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18 PROFILE byJackHouston
Robert Hinshaw: Lake Atitlan's
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Guatemala's National Dish Revealed

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Kil6metro Cero (Kilometer Zero) is
located at the National Palace in
he Historical Center of Guatemala
City's Zone 1. From there the distances on
all roads in the country are measured. The
National Palace is located on the Plaza
C(Mayor, and when you turn the next page
writer Michael Sherer will take us on a fun
sightseeing tour of this beautiful area.
Our thanks once again to the talented
photographer Ivin Castro for this month's
cover of the National Palace. August 15th
is Guatemala City's patron saint day. All
month the city will be celebrating in honor
of the Virgen de la Asunci6n, including
many events in the historic center.
This issue brings the final installment of
Joy Houston's ]-ealthcare in Colonial Gua-
temala series, covering the University of
San Carlos Medical School. Jack Houston's
profile of Robert Hinshaw explains how
years of anthropological study can result in
a pair of novels centered around Lake Ati-
tlin. People and Trojects shines the light on
PROGRESA, a scholorship/loan program
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the enormous Plaza Mayor,
Guatemala's National Palace
is the origin of all the roads
in the Republic with a spot known as
Kil6metro Cero. Two and half miles
north of the gleaming chrome-and-
glass towers that line the Avenida La
Reforma, the edifice is flanked by the
Biblioteca Nacional to the west, the
colonnaded arches of the Portal de
Comercio to the south and the cathe-
dral backed by the Archbishop's Pal-
ace to the east. Where are we? Zona
Uno, the city and country's histori-
cal center, built in waves of different
construction styles, cobbled together
with remnants of some of La Antigua


Guatemala's rubble and finally con-
cluded with the completion of the
National Palace in 1943.
Guatemala City, founded in 1775
following the series of devastating
earthquakes that brought La Antigua
to her knees, was originally modeled
on the Spanish urban colonial design
of large plazas and wide streets run-
ning geographically north-south and
east-west, but with significant dif-
ferences. The Plaza Mayor is heroic
in scale, perhaps a quarter of a mile
wide and 800 feet across, including a
large fountain with a reflecting pond
and shaded by numerous trees.
The stylistic differences be-
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THE NATIONAL PALACE


ods are striking. The Cathedral and
Archbishop's Palace retain a colonial
style, but the Portal del Comercio
boasts a neo-classical facade. The
newer almost post-modern Nation-
al Library seems incongruous, being
half-hidden by the bandshell and
the flowering bougainvilleas shading
benches which are used by nearby
idlers and peddlers. The city grew
outward from the plaza, and the
architectural styles reflect the dif-
ferences of the 230 years that have
passed. Originally, the "Mudejar"
style of building with the closed
walls to the street side, an interior
patio with fountains and colonnad-
ed rooms along the inside square,


The Plaza Mayor is heroic
in scale including a large
fountain with a reflecting
pond and shaded by
numerous trees.
as noted in La Antigua created a
uniformity of private residences. As
time and tastes changed, combined
with the collapse of various govern-
ments and the occasional earth-
quake, Zona Uno became more of a
European-style city center.
When the ecclesiastical prop-
erties were gradually expropriated
in the 1800s, they were converted
to public buildings, further chang-






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ing the architectural mix. Today, the
National Palace sits as a well-tended
(and guarded) grandfather might,
keeping an eye on the older domed
cathedral on one hand, the Greek
Revival-style commercial block off
in the distance and the out of sight/
out of mind National Library hidden
as well as possible to the right.
In the streets branching out
from the palace are hidden smaller
plazas, the occasional Art Deco-
style building and the faded rem-
nants of a once-prosperous past and
more popular urban center. As the
urbanization spread outward, new
suburbs were created and with the
increase of wealth and population,
demand and desire dictated a dif-
ferent life-style. Zone One remained
the government center but newer


buildings in different zones shared
the power. The commercial center
continued to be warren of shoe and
jewelry stores. The Mercado Central
was moved to the east, on the sun-
ny side of the Archbishop's Palace.
There is now an underground park-
ing lot beneath the plaza, and the
pigeons arrive early for the snacks.
Candy sellers and other vendors, a
throng of women with handicrafts,
and busloads of children arrive early
in the day. The fountain is turned
on at 9 a.m. as the squad of spe-
cial army forces in their camouflage
uniforms come trooping across the
square. They march to the 100-foot-
tall flag pole and disassemble in
careful steps, flanked by men with
red berets carrying M-16s.
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the eight men detailed to hold the
20-by-50 foot blue and white national
symbol are very careful not to let any
part of it touch the ground. Gradually
the eyelets of the flag are connected
to the snaps on the halyard. Two men
are detailed to slowly pull the nylon
line, and the flag is gradually urged
upward. When at last the fabric is
completely fastened and rises above
the plaza's dusty stone footings, the
squad re-forms into a square of green
and beige patterned soldiers. The
enormous flag, now safely raised to
the top of the aluminum pole, flut-
ters gently in the breeze.
The troops march back to the
palace and continue around the cor-
ner, rifles at the ready. The pigeons
eat corn. The barkers and hustlers
in the shaded corners resume their


spiels. Fruit peddlers push their
heavily laden carts about, filled with
mangos, pineapples and papayas. To
the east, the morning vendors of the
Mercado Central arrive with their
wares for the day, pottery, paint-
ings and potables. This is Zone One.
The clatter of steel-shuttered stores
in the Portal del Comercio can be
heard, as one by one, the doors go
up and the lights go on. The gothic
hands of the clock high on the tow-
er of the cathedral slowly twitch,
counting time as they have for the
last 200 years or so. The sense of his-
tory is everywhere, and the ghosts
of the past are probably not happy
with the buses belching black clouds
of diesel smoke as they pass through
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Healthcare in


Colonial Guatemala

Part III. University of San Carlos Medical School
by Joy Houston photos: Jack Houston


By the end of the 17th century, six
hospitals had been founded in Gua-
temala. But, lacking scientific infor-
mation and methods, hospitals provided
little more than refuge or asylum. Sickness
and cultural attitudes toward it were a so-
cial problem. In addition, the times were
characterized by conflict between the king's
people and the municipality and constant
struggles between those of conscience and
those who enriched themselves with land
acquisition, slavery and fraud. All of this
kept the clamps on progress.
Before his death in 1563, Bishop Fran-
cisco Marroquin, a Franciscan, had made
provisions in his will to found a school for
sons of Spanish commoners and, in fact,
a year earlier had laid the first stone, on
property of the Santo Domingo monastery.
He included the income from an 883-pig
farm in Jocotenango to sustain the school.
Marroquin's admirable bequest would wait
58 years for fulfillment. The school, Cole-
gio de Santo Tomis, was founded in 1620
and lasted less than 10 years due to trouble
with funds. But in 1676 when Spanish
King Charles II finally agreed to found a
university in Guatemala, including a medi-
cal school, the selected site was of the then
abandoned Colegio Santo Tomis. Marro-
quin would have been pleased; he had also
left funds to found a university.
At the inauguration of the University of
San Carlos in February 1681, according to


Durin, "Pomp reigned in the streets and
plazas." But for all the ceremony, teach-
ers for the medical school, promised from
Mexico, never showed up. It came as no
surprise. Several times during the history
of Santiago de los Caballeros, Mexican
doctors had been expected, even paid in
advance, but didn't come. "So scarce were
doctors that it was impossible to find teach-
ers for the new university medical school."
Finally in October a degree doctor ar-
rived from Spain to head the department.
But how discouraging it must have been
for him to find empty classrooms! Given
the history of doctors, the profession was
not respected by the noble class and not
preferred even by other social classes. "...
nothing attracted as much attention from
parents as priestly studies," wrote Pardo,
Castellanos and Muioz.
A plague in 1686 wreaked havoc, and
"doctors fled from the hospitals," wrote
Durin. A second doctor, Miguel Fernin-
dez, arrived from Spain and, having no
students for 10 years, addressed himself
to social and legal aspects of medicine. He
insisted that good government requires
healthy people, thus the right to demand
compliance with laws. Administrators of
hospitals were ordered to "not meddle in
medical matters." The brothers of the Or-
der of San Juan de Dios, who notoriously
wrote faulty prescriptions and to whose
care had been entrusted administration of


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Francisco Mar-
roquin, first
bishop of Gua-
temala, founder
of Hospital Real
and Colegio
Santo Tomhs and
among the most
outstanding
health promot-
ers of colonial
Guatemala


Plaque on wall of restaurant on 4a calle oriented,
on site of colonial Hospital Real, commemorates
demonstration of first blood transfusion done in
America, performed in the hospital by University
of San Carlos professor


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Plaque at entrance to University of San Carlos
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the hospitals, ignored the order. Fernindez
pled that those who offered cures without
knowledge needed to be prevented if the
people were ever to trust doctors. Without
that, he added, there was little hope of at-
tracting doctors to teach at the university.
But the practice of medicine by those who
had no right to do so continued, bringing a
public declaration in 1703 that "prohibited
the practice of medicine under pain of six
years of exile."
The first medical student graduated in
1703. Only one of the seven who graduated
by 1725 took up the struggle for an hon-
orable medical profession. Others "trans-
formed their noble and useful profession
into sterile arguments and hateful rivalries."
Their personal behavior didn't help. Durin
refers to the "sect of drunken doctors." Even
the brothers of the Order of San Juan de
Dios "ate well and drank numerous cups of
chocolate while the sick suffered hunger."
There were no medical graduates in the
next 25 years. The university building tum-
bled in the earthquake of 1751, and the uni-
versity moved to new construction south of
the cathedral in 1763. By 1773 there had
been only five more medical graduates.
Just as the history of Santiago de los Ca-
balleros, now La Antigua Guatemala, was
born of catastrophe, so ended the colonial
city and the first period of university medi-
cine with the earthquakes of 1773. Plus,
in the months that followed, an epidemic,
believed to be typhoid, hit the town killing
4,000, "doing much more damage than the
earthquake," wrote Durin. Victims were
buried by the hundreds. Church and civil
authorities talked and talked to find a solu-
tion and formed the first public health board
in Guatemala. But it was the archbishop, not
doctors, who figured out the source of the
disease. The workers had fled to the high-
lands after the earthquake and returned car








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University of San Carlos began classes in its newly constructed facility on 5a calle, south of the cathedral, in 1763


trying the disease. It then spread rapidly in
the hospitals, where patients slept together
and ate from the same plate. In the end, the
head of the medical school concluded that
the epidemic was due to influence of the
stars that unleashed sulfates in the water
which, freed in the air, poisoned and coagu-
lated the blood.
Provisional care was provided, funded
by a tax on shopkeepers, for the sick who
would remain in Santiago while churches
and hospitals moved to the new capital to
begin again. To the sadness of silence as
people left Santiago was added the silence
of death due to the epidemic.
History and legend are full of stories. As
bumpy as the healthcare road was, progress
came-slowly, but it came. It would be 16
years before another medical student grad-
uated. Meanwhile the study of medicine
was flourishing in Spain, with thousands
of students. Nonetheless, in Guatemala,
"Teaching of medicine was defective origi-
nally, lacking teachers and students, but the


errors of ideas and methods were the same
as those anywhere," according to Durin.
"At the end of the 18th century the Univer-
sity of Guatemala was parallel to modern
teaching of that century in Europe.
"The University of San Carlos was out-
standing, producing books, doing dissec-
tions and experiments, founding an anat-
omy museum...and doing blood transfu-
sions 80 years before London." 0

What happened to the six
hospitals started in the 17th century?
Seepage 68

References:
Duran, Las Ciencias Medicas en Guatemala
Alvarez, Hospital de los Hermanos de San Juan de Dios
Alvarez, Historia General de Guatemala, Vol. II
Pardo, Castellanos, Mufoz, Guia deAntigua Guatemala
L6pez, Proyecciones Socioculturales en la America Hispano

The author thanks Dr. Johnny Long for assistance with
this series.


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PROFILE byJack Houston


ROBERT

HINSHAW

This anthropologist and novelist
spent halfhis academic career
on the shores ofLakeAtitldn and
makes creative use of the Maya
oral histories
Given his age, 75, you'd think
anthropologist Robert Hin-
shaw would want to settle
back with one of those Scandanavian vod-
kas he occasionally enjoys and retire to his
Colorado mountain retreat. Instead, he
wants to make a difference in this world, as
"payback" for all he's received.
He explains: "Gilbert White, the late ge-
ographer and a great mentor, laid this chal-
lenge on virtually everyone he knew, telling
us academicians we didn't pay for our edu-
cation; we all had fellowships-paid with
taxpayer money. He'd say, 'You're more
productive at the end of your careers. What
right do you have to step aside, with the
world in its condition?' We knew we just
couldn't say, 'We're retired. We're not doing
anything now.'"
And so, Robert has decided to spend
considerably less time in the United States
and to live out his retirement primarily on
the shores of Lake Atitlin in Guatemala,
where he spent nearly half his academic ca-
reer as an anthropologist. Recently he sold
the family's Rocky Mountain home, the
place to which he retreated intermittently
over the past 40 years.
He says he is "energized" by living in
Tzununi, a village of approximately 3,000
Maya descendants who, "as recently as 15
years ago had no running water or elec-
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Robert Hinshaw with children of Tzununh, Lake
Atitlhn, May 2009 (PHOTO: LINDA DYCUS HINSHAW)

tricity." With no telephone lines, he and
his neighbors use cell phones. No one he
knows owns a computer or even a typewrit-
er. Cable television is available but beyond
the means of most families. There are no
more than a half-dozen motor vehicles in
the village. "We rely on public boats pass-
ing every half hour to get us to doctors, a


Robert Hinshaw with Micaela Ujpan, Amigos de
Santa Cruz. (PHOTO: LANCE KINNEY)









pharmacy, the market and, in my case, in-
ternet access and a bank."
It was in similar lake communities that
Robert did most of his anthropological re-
search and that inspired him two decades
ago to begin a fiction writing project, re-
sulting in his two novels: My Lake at the
Center of the World (2007) and a sequel, The
Rape ofHope (2008).
"The principal reason for undertaking
the first," he says, "was to make creative use
of the oral histories of Mayas collected in
the early 1940s by another mentor, Sol Tax,
a University of Chicago anthropologist. To
my knowledge, these stories represent the
only extant record of Maya experience dat-
ing back to the government's anti-vagrancy
laws of the 1880s."
Robert has been better known for his
nonfiction writing as an academician. In
1975, his Panajachel: A Guatemalan Town


in Thirty-Year Perspective was published by
the University of Pittsburgh Press. In 1979
he was editor of Currents In A, .-' ..o,.. '.. ,
Essays in Honor ofSol Tax (Mouton Publish-
ers). And in 2006 Johnson Books released
Living with Nature' Extremes: The Life of
Gilbert Fowler White, a publication Robert
calls "the highlight of my career.
He returned to fiction writing after a
seven-year hiatus, deciding then to make it
a two-novel project by adding the oral Maya
histories he had collected between the 1960s
and 1980s."I delayed publishing the first
novel until the second was virtually ready for
publication," he says. He believes his attempt
at fiction is unique among Guatemalan nov-
els for his use of what he believes to be "the
only recorded memories ofMayas experienc-
ing the worst of the racist and exploitative
legislation of the so-called 'Liberal Era' of
Guatemalan politics." ...contued n page 106


enriching these successive decades of cultural con-
My Lake at the Center of the World flict and accommodation, but deeply intuitive of the
By Robert E. Hinshaw private feelings, values and hidden crises in Mayan
Indians' psyches."
Published by Look Back
Books (lookbackbooks@ The Rape of Hope
sbcglobal.net) Available By Robert E. Hinshaw
through the publisherand Published by Look Back Books (lookbackbooks@
at most major bookstores sbcglobal.net)
in Guatemala City Available through the publisher and at most major
English 238 pages bookstores in Guatemala City
English 264 pages
Hinshaw's narrative brings to life fictional char-
acters who live out their lives against a backdrop of Right and wrong blur in what Centennial Professor
historical interaction between local Maya communi- Emeritus at the University of Texas Austin Richard
ties and Ladino landholders who lived on the shores N. Adams calls "a tale of manyvictims and few
of Guatemala's Lake Atitlin in the 1880s through the heroes." The Rape of Hope is a novel that evokes
1930s. a fictionalized rendition of the
Reviews revolutionary events woven
Ralph Lee Woodward, Jr. Professor Emeritus throughoutGuatemala's history.
of Latin American History, Tulane University: "It is an As the novel follows the experi-
especially keen depiction of the realities of the sys- ences of three generations of the
teams offorced laborand land acquisition that charac- Ajcojom family, colonial preju-
terized rural Guatemala during those years," dice and discrimination against a
Ben W. Fuson, sociologist, formerly with Earl- laborforce of indigenous Mayas
ham College, Indiana, U.S: "Hinshaw has done an bubblesforth. The Rape of Hope
amazing feat, and must be drenched not only in the is Hinshaw's sequel to My Lake
knowledge of the tiniest bits of folklore and history at the Center of the World. 0

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SLake Views
by Dwight Wayne Coop



Guatemala's National

Dish Revealed!


Twenty months after her first and,
to date, sole visit to Guatemala,
my niece Holly Myrick remains
stricken by Guatemala. In March she did
her seventh-grade country report, and she
could have chosen any of Earth's 197 sover-
eignties. Reader, you guessed it-she didn't
choose Djibouti.
It helped to have a Guatemala expert (so
reputed) in the family. Had I the means, I
could have flown north to give a talk to her
class on things Guatemalan. As it turned
out, Holly needed little help. And the an-
swer to the one question she did put to me
has gotten me in trouble before.
The innocent question was: What is the
national dish? My offending answer is-
ready? "chau mein." Years ago, I made the
gaffe of telling someone this in the presence
of the wife, who is Guatemalan. Slow learn-
er that I am, this was not the last time I did
so in her presence, provoking sighs, rebukes
and that you've-been-here-long-enough-to-
know-better look.
OK, so then what is the national dish?
Tipico possibilities, like jocdn, come to
mind. The candidacy of the tamal has also
been put forth, but it is about as uniquely


Guatemalan as tuk tuk operators in tropi-
cal latitudes without drivers' licenses. There
is nothing that is explicitly national, as say,
pupusas in El Salvador or kidney pie in Ire-
land. So, for Holly's sake, I championed my
old standby, chau mein, as the answer.
The full answer might be, "chow mein
with Russian salad on the side and horchata
as a chaser." Horchata is a sugar-saturated
drink made with rice. Ensalada rusa is ba-
sically carrots, potatoes and green beans
diced and mixed with mayonnaise. How it
got that name taxes my imagination, so I
will limit my chatter to my candidate for
the national entree, the thing that, back in
Nevada, we spell "chow main."
I have encountered this trio of vittles
with astonishing frequency at social events,
including nearly every wedding, wake and
quinceanos I have attended, including my
own (my own wedding, that is; I'm not
ready to attend my own wake, and I passed
on having a quinceafios).
And herein lies my first argument. Ei-
ther there is some vain conspiracy to make
me think that chau mein/ensalada rusa/
horchata is the de facto national dish, or,
more likely, it really is ...contnuedonpage42


I have encountered this trio of vittles with astonishing
frequency at social events, including nearly every wed-
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A Standout Artist


Parked in a wheelchair across from Central Park, Sis Garcia
creates childhood images with the skill ofa seasoned artist.
by Laura McNamara


Art abounds in La Antigua Guate-
mala. Wanderers find galleries filled
ith paintings of romantic, colonial
buildings around every corner. Jade jewelry
seems to spill out of storefront windows.
Tourists cannot escape the Maya children
who persistently push their rainbow-col-
ored, handmade goods. Yet one woman,
Marcia Sis Garcia, "stands out" by sitting
... and drawing with her feet.
"This is my work," Sis Garcia said. "To
go out and draw before the public. And I do
it with my feet."
Sis Garcia was born with physical im-
pediments that left her unable to move her
hands and unable to walk. But, cradling her
colored pencils in her malformed feet, the
28-year-old woman creates drawings that
possess an impressively fine touch. Parked
in a wheelchair in Central Park, Sis Garcia
creates childhood images with the skill of a
seasoned artist.


"I can't imagine how she can do it," one
passer-by commented. Sis Garcia explains
that, since she was a child, using her feet to
grasp came naturally. It was Sis Garcia's fa-
ther who bought her first crayons, sparking
the skill that would become his daughter's
way of life. Her drawings of animals, but-
terflies and flowers provide the bread and
butter for herself and her daughter.
"When work is going well, I'll sell five
or six drawings for 40 or 50 quetzales
each," she says. But she's quick to explain
that she doesn't find such success every
day. While she can sell larger drawings for
Q100, Sis Garcia says it is difficult to cover
her monthly costs of rent, food and medi-
cine. Simply coming and going from her
house in Jocotenango to La Antigua costs
the price of one drawing. Guatemala has
no government programs to assist the dis-
abled. Aid comes only from family, friends
and donations ...continued on page 92
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TRAVE L text and photos by Michael Sherer


San Crist6bal de las Casas

The hum, the charm, the colors


If Copin is a quarter-sized version of
La Antigua Guatemala, San Crist6bal
de las Casas, one of the few remaining
colonial gems of Mexico (founded in 1528)
is Antigua times three. And, whereas the
good people ofAntigua seem to revere their
city's signs of age, in San Crist6bal, they
have painted, patched and applied mascara.
The inner center of the city is designed for
walking, shopping and eating, with several
streets closed to cars.
The buildings are painted intense reds,
purples, serious blues. Perhaps the popula-
tion feels the need for stimulation because
of the often-overcast weather. Yet you'll


need sunglasses to walk around town.
Located in the central highlands of Chia-
pas, San Crist6bal offers much to see and do
and only so many hours in the day. And all
the hotels are offering half-price specials.
An excellent, close-in posada is US$25
a night. Good, nice bath, hot water but no
glass for the evening cocktail. The price is
right. The arts and crafts here are extensive
and beautiful. The shopping is over the
top-dresses cut to the navel, more am-
ber than Poland and more shoe shops than
Miraflores or anywhere else.
They had a six-day jazz festival in mid July,
staged in a spectacular theater cont on page44


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The Magic of the Marimba

The national instrument and the national symbol


ll it takes is one curious tourist, one
passerby who glimpses the rich, dark-
ood instrument through the entry-
way. I dare you to step away from the bustle
of La Antigua Guatemala's Calle del Arco,
for they are waiting for you-the marimba
players of Hotel Posada Don Rodrigo.
If you just venture through the doorway
you will instantly be rewarded with a merry
burst ofwhimsical notes. Exotic rings and tolls
will swarm around you in melodic cheer.
The hotel's 10 marimba players have been
sharing their talent with La Antigua's visi-
tors for 35 years. Ten men, 35 years of ma-
rimba music. Marimbista Javier Hernindez


says such unity is integral to their art.
"There are 10 of us and each one needs
to understand the others in the group in or-
der for us to stay in harmony," Hernindez
says. "And this is something that we have
to work at. This is something that is a part
of the music, a part of the performance. It's
necessary in order for us to awaken with
the music. We need to make the music with
courage and strength because that is how
we draw in our audience ... without an au-
dience you are not a true artist. We have to
awaken them."
The passion behind their fervor to share
marimba music comes ...contnued on paqe 10


Six of the 10 marimbistas that play at Hotel Posada Don Rodrigo fill the hotel's courtyard with traditional
Mayan music of Guatemala. The band's double marimba is a purely wooden instrument and was crafted
in Cuidad Vieja. Pictured left to right: Javier Hernhndez, Jos4 Luis Basquez, Victor Manuel Choc, Germhn
Apop Hernhndez, Pablo Suy Garcia and Rodrigo Valle.
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2Sun., 9am-2pm MUSIC: Festival de
Coros Voces Unidas, Festival de Mzisica with
participants from Bendici6n de Dios, Kubin
Junan, Escuela Urbana Mixta Nuestro Futuro,
Los Patojos and El Plan Infinito, presented by
Yale Alumni Chorus Foundation & CasaSito;
also handicrafts for sale, food and music all day
long. Free transportation from San Antonio
Aguas Calientes. Bring a blanket to sit on. Ad-
ditional info: 7882-4014. Central Park, San-
tiago Zamora.
4Tues., &Tues., 11th, 10am-12pm-ART:
Enjoy the exhibit Caliente Quilts (and the
book of the same name) created by talented art-
ist Priscilla Bianchi in a guided visit by the art-
ist.The exhibit is open through Wed., 19. Museo
Ixchel del Traje Indigena (tel: 2361-8081) Cen-
tro Cultural Universidad Francisco Marroquin,
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4 Tues., 5:30pm (English) RAINBOW
LECTURE SERIES: Life in Guatemala: A
Brief History and Current Conditions with Sue
Patterson, former U.S. Consul General in Guate-
mala. She is the founder of WINGS, a Guatema-
lan non-profit dedicated to reproductive health
and family planning. Q25. Rainbow Cafe (tel:
7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.
5Wed., 5-7pm OPEN HOUSE: AnEcho
welcomes everyone for a get-together, see
friends and make new ones in this wonder-
ful setting. Casa Convento Concepci6n (tel:
7882-4600) 4a calle oriented #41, LaAntigua.

Thurs., 6:30pm ART: Inauguration of
Meditaciones by Mariela Leal. Galeria Gua-
temala de Fundaci6n G&T Continental, Banco
G&T Continental lobby, 6a av. 9-08, z. 9, Gua-
temala City. V












7Fri., 6pm & Sun., 9th 11am (Span-
ish) THEATRE FOR CHILDREN: Volar,
Teatro-Magico's musical story performed by
Igor Castillo, accompanied by percussionist
Sammy Alvarado. Q10. Theatre El Chapiteau
(tel: 5044-1144) Avenida de los Arboles, Pana-
jachel, LakeAtitldn.


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7Fri., 8pm DANCE PARTY: Bateria Hu-
mana 7+1, Alternative rock. No cover. The-
atre El Chapiteau (tel: 5044-1144) Avenida de
los Arboles, Panajachel, LakeAtitldn.
8Sat., through Sept. 7 ART: La Antigua
Galeria de Arte proudly presents Casa Mdgi-
ca by Guatemalan artist Doniel Espinoza. This
exhibition honors the circus in a tribute to ac-
robats, clowns, trained animals, trapeze artists,
hoopers and jugglers. More than 15 new acrylics
and a handful of sculptures will be on display.
La Antigua Galeria de Arte (tel: 7832-2124) 4a
calle oriented #15, LaAntigua. V


8Sat., 5pm MUSIC: Opera y canci6n de
arte, Amore Mio, with Maria Jos6 (soprano),
Hugo Arenas (piano) and Carlos Cardona (bari-
tone). Q50. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037) 5a calle po-
niente #15, LaAntigua.
8Sat., & Sat., 22nd, 10am (Spanish)
THEATER FOR CHILDREN: El Hombre
Hacha, presented by Salvadoran theater com-
pany Ocelot, empowering children to care for
the environment and make a positive impact on
the planet. Limited free tickets available. Coop-
eraci6n Espanola (tel: 7832-1276) 6a av. norte
between 3a & 4a calle poniente, LaAntigua.
8Sat., 7pm THEATRE: Cabaret Suicida,
performed by Tonibelle Che. Q20/incls. bever-
age. Theatre El Chapiteau (tel: 5044-1144) Aveni-
da de los Arboles, Panajachel, LakeAtitldn.
1fMon., 5pm MAYAN CEREMO-
1VNY: Presentation of an authentic Ma-
yan ceremony. Free. La Pena de Sol Latino (tel:
7882-4468), LaAntigua.


1 OMon., 6pm (Spanish & English) AN
I0ECHO DISCUSSION SERIES: La An-
tigua: Her beauty, historical importance and dan-
gers that threaten the city, presented by members
of Salvemos Antigua, Arq. Jos6 Maria Magana,
archaeologist Luis Benitez, Arq. Juan Domingo
Perez and Denise Weikard. Free. AnEcho, Casa
Convento Concepci6n (tel: 7882-4600) 4a calle
oriented #41, LaAntigua.
Tues., 5:30pm RAINBOW LEC-
1TURE SERIES: CasaSito strives to in-
crease the educational opportunities in rural ar-
eas of Guatemala while supporting community
infrastructure and adhering to high standards
of human values, ethics and economic efficien-
cy. Q25. Rainbow Cafe (tel: 7832-1919) 7a. av.
sur #8, LaAntigua.
1 Wed., 5pm ART OPENING: Pin-
l turas 2008-2009 by artist Vivian Suter.
Galeria Panza Verde (tel: 7832-2925) 5a av. sur
#19, LaAntigua.

1 Wed., 7pr
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Paintings by ,,-r r
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(tel: 5400-4 ,.,
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1 /Fri., 8pm MUSIC: Operatic per-
"Iformance Con Te Partird with Lourdes
Cossich, Zoila Luz Garcia Salas and Ana Rosa
Orozco. Q50. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037) 5a calle
poniente #15, LaAntigua.
1 Fri., 8pm MUSIC: Dias Negros; Q20
1tincls. beverage. Theatre El Chapiteau
(tel: 5044-1144) Avenida de los Arboles, Pana-
jachel, LakeAtitldn.
1 Fri., 7pm (Spanish) THEATER: Las
-Profanas, a collective work by the Aso-
ciaci6n de Artistas Tras Bastidores, directed
by Luis Carlos Pineda and dramaturgy of Jany
Campos and Marco Canale. Limited free tick-
ets available starting Aug. 3. Cooperaci6n Espa-
nola (tel: 7832-1276) 6a av. norte between 3a &
4a calle poniente, LaAntigua.
1 Sat., 9am ART: Bridging Cultures
Through Design, a student exposition from
a course taught by Mimi Robinson, California
College of the Arts. Indigo Artes Textiles y Po-
pulares (tel: 7888-7487) inside Centro Cultural
La Azotea, LaAntigua.
If people knew how hard I worked to get my
mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.
-Michelangelo


1 Sat., HOLIDAY: Celebrations hon-
, oring Virgen de Asunci6n, all day and
month long. Most banks and businesses in the
city will be closed. For calendar of activities
and more information visit www. cultura.mu-
niguate.com Guatemala City.
SSat., 7pm MUSIC: Trovajazz per-
formed by Rony Hernindez and invited
artists. Q60. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037) 5a calle
poniente #15, LaAntivua. V


1 Sat., 1pm FOLK DANCES: Los
.Ninos de Bendici6n from San Antonio
Aguas Calientes present traditional folk dances.
Free, though donations gratefully accepted,
helping to pay school expenses. La Pena de Sol
Latino (tel: 7882-4468), LaAntigua.


A N T U A ANTIGUA TOUR: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat at 9:30am with Elizabeth Bell $20
A I JI j ;' Mon &Thurat2pmwith Roberto Spillari. Meet at the fountain in the main square
T 0 U a S .1 r SLIDE SHOW: Tuesdays at 6pm at El Sitio, 5a calle poniente #15 Q30
by RE iU th -Bel.l Inquire about othertours and travel arrangements in Guatemala
irO.... .. . offices: *3a Calle Oriente #22 and *inside Cafe El Portal (main square)
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/ August 20 Health Care Legislation: WhatitMeans for You Gail Terzuola and Rae Leeth, presenters
October 8 Economic Stimulus: Roadto Recovery or Roadto Perdition John Chudy, presenter
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


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4a calle oriented #10
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Featuring more than 100 artists.
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MUSEO
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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
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THROUGHOUT THE IVMONTH


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Monday, 8 to 10pm: Blues Night. Q35.
Wednesday, 8-10pm
-Jazz Trio. entrance: Q35.
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 Pnia de Sol Latino I r..I -" *--4 I4
:. l, p ,11. ,r.'. -I 1ltt -Iig i`i
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


Sunday, 1pm Ramiro plays Trova Cubana
during the Sunday Buffet. No cover.

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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.
Sunday, 7:30pm La Raiz: Luis, Juan-Jo
& Choko, great improvised classics. Free.
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Wednesday 9pm-lam PARTY: Dance to
the music of the 80s at the hottest discotheque
in town. No cover.

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Saturday 7pm-lam Live Music DJ party
Sat., 8th, 8pm-lam Live Music DJ Masaya
World Groove
Sat., 15th, 7pm Live music with flute player
Pablo Collado, Deep Peten Forest Sounds


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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
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Classical & Contemporary Music
"De California a Santiago"
1 Sun., 4pm -MUSIC: Classical and con-
1Lteporary chamber music including Bach,
Mozart, Chopin, Bartok, Brown, Pratorius and
others performed by composer and pianist Chris-
topher Pratorius, his work has been presented in
Istanbul, New York, Boston, New Haven, Min-
neapolis, San Francisco, Omaha, Annandale VA,
Tempe, AZ and the greater Santa Cruz area. He
has written for orchestra, chamber ensembles,
vocalists, solo guitar, guitar ensemble and elec-
tronic media, www.myspace.com/christopher-
pratorius; soprano Carolyne Anne (C.A.) Jordan
completed her graduate studies at New England
Conservatory of Music and is currently perform-
ing professionally in the San Francisco area,
www.casinger.com/; composer & cellist Daniel
Brown's graduate recital (the UCSC Music De-
partment) included compositions for soprano,
clarinet, violin, cello, percussion; for flute, clari-
net, bassoon, trombone, horn, percussion and
strings; & for string quintet & percussion. This
is a don't miss performance! Q40. El Sitio (tel:
7832-3037) 5a calle poniente #15, LaAntigua.


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Galeria de Arte Rocio Quiroa
2 calle poniente # 2, La Antigua Tel.: 7832-0519
info@galeriarocioquiroa.com
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17Mon., through Sat., 22nd 9am -
/WORKSHOP: The Magic of Color with
NaturalDyes. Indigo Artes Textiles Y Populares
(tel: 7888-7487) inside Centro Cultural La
Azotea, LaAntigua.
17Mon., 9:15am (English/Spanish)
/CONFERENCES: with Jennifer Wear-
don, ex-curator of the Victoria and Albert Mu-
seum, London, England, presented by the Fun-
daci6n Cultural Britinica Guatemalteca and
Museo Ixchel, Guatemalan Textiles in the Vic-
toria and Albert Maudsley 10:30
coffee break; 11am Persian Carpets. Q50;
students w/carnet, Q35. Centro Cultural UFM,
6a calle final, z.10, Guatemala City.


1 QTues., 5:30pm (English/Spanish)
IOCONFERENCES: with Jennifer Wear-
don, ex-curator of the Victoria and Albert Mu-
seum, London, England, and presented by the
Fundaci6n Cultural Britinica Guatemalteca
and Museo Ixchel, Haute Couture c Street Fash-
ion. Refreshments after the talk. Q50; students
w/carnet, Q35. Centro Cultural UFM, 6a calle
final, z.10, Guatemala City.


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1 Tues.,
1I 5:30pm -
(English) RAIN-
w0 l. LECTURE
sE [, iE 5: Rescuing
alan Wildlife,
rlh. Midlife Rescue
Ii I_. nserva-
r,..,. k ;ociation
(ARCAS) is the leading advocate for the rights
of wild animals in Guatemala. In the Depart-
ment of Pettn, it manages one of the largest
and most success wildlife rescue centers in
the world, receiving 300-600 animals of 40+
species per year, the majority confiscated from
wildlife traffickers. Q25. Rainbow Cafe (tel:
7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.
1 QTues., 10am-12:30pm BENEFIT
IODINNER: Dine with the artist of iCali-
ente Quilts! Priscilla Bianchi. Funds from this
event benefit Museo Ixchel projects. For more
information call Museo Ixchel del Traje Indi-
gena (tel: 2361-8081) Centro Cultural Universi-
dad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala City.
2 Ihurs., 5:30pm (English) TALK:
21JHealth Care Legislation: What it means for
you presented by Gail Terzuola and Rae Leeth. De-
tails at www.democratsabroad.org. Galeria Mes6n
Panza Verde (tel: 7832-4581), LaAntigua.
2 0~hurs., 6:30pm- (Spanish) CONFER-
2V ENCE: Arqueologia Industrial en Gua-
temala by Ruben Larios and Edgar Mendoza.
Q20; students w/carnet, Q10. Parking available
Q14/hour. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7896)
6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.
SThurs., 7pm MUSIC: Featuring Caro-
2V lina Palomo (harpsichord) & William Or-
baugh (theorba) playing 17th century Baroque
music. Free. Casa Santo Domineo, LaAntivua.


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1 Fri., through Sep., 2 ART: Punto de
SPartida, Expo Toscana 2009. Museo Ix-
chel del Traje Indigena (tel: 2361-8081) Centro
Cultural Universidad Francisco Marroquin,
Guatemala City.
1Fri., 7pm; Sat., 22nd, 7pm & Sun.,
1 23rd-llam THEATER: The Sand-
box, a teen spanglish adaptation of Edward
Albee's play performed by Teatrando (Colegio
Educasa's Drama Club). Cover Q10. Theatre El
Chapiteau (tel: 5044-1144) Avenida de los Ar-
boles, Panajachel, LakeAtitldn.


2 2Sat.. -p m
22S-
Animal U;,
painting al d pl...-
tography e I- il-., r ..,,
with the pal trcipa-
tion of more than
10 Salvadoran art-
ists. Free. El Sitio
(tel: 7832-3037),
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There is a forgotten population in
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The Foundation for Equine Welfare
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services in rural communities, General Di-
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often mistreated.
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lation-mules, horses, donkeys-have very
poor health," Rodriguez says. "They are
underfed, they are often injured. They are


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of psychological problems because they are
treated badly. If the horse doesn't behave in
a certain way, people will hit him."
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the veterinary needs of horses. It is custom-
ary, he says, for owners to simply leave a sick
or injured horse to die."They don't value the
importance of the equines as a main aspect
of their everyday work," Rodriguez said.
"We teach the communities how to hu-
manely treat their working equines."
ESAP partners with several organiza-
tions including the Brooke Institute based
in the UK, Guatemala's Minister ofAgricul-
ture and the Conrado de la Cruz Founda-
tion to spread the word that horses have
rights. Currently, ESAP directly works with
10 communities in Peten and 20 in Chi-
maltenango. By March 2010 the organiza-
tion expects to double the communities it
serves in both departments.
"We teach them about the five freedoms
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disease; the freedom to express their natu-
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irst, find a comfortable bench right
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radiating from this central square. Some
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mid-mornings, the cathedral bells toll for
a death; some mid-afternoons, they ring
joyfully for marriages. The big deep bells
came from Spain to the old capital four
centuries ago were brought to the New
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National Dish Revealed cont.from page20

It breaches class lines, age lines, region-
al lines and even cultural lines, since it is
big with both Mayas and Ladinos. For all I
know, even Garifunas dig chau mein.
Chau mein may be the only phrase of Chi-
nese origin to have entered all 23 of Guate-
mala's constitutionally recognized languages.
Go to any mercado, even in isolated, distant
spots, and you find Doia Pepa selling little
bags of prepped vegetables-carrots, giiisquil,
celery and aubergines. And Doia Marta, the
dry-foods vendor in the next stall, sells mats
of stringy dried pasta. This product, though
dressed in faux Asian packaging, comes from
a Guatemalan factory. Now if Pepa and Marta
call both of these dissimilar wares chau mein,
then we may assume that the two not only
go together, but that every Pepa and Marta in
Guatemala has her own recipe. Sounds like a
national dish to me!
The objection to this idea, from the wife
and other doubters, seems to be that chau
mein is "Chinese" and not, therefore, essen-
tially Guatemalan (by the same logic, pizza
is only Italian). This overlooks the contri-
bution of Chinese immigrants to the social
pedigree of Central America and their pres-
ence as citizens. Many descend from rail-
road coolies brought in by Cornelius Van-
derbilt over a century ago.
In Tegucigalpa, Honduras, everywhere
you look, you see people with full or par-
tial Chinese phenotypes. They are not as
common in Guatemala City, but come-
dores chinos in zone 1 seem to outnumber
the combined total of those in Shanghai,
Hong Kong and San Francisco, with Brix-
ton thrown in. These establishments have
proprietors whose ancestors spoke Chinese,
but to whom such utterance would now be
as intelligible as Martian or Aramaic. All
such places also have, according to unwrit-
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ten convention, an aquarium.
The mystery is how chau mein broke out
of zone 1 and became-dare I say it? The
National Dish. My serious theory (since I
often put forth unserious theories), is that
it happened through the channel of town
ferias. In a 2003 Revue article, I mentioned
el chino que anda con laferia. The roadshow
operations that arrive at fair time to unpack
Ferris wheels, confectionary stands, chin-
golingos like ring-toss and other annual nov-
elties also include makeshift comedores chi-
nos. Between the walls of nylon sheeting are
plastic tables set with Tabasco, A-1 and "El
Chino" soy sauce. No aquarium, though.
The operator looks chino enough to aug-
ment the experience. And if there is just
one item on the menu, it is, of course, chau
mein-in beef, chicken, pork and maybe
shrimp varieties (I could wish for tofu chau
mein or "nothing" chau mein, but that's
just me). And so, via culinary missionar-
ies, chau mein went wherever the moving
fair apparatus went. Campesinos in the re-
motest aldeas could sample something ex-
otic, something special, and so chau mein
caught on for special events. Now it unites
cooks nationwide.
I say we make chau mein official-the
"main chow," if you will!
Any day now, I expect Alvaro Col6m to
ring me up and tell me it is so: Chau mein,
thanks to my lobbying, is now the National
Dish. The National Assembly, he will add,
has finally found something that its mem-
bers can all agree on. When can I come to
the capital to be decorated with the Order
of Quetzal? And by the way, Russian salad
and horchata-what else?-are also on the
menu for the awards ceremony.
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As children we stuck fingers in our ears
whenever our mothers and grannies
pounded on the virtues of disap-
pointments in life-dark clouds lined with
silver ... doors closing and opening ... light
a candle instead of complaining about the
darkness. Even as adults we turn a deaf ear
to such platitudes. When life doesn't deal
us the stack of cards we want, it's easy to
become lost in the bog of three R's-regret,
resent and resist. As Alexander Graham
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do not see the ones which open for us."
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putting on a brave face or positive thinking.
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lost is always replaced with something that
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greater than we could have ever imagined.
Have you ever noticed that when things
didn't work out as you wished-that dream
job, that perfect relationship, the loss of
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a result was in some way far better?
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is embedded in the protective membrane
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message that the pearl only exists because
a foreign substance slipped into the oyster
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San Cristbal de las Casas cont.from page22
built in 1931.
It's all about color, and not only on the
buildings. The tourist guides wear flamingo-
colored pantsuits (photo above). The native
women wear glow-in-the-dark purple rebozos
(shawls). The half-size stoplights at the major
intersections flash in red, UNO, UNO.
There are a few hundred expats scattered
about, including about 200 Italians who
have settled here. The real estate broker at
the second office I visited explained: He
married an Italian, who had a mother to
bring, and so on.
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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.
Hound Heights, AWARE's no-kill animal refuge, is currently shelter-
ing between 225-250 dogs and well over 80 cats. For every animal ad-
opted, more and more take their place.
In just one example, last month, two dogs were tied with wire
around their necks to the gate at Hound Heights. They needed to be
housed immediately. Frightened mother cats and their kittens are
dropped off, dumped ... imploring phone messages come in on an
almost daily basis, "please come and rescue puppies, or an abandoned
dog, or two or three," reports of injured animals needing urgent medi-
cal care ... a family is moving, they can't take their pets with them ....
It's so easy to "rescue" an animal. Next comes the hard part: these
dogs and cats (of all ages, in all manner of condition) need medical
attention, spaying/neutering, vaccinating, 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 and generosity. They de-
serve no less. Just because they don't have a home, doesn't mean they
don't deserve a life.
If you would like to visit or adopt a pet: Hound Heights is open
to the public every Sunday from 10am to 3pm.
If you would like to sponsor a pet: Q150 per month will provide
general medical care, flea control, food and housing improvements
for a dog or a cat.
If you would like to volunteer: there is always a need for people
who love animals to help with daily care, special needs, walking,
bathing, brushing dogs and cats.
If you would like to accompany puppies to the U.S. for adoption:
American Airlines to San Francisco, AWARE does all the paperwork,
covering all transport fees, airport-to-airport -please notify us 7-10
days prior to travel. Your assistance is so very much appreciated.


Wish List:
We have an URGENT
NEED for DOG and
CAT FOOD! specifically
dry mix for dogs and
canned cat food.
(Unopened containers
and bags only please)

Also:
* metal food/water bowls
* blankets, towels,
and bedding
* dog and cat toys,
leashes and collars
* cat boxes and litter
* grounds-keeping equip-
ment: shovels, rakes, etc.
* large plastic garbage pails
with lids
* building materials
* 12-hp generator
* veterinary products
including flea control,
anti-parasite meds, brushes,
grooming clippers
* humane animal traps
* crates to transport dogs


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Coral Gables Mayor Don Slesnick (5th from left) welcomes the Sister City delegation from La Antigua;
to his right is Felipe Allejos Lorenzama, General Consul of Guatemala in Miami; and to his left is Edgar
Francisco Ruiz Paredes, La Antigua Vice Mayor, along with other members from the delegation.



Family Reunion

Coral Gables welcomes delegation from its Sister City, La Antigua for
cultural exchange and opportunity to expand business relationships
by Rebecca Rodriguez


n an effort to fortify their long-dis-
tance bond that dates to 1993, LaAn-
tigua Guatemala sent representatives
to visit its Sister City, Coral Gables,
Florida, recently. "It is a chance for cul-
tural exchange and an opportunity to ex-
pand business relationships on a micro and
macro level," said La Antigua Vice Mayor
Edgar Francisco Ruiz Paredes, who led the
six-member delegation.
Coral Gables honored the group with an
official reception at City Hall. Throughout
the rest of its three-day visit, the group made
numerous stops around the Miami suburb,
including a visit to the University of Miami,
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and a trol-
ley tour of downtown Coral Gables. During
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from the university and Doctors Hospital-
all part of the exchange imperative to a Sister
City relationship.
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at the Village of Merrick Park, an upscale
mall named in honor of the city's founder,
George E. Merrick. Luckily, the occasional
rain showers throughout the visit did not
interfere with the group's plans.
"As we visited different locations, we
went learning new things about Coral Ga-
bles' history, culture and technology," said
Antigua delegate Carmen Patricia Cuellar.
"We can try to implement those things in
our own city and offer a better quality of
life to our citizens."
The visit also included a personal recep-
tion at the home of Coral Gables Mayor
Don Slesnick. "It's a matter of pride when
you get to show off your city," he said. "We
want them to know we are an outreaching,
embracing community and a resource to
our Sister Cities."
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well at Coral Gables Fire Station No. 1 by
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Hospital de Misericordia buried in ruins in
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hospital serves as a residential facility for the se-
verely challenged. In addition, five state-of-the-
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tent with its original purpose, additional space
was constructed in 2008 to provide care for sick
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in Practice, provides convalescent facilities,
carrying out the mission of Hermano Pedro in
founding Hospital Belkn.

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adjacent to church; reconstructed facilities accom-
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The amp buzzes with a crackling
hum through the speakers. Much of
the young crowd is already alert and
attentive, waiting for the first notes to drop.
With a casual confidence he lifts the gui-
tar to his waist and, before you can blink,
his fingers launch into an erratic frenzy
over the juiced strings, somehow produc-
ing a harmonious and enlivening rhythm
through a blast of resounding madness.
Those who were still caught up in con-
versation suddenly have nothing more to
say. With ears pricked to attention they turn
to discover from where exactly the entranc-
ing charge originated. Others are already
hooting and whistling in encouragement.
Though the crowd at Rainbow Cafe may be
an intimate one, it is always an excited one.
The restaurant's flow of patrons-new and
familiar-can never seem to resist the live
music that's showcased early every night.
On each occasion, it is Luis de la Rosa who
is invariably leading the show.
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notes are like bolts tumbling and bouncing
throughout the audience. Wicho, as fans
and friends alike fondly refer to him, se-
duces his fans from the first electric strum.
De la Rosa explains that his success
comes from using music to connect.
"When the music starts to flow inside of
you, you are touched because of that music,"
de la Rosa says. "All of the energy that you
discharge from your guitar connects you
with the music, connects you with the guitar.
The people receive all of this, you know?"
An important dynamic of that connecting
energy also comesfrom the audience, he says.
"When you see that the people are
moved, you flow more," de la Rosa says.
"Because I am transmitting their energy
too and it is something very beautiful that
comes out. You find another dimension of
this world that perhaps you can only under-
stand when you are inside the music."
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catepdquez native lives the life of a burgeon-
ing rock star, weaving his way in and out of
five bands while also performing acts solo. In
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Luis de la Rsa cont. from page70

music is inescapable. His impressive antics opened for the renowned heavy metal band
with the guitar have been featured in various Morbid Angel from the U.S.
locales throughout the colonial city such as "When we received the email that [Thor]
Rainbow Cafe, Panza Verde, and even at the could open in concert for a band of this level
chapel ruins of San Jose Viejo, just to name it was something very emotional for me,"
a few. He has also played at private parties, de la Rosa says. "I realized that the efforts
weddings and other events, that I had been putting into my music were
It is evident that people find de la Rosa's worthwhile. I was realizing the things that I
music truly is electric, and it's not just because had always been wanting: to be on the stage
he often plays the electric guitar, which is his transmitting my music to my audience and
passion. It seems as if the pitches he coaxes showing them the music that we can make in
from his instrument really do evoke another Guatemala."
dimension-a dimension where command- Seeking to inspire national pride through
ing the guitar looks as natural and easy as music, de la Rosa has found a mentor-the
breathing. But, de la Rosa assures that achiev- well-established Guatemalan vocalist Giovanni
ing his level of expertise took time, dedication Pinz6n. Pinz6n, who used to sing with Bohemia
and drive. Suburbana, now sings in a band called La Cof-
"It seems easy, but there is a process in ev- radia de Sonido, with de la Rosa as one of the
erything," de la Rosa says. "I always wished guitarists. De la Rosa travels throughout Guate-
that I could do more with the guitar.... Thus, mala and Central America to perform alongside
I had to make myself listen to the music-a lot the national icon.
of music-and copy. Learn covers. Just begin Occasionally, de la Rosa can also be spotted
to make the music." reuniting with the first band he played with in
He certainly does more than copy. One of the La Antigua, Son de Antigua. With this band,
five bands that de la Rosa plays with, La Raiz, is admirers can catch him playing anything from
centered upon absolute improvisation. Andean ballads to pop. Fans can also find him
"When we arrive on stage we are simply jamming with the likes of Mario Guerra, an-
connected with the flow of the music and we other artist whom de la Rosa describes as quite
begin to experiment," de la Rosa says. "... We the talented musician.
always find different ways to play the music." De la Rosa's work, however, goes beyond
He says the improvisation and funk from music. In June, he helped organize La Noche
La Raiz sends a message to the audience, "that de Pintura Musical (The Night of Musical
music has no limits." Painting) hosted by La Raiz. The event fea-
De la Rosa and the three other members tured improvised music from the band that
of La Raiz play every Sunday as the house was meant to inspire paintings created live by
band at Rainbow Cafe, delighting fans with five local painters. He describes the one-of-a-
favorite covers, original music and on the spot kind event as a beautiful success, something
jamming and improvisation, he says La Raiz would eventually like to host
"For me, La Raiz is the band of the mo- every month.
ment here in Antigua," de la Rosa says, add- De la Rosa adds that he envisions the event
ing the band is working on its first album. creating a venue that generates more exposure
In the meantime, de la Rosa is rubbing for local musicians and painters because, he
guitar necks with internationally success- says, talent in Antigua is abundant. Further-
ful musicians through his heavy metal band more, de la Rosa believes bigger projects can
Thor, which in February opened for Shaman, spring from La Noche de Pintura Musical.
a heavy metal group from Brazil. "I want to have a special place for people,
One of the most poignant experiences in children or young adults who don't have the
de la Rosa's music career though, occurred in opportunity to own a guitar or who don't have
Juewhen Thor was among four groups that materials to paint," de la Rosa says. 0L

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Antigua All Stars


A collective music project, featuring
the diverse songs, sounds and melo-
ies ofLaAntigua Guatemala, began
recently through a serendipitous meeting of
one of La Antigua's much-loved musicians
and an Australian engineer.
Antonio Jueves, who recently returned
to La Antigua from a year of festivals and
tours in Europe, and Corrina Grace, who
recently moved to La Antigua to start a
nonprofit project on climate change in
Guatemala, found they had much in com-
mon as they struck up a conversation at
Caf6 No Se.
They quickly discovered that they shared
the same passion and vision for music-and
a dream to take the diverse range of music
from La Antigua and share it with the rest
of the world.
Their love of music sparked the creation
of La Tortilla, not-for-profit collective mu-
sic project, supporting and promoting the
work of Antiguan musicians and providing
assistance for new and emerging musical
talent in and around La Antigua.
For the past several months, Jueves and
Grace have been working on La Tortilla's
first CD-the Antigua All Stars, a compi-
lation of work by featuring the musicians
of Antigua. The CD has the potential to
spread local music from the Panchoy Valley
to elsewhere in Guatemala and beyond.
The vision of the CD, Jueves and Grace


said, is to "create a compilation of original
music from selected artists that sing in An-
tigua by which the music, like a seed, will
travel to many places and create an exposi-
tion, individual and collective, of this musi-
cal vortex in which we live: La Antigua."
The Antigua All Stars is a high-energy,
low-budget project. In a living room-
turned-studio in the hills of Santa Ana,
a small group of enthusiastic people have
been gathering each morning to record the
artists-many of whom are recording for
the first time.
As with any project, this has its chal-
lenges, including blocking out the noise of
the numerous dogs, chickens and trucks
that pass by while artists are recording.
However, these sounds are the flavors of
Guatemala and an integral part of the
"handcrafted" essence that the CD is try-
ing to capture, the producers explained.

The CD launch is soon to be scheduled at
a live concert in La Antigua. (For details
stay tuned to REVUE NEWS TWEETS,
www.revuemag.com) The concert will be a
celebration of music, featuring all the artists
on the album. A night not to be missed, the
event will blend music and dancing, com-
munity and friends. i2

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Felipe Allejos Lorenzama (left), General Consul of
Guatemala in Miami, and Coral Gables Mayor Don
Slesnick welcome the Sister Cities delegation from
La Antigua Guatemala

Sister City Coral Gables cont.from page66

donated 15 bunker gear fire suits for vol-
unteer firefighters in La Antigua. It was a
welcome addition to the retired fire truck
Coral Gables donated several years ago.
Though for most of the Guatemalan
delegates, this was their first visit to Coral
Gables, but they hope it's not the last.
"All the knowledge that we acquired,
the quality of the people there and the cor-
dial reception we received by the mayor
and all of the members of your community
left quite an impression on us," Ms. Cuel-
lar said. "It's something we'll always take in
our minds and in our hearts."
Soon after the delegates' return to La
Antigua, they continued communication,
ensuring these "sisters" would not be es-
tranged. It was clear from the message Ms.
Cuellar sent to Coral Gables representatives
that Antigua delegates had enjoyed their stay
and the sister-bonding had been a success.
"I wish to thank you with all my heart
for such attention that you all had for us,"
she wrote. "We really did not expect this.
We have learned much and come with
much enthusiasm to want to put into ac-
tion all that has been learned for the good
of our city," wrote Cuellar in a note to Cor-
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MarciaSisGarcia cont.from page21
"There are always a lot of people who
want to help me and who give me motiva-
tion to continue," she explains. "Most of
those who help are the tourists and foreign-
ers, people from the United States, who of-
fer their support."
Her drawings invariably depict nature.
She says her favorite images to draw are
those of animals. The national bird of Gua-
temala, the quetzal, is a common subject.
Books and photographs also inspire her.
The flowers, she says, are created from her
imagination.
Drawing before the public is something
she truly enjoys. She would rather work, she
says, than simply sit inside her house, "feel-
ing bored with nothing to do." Above all,
she says she hopes her work inspires young
people, like her daughter.
"More than anything, I always want to
inspire the children; I want to show them
that they can move forward and think that
everything is possible." It seems Sis Garcia's
work is making a lasting impression on one
such child at least. Her daughter, Cristina
Sarai Sis affirmed that her mother's exam-
ple has inspired her to think big. Sarai Sis
confidently informed me that she plans on
being a doctor when she grows up.









Drawing before the public is something Sis Garcia
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