in processions. Alas, work
was delayed again when the bishop died.
Hospital San Pedro Ap6stol was finally
ready for clergy patients in 1663, adminis-
tered by the Order of San Juan de Dios. A
doorway flanked by twisted columns and
topped with a niche with similar columns, on
3a avenida behind the present church on 6a
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of the hospital before the church was built.
After the earthquake of 1773 Hospital
San Pedro Ap6stol served not only clergy but
the community as well. Although purpose
and administration changed over the centu-
ries, the hospital, now called Obras Sociales
del Santo Hermano Pedro, is the only co-
lonial hospital that has continued until the
present time in La Antigua Guatemala.
The young Pedro de San Jos6 Betan-
court, now Santo Hermano Pedro, arrived
in Guatemala in 1651 with a passion to serve
his fellow man, echoing the efforts of Fray
Matias de Paz and Bishop Francisco Mar-
roquin a hundred years earlier (see Part I in
June Revue). In a simple, donated thatch-roof
house on the Pensativo River, south of the
San Francisco monastery, Hermano Pedro
ministered to the sick and the poor he had
brought from the street, his first patient be-
ing an African slave. Support came from
donations and from 30 community families
who each provided food one day a month for
the dozen-or-so receiving care.


The prior himself was caught
by surprise one night, ready to
run off to Mexico with trunks
packed with hospital supplies.

Pedro solicited funds and land for the
growing number of convalescents in the
hospital he started to build. Although he
would not live to see it finished, those who
followed not only finished construction of
the hospital, which functioned officially in
1667, but formed the Bethlemite Congre-
gation, which went on to found hospitals
in South America. Hospital Belkn was the
first convalescent hospital in New Spain,
for recuperating rest and comfort, and the
fifth and final hospital founded in Santiago
de los Caballeros. Some lepers found refuge
there after the 1717 quake. In 1740 there
were 20 beds for men, 8 for women. After
the 1773 earthquake the work moved to
the new capital, now Guatemala City. And
Hermano Pedro became tnuedn page122
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CENTRAL AMERICA TRAVEL text and photos by Michael Sherer


You say Granada,


I say Enchilada ...


E specially the chicken mol-drenched
version from Tequila 1,Dllrar, on
Calle El Calmito east of the Parque
Central, swimming in several different lay-
ers of chocolate and spiced with just enough
mold sauce to require one of their delicious
margaritas to cool your tongue.
Yes, the owners really are from Puerto
Vallarta and on Sunday evenings, as the
weekenders from Managua pass by in their
shiny SUV's, sitting at a table on the side-
walk in Granada, Nicaragua is a very good
place to be. It will still be warm and humid
from the earlier heat of the day but that's
why we have margaritas. The tourists walk
by, ducking into the doors of the three-
block-long stretch of restaurants, glance
at the menu board and look around to see
what's on the nearest plate.
The margarita is perfect and frosty. A
visit to Granada is well worth staying a day
or two or more: the easiest way to go is to
fly either COPA or TACA, you're less than
an hour away from Guatemala City. Take
a USD $5 dollar bill to pay for the right


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to enter Nicaragua, and there will be taxis
outside. If you book a room in most of the
better hotels in Granada, they will arrange
to have a car and driver waiting for you: it
is usually a $35 ride, past the dusty streets
of eastern Managua and out into the green-
and-brown fields of the countryside. The
road is good, and it usually takes 30 min-
utes to reach Granada.

A bit of history: Granada is the oldest city
in Central America, founded in 1524 by
Francisco Fernindez de C6rdoba. Time
has not been kind to the "Great Sultan,"
named in honor of its Moorish namesake
in Spain. The city has suffered the slings
and arrows of fortune, ranging from dev-
astating earthquakes to the likes of that
infamous pirate Henry Morgan, who
sacked the town in June 1665. The last of
the external pirates was invited by Grana-
da's traditional rival, the city of Le6n, who
imported William Walker from New Or-
leans with his band of mercenaries known
as "the Immortals."


Granada's Cathedral at the central park








He and his band of merry fellows de-
feated the city in 1850; he declared him-
self president and then launched a failed
conquest of the rest of Central America.
Twice. The second time he was captured
and shot by a firing squad (in Trujillo,
Honduras)-a lesson to some of us in the
case of being called an immortal.

What is there to do in Granada? The cen-
tral park is surrounded by beautiful colo-
nial buildings, restored to hotels or Span-
ish schools. The big yellow building on the
corner is the Italian Embassy. Horse-drawn
carriages of various bright colors wait list-
lessly in the noonday sun, waiting for the
slow tour of the city to begin. Arts and
craft vendors line the outer edges of the
park, and some very good embroidery can
be found. Two of my favorite panamas now
sport Granada-woven hatbands ($30 and a
day to produce). There are a few museums,
a few art galleries and several magnificent
churches to visit. There is a new chocolate
store on the south side of the park with
enticing displays. There are local and city
tours, lake tours (Lake Nicaragua) and the
islands thereof, canopy tours of Volcin
Mombacho and beautiful countryside to
explore. Masaya, nearby, has a large mar-
ketplace of craftwork, ranging from wood-
work to embroidery. When it gets to be too


Part of the central park with game booths


much, there is always Roxanne's Massage on
Calle El Calmito, up the street from Te-
quila Vallarta.
Don't feel like another night of Mexi-
can food? Try Jimmy Three Fingers BBQ on
Calle Consulado, east of El Parque Cen-
tral: The fish, chicken and beef are excel-
lent and inexpensive. When Jimmy isn't
cooking, you'll find him at the bar holding
court, poking holes in the filter of his ciga-
rette with a paper clip. "I'm trying to quit:
I promised my Mom I'd quit after the first
of the year." He is a character, as are most
of the ex-pats in Granada. For breakfast, it
is practically mandatory to stop in at Kath-
ies Waffle House, two blocks northwest of
Parque Central, on the corner of Calle El
Arsenal. The #24 on the menu is three eggs
(anyway you like and done to perfection),
four strips of bacon, hash browns and a big
slice of freshly baked, whole-wheat bread.
Granada is a walking town. Take sturdy
shoes and avoid the pitfalls and the occa-
sional open holes in the sidewalks. Banks
are close by for ATMs, and there are mon-
ey-changers in the vicinity. Choose a hotel
with a swimming pool, if possible. The days
can get a bit warm when the breezes from
the lake aren't wafting through the trees.
Relax: Granada is a smaller version of La
Antigua Guatemala but with Lake Nicara-
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E Lake Views
by Dwight Wayne Coop



Name Your Favorite Season

CentralAmerica experiences primavera, morphin,
vernal, neolluvial, canicula, and otoio


Before coming to Central America, I
assumed that there were four seasons
here. After a few years, I had come to
understand that, according to local opinion,
there are but two. Furthermore, winter was
summer, and vice-versa (more on this later).
But the more I think of it, I count six.
With apologies to Dr. Seuss, it all re-
minds me of a passage in "One Fish, Two
Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" about a parade
of whimsical creatures that kindled won-
derment in the eyes of each of my sons at
they passed through early childhood. "Some
have two feet, some have four, some have six
feet, and some have more."
Depending on whom you ask, Central
America experiences two, four, six or more
seasons. I will outline the case for the first
three possibilities. The folks who think there
are more than six are probably manic-depres-
sives who forgot to take their pills, so I will
ignore the "more" possibility.
Year in and year out, the Earth pivots
on her axis, first 23.3 vertical degrees one
way, then 23.3 degrees to the other. As most
schoolchildren know, this is what causes sea-
sons. For every lateral degree (each 360th of
a complete circle), there is a calibrated verti-
cal angle for the Earth. This has been the
case for millennia. There is a smidgeon of
decay in this orbit, as we would expect given
the First Law of Thermodynamics, but it is
so negligible that planetary physicists can-


not explain its virtual perfection.
A certain sage and eunuch in Babylon,
sixth century B.C.E., believed that Earth
was divinely held in place; almost all mod-
ern Central Americans agree with him. "He
changes the times and the seasons," the sage
wrote, "and He removes kings and raises up
kings." Personally, I think that changing the
seasons is a bigger deal than changing kings,
since the latter is something in which mere
human hands often take part with tools rang-
ing from hanging nooses to hanging chads.
According to the two-season theory,
Central America has only winter and sum-
mer, with winter being the warmer of the
two. That's what I said-winter is warmer.
By local definition, winter is the season of
precipitation; since the rain falls mostly in
warmer months, these months (roughly
May to October) are el invierno (winter).
The dryer months (November to April) are
colder, but, being dry, they are el verano
(summer). I explained this apparent odd-
ity in my articles "Vivaldi Was Not Born in
Belize" and "Canicula, Caniculi" (see www.
revuemag.com to find past articles).
No need to say much about the four-
season model, since la primavera (spring)
is only a word brochure writers use to lure
tourist to Guatemala with phrases like
"Land of Eternal Spring." And el otono (fall/
autumn) is an esoteric abstraction, especially
since Guatemalan tourists continued on paqe44


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PEOPLE and. PTS i1 C


N iios de Guatemala is a nonprofit
organization that provides edu-
cation to Ciudad Vieja's poorest
children to develop themselves and improve
their life quality and their community's.
NDG's strength is in the combined support
from both international and local people.

Mission
To contribute to a better future for the
people of Guatemala by initiating and sup-
porting development projects where they
are most needed.

Current Projects
NDG finished the construction of "Nue-
stro Futuro" primary school in zone 3 of
Ciudad Vieja in 2008. Classes started in
January 2009 with four grades: preschool,
kindergarten and two sections of first grade.
Today 71 children attend Nuestro Futuro.
Students receive classes of the basic nation-
al curriculum in the morning and arts and
crafts in the afternoon.

Future Projects
As most of the children come to school
without eating breakfast, we would like to
provide a healthy lunch soon. Also, we will
build the second floor of the school this year
to house a library and a community center.


LEFT: Students studying in primero primaria
ABOVE: Newly consructed"Nuestro Futuro"
primary school in Ciudad Vieja
BELOW: Pre-schoolers work on arts and crafts


Wish List
Volunteers, padrinos, financial support,
funds for lunch program, school supplies,
books in Spanish for our library, clothes,
hygiene items.

To learn more about the program you're
welcome to join our free tour every Wednes-
day at 2 p.m. from our volunteer center (6a
avenida norte #45, La Antigua).

For more information visit www.ninosde-
guatemala.org or email: antigua_office@
ninosdeguatemala.org


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DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHT byDwightWayne Coop


6 The Legacy of Mesoamerican
SI Astronomical Knowledge

SGYArt Exhibit. July 22-28,
The Galeria, Panajachel, LakeAtitldn


A astronomy, mythology, the calen-
dar and the spirit world were all
f extreme importance to the an-
cient Mesoamericans. Artist-scholar Dave
Schaefer renders these themes in multiple
sets of dimensions this month in Pana-
jachel, Lake Atitlin. Some of his images are
realized with acrylic on canvas; others are
sculpted in exquisite papier-mache.
"In many pieces," Schaefer notes, "I try
to invoke the Classic tradition, where hi-


eroglyphs and 'distance numbers' connect
past and present in ways that demonstrate
that this ancient practice is still functional
and quite beautiful to behold." His exhibit,
6 Sky, will open July 22 at The Galeria in
Panajachel and run to July 28. A slideshow
presentation and discussion will take place
on Saturday, July 25. The opening, exhibit
and presentation all begin at 5 p.m.
In his seven years in Panajachel, Schaefer
has worked as a teacher and guide. He re-
cently chose an academic
path, which may challenge
certain pre-conceptions in
Mesoamerican studies.
"One thing holding back
our advancements in under-
standing," he suggests, "is the
idea that key dates recorded
in ancient times using the
Long Count calendar-sev-
eral thousands of years into the
past and including the 3113
B.C.E. 'Creation' event-are
mere products of the Maya
imagination. However, geo-
logical data and corroborative
patterns in other ancient tradi-
tions suggest that these dates
and the unexplained events
they record are in fact not only
accurate but invaluable.
"By exploring these top-
ics through art, we have a
chance to reconstruct vital
knowledge that was forgotten
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Guatemala City in 1875, view from Cerrito del Carmen (EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE, FOTOTECA GUATEMALA CIRMA)


Guatemala City-The Young Capital

A late bloomer ofLatin America by David Jickling


Among Latin American capitals, Gua-
temala City is a later comer. Most of
he major cities of Spanish America
were founded in the 16th century, within a
hundred years after the arrival of the Span-
ish. In contrast, Guatemala City was estab-
lished at the end of the 18th century after
the destruction of what is now called La
Antigua Guatemala.
Nueva Guatemala a la Asunci6n grew
slowly during its first century. Hard times
provided few funds for public and private
building. It did not reach a level of ame-
nities enjoyed by the earlier citizens of La
Antigua until after 1850. Only with the
income from coffee exports after 1880 did
Guatemala have the resource base to build
a modern city.
Old timers alive today remember when
the city virtually stopped at 18th street. To
venture out to Tivoli or Santa Clara (today's
zone 9 and zone 10) was to take an excur-
sion into the countryside. It took nearly 20
years for the city to recover from the devas-
tating earthquakes of 1917-18.
After the revolution of 1944, the city
began to grow dramatically. Industrial ex-
pansion created jobs which drew people to


the city. The failure of land reform denied
opportunities for many people in the coun-
tryside. The earthquake of 1976 and subse-
quent violence in the Highlands encouraged
people to move to the capital.
Now "vegetative growth"-as the de-
mographers call it-promises to duplicate
the size of the city every generation. The
current population of greater Guatemala
City is over two million and is projected to
reach four million by 2020.
With urban growth have come the prob-
lems of modern cities: traffic, crime, water
supplies and pollution. Marginal barrios,
street children and the proliferation of infor-
mal street markets add to the list. But at the
same time, growth has brought energy to the
city, dramatic vertical and horizontal expan-
sion, new commercial centers and wider en-
tertainment and cultural opportunities.
What will it lead to? What will the city
look like in the next 20-30 years? What will
it be like for its citizens? Will it recreate
the fabled tacita de plata of yesteryear? A
center of creativity, or a new urban jungle
reminiscent of the New York of "West Side
Story," the London of Dickens or the Paris
of"Les Miserables"? 0
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T through Fri., 17th ART: Historias
de Amor. Cooperaci6n Espanola (tel:
7832-1276) 6a av. norte, corner of 3a & 4a calle
poniente, LaAntigua.
Through Sat., 18th -ART: featuring work
by artist Edgar Andaverde. Cant6n Ex-
posici6n (tel: 2385-9048) Via 5, local 3, 4 Gra-
dos Norte, z. 4, Guatemala City. V


2 hours 6:30pm (Spanish) CONFER-
ENCE: Fronteras e Identidad Politica en Piedras
Negrasy Yachildn by Charles Golden. Q20/Q10 stu-
dents w/carnet. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7896)
6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.
2Thurs., 7pm ART: Expresiones de Mujer,
paintings by artist M6lanie Forni6 and pho-
tographer Arturo Godoy. Museo Miraflores (tel:
2470-3415) 7a calle 21-55, z. 11, Guatemala City.
/ Sat., 11am CELEBRATION: 4th of uly,
'tThe American Society of Guatemala invites
you to join in for a day of games, music, hot dogs,
drinks and presentation of the colors at noon.
Lots of fun for the whole family! Q50 incls. food
& beverage; children under 12, free. Additional
info., contact Pablo Arroyave, tel: 5771-3636.
Parque La Montana Residenciales La Montana,
San Isidro, z. 16, Guatemala City.
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3Fri., 6pm MUSIC: Concert by the Or-
questa Sinf6nica Juvenil Santa Cruz Ba-
lanyi, directed by Claudia Caldi. Cooperaci6n
Espanola (tel: 7832-1276) 6a av norte between
3a & 4a calle poniente, LaAntigua.
4 Sat., through
tAugust 3rd ART:
Santos y Alegorias by
Puerto Rican art-
ist Patrick McGrath.
McGrath's work
responds to consumer
media culture and the
historical use of Chris-
tian icons in colonial
Latin America. More
than 15 oils in small and
medium format are part
of this exhibition. La
Antigua Galeria de Arte
(tel: 7832-2124) 4a calle
oriented #15, LaAntigua. "-_.,

SSat., 4pm (Spanish) THEATER: El dia
que el Sol desaparecid a la Luna by the the-
ater community La Lumbre; directed by Flora
Maria M6ndez. Q40/Q25 children. El Sitio (tel:
7832-3037) 5a calle Doniente #15, LaAntivua.





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Tues., through Fri., 31st ART: Bocetos
para un mural no realizado rlmprovisaciones
with work from the late 50s by Guatemalan art-
ist Efrain Recinos. ElAttico (tel: 2368-0853) 4a
av 15-45, z. 14, Guatemala City.
7Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK: Part-
/nerting with the Poor: Inequality, Education
and Opportunity in Guatemala, presented by Jeff
Barnes. For 20 years, Common Hope/Familias
de Esperanza has offered hope and opportu-
nity to people struggling to improve their lives
through education, healthcare and housing. Do-
nation Q25. Rainbow Cafe (tel: 7832-1919) 7a
av. sur #8, LaAntigua.
Wed., 9:30am-1:30pm TEXTILE
WORKSHOP: The ancient technique of
tie-dye cloth with natural dyes; bring your own
blouse, sarong, or T-shirts to work on. Indigo
Artes Textiles y Populares (tel: 7888-7487) in-
side Centro Cultural La Azotea, LaAntigua.
9Thurs., 6:30pm ART: Inauguration of
Policromia featuring recent works in oil by
Guatemalan painter and muralist Rosamaria
Pascual de Gimez. Museo Ixchel del Traje Indi-
gena (tel: 2361-8081) Centro Cultural Universi-
dad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala City.


9 hours 7pm ART: Inauguration ofSaldn
de La Acuarela featuring work of Leonel
del Cid, Victor Hugo Valenzuela, Carlos Sol,
Alejandro Visquez, Jos6 Luis Carrillo, Carlos
Rodriguez, Otto Saravia, Jorge Fdlix, Manuel
Barrientos, Rodrigo R. Alvarez Arivalo, Alfre-
do Guzmin Schwartz and Museo Nacional de
Historia, Escuela Superior de Arte Municipali-
dad de Guatemala. Casa Ibargiien, 7a av. 11-66,
z. 1, Centro Hist6rico, Guatemala City.

SFri., 9am ART WORKSHOP: The
J. Natural Palette, plant extracts made into
watercolor, oils and pastels for painting on cot-
ton, silk and wood. Indigo Artes Textiles y Pop-
ulares (tel: 7888-7487) inside Centro Cultural
La Azotea, LaAntigua.

DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHT
Restaurant Personajes de La Antigua
Tues., through Sat., 18th -
-14 ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS:
Tues., 14th, 8pm karaoke, prizes for the
best singer;
Wed., 15th, 9pm DJ playing the hottest
music of the 70s, 80s and 90s;
Thurs., 16th, 10pm Big party and live
music with the band's Dharana and Los
Disponibles;
Fri., 17th, 10pm Live music with the
group Made in Antigua. Cover Q20;
Sat., 18th, 10pm Live music with Banda
Americana. Cover Q20.
Restaurant Personajes de La Antigua
(tel: 7832-3758) 6a av. norte #6, LaAntigua.

1 Sat., 9am-5pm & Sat., 25th, 9am-lpm
INTERCULTURAL WORKSHOP:
Discover A New World, learning experiences
for children and teenagers. Museo members,
$50-$75; non-members, $60-85 incls. coffee
break and lunch. Museo Ixchel del Traje Indige-
na (tel: 2361-8081) Centro Cultural Universidad
Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala City.
11 Sat., 7pm ART: Entidad Fragmentada
paintings by Marilyn Elany Boror Bor. El Sitio
(tel: 7832-3037), LaAntigua.




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DATB7Oii


1 Mon., through Sat., 18th, 9am-
I 4pm TEXTILE WORKSHOP: The
Magic of Color with Natural Dyes, experiment
with techniques to dye cotton, wool and silk to
achieve a rich rainbow of colors using indigo
and other the native plants of Guatemala. In-
digo Artes Textiles y Populares (tel: 7888-7487)
inside Centro Cultural La Azotea, LaAntigua.


CEREMONY: Presenta-
tion of an authentic Mayan
ceremony. Free. La Pena de Sol
Latino (tel: 7882-4468), La
Antigua.


1 Tues., 8am TOUR TO COMALA-
I4PA: Visit this indigenous .11.. famous
for its folk painters and textiles: mini-van trans-
port, demonstrations of backstrap and floor-
loom weaving, visits to painters' galleries, tour
of the market and a delicious home-made lunch
in a private home. Proceeds benefit the women's
cooperative Maya Works. Indigo Artes Textiles
y Populares (tel: 7888-7487) inside Centro Cul-
tural La Azotea, LaAntigua.


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1 Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK: Bio-
.d diesel in Guatemala! Alejandro, the direc-
tor, will talk about the project, the aims & ambi-
tions as well as the problems they face. Donation
Q25. Rainbow Cafe (tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur
#8, LaAntigua.

1 5Wed., 5pm ART: Templos y Altares
en el Paisaje
Sagrado
by Vicente
Stanzione.
Galeria
Panza
Verde (tel:
7832-2925)
5a av. sur
#19, La
Antigua.





The man that hath no music in himself,
nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
is fit for reasons, stratagems and spoils.
-William Shakespeare


f4g DEMOCRATS ABROAD PRESENTS

/ July 22 The Population Explosion: The World's Biggest Problem Sue Patterson, presenter
August 20 Health Care Legislation: WhatitMeans for You Gail Terzuola and Rae Leeth, presenters
Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm, Q25 donation Place: Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua
For more info call John Chudv, Chair: tel: 7832-4581 democratsabroad auate@vahoo


A N T I U A t. ANTIGUA TOUR: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat at 9:30am with Elizabeth Bell $20
A N TI G..., .;' cMon &Thurat2pmwith Roberto Spillari. Meet at the fountain in the main square
T 0 U S SLIDE SHOW: Tuesdays at 6pm at El Sitio, a calle poniente #15 Q30

r Offices: *3a Calle Oriente #22 and *inside Cafe El Portal (main square)
www.antiguatours.net Mon-Fri 8am-5pm Sat-Sun 9-1pm Tels: 7832-5821,7882-4498






DATE:OOK


Primitive Contemporary
Guatemalan Art
Gallery & Museum
4a calle oriented #10
Interior Casa Antigua, El Jaul6n
La Antigua Tel: 7832-6634/35
centrodeartepopular@gmail.com
OPEN DAILY


MUSEO
IXCHEL
DEL TRAJE INDIGENA


Learn about the fascinating
history of the Maya's clothing
and weaving.
Buy Guatemalan handicrafts at
our shop. Shop on line at
www.museoixchel.org/shoponline
Centro Cultural UFM
6ta. Calle Final, Zona 10
Ciudad de Guatemala
Telefaxes: (502) 2361 8081/82
Monday Friday 9:00 to 17:00
Saturday 9:00 to 13:00
www.museoixchel.org


Where ignorance is our master, there is
no possibility of real peace. -Dalai Lama


cz tun Actal

..A PLAZA OBELISCO
The oldest Guatemalan Art Gallery.
Featuring more than 100 artists.
*NEW ADDRESS: Plaza Obelisco 16 calle 1-01, zona 10
Tels: 2367-3266, 5779-0000 galeriaeltunel@yahoo.com


Rain is also very difficult to film, particularly in
Ireland because it's quite fine, so fine that the
Irish don't even acknowledge that it exists.
-Alan Parker


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MUSIC


MUSIC


THROUGHOUT THE IVMONTH


La CTuea d Panza \trdt- r..I ','- .* -l
: ,.,, =1"' Lii_-itrign.,
Monday, 8 to 10pm: Blues Night. Q35.
Wednesday, 8-10pm
- Latino Jazz Trio. entrance: Q25.
Thursday and Fridays,
8 to 10pm Cuban
jazz performed by Buena
Vista de Coraz6n.
entrance Q35. 0
Friday, 8 to 10pm
-Estasis, Trio, Sal6n
Latino & Tango. Q35.


La P nfia de Sol LJtino I r..I -. I I *--4,t I
:. : ll.. p...,,..,r.. = I' L, A- ltu iguii
Monday, 7:30pm Kenny Molina hosts
Open Mike. Free.
Tuesday, 7:30pm Ramiro plays trova
Cubana. Free.
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30pm-Sundays,
7pm Sol Latino plays Andean music (pan
flutes). Free. V


Rainbon Cafe ir..I .i -l',-',
-i .. = =-- La. itrigiin
Monday, 7:30pm Don Ramiro will serenade
you with some beautiful Latin folk music. Free.
Tuesday, 7:30pm Nicaraguan musician
Heber performs a mixture of western and
Latino tunes. Free.
Wednesday, 7:30pm Open Mike," 1,.. r..
by Juan-Jo and friends. A complimentary drink for
all performers. Free.
Thursday, 7:30pm Giiicho will astound
you with his guitar skills and improvisation of
Latino and pop classics.
Friday, 7:30pm Get in the groove with Ser-
gio playing great Reggae tracks.
Saturday, 7:30pm La Casa de Kello gets the
party going with a mixture of original music, La-
rinn heatr hlues an nonnilir Western mlsic V


Sunday, 7:30pm La Raiz-Luis, Juan-Jo
& Choko, great improvised classics. Free.
IIi.r


Sunday, 1pm Ramiro plays Trova Cubana La Casbah Dsioit-ea ir..I --..-i..n,
during the Sunday Buffet. No cover. a .- 1 1 iii. lngtia
Wednesdays 9pmr-lamn PARTY: Dance to
the music of the 80s at the hottest discotheque
: in town. No cover.
CHECK DATEBOOK CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR MORE CONCERTS AND SPECIAL MUSICAL EVENTS
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THROUGHOUT THE MONTH

Circus Bar r_..I i.2-2 ',
S ......d d,... I... 1- .1 ... .. P. in, lac/el
Monday the fabulous piano master Chris
Jarnach plays jazz and favorite tunes
Circus Bar Latin Ensemble plays boleros, salsa,
son cubano and other latin rhythms
Tuesday Nayno Flamenco, Rumba and
Latin Ensemble, Trova del Lago
Wednesday Nayno, Latin Ensemble
Thursday Nayno, Trova del lago
Friday Los Vagabundos, hot rhythms in
a fusion of rumba flamenco and Guatemalan
traditional elements
Saturday a fascinating show of Circus Bar
Allct-rc w


Sunday Latin Ensemble


1 QSat., 7pm
( trova concert,
Almay Guitarra,
performed by well-
known artist Tito
Santis. Q60/Q45 stu-
dents with carnet. El
Sitio (tel: 7832-3037)
5a calle poniente #15,
LaAntigua.


1 hurs., 4:30-6:30pm (English/Span-
Lish) NETWORKING: The Antigua
Network invites NGOs established & new to
exchange information/current needs. Everyone
who wishes to improve the lives of others are
welcome to attend. Antigua Network les invita
a las ONG a intercambiar informaci6n acerca
de sus proyectos y sus necesidades. Todos los
que quieran mejorar las vidas ajenas estin in-
vitados a asistir. Q50 incls. beverage & snacks/
bebidas y boquitas. More info: Judy, 7832-9871
or La Pena de Sol (4882-4468) 5a calle poniente
#15-C, LaAntigua.
1 Fri., 8pm CIRCUS: Solei Special,
/Q50, incls. beverage, all you can drink
from 8 to 9pm. La Casbah discoteque (tel:
7832-2640) 5a av. norte #30. La Antivua. V


1 QSat., 3pm CULTURAL CEREMO-
NY: Presentation of the Japanese Tea Cer-
emony by Mitsuhito Kondo. After this presen-
tation there will be a tea tasting. Cooperaci6n
Espanola (tel: 7832-1276) 6a av norte between
3a & 4a calle poniente, LaAntigua.
20Mon., 3pm (Spanish) FILM: Donde
kAcaban los Caminos based on the auto-
biographical novel of the same name by Mario
Monteforte Toledo (1911-2003), a Guatema-
lan writer, dramatist and politician. In 1993 he
was awarded the Guatemala National Prize in
Literature for his body of work. Free. MUSAC
(tel: 2232-0721 ext. 105) 9a av. 9-79, z. 1,
Guatemala City.
1 Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK: Mi-
L croloans: Myths and Management with
Franklin Voorhes, As Green As It Gets, sup-
porting coffee farmers, artisans and other small
producers. Donation Q25. Rainbow Cafe (tel:
7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.



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1 Tues., 8am TOUR TO COMALA-
2 PA: Call or see details on DB listing for
July 14. Indigo Artes Textiles y Populares (tel:
7888-7487) inside Centro Cultural La Azotea,
LaAntigua.
22Wed., 9:30am-1:30pm TEXTILES
2WORKSHOP: The ancient technique
of tie-dye cloth with natural dyes. See details
on DB listing for July 8. Indigo Artes Textiles
y Populares (tel: 7888-7487) inside Centro Cul-
tural La Azotea, LaAntigua.
22 Wed., 3pm (Spanish) FILM: El Si-
lencio de Neto, commentary with Her-
bert Ninez. Free. MUSAC (tel: 2232-0721 ext.
105) 9a. av. 9-79, z. 1, Guatemala City.
22Wed., 5:30pm (English) TALK: The
2Population Explosion: The World's Biggest
Problem presented by Sue Patterson. Additional
details, www.democratsabroad.org. Galeria Me-
s6n Panza Verde (tel: 7832-4581) 5a av. sur #19,
LaAntigua.
22 Wed., 5pm ART: 6 Sky: The Legacy
22 ofMesoamerican Astronomical Knowledge
by artist-scholar Dave Schaefer; 25th, Sat.,
5pm SLIDESHOW presentation & discus-
sion. The Galeria, Panajachel, Lake Atitlin. See
highlight on page 22.
23 Thurs., 3pm- (Spanish) FILM: La Hija
3 delPuma, commentary by the filmmaker
John Dune. Free. MUSAC (tel: 2232-0721, ext.
105) 9a. av. 9-79, z. 1, Guatemala City.
2 /Fri., 8pm DANCE: Grieta, present-
-Jed by Grupo de Danza Contemporinea
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by Licda. Gladys Tobar. Free. MUSAC (tel:
2232-0721, ext. 105) 9a. av. 9-79, z. 1, Gua-
temala City.
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ago (St. James Day) honoring the patron
saint of La Antigua Guatemala. Many banks
and businesses will be closed. There will be pro-
cessions and cultural festivals throughout the
month. LaAntigua.
Sun., thru Sep., 13th PHOTOG-
25 RAPHY: Julio Zadik: Un Fotdgrafo Mod-
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7832-1276) 6a av norte between 3a & 4a calle
poniente, LaAntigua.
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3 new CD with a live performance, Simple-
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dez; co-produced by Tuco Cirdenas. Q60/Q45
students with carnet. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037)
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source of energy in Guatemala with Carlos Mar-
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-, enter into a delightful and peaceful
state of mind while learning this ancient art of
the Mayan backstrap loom from an indigenous
master weaver. Indigo Artes Textiles y Popu-
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Azotea, LaAntigua.
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Thursday, 6pm (Spanish) FILMS: Cel-
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tivities. 2nd- El Silencio de Neto; 9th La
Mansidn de las Siete Momias; 16th- El Herma-
no Pedro; 23rd Ellluminado del Volcdn; 30th
Luisy Laura. Q15. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037)
5a calle poniente #15, LaAntigua.
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Q30 benefits educational programs. El Sitio, 5a
calle poniente #15, LaAntigua.
TJednesdays, 6pm FILMS: 1st Pol-
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taledn y las Visitadoras; 15th Las Trece Rosas;
22nd El Jardinero Fiel; 29th Soldados
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Aguas Calientes present traditional folk dances.
Free, donations gratefully accepted, helping to
pay school expenses. La Pena de Sol Latino (tel:
7882-4468), LaAntigua.
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a tour through history and current life in Gua-
temala, presented through photography, videos
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Age with Passion and Purpose

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The sense of loss and sadness that can ac-
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cultural attitudes toward aging. The "slice,
dice and erase" culture chases an illusion
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discontent around a natural and inevitable
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that must be derailed. It's part of the jour-
ney that'll eventually lead us all to the same
final destination.
Consider the question, "How old would
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emotional and spiritual. It's easy to spot
emotional infants and to feel the presence
of "old" souls. As we move through the
junctures on our journey, it's the integration
and harmonization of these dimensions that
bring us to our true age.
Embrace age with passion, purpose and
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it opens from a bud, blossoms into full glory
and when its petals drop to the ground.
Drown the ego attachment to age with a
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ink has a reputation as a wimpy
color, sort of weak and watery. You
wouldn't think pink could stand up
strong and proud against the deep blues,
rich greens, bright yellows and striking reds
of the Guatemalan palette. Even by using
the fancier French name ros, pink wine is
considered, well, sissy. Pink bows look cute
on little girls, but wouldn't be a grown-up's
color. Pink roses don't seem to send the same
passionate love message of deep-red, long-
stemmed beauties.
Pink seems to be improving in its reputa-
tion. Pink-and-gray outfits for men are back
on European fashion houses' runways. Ros6
wines are gaining new respect. And
pink opens almost every day in Guatema-
la. Get up at sunrise to see for yourself, and
to appreciate the light, deeper and elegantly
rich pinks of our dawns. No color could be
richer than a sky-full of pink at la aurora.
Not that pink has ever been dismissed as
wimpy around here. The women of Totoni-
capin have always woven pink ribbons in
their black hair, and they always look strong
and confident. Men in several of the villag-
es around Lake Atitlin combine pink and
blue without embarrassment in their tradi-
tional outfits, mirroring the pink sparkles
on the blue waters. Up among the highest
peaks of the Cuchumatanes near the Mexi-
can border, the Kanjobal of Salomi wear a
long, white tunic with pink, blue, green and
gold bands forming collars. Their tunics,
similar to those of the Lacondones across
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into Mexico but enhanced with those color
bands, may be the closest dress still around
to that of their ancient Maya forebears.
In the famous weaving town of San An-
tonio Aguas Calientes, pink bands are used
to separate the stronger colors in the weav-
ers' complicated brocades. And in the thick
wool blankets produced by the male weav-
ers of Momostenango, little pink animal
designs join those in blue and gold. The
blanket-weavers learned decades ago to tone
down the red achiote dye from little bugs,
blending the dye with alcohol to make the
pink figures on the natural white wool of
their ponchos. The lanolin-heavy blankets
make excellent spreads for bedrooms back
home, with the pink animal designs march-
ing along the edges.
Pink primroses edge our gardens year-
around, and a hearty oleander tree with
deep pink blossoms would take over our
terraza if we didn't keep chopping it
back. A pink antherium manages to hold
its own between our white and deep-red
bushes. The pink rose next to our fountain
has the most profuse perfume of all our
bushes, and pink fuschia drape our patio
to tempt visiting hummingbirds. And, of
course, there are the pinks themselves-
the button-sized blossoms that look like
preschool-age carnations. Pinks are bought
cheaply by the armload in the markets and
last many days in vases around the house
in proof that pink is proud to be in Guate-
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often go to Orlando to see Mickey, but rare-
ly to Vermont to see the leaves turn.
OK, so what about my six-season model?
It is undeniable that the dry and wet seasons
have a mini-season of three to six weeks strad-
dling their midpoints. There is February, or
el mes loco, in which any kind of weather is
possible, although it is in the middle of the
dry season. Then there is the canicula that
starts in early or mid-July and usually takes
in a week or so of August. This period brings
positively Mediterranean weather to the rar-
efied heights of Central America.
So the six seasons are the two mini-sea-
sons, and the before and after phases of the
dry and wet seasons. Since winter and sum-
mer make little sense as universal terms, I
would discard them. But I would use spring
and autumn.
People often ask me about the best
month to visit. I say that November is beau-
tiful, but to avoid October. There are years
when the torrential rains last literally to
Halloween but vanish by Day of the Dead
(Nov. 1)-almost like they were spooked
away overnight. But the rest of the time, this
changing of seasons is very close to, if not
coincidental with, this changing of months.
Good thing, too, since on Nov. 1 cemeter-
ies are clogged with folks leaving marmalade
and rum at the graves of loved ones.
The season that starts here, and runs
through January, I call primavera, because
-the cold notwithstanding-it resembles
spring. Wildflowers are profuse in November
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and some remain well into bone-dry Janu-
ary. But then the angiosperms get a slight
boost in February, the mini-season I call
Morphin, since the weather can easily and
suddenly morph. Then comes the second
dry season, which I call Vernal, after the as-
sociated equinox, and because it is the sea-
son of corn harvest.
The rains then return in force in what I
call Neolluvial. Then comes Canicula, and
after that the second rainy season, Otoio,
which begins with the sowing of the corn.
Rounded very crudely to the nearest whole
month, these seasons are: November, De-
cember and January-Primavera; February,
Morphin; March and April, Vernal; May
and June, Neolluvial; July, Canicula; Au-
gust, September and October, Otono
I do not expect these labels to enter any
lexicon; that presumes much. But the case
for naming the four longer seasons rests on
the utility of naming anything that exists,
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Not Just

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Flash

in the

Pan Pipe


Haunting sinuous melodies inter-
woven with canas and Peruvian
pan pipes, punctuated by a per-
fect blend of voices backed by guitars and
10-string charangos, peppered with conga
drums and a professional quality home-
made bass drum fill the green-and-white
room at the La Pefia de Sol Latino restau-
rant and bar five nights a week in La Anti-
gua Guatemala. The band, Grupo Sol La-
tino, starts nightly at 7:30, except Sunday
and then it's 7 p.m.
The ceiling in the patio is a shiny green-
and-white, broad-striped canvas awning,
covering what was the atrium, sided by red-
dish adobe/rubble, ivy-covered brick walls
and decorated with five white-trimmed
arches. A beaming two-foot high religious
statuary sits in a niche behind the band as if
to bless its efforts. Could it be Proud Mary?
No ... it's Maxim6n ... the perfect patron
saint for this venue.
This is Sol Latino's musical territory,
and the four, usually five, first-class profes-
sional musicians play Wednesday through
Sunday, normally joined by Bill Harriss,
who plays percussion, congas and drums.
If he's not there, one of waiters may step
in for a few licks. Some evenings the room
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is scattered with music lovers, sometimes
it's packed, depending on the ebb and flow
of visitors and locals who enjoy this blend
of Central and South American harmony.
This is toe-tapping music, one of a kind,
original melodies artfully created.

The older, bearded, distinguished-looking
Paco, aka Francisco Mendoza, is the leader/
improviser and maker of much of the band's
instruments, and he sits to the right, next to
the conga drums. He usually plays the self-
made bass drum while keeping a deep breath
and flow through the five-foot-long flutes/
pan-pipes that almost reach the floor. To
his right stands David Hernandez; he also
plays two instruments simultaneously, a gui-
tar and another set of smaller wooden flute-
pipes. To his right, eye-glasses set firmly in
place, Hector G6mez is usually strumming a
10-string charango. The question is how did
they fit 10-strings on such a narrow neck?
The answer: very carefully. When Hector
is really warmed up, about 10 minutes into
the set, his fingers are a moving blur. This is
EXTREME strumming. You have to see it
to believe it. And finally, again on the right,
moving to the left and last is Paco's nephew,
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FROM
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THE PARK

The city of La Antigua Guatemala is
laid out in a simple grid: seven av-
enues running north and south and
10 streets going east and west. In the center
of town is a park (Plaza Mayor), the heart
and soul of the whole area.








The atmosphere in the park is carefree
and carnival-like. When visiting Antigua,
I come here two or three times a day-af-
ter breakfast and at least once again in the
afternoon-to relax, gather my thoughts
and people watch. I feel safe here; there
are policia everywhere-on scooters and
on foot, in pairs, usually one man and one
woman. It is pretty and green on the park
grounds; flowers bloom in soft lavenders or
brilliant shades of yellow and red; garden-



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ers work daily weeding and pruning and
whacking at the grass with machetes.
On each corner, a vendor with a helado
(ice-cream) cart sells cones and drumsticks.
A man in a straw hat sells flavored ices from
his granizadas cart. More vendors on the
east side of the plaza sell fruit-colorful
mouth-watering slices of melon and pine-
apple and papaya.
Every day when school is over, many
students-still in uniform (white shirts;
plaid skirts for girls and navy blue slacks for
boys)-come to the park to laugh and joke
and celebrate the schoolday's end with noise
and play. Individuals cut through the park
on a catty-cornered path to someplace else.








Families come to eat ice-cream cones or
sit under the tall shade trees to spend time
together-out of the house, not in front of a
television-or to talk on the cell phone. I am
always amazed to see indigenous women,
dressed in the centuries-old traditional Ma-
yan clothing, pull a cell phone from the folds
of their huipiles (blouses) and make a call.


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Postcards cont. from previous page
Tourists-in all forms from all corners of
the world-form groups and laugh and chat-
ter in their own language. Couples engage in
serious conversation or serious kissing.










It is quiet in the park but not silent.
Small radios and tape players send Latino
beats into the air; I saw a Guatemalan-
style band (an accordion, two guitars and a
singer who sang slightly out-of-tune) play-
ing for quetzales. One afternoon a band sat
at the Palacio Capitanes on the south side
and oom-pahed through a concert of brassy
marching music.










A horse-drawn wagon clip-clops along on
the cobblestone streets and offers city tours.


A fleet of taxis waits for fares on the east
side of the park in front of the Cathedral.












One of the joys of being in LaAntiguais
to come to the park; I do not feel so alone,
but actually feel like I'm part of the com-
munity for a few days-not only by the
Maya women and children trying to sell
me hand-made jewelry or by the shoeshine
boys giving my shoes the once-over and
pleading for a chance to "shoo-shine them
up"-but by individuals and families who
.. ...are smiling and
Friendly and
very affection-
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children.







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Five blocks south of el Parque Central
in La Antigua, located at 4a aveni-
da sur #2, sits a local treasure: the
Steve Skelton Memorial Library, operated
under the auspices of the local American
Legion post. Behind the vivid blue stucco
walls and through the black iron gates lies
a reader's dream, set in two overcrowded
rooms stacked from floor to ceiling with
over 30,000 volumes and the most unusual
assortment of books in town.
The library and the beginnings of the
collection began some seven years ago,
with the original idea by Steve Skelton, a
retired builder from the U.S. He and the
local post commander of the Legion de-
cided to create a library for everyone and
pass along whatever profits to local chari-
ties. Mr. Skelton was tragically killed six
years ago in a construction accident. The
American Legion then assumed responsi-
bility for the rent and began accepting do-
nations of books, time and money, and has
been keeping the dream alive since then.
What was originally intended as a means
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cal children has been slowly evolving toward
profitability (and eventually tuition fees).
Volunteers work the front desk, cheerfully
rubber-stamping one's card, depositing it in
a file and with one more date-stamp for the
back of the book, you're good to go. With
approximately 90 paid-up library patrons
and with a few more good men and wom-
en, this operation will be close to the origi-
nal dream and able to fulfill the original
mission.
Six and a half years later, the books
continue to roll in by the boxfull: There
are some 4,000 more books stored off-site,
waiting for a larger home. Inside the small,
cramped two-room library, lined with floor-
to-ceiling shelves, is everything from 'A' Abe
(the Woman in the Dunes) to 'W' Herman
Wouk (they were a few Y authors but Wouk
rhymed with book). With perhaps 20 per-
cent nonfiction and 80 percent of novels,
first editions, long-out-of print obscure writ-
ings, this is a trove of the unusual from the
1950s to present.
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the upper shelves in the nonfiction room, with
gilded letters adorning the faded brown covers,
is a complete set of the Harvard Classics pub-
lished in 1919. A paperback Mickey Spillane,
complete with lurid cover, circa 1952, can be
found under S in the fiction room. There is a
large section on Guatemalan history, starting
with a first edition in 1909 of "Guatemala and
Her People of Today," by Nevin O. Winter. For
those who care, there is one Reader's Digest
condensed book in the stacks. Several "Idiots
Guides" to an assortment of perceptual prob-
lems line part of another upper shelf. The aisles
are narrow, and stacks of books lie on every
available surface, waiting for love and a tempo-
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The library is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., seven
days a week. Volunteers handle the returns,
check-outs and restock the shelves.
The cost per year is $10 for individuals and
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leges. And they really like overdue books, be-
cause at a quetzal a day in fines, that's the profit-
center. The library is open to all and not just
members of the American Legion. There are
other libraries in La Antigua but none as large or
as extensive in subject matter. The Skelton Me-
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ish. The library needs your help, both financial-
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the hours of operation could be extended. With
a few more memberships the goal of providing
tuition to local students can be met. There is a
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