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HISTORY by Joy Houston ...
In Search of Almolonga
Ciudad Vieja has been assumed
to have been the center of old
Santiago... but was it?
photos: Jack Houston
by Elizabeth Bell
Why do we have "mermaids"
by Michael Sherer
Antigua Retro with John Heaton
8 IN THE GARDEN byS.C Johnson
Araucari: My favorite tree
SLAKE VIEWS by Dwight Wayne Coop
the Cute Lid
Brooks Buderus (1918-2010)
8 PEOPLE AND PROJECTS
Transitions celebrates 10 years
of its wheelchair workshop
Alex Kronick tends to his organically grown crops
which provide produce for local consumers
Panoramic view of Lake Atitlan by photographer
by Dr. Karmen Guevara
Are You Creating a Masterpiece?
COOKING WITH LOVE
by Dianne Carofino
plus 2 recipes:
Grilled Eggplant w/Caprese Salsa
and Asian Carry-out Noodles
by Michael Sherer
The Cuban Connection
Dr. Lee Valenti (1928-2010)
by Bob Makransky
The Legend of Pozo Vivo
by Ken Veronda
Lake Atitlin: Ivan Castro
Quetzaltenango: Harry Diaz
Monterrico: Mario Beaulieu
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AUGUST guide to culture
and upcoming events
Festival de MOsica Antigua
10 From the Publishers
Vet Q & A
112 Real Estate
117 El Salvador
ON THE COVER
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FROM THE PUBLISHERS
A nd so August is upon us. As we
look for our joy this month, our Joy
ouston looks for the center of old
Santiago. With new analysis techniques, re-
cent excavations and research, it appears that
Ciudad Vieja is probably not the true Old
Town as traditionally thought. Full story
on page 12. Our cover photo this month by
Rudy Gir6n is of the Ciudad Vieja Cathedral.
We have some other great Photo Ops this
month, three of our favorite photographers
share with us their special views. Ivan Cas-
tro at Lake Atitl~n; Mario Beaulieu at Mon-
terrico and Harry Diaz in Quetzaltenango.
Farming organically has become a stan-
dard option these days. On page 62 you can
read Diane Carofino's interview with local
organic farmer, Alex Kronick, and find out
what exactly are the requirements to sell "or-
ganic" produce. Free recipes included.
Also in this month's pages: we find out
why there are mermaids in Antigua; why
Tapachula seems like it's a part of Guatema-
la; what Oliver Thornwhistle's favorite tree
is; why John Heaton misses the old days;
and why we should take heed of the Legend
of Pozo Vivo.
Check out DateBook for some great art
show inaugurations as well as plenty of the-
ater and musical events. The 2nd Festival de
Mdsica Antigua will be at various venues
from August 14 through 22.
August 15th is Guatemala City's patron
saint day. All month the city will be celebrat-
ing in honor of the Virgen de la Asunci6n,
including many events in the historic center.
We truly hope you enjoy your August.
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by Elizabeth Bell
Why do we have "mermaids"
in La Antigua Guatemala?
Mermaids appear in literature
much after the fountain in
Central Park was built by Di-
ego de Porres in 1738. While today we
might think of Hans Christian Andersen's
The Little Mermaid (1836), the fountain
clearly pre-dates the fairytale.
In using the Spanish word "sirenas," we find
sirens originally in Greek :ir, rl,.1..;',- that
are often portrayed in later folklore as mer-
maid-like figures. While mermaids have ap-
peared more recently throughout the 20th
century (Casa del Conde, for example),
there are also three favorite examples in co-
Antigua's architecture was originally inspired
from the architecture in Seville, Spain (the
only port of entry to the Old World), and is
referred to as Roman-Arabic architecture. The
Moors/Muslims were in Spain for eight cen-
turies and left their influence there. Fountains
are a key component to Antigua's architecture.
The fountain in the Central Park was origi-
nally built by architect Diego de Porres in
1738. Diego de Porres was inspired by Ital-
ian Renaissance books brought from Italy
through Spain to Guatemala. He was par-
ticularly inspired by the Neptune Fountain
built by Giovanni Bologna in 1564 located
in the Piazza del Nettuno, Bologna, Italy.
This fountain has the central figure of Nep-
tune (god of the seas), which does not ap-
pear in Antigua, nor do the fish spouting
water. The nymphs/mermaids with breasts
spraying streams of water, alas, do appear in
the fountain in Antigua! The original sirens'
torsos are located in the ...cntued on page
Antigua's main fountain was inspired
by this Neptune Fountain located in the
Piazza del Nettuno, Bologna, Italy.
HISTORY by Joy Housto
photos: Jack Houston
Church and plaza of San Miguel Escobar, facing west; probable vicinity of the second
Santiago and possible site of its cathedral.
In Search of Almolonga
Tropical storm Agatha raged through-
out Guatemala in May, dejd vu of
9/11/1541 for the hard-hit area
east of Ciudad Vieja. Weeks later, the church
of San Miguel Escobar still sheltered people
from some of the 80-plus homes that were
lost along the river that cuts through a crevice
on the skirts ofVolcano Agua. Logs and limbs
dumped by the water had been collected and
piled in front of the church. Front loaders still
scooped up all sorts of debris left by the storm.
Residents there, keen on their history, read-
ily relate the story of that night 469 years
ago when a similar storm rained torrents of
water, dislodging boulders, uprooting trees
and tearing down walls. Some go as far as
to say there has not been a storm so severe
There were no front loaders in 1541 to clean
up Santiago, the name of the second loca-
tion of the seat of the Spanish government
in Guatemala, located in the Valley of Al-
molonga, currently Ciudad Vieja and San
Miguel Escobar. The destruction resulted
in moving the town in short order to what
is now La Antigua Guatemala. But exactly
where was the center of old Santiago? Tra-
ditionally the honor has been assumed to
Monument on Ciudad Vieja church plaza depicts founding "here on this site the city of Santiago."
Exactly where was the center of old Santiago?
Traditionally the honor has been assumed to belong to the
urban center of Ciudad Vieja, the Old City. But was it?
belong to the urban center of Ciudad Vieja,
the Old City. But was it?
According to historian J. Joaquin Pardo,
"..analysis of colonial chronists and 20th
century excavations and research show that
is not so." The chronists would seem to be
the first source of information, and Jinos
de Sz6csy read them, although with a grain
of salt. "The history of Santiago was only
of modest interest for the chronists, who
concentrated their attention on the detailed
history of Antigua," he wrote in Santiago de
los Caballeros de Goathemala en Almolonga.
Sz6csy carried out extensive excavations in
1950 and concluded, "There exists no con-
vincing proof to suppose that the capital
was in Ciudad Vieja."
Official records of the town council of that
early settlement, printed in Libro Viejo, in-
dude a plot of the city and names of its in-
habitants. Having reached a severe state of
deterioration, the originals were finally com-
piled as best they could be, laminated in 1968
by the U.S. Government Printing Office and
remain in Washington. Analysis of those re-
cords by the Academia de Geografia e Historia
concludes that Santiago "can be positioned to
the east of the urban center of Ciudad Vieja, as
Ruin said to be chapel of Beatriz de la Cueva, adjacent to Ciudad Vieja municipal building
far as San Miguel Escobar." Pardo recognized,
"Thanks to the scientific works, the limits and
center of the second Santiago are known with
almost complete certainty and exactitude."
Conquistador Pedro de Alvarado had set out
from Mexico in 1524 to extend the conquest
of Spain to Guatemala. The contingent, ba-
sically an army, stayed but a few months in
Iximch6, the first place named Santiago, but
then moved on. After a brief stay in Coma-
lapa, they reached the Valley ofAlmolonga, a
pre-Colombian settlement long since aban-
doned, and said, 'This is good. Let's stay
awhile." It was beautiful, with fertile land,
trees to provide plenty of fruit and wood,
pastures and moderate temperatures. Volca-
noes provided protective 'walls' for defense
as well as ways for easy in-out. Almolonga
means "gushing waters," one of the major
pluses but also "a prophetic touch to the ca-
tastrophe that awaited." (Libro Viejo)
"The 'city' was itinerant for more than two
years. All the neighbors and members of the
council were soldiers, so the 'city' was estab-
lished in the military camp," wrote Jorge
Lujan Mufioz in Historia General de Gua-
temala. In 1525 it became the first chore of
the council to decide whether to settle in
Almolonga or choose another site. They ex-
plored the area and debated. The few objec-
tions included wind, marshes and "the earth
shakes a lot because of fire that the volca-
noes put out," but in the end it was almost
unanimous: they would stay.
Officially founded on November 22, 1527,
the second Santiago was lined out and
parcels of land assigned "according to the
custom established in the foundation of
Spanish cities in other parts of New Spain,"
wrote Christopher H. Lutz in Historia So-
, .....';' .'F de Santiago de Guatemala.
Libro Viejo records a church, public plaza,
hospital and lots for civil authorities and
neighbors. More than 600 indigenous peo-
ple were established outside the grid, where
they grew vegetables and cared for the cattle
of the Spanish.
The Santiago built over the next 14 years
was not elegant. The 100-or-so Spanish
were people of simple preference, "of low
nobility and poor in Spain," wrote Sz6csy.
"I suppose Santiago was something like a
beautiful 20th century village." There were
no architects or specialized workers, and
no large buildings, given the size of exca-
The Franciscan and Dominican orders es-
tablished monasteries at the corners of the
city, the Mercedarians closer to the cathe-
dral. And, of course, there was the palace of
Pedro de Alvarado, whose wife, Beatriz de la
Cueva, died in the storm of 1541 along with
half the population.
The Franciscans stayed in Santiago after the
move to care for the population that chose
to remain there after the catastrophe, basi-
cally indigenous Mexicans who had come
"What is said to be the palace of
Alvarado turned out to be the
facade of the monastery. None
of the three monuments of
Ciudad Vieja were found to be
authentic." Sz4csy attributes the
claims to'local legend'
Plaque on wall of Ciudad Vieja municipal building
claims founding of the first city of Guatemala in
1527 and its ruin by flood and earthquake in 1541.
ABOVE AND BELOW: Plaques outside entrance to Fran-
ciscan church commemorate founding of'the old
city in Almolonga' and'founding of the first capital
of the kingdom'on November 22,1527.
LA SoCICEAD or CEortfA E nITOMA
REMENORA HOY LArFUNDACIONOLLAPHE
R I CAPITAL DL REINO DE CIlEAI LA6 POR
WN JoRCE oALWRWI.mDNUcTE VALLEY
E e 22ENOVIEMBRE E 1527
. .. ... M .._
Facade of Franciscan church in Ciudad Vieja, facing east, has chiseled in stone:
1st cathedral, founded in 1534. But was it?
with the conquistadors. The area was slowly
repopulated, building over the structures of
Santiago. According to historian Fuentes y
Guzman in Ciudad Vieja, "The Franciscan
church became parish church of the new
municipality." These inhabitants adopted
the name of Ciudad Vieja.
Ruins of the Santiago cathedral, the palace
of Alvarado and the chapel of Dofia Bea-
triz have been said to lie under that church
and its plaza, the basis for claiming the now
urban center of Ciudad Vieja as the urban
center of Santiago. But studies of measure-
ments, orientation, architectural style, ge-
ography and observation of flood patterns
over the centuries fail to support the claims.
According to Sz6csy, "What is said to be the
palace of Alvarado turned out to be the...
facade of the monastery," adding, "None of
the three monuments of Ciudad Vieja were
found to be authentic." He attributes the
claims to 'local legend'.
Unfortunately Sz6csy's studies were suspend-
ed due to lack of funds. "The foundations of
the majority of public buildings, like the ca-
thedral, the Mercederian monastery and the
Royal House probably would be discovered
if more excavations were done." The Palace
of Alvarado, the Dominican monastery and
perhaps even the center of Santiago are be-
lieved to be buried now somewhere under
private coffee farms. "It is logical cotton page 68
DIALOGUE by Michael Sherer
ANTIGUA RETRO WITH
How many years living in Guatemala?
Almost a quarter of a century.
Why the move to La Antigua?
Guatemala was terra incognita: wild, un-
fashionable, yet terribly alluring and void
of Western habits. Mostly, I was drawn to
experience the vibrant indigenous Mayan
culture. It was a unique privilege-Malt-
iox chech alak! Antigua was the ideal base
from where to explore this country then
considered the Bhutan of Latin America.
An ideal climate, an extraordinary setting
of old stones, myths and legends, close to
an international airport, yet a world away
For those who fell under her spell it
couldn't get any better. And, believe it or
not, the civil war had an appealing edge
that drew a small but interesting group of
Antigua's best time?
Early morning walk and the puffs of Fuego!
Collector, Central America
Indent for Travel+Leisure,
owner of Quinta Maconda,
Nat.Geo.Traveller 50 Tours
time 2008, Heaton's Guatemala
have been acknowledged by the
ional press for over two decades.
What has changed, for the better
or the worse?
Being "out there" in Central America was
very seductive. Antigua exuded a culturally
authentic sense of place, and something
unique and magical was always in store. It
was unpretentious, its commercial ambi-
tions unobtrusive and was graced by poetic
imperfections and centuries-old patina that
made Antigua a very special place in the
world. Communication was expensive and
unstable and delicacies were rare, making
the arrival of a post card or a bar of To-
blerone feel like a gift from the gods!
In the past decade a whirlwind of cir-
cumstances has transformed Antigua into a
backpacker mecca, a petri dish for fast food
and culturally invasive commerce where the
"Miami Colonial" is replacing the baroque
and making Antigua a caricature of itself.
Even its ghosts are fleeing the fumes 'n tunes
of the fast stuff. A waste of potential and
valuable opportunities. 0
Feel fortunate that my vocation offers
me low-altitude air travel to the four
corners of Guatemala. When I'm in a
helicopter or small plane, or even at a win-
dow on an upper floor of a Zone 10 high
rise in Guatemala City, I invariably carry
away two impressions: Quauhtlemallan,
from the 16th century Nahualt for "land
of trees," is still verdantly heavily forested,
despite the sickening depredations in the
Peten; and there is a spectacular dominant
tree throughout the Highlands.
Chances are you have seen one or, if liv-
ing anywhere in the Highlands, you have
one within blocks of your house: Its genetic
material has survived intact for 23 million
years, since the early Miocene era, through
ice ages, asteroid strikes and drought.
It flourishes in New Zealand and
Chile and as far north as the Faroe and
Queen Charlotte Islands. And right here
Its seed pods weigh up to 20 pounds.
There are boy trees and girl trees, although
they have to wait for their 40th birthday to
make little trees.
There are distinct species within the
family, and the family has its very own
non-conformist Bart Simpson.
Chances are you have known the arau-
caria, my favorite tree, by a common name
such as star pine, Norfolk Island pine, etc.
The araucaria has spread throughout Gua-
temala and distinguishes itself through
perfect symmetry, branches radiating
from the trunk in perfect order. Since it
grows routinely to 100 feet or more, it is
not hard to spot, and its habit of bifurcat-
ing, or splitting its trunk, makes it often
even more visible.
It must wait about 40 years to reproduce.
I can imagine an in-search-of ad, "Boy/girl
tree seeks '- ... mate. Must be at least 40
and perfectly symmetrical. Object, long life
together, millions of o!fTe,,,:g."
When I say "long life together" I refer to
the fact that scientists now believe that the
araucaria can live to 1,000 years of age. As
a family it has already lived for 23 million
years, so what's a few more? There are many
species, as many as 15 possibly in Guatema-
la, and one variety can reproduce only with
a mate from the same. Trees are pollinated
by the wind, birds and insects, and the task
of finding a suitable same-sex/same-species
mate seems daunting-lots of takeoffs and
landings only to find that the target is the
wrong variety or sex.
The odd man out, as if it says "Sym-
metrical? Not me," which I think of as the
Bart Simpson of the family, is the bidwilli or
Bunya Bunya, whose complete disregard for
symmetry earned it the moniker the Mon-
key Puzzle tree. (Only a monkey could sort
Araucaria seed pods weigh 15 to 20
pounds, and can easily take out a car wind-
shield or your own pate. Bugs eat the in-
dividual seeds, as do squirrels, birds and
Where to find araucaria in Guatemala?
Step out the door, chances are there is one
in sight. But the absolutely primo spot is
Guatemala City's general cemetery, where
the trees drop cones in June.
My dream is that a reader will plant a
stand of araucaria, similar species in rows
to further the dating game. I'll help provide
the breed stock. o
by Dwight Wayne Coop
the Cute Lid
SC ute Lid City" might be what
U.S. truckers would name
Tapachula if they drove down
this far. Why? Well, a tapa is a lid, and chula
means cute. Long before truckers existed,
the city was called the Pearl of Soconusco.
You may or may not agree with this labeling.
But if you are reading this, you have prob-
ably been to Tapachula, or you will go some-
time. And if you are like me, you are stricken
with the presence of this isle of prosperity
surrounded by a sea of blighting recession.
Each time I visit-which is often-I learn
more of the secret of Tapachula's success.
Most recently, this happened when I ab-
sentmindedly made a purchase with a Q20
bill, instead of a 20-peso note. The change
was in pesos, but it seemed that the cashier
had given me too much. When I pointed
this out, she did not give me an "oh-
thanks-for-catching-the-mistake" look, but
"You gave me Q20, right?" she asked. Yeah,
I wanted to say. But aren't we in Mexico?
"Oops," is what I really said. "Never mind."
This took place in a big store with an obvi-
ous appetite for Guatemalan currency. But
small stores, hotels, taxis and internet ca-
fis also take it. Even beggars seem to know
how to put your quetzales to work.
I have come to think of Guatemala, rather
than Tapachula itself, as the thing that is
chula. Not that this city itself is not chula;
it kind of is. But it is also the lid that federal
Mexico puts on Central America. This is
why the immigration officials at the border
want to know where you are going. Just Ta-
pachula, or some point beyond? If only the
former, then you need not fill out a tourist
card if you are from, say, the U.S. or Bel-
gium or Australia. Guatemalans must do a
little paperwork, but not much, consider-
ing they are entering a country that makes
extreme efforts to keep the tapa on Central
Americans who would go north, sneak into
the United States, and compete for jobs
there with Mexican nationals.
So that is why my friend Raquel Eunice
Barrios, when asked if she has ever traveled
abroad, responded, "No. I've only been to
Tapachula, nada mis." She is only the latest
Guatemalan to tell me this. But going to
Tapachula really is legally going abroad, if
not by much.
Owing to Mexican pragmatism, Tapachula
has been put within reach of everyday Gua-
temalans. The Guatemalans can set foot in
another country, and maybe buy something
there, without going farther or-as it were-
leaking from the "lid." For them, it is a token
foray into something mildly extraordinary.
In parallel fashion, my own father-in-law
(also a Guatemalan) discovered years ago
that he could experience a boat ride for a
nominal fee. He was past 80 and had never
been on a boat, but for Q5 he could enjoy a
23-minute lancha piblica cruise that cross-
es Panajachel's small bay and back. This is
day tourism in Lake Atitlin, designed ex-
pressly for people like himself. Well, now
he's been here, done that.
So it is, then, with visits by Guatemalans to
Cute Lid City. Maybe I will take my father-
in-law there, too.
But the perception that Tapachula is Gua-
temalan-in the sense that going there is
not quite going to Mexico (or not quite
leaving Guatemala)-goes deeper than
wiping one's feet on the welcome mat put
out by Mexican pragmatism. Tapachula is,
or once was, itself Guatemalan-sort of.
And Guatemalans are today reclaiming it.
The city is de fact capital of a region of
Chiapas State called Soconusco, a slab of
territory, about half the size of El Salvador,
in the extreme southeast of Mexico.
Following the war of independence from
Spain in 1821, all of Central America was
briefly part of the Mexican Empire. But
only Chiapas was ultimately absorbed by
Mexico. Yet Soconusco, via plebiscite, at-
tempted to annex itself from Chiapas (and
Mexico) to Guatemala in 1824. Guatemala
accepted this, but in another plebiscite in
1840, Soconusco reverted to Chiapas.
The perception that Tapachula
is Guatemalan goes deeper
than wiping one's feet on
the welcome mat put out by
Mexican pragmatism. Tapa-
chula is, or once was, itself
Guatemalan teachers still tell kids that the
voting was irregular, and thus Soconusco
was wrongly wrested from their country.
Possibly all true. And yet Soconusco, con-
quered province that it might be, is today
one of the most prosperous parts of Mexi-
co. Indeed, it is a counterpoint even to the
rest of Chiapas, which is consistently near
the bottom among Mexico's contued on page
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1 Thurs., 4:30pm BRIDGE
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nament organized by Guatemalan Duplicate
Bridge Association. Need a partner or more
information? Call Denni 2478-1649, Lucy
2369-0103 or Eva (La Antigua) 7832-4327.
12 Av. 2-59, z. 15, Colonia Tecin Umin,
1 Thurs., through Sat., 28 ART:
1-Enigmas featuring sculptures by
artist Alvaro Castellanos. Sal6n del Colec-
cionista, El Attico (tel: 2368-0853) 4a av.
15-45, z. 14, Guatemala City.
S1un., through October 9 DIGI-
1 5 TAL ART: Precaucidn! ElAmor Pu-
ede Causar Serios Danos a su Salud featuring
high-quality full color photos with special
framing by artist M6nica Nijera. La Casa
Azul (tel: 2368-2178) Diagonal 6, 14-83,
z. 10, Edificio Oakland, Local #3, Guate-
mala City. v
1 Sat., 1pm CULTURAL
--I EVENT: A glimpse at indigenous
culture as a Mayan sacerdote (priest) pres-
ents an authentic ceremony/ritual. Free. La
Pefia de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468), La
1 Sat., MUSIC: The Direccci6n Gen-
Bl4eral de las Artes del Ministerio de
Cultura y Deportes and Hotel Casa Santo
Domingo present the 2nd Festival de Misica
Antigua, for details see highlight on page 27.
1 Sat., 7pm (Spanish) COMEDY-
"IMUSICAL REVUE: Se nos va la
Orquesta, performed by M6nica Sarmien-
tos, Wilfredo Gonzilez and Denise Men-
eses. Q60. Proyecto Cultural El Sitio (tel:
S1 Sun., HOLIDAY: Celebrations
X honoring Virgen de La Asunci6n, pa-
tron saint of Guatemala City. For calendar of
activities and more information visit www.
cultura.muniguate.com. Guatemala City.
71 Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK:
Arcas: Rescuing Guatemalan I.-j
The Wildlife Rescue and Conservation As-
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for the rights of wild animals in Guatemala.
In the Department of Peten, it manages one
of the largest and most successful wildlife
rescue centers in the world, receiving 300-
600 animals of 40+ species per year, the ma-
jority confiscated from wildlife traffickers.
This presentation includes an introduction
to wild (non-releasable) animals. Donation
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sur #8, LaAntigua.
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Wednesday Live Jazz Trio; sax, piano, bass.
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Wednesday through Sundays, 7-10pm -
Sol Latino plays Andean music (pan flutes).
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1 Sat., 6pm ANNIVERSARY
PARTY: 5 hours of live music, door
prizes, t-shirts, plenty of fun and good food.
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you with his guitar skills and improvisation of
Latino and pop classics.
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son cubano and other latin rhythms.
Tuesday Nayno Flamenco, Rumba and
Latin Ensemble, Trova del Lago.
Wednesday Nayno, Latin Ensemble.
Thursday, 7:30pm Carlos and Carlitos,
swing and Latin rhythms. Trova del Lago, trova.
Friday A fascinating show of Circus Bar
Saturday Los Vagabundos, hot rhythms in
a fusion of rumba, flamenco and Guatemalan
Sunday Latin Ensemble.
The Direccci6n General de las Artes del
Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes and
Hotel Casa Santo Domingo present
the 2nd Festival de M6sica Antigua
starting Saturday August 14 through
The festival features the musical groups
Capilla de La Asunci6n, Coro Nacional,
Ensamble Barroco de Guatemala, Duo
Galante from Mexico, Ganassi from
Costa Rica and Santiago Players from
the United States.
Free admission to all events at the following venues HotelMuseo Casa
Santo Domingo & where noted, the Santo Domingo del Cerro, La Antigua.
Sat., 14, 5pm Inauguration: Ensamble Barroco de Guatemala, Sala Quiroa.
Sun., 15, 10am Capilla de la Asunci6n, Sala Quiroa.
Tues., 17, 7pm Coro Nacional, Capilla.
Wed., 18, 7pm Catacidn Guitarra by Santiago Players, Capilla.
Thurs., 19, 7pm Ganassi, Atrium 3 and 4.
Fri., 20, 7pm Ddo Galante from Mexico, Sala Quiroa.
Sat., 21, 5pm Ensamble Barroco de Guatemala and Ganassi, Sala Quiroa.
Sun., 22, 7pm Ensamble Barroco de Guatemala and Santiago Players, Sala Quiroa.
Festival Workshops (Spanish)
Tues., 17, 3pm Neo Baroque Composition presented by the Santiago Players.
Teatro de Cdmara.
Wed., 18, 3pm Luteria presented by Juan Carlos Soto.
Sala de Exposiciones, Santo Domingo del Cerro.
Thurs., 19, 3pm Propuesto by Ddo Galante from Mexico.
Sala de Exposiciones, Santo Domingo del Cerro.
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I17/CONFERENCIA: El Arte y la Es-
critura de Cotzumalguapa por el Dr. Oswal-
do Chinchilla. Q30/Q15 estudiantes con
carnet. Parqueo Q30, tarifa inica. Museo
Popol Vuh, II nivel (tel: 2338-7836) 6a
calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.
19T hours through Sep. 19 ART:
Ingrid Kliismann, Dejando Huella,
installation in cabinet by Jos6 Antonio
Maldonado, as part of the XIII Festival
del Centro Hist6rico. Edificio El Centro II
level, local 218, 7a & 9a calle, z. 1, Guate-
20Fri., 8pm MUSIC: De Califor-
nia a Santiago II, Impresiones Mdgi-
casy Romdnticas, chamber music and opera.
Q60. Proyecto Cultural El Sitio (tel: 7832-
2 1 Sat., 7pm -ART: Exposition oflat-
Sest works by artist Omar Gonzalez.
Free. Cocktails. Proyecto Cultural El Sitio
(tel: 7832-3037), LaAntigua.
21 Sat., 9am-4:30pm (Spanish)
1TALLER: Rompiendo Miedos Lider
Iconaclasta Seguimiento, un curso para for-
talecer los sueios, el liderazgo, el triunfo y
el condicionamiento al 6xito para los j6venes
de hoy. Para j6venes de 13 a 18 aios, im-
partido por Pablo Rubio. $65. Museo Ixchel
(tel: 2361-8081) 6a calle final, z. 10, Guate-
22 Sun., 11am DANCE: AlPie del
-Ritmo, showcasing tap, flamenco,
contemporary and hip-hop performed by
Miguel Bolafios (Colombia), Daniela Bo-
nilla (Costa Rica), Adela Garita (Costa
Rica) and Fredy Corado (Guatemala). Q70.
Proyecto Cultural El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037),
2 Tues., 5:30pm (English)
-TTALK: Los Patojos: Forming lead-
ers for Guatemala. Director Juan Pablo
Romero will talk about the problems that
affect young people in Jocotenango, Sacate-
pdquez and how Los Patojos helps them to
deal with or prevent these difficulties. Los
Patojos also builds relationships between
varied cultures to learn and understand
social group dynamics and discover how
to become better world citizens. Donation
Q25. Rainbow Cafe (tel: 7832-1919) 7a av.
sur #8, LaAntigua.
2 6Thurs., 6pm -ART: Inauguration
2 Jof De Amores y Otras Costumbres
featuring paintings by Edgar Andaverde.
Centro Cultural Gran Hotel (tel: 4749-
7023) 9a calle 7-64, z. 1, Centro Hist6rico,
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2 Sat., 1pm DANCE & MUSIC
PRESENTATION: The Niios de
Aguas Calientes dance and play the ma-
rimba, flutes and bombas. Donations ben-
efit educational pursuits. Free. La Peia de
Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468), LaAntigua.
28Sat., 7pm DANCE: Filamentos
performedd by dance group Otre-
dad. Q60. Proyecto Cultural El Sitio (tel:
1 Tues., 5:30pm MAYAN DANC-
SES: K'a k'a' Saqarik (Nuevo Amenec-
er)/New Dawn is a local charity that assists
more than 30 indigenous children in San
Andres Itzapa. The focus is health, education
and the preservation of Mayan traditions
that include language and dance. Come and
see the show and learn more about this proj-
ect and the Mayan culture. Donation Q25.
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ART: La Antigua Galeria de Arte presents the works of internationally renowned art-
ists such as Alfredo Garcia Gil, Hugo Gonzilez Ayala, Cesar Barrios, Alejandro Leal,
Gustavo Garcia, Gina Intveen, Pilar Rios and Rogelio Barillas in a combination of
styles, techniques and subject matter and a selection of over 100 pieces of artwork well
worth viewing in a beautiful colonial setting. La Antigua Galeria de Arte (tel: 7832-
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workshop. The workshop offers employ-
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varez in 1997 as a dream that was made a
reality two years later by a group of Cana-
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craftsmen. A Rotary International match-
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32 states in social indicators. Kind of like
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Mecklenberg in Germany.
The focus of this prosperity is, of couse,
the region's pearl, Tapachula. Unlike so
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ports and border towns to be grubby pla-
ces, full of people you would like to avoid:
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obviously, be another plebiscite, much less
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Kronick with some of his latest crops at Caoba Farms
r at makes a farm "organic,"
Sone that grows organic pro-
duce? We put that question
to Alex Kronick as we tour Caoba Farms,
his five-acre organic farm on the outskirts
of La Antigua Guatemala. Alex began his
business six years ago, originally selling or-
ganic produce to one restaurant, and then
quickly adding a second. He now sells to
100 hotels and restaurants and over 50 pri-
vate homes in Guatemala and El Salvador.
As we walk through his farm with Alex, we
are surprised by the amount of produce that
can be grown within this contained space
and delighted by the variety we encounter.
There are long, neat rows of lettuce, aspara-
gus beds, and banana trees. There are blue-
berry and strawberry bushes with sweet fruit
that Alex picks and offers to us. There are
not quite enough berries to sell commercia-
lly yet; perhaps soon. There are hens and tur-
keys laying eggs. Not yet enough eggs to sell,
but, again, possibly soon.
Products that are available year round in-
clude several varieties of lettuce, such as
arugula; spinach; leeks; chives; sprouts; and
fresh herbs such as rosemary, basil and ci-
lantro. Throughout the year, other produce
becomes available with its growing season.
Produce ranges from the familiar, such as
limes and eggplant, to items like malanga,
unfamiliar to many shoppers. Malanga is
a root vegetable, similar to potato, but full
of protein and containing no gluten. It is
prepared in any way that a potato would
Produce is cut either early in the day, at 6
a.m., then washed and packaged for deli-
very that day, or cut late in the day, between
3 and 8 p.m., refrigerated overnight and
delivered the next day. While all produce
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washed three times and dis-
infected. These distinctions
are clearly marked on the
Caoba Farms packaging.
Frequency of orders may
range from daily, in the case
of larger establishments, to
every two weeks, for smaller
restaurants and hotels and
some private homes.
Back to our original question: what does
make Alex's produce "organic?"
He explains that there are a number of
factors that contribute to this designation:
1. Seeds have not been genetically altered
and are of high quality. Some of the seeds
are produced at Caoba Farms; others are
purchased from the United States and are
certified as organic by the United States'
Department of Agriculture (USDA).
2. Plants are grown in natural sunlight, as
opposed to artificial sunlight.
3. Fertilizers are natural. Decomposed mulch
from the Guatemalan mountains, as well as
Caoba's own compost and organic fertilizer
are used. (Caoba's organic fertilizer may also
be purchased.) Earthworm casts (consisting
of waste excreted after feeding) aerate the soil.
4. The soil is turned frequently. This pre-
vents many types of fungus. An organic
fungicide, also certified by the USDA,
and actually a "good" fungus that feeds on
"bad" fungus, is utilized.
What about insecticides?
The general public is perhaps most con-
cerned with the use of these products when
looking for organic produce. Alex uses
natural pest repellants, such as garlic and
neem oil. Neem oil comes from trees grown
in India and Africa and kills the larvae of
mosquitoes. Other products containing
these ingredients, and certified as organic
by the USDA, are also used.
Alex emphasizes that when plants are
healthy, they are better able to withstand
pests without a great deal of support from
repellant products. His emphasis on main-
taining healthy plants reduces his need to
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purchased from the United States
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the United States' Department of
utilize even these natural
Alex was born and raised in
Antigua. His mother has al-
ways enjoyed gardening, par-
ticularly with flowers, and
Alex, while on school vaca-
tion, began to add salad to the garden beds.
During high school and college in the United
States, he was introduced to organic food and
found that he enjoyed eating organically. As
he sought out organic products in farmers'
markets, he realized that he could also garden
organically, and began experimenting with
this type of gardening.
Alex has a bachelor of science degree in
entrepreneurship from the Sierra Nevada
College in Lake Tahoe, U.S. He cites con-
sistency-in product, price and policy-as
the number one piece of advice he would
give to a potential entrepreneur.
Caoba Farms prides itself on the consisten-
cy of the quality of the produce, as well as
consistency in policies, such as quick deliv-
ery after cutting.
What about prices?
Alex characterizes Caoba Farms' prices
as "more expensive than the mercado; less
expensive than the large grocery stores."
He began Caoba Farms when he returned to
Antigua after his college graduation, with the
support of his father. The name, Caoba, is the
Spanish word for mahogany.
With such a large variety of quality pro-
duce available at all times, a big question
poses itself: What does Alex like to cook?
He mentions barbecued eggplant.
"Spread barbecue sauce on slices of egg-
plant and grill." Another favorite is "stir-
fry, with baby bok choy, spring onions and
leaks. Add pasta and shrimp, chicken or
For those of us who need a little more cu-
linary guidance, we offer the following
recipes (starting on page 72): one for grilled
eggplant, the other a recipe similar to a
stir fry. Both make use of fresh produce:
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with Caprese Salsa
How to Grill by Steven Raichlen
for the Eggplant
* 2 cylindrical slender eggplants, about 1
lb. each, cut crosswise into /2 inch slices
about 2 tablespoons coarse salt
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons dried oregano
/2 to 1 tsp hot red pepper flakes (optional)
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
for the Caprese Salsa
* 1 large ripe tomato, seeded and cut
into 14 inch dice
1 piece fresh mozzarella cheese (about 5
ounces), cut into 14 inch dice
8 fresh basil leaves, slivered, plus a few
whole sprigs for garnish
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
coarse salt and black pepper
2 tablespoons lemon juice, plus lemon
wedges for serving (optional)
1. Sprinkle both sides of the eggplant slices
with coarse salt. Arrange the slices in a sin-
gle layer on a large rack placed over a bak-
ing dish or a rimmed baking sheet. After
30 minutes, tiny beads of bitter juices will
form on the surface of the eggplants. Rinse
these off under cold water and blot the egg-
plant dry with paper towels. (This process is
optional, but it results in a sweeter, milder
tasting grilled eggplant.)
2. Set up the grill for direct grilling and
preheat to high.
3. Arrange the eggplant slices on a baking
sheet and drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil
over them, rubbing the oil over the slices
with your fingers or a pastry brush. Sprinkle
the eggplant slices with half of the oregano,
black pepper, hot pepper flakes (if using),
garlic and parsley. Turn the eggplant slices,
drizzle with the remaining oil, and sprinkle
with the remaining oregano, black pepper,
hot pepper flakes, garlic and parsley.
4. When ready to cook, arrange the egg-
plant slices on the hot grate and grill until
nicely browned on both sides, 5 to 8 min-
utes per side. If the eggplant starts to burn
before the slices are tender, lower the heat or
move the slices to a cooler section of the grill.
Transfer the slices to a platter and let cool
to room temperature. The grilled eggplants
can be kept in the refrigerator, covered, for
24 hours. When ready to serve, arrange in a
single pattern on a serving platter.
5. Make the caprese salsa: Combine the
tomato, mozzarella, basil, oil, and lemon
juice in a nonreactive mixing bowl but
don't mix them. The salsa can be prepared
up to this stage several hours ahead and
kept, covered, in the refrigerator.
6. When ready to serve, add salt and pepper
to the salsa and gently toss to mix. Spoon
the salsa over the eggplant and garnish with
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* 1 (8 ounce) package angel hair pasta
* 1 teaspoon canola oil
* 1 teaspoon sesame oil
* /2 onion, chopped
* 1 clove garlic, minced
* 1 skinless, boneless chicken breast
half-cut into bite-size pieces
* 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
* 2 leaves bok choy, diced
* 14 cup chicken broth
* 2 tablespoons dry sherry
* 1 tablespoon soy sauce
* 112 tablespoon hoisin sauce
* 1/8 teaspoon salt
* 2 green onions, minced
1. Cook angel hair pasta in a large pot of
boiling salted water until al dente. Drain.
2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet,
heat canola and sesame oil over medium
high heat. Saute onion and garlic until soft-
ened. Stir in chopped chicken and cook un-
til the chicken browns and juices run clear.
Stir in ginger, bok choy, chicken stock, sher-
ry, soy sauce and hoisin sauce. Reduce heat
and continue cooking for ten minutes.
3. Toss pasta with chicken mixture until
well coated. Season with salt. Serve warm,
sprinkled with minced green onions.
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Piazza del Nettuno, Bologna, Italy.
Mermaids in Antigua cont.from page ll
St. James Museum (first floor of City Hall)
and may be seen from the sidewalk. The
original heads were destroyed over the cen-
turies and the torsos ended up in the rub-
ble of the Archbishop's Palace. Discovered
around 1944, they were used by Roberto
Gonzalez Goyri in his recreation of the
fountain designing new heads.
Then, Diego de Porres added sirens on the
facade of the cathedral, built in 1680 by his
father, Joseph de Porres. These appear on ei-
ther side of St. James, right above the main
door and were not part of the original design.
Our third sighting of colonial mermaids/si-
rens in Antigua is, perhaps, my favorite and
built much later. These are on the facade of
the Colegio Tridentino built after the 1754
earthquakes. Its style, referred to as "earth-
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the windows. While these may have been
inspired by the fountain in Central Park, it
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well as petite, after-dinner mini-cigars to go with the glass of cognac or espresso.
Ricardo Rueda, 42, has been in the cigar business for several years but his apprecia-
tion of the finer things of life began when he was a flight attendant for Pan American
World Airways some 20 years ago, covering Latin American routes.
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retail distribution: La Casa Del Habano, the marketing arm of Habanos, S.A. Cuba's
cigar industry might be said to have begun when the Taino inhabitants offered Colum-
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standard for excellence. About 10 years ago the government began offering franchises
all over the planet, with over 100 retail outlets from Qatar to Beijing.
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doesn't need a temperature- and humidity-controlled humidor here. Why not? Antigua
has the perfect temperature and humidity levels, usually considered to be 70/70 70
degrees Fahrenheit and 70 degrees of humidity. The "Tubos," sealed in an aluminum
canister, will keep their freshness longer, as long as the temperature range is kept.
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work career to designing beautiful build-
ings that dazzled the eye while serving the
utilitarian needs of the occupants. Brooks
loved beauty in paintings, jewelry and
sculptures. But if he were here right now, so
that we could ask him about the true beau-
ty in his life, there is no doubt that his an-
swer would be-Audrey.
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ing a life together that has deeply touched
all of you gathered here tonight-as well as
their families and their friends in the States.
Not a day went by in recent years without
Brooks thinking about his brother, whom
he lost in World War II in the Pacific. He
asked that his remains be placed in the Pa-
cific Ocean, so in the end, he would be with
his brother again.
Lift your glasses high tonight on Audrey
and Brooks' 41st wedding anniversary, and
shed no tears, for Brooks wants us to cel-
ebrate, not mourn his passing. He had a
great run and surely appreciates all of you
for making his life so special, meaning-
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friend, Brooks Buderus, as we promise to
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Dr. Lee Valenti
Dr. Lee Valenti, who like Huckle-
berry Finn fled from American
consumerism's attempts to "sivi-
lize" her, has died in Panajachel. She was 82.
The former literature professor left her job
at New York's Hoffstra University in 1975,
after long involvement in anti-war, civil
rights, and environmental movements.
With her divorce complete and her chil-
dren grown, she arrived in San Miguel
Allende, Mexico, which, even then, was
home to many expatriates. After her sav-
ings ran out, life there remained good. She
whetted her lifelong interest in textiles by
taking orders for, and sewing, Mexican-
style drawstring pants.
This took place within a communal-
living experiment, where she emerged as
leader and launched a vegetable garden to
feed her commune mates. These activities
were augmented by tutoring, mostly of
English. San Miguel changed during her
years there, becoming increasingly expen-
sive, and showing that erosion of authentic-
ity that often comes with expat coloniza-
tion; it was again time to move on.
Although Lee called herself fortunate to
be born in the United States, she "never suf-
fered homesickness." Consequently, she did
not go north from San Miguel, but south.
It started in 1986 with an "open-ended va-
cation" to the fresher expat haunt of San
Cristobal de las Casas. Needing, as always,
to renew her visa, it was inevitable that she
would see more of Guatemala better, al-
though she had already visited in 1976.
Guatemala, Lee concluded, transcended
Mexico. Stricken by the beauty of Guate-
mala and the simplicity and warmth of the
people, she settled there. One draw was the
Mayas' gift for textile patterning, which she
called "infinte." She collected samples of
these, and then entire inventories, and made
frequent wholesaling jaunts to Mexico.
After Lee landed in Panajachel for good
in 1990, her children began coming for
extended stays; one, Laura, also made her
home here and raised her own daughter,
Delia, in Panajachel.
"Mom loved words," Laura recalls.
"Whenever she discovered a new one, she'd
run to a dictionary, like it was candy." By the
21st century, Pana had its own burgeoning
expat population. And yet, as Lee often point-
ed out, the town retained its authenticity to a
degree that San Miguel had not.
Lee herself remained a salient figure in
Pana; even past 80, she took long, daily
walks with her gentle Akita, Toto, reputed
to be Panajachel's biggest canine. Her mind
never faltered; she readily conversed with
the same erudition that she commanded
decades earlier in Academe.
"Maybe what Huck and I, and others like
us have done," she once remarked, "is not to
escape civilization, but rather, to extend it."
Lee Valenti is survived by three children
and three grandchildren. o
-D. Wayne Coop
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