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11 One More Time Tunnel: El Capitol
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12 Last but not least:
La Recolecci6n is among the most impressive
ruins in town.
by oy Houston, photos by Jack Houston

15 Who is Latin America's finest
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16 The Transformation of the
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Guide to culture and upcoming events
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38 Freedom and Independence
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52 Bridging the Divide
The literacy campaign of Cooperative
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60 Bikeloads of Smiles
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62 Where am I? And what day
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96 Just call me Indio
One of Panajachel's most colorful and asked-about
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On September 15, 1821, the Captain-
cy-general of Guatemala (formed by
Chiapas, Guatemala, El Salvador,
Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Honduras) of-
ficially proclaimed its independence from
Spain and its incorporation into the Mexican
Empire, which was dissolved two years later.
This month, 187 years later, Guatemala
and most of Central America celebrates that
independence in many forms. Ken Veronda
describes many of them in his latest install-
ment of the Sensuous Guatemala series. The
stunning cover photo by Rudy Gir6n is
from last year's celebration on the 15th.
Our dynamic duo of Jack and Joy Hous-
ton have once again made the past come
alive with the story of La Recolecci6n, one
of the last built and most impressive ruins
in La Antigua.
Dwight Wayne Coop offers up a few
articles including One more time tunnel:
El Capitol. After reading some books by
Maria del Carmen Escobar, Mr. Coop pos-
es a question in Who is Latin America's finest
scribe? He then goes on to introduce us to
one of Panajachel's colorful personages in
Just call me Indio.
Throughout the magazine the quotations
that we normally scatter about have a com-
mon thread in this issue. We're sure you won't
have any problem figuring out the theme.
The Transformation of the Compania de
Jesis is an inspiring story of beautiful res-
toration work and increasing educational
resources in the new home of the Centro
Iberoamericano de Formaci6n.
We also have an historical quiz from
Carlisle Johnson, and questions about the
future from the Panchoy 50 Foundation.
As always we have a complete cultural
guide via DateBook as well as more infor-
mation and facts to help you enjoy your
September. -JBT
I am sometimes asked, "Why do you spend
so much ofyour time and money talking
about kindness to animals when
there is so much cruelty to men?"
I answer: "I am working at the roots."
-George T Angell
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Publishers/ Managing Editors:
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Copy Editor: Matt Bokor
StaffWriter: Dwight Wayne Coop
Art Director / Graphic Design: Rudy A. Gir6n
Photography: CesarTian, Daniel Chang
Proofreader/Translations: Michael Hopkins
Contributing Photographers: Harris/Goller, Smith/Riegel,
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Production Coordinator: Mercedes Mejicanos
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he steady beat of the marching drum,
the somewhat-less-steady march of
student footsteps along the cobble-
stone, the sudden thump of a mortar, a shell
climbing to burst into multicolors of celebra-
tion. Any good excuse is a good time for cel-
ebration, of course, but September holds a
special one: Independence Day on the 15th,
and the sounds, smells, tastes and sights are
to be enjoyed all month.
School classes take weeks to practice:
thum ... thum ... thumthumthum of the
drummers, sharp notes from marching
bands, chatter in the ranks from children
not taking everything quite as seriously as
they might. Meanwhile, older students pick
their royalty to ride atop decorated trucks
in the many parades, to dance along the
routes, to party and enjoy.
Church bells, fireworks, auto horns, a
few sirens echo along the streets and bounce
off the white walls-days of practice, the
day of independence, then days remember-
ing if not continuing the celebrations. In
dusty fields, carnivals are set up with wheels
climbing to the skies and whirling plat-
forms enticing kids and lovers alike. Blue-
and-white colors break out, deep blue on
new flags of governmental buildings, faded
to almost blue-white on flags bleached by
the bright September sun. The odor of the
month is pungent punk, from the firecrack-
ers and fireworks of celebration.
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On the holiday night, globos add special
color to the skies. Spheres of tissue paper in
many colors, filled with hot air from burn-
ing wicks of cotton at the base, globos can
float several blocks-or suddenly burst into
golden flame if the flame gets close to the
paper. So what if there's a moment of dan-
ger wherever the globos fall? They're beau-
tiful when they float right, and they're all
part of the celebration.
There's the president, the governor, the
mayors, decked with their blue-and-white
sashes of their mandate, making speeches
from the balconies, the municipal band
ready with trumpets and drums when
speech are done. Classrooms are decorated
with drawings of heroes and flags, teaching
the next generation about the rich heritage.
There are the costumed dancers, the Span-
ish fighting the Moors, the dances of the
animals. If you're lucky, the toritos may be
out, young men bent into frames of styl-
ized bulls strung with firecrackers, chasing
gleeful kids in the central squares. Sounds,
sights, noise, music of celebration.
And there's the happiest music of all,
the marimba, a single player or a band,
or sometimes many bands at the same
time. Drink it all in, colors and noises
and marchers and speechmakers, blended
into happy celebration in the music of the
marimba, this month and every month in
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by D% i ghtr \\ ne ( T hirty years ago irr..p. I.lr in
Guatemala had fewer than halt
its current 3.6 million people
Today's well-heeled suburbs in its souther
quadrant were separated from El Centro I.,
receding pastures and gardens. Zone On,
had long gone to seed, but in the late 197,
an attempt to return it to respectability vw
launched on Downtown's main drag, Sex r
avenida, between calls 12 and 13.
If you believe in ghosts, you might think
that the people who lived on this block a
century ago had a hand in this. Back then,
there was a convent that was eventually
abandoned and replaced by liquor markets
and clothiers. It is rumored that the nuns
are buried there because in 1977 workmen
laying the foundation for a building on
nearby 7a avenida encountered a Catholic


A Predecessor of Edificio Capitol right circa 1930;
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catacomb. The other building became
Incredible Hulk, an electronics retailer.
When the Hulk went belly-up in 2001, its
shell was absorbed by the Capitol Building
that fronts 6a avenida.
So it is that today the Centro Comercio
Capitol, or simply continued on page 40

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La Recoleccidn is off the beaten track but worth the extra,
dusty walk, being among the most impressive ruins in town.

R religious reformers punctuate history
as far back as anyone wants to go.
Constantine, Luther, even Henry
VIII, the Wesley brothers. The past century
knew Billy Sunday and Billy Graham. An-
tonio Margil de Jesis is hardly a household
name, but Jesds Maria Garcia Anoveros said
he left an indelible memory in the Kingdom
of Guatemala and called him one of the most
celebrated missionaries in America. (Historia
General de Guatemala, Vol. III) His legacy
lies in the grand ruins of La Recolecci6n in
La Antigua Guatemala, on the western edge
of la calle poniente.
La Recolecci6n is off the beaten track
but worth the extra, dusty walk, being
one of the most impressive ruins in town.
Massive hunks of masonry lie high in the
church nave, on a heap of centuries-old
rubble, unlike the convent ruins of Santa
Clara and Las Capuchinas, cleaned up and
planted with gardens; or San Francisco, the
Cathedral and La Merced, now rebuilt or
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restored functioning churches. The word
for La Recolecci6n is 'huge'; it rivaled as the
largest religious facility in colonial Santia-
go de los Caballeros, now La Antigua. Fray
Antonio Margil was its first director.
He arrived from Spain at the port ofVe-
racruz, Mexico in 1683 with 24 other Fran-
ciscan Recollect evangelists. They dispersed
throughout the territory of New Spain to
preach the Gospel. News of the traveling
evangelists spread, and by the time two of
them, one Fray Margil, arrived in Santiago
in 1685, they were received enthusiastically
by important families of the nobility, who
expected the "conversion of a multitude of
sinners-of whom there was no scarcity
in the city," wrote Pardo, Castellanos and
Muioz in the Gula de Antigua Guatemala.
The humble Recollects established a home
base at the Calvario church while they con-
tinued their itinerant missions. "The Fran-
ciscan Recollects entered non-conquered
regions accompanied by a small group ofsol-

LEFT: Ruins of monastery and church of La Recoleccion, the last and largest religious facility in colonial
Santiago de los Caballeros ABOVE: Massive hunks of massonry piled high in the church nave
by Joy Houston photos by Jack Houston

diers, not with a mission of attacking the na-
tives, but to avoid to the extent possible any
violent reaction. After the missionaries were
seated peacefully, the soldiers withdrew;
the missionaries organized the people into
groups and evangelized them. The groups
became parishes and were entrusted to the
secular clergy." (Anoveros)
The Recollects requested royal permis-
sion to establish a missionary training school
in Santiago, like one already established in
Mexico. As it had before and after, the town
council opposed adding another religious
order to the 16 in the town, given economic
and space limitations. According to Aiove-
ros, in 1687 the Crown itself, concerned
with the extent of possessions of the religious
orders, had "issued the first of a series of de-
crees expressly prohibiting the acquisition
of new real estate by the convents." Church
entities had become the largest bank and fi-
nance company and held the most property.
They made loans, guaranteed mortgages and

invested new donations, increasingly adding
wealth-at a time when the monarchy was
relatively impoverished.
Impoverished or not, freedom from the
Hapburgs and alliance with the French in
1700 brought new strength to the Spanish
monarchy, giving the throne unquestioned
divine right and responsibility that over-
ruled civil authority. When royal approval
came, the town council pitched right in to
help the Recollects build a simple, thatched
convent and church in a field just outside
town. Within months supporters put up
funds, and the cornerstone was laid for a
new church as well as the school, called
Colegio de Cristo Crucificado. In 1702 Fray
Margil returned from his evangelist jour-
neys, crisscrossing back and forth through
Guatemala from Chiapas to Costa Rica, to
oversee the school.
And maybe none too soon. Although
the whole territory was considered evan-
gelized by the 18th century, some mis-

sionaries concentrated on revival among
Christians. Religious life had deteriorated
to decadence. Sixty years earlier Thomas
Gage wrote, "Great plenty and wealth hath
made the inhabitants as proud and vicious
as those of Mexico...fearing neither a vol-
cano nor mountain of water on one side;
neither a volcano of fire or mouth of hell on
the other side, soaring within and threaten-
ing to rain upon them Sodom's ruin and
destruction..." Gage may have overdrama-
tized. But some clergy "showed scandalous
public behavior," and the bishop "made a
fortune" taking advantage of priests' weak-
nesses by blackmailing them. True, he
spent great sums on convents. "But these
activities were blemished by his excessive
greed." (Anoveros)
In contrast, the Recollects were charac-
terized by their strict practices. Fray Margil
was austere and simple, always going bare-

foot. He left Santiago in 1706, evangelizing
in Mexico and the Texas territory until his
death in 1726.
Meanwhile in Guatemala, construc-
tion of the monastery continued, and the
church and school of the Recollects was in-
augurated in May 1717, four months before
the hard-hitting earthquake. Repairs were
carried out, only to be bashed and broken
again in 1751. Reconstruction built a big-
ger and better church, among the largest in
Santiago, and comfortable cloisters to ac-
commodate perhaps 100 Franciscan Recol-
lects; the 35 in 1740 needed help to carry-
out the mission of the monastery. The two
simple Recollects in 1685 would have been
amazed at the sheer size of it.
The facade with three entrances looked
east to the edge of the plaza of the Domini-
can church on the northeast corner of town,
with properties of San ...contnuedonpage70

Silent spaces of the second cloister, devoid of the second story

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liked it better than 100 Years ofSolitude.
So does Garcia Mirquez live in Fool's
Paradise? There are, it seems, a few folks
who prefer the tiny proprietress of a now-
shuttered bridle shop in Pasaje Rubio. In
fairness to Garcia Mdrquez, my senora is,
like her new favorite author, Guatemalan.
So patriotic bias may figure, to say nothing
of the familiarity-shared by author and
reader-with Guatemala City's places
and habits. But who, really, is Maria del
Carmen Escobar?
She grew up in a house without books
and, therefore, according to empirical
studies, unlikely to become a recreational
reader. In fact, she not only became a reader
in a bookless environment; as a child she
grasped her bootstraps and began to write.
"I was such a reading nut," she says, "that

Who is Latin America's finest scribe?

by Dwight Wayne Coop

C olombia's Gabriel Garcia Mirquez
is the most read. Chile's Isabel
Allende is a top female contender.
And so, in 2002, I borrowed a book by
each for my wife, thinking that some
august literature might quell her post-natal
depression. I also bought a book by Maria
del Carmen Escobar.

Maria del Carmen Who?

Good question. But the first question-
the identity of Latin America's finest-was
quickly settled. My wife dropped the
Garcia Mirquez and Allende books before
finishing the first chapter. But her eyes
became riveted to 49 Cents of Happiness, by
"Who?" She almost finished it in a single
sitting. When I read it myself, I frankly

as soon as I had minimal literacy, I started
writing stories-in order to read them."
Nearly a lifetime later, this most
approachable of Latin American literati still
toiled at her day job but could look back on
a steady thread of production, punctuated
by local, if modest, successes.
The 1944 Liberal Revolution was, by the
summer of 1954, living on borrowed time.
Butwhatwas then the MinistryofEducation
and Agriculture announced a short-story
writing contest among secondary students.
Escobar, then 20, took first place, and saw
the words of My Faithful Friend inked onto
the pages of Nuestro Diario-next to her
It was an auspicious start. But Garcia
Mirquez claims on artistic (if not moral)
grounds a readership in the hundreds of
millions; Escobar's books have sold only a
few thousand, and her plays, ..continued on page78
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The Transformation of the

Compania de Jesus

Offering a wide variety of classes and events under its roof this
restored gem receives some 30,000 visitors annually, by Mariola Alvarez

In May 1992 Spain and Guatemala
signed an agreement that launched the
restoration of the historic Compafiia de
Jestis complex, paving the way for the even-
tual home of the Centro Iberoamericano de
Formaci6n (CIF).
Located at 3a calle and 6a avenida in La
Antigua Guatemala, CIF houses numerous
offices that help develop public policy for
Latin America. Health, justice, education,
fiscal, infrastructure, communications, eco-
nomic and environmental policies are some
of the topics that are studied and debated
behind its imposing walls.
The goal is to strengthen Latin Ameri-
can institutions by training civil servants
and exchanging knowledge and experience
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among government staff and officials of the
various countries.
Approximately 250 classes, workshops,
seminars and symposiums take place every
year, with an average of 35 participants
each. In all, more than 8,000 people from
throughout Latin America come to La An-
tigua every year to attend public policy dis-
cussions at CIF.
In addition to the policy-oriented ac-
tivities, cultural activities have increased at
CIF. About 80 events a year, including con-
certs, dance performances, exhibitions and
book presentations, attract approximately
20,000 patrons.
CIF also houses a documentation center
and a book-lending library. Besides volumes

of books, the center stores all the informa-
tion generated in the courses, seminars and
meetings. This warehouse of information
is used annually by approximately 6,000
people searching for data, theories, docu-
mentation and background in the various
policy topics that have been discussed and
then catalogued here.
The extensive restoration making all this
activity possible goes back to the vision of
the Programa de Preservaci6n del Patrimo-
nio Cultural de Iberoam&rica de la Agen-
cia Espanola de Cooperaci6n Internacional
(AECI), with approval of the Consejo
Nacional para la Protecci6n de la Antigua
After the initial agreement of 1992, the
next step was in December 1994, when
AECI signed an agreement with the Mu-
nicipalidad de Antigua, owner of the build-
ing, to transfer use of the Church and the
Colegio de la Compafia de Jesds for a
25-year term as the Centro Iberoamericano
de Formaci6n.
In 1995 activities began in the northeast-
ern cloister. On October 16, 1997, Centro
Iberoamericano de Formaci6n de la AECI,
was dedicated by Queen Sofia of Spain.
With the royal inauguration, the importance
of the building was heightened again.
The church is now the Escuela Taller,
which trains young men and women of
scant resources living in La Antigua and
surrounding communities such trades as
carpentry, masonry, metallurgy, electricity
and plumbing. Students also learned about
and worked on the restoration itself.
As more and more portions of the build-
ing have been restored and reopened, so
have the educational and cultural activities
occurring there, drawing more internation-
al visitors to La Antigua and more prestige
to CIF and Cooperaci6n Espaiola. 0

Concerts and other cultural events all year round

A modern reading library with multiple medias

Various classes are given in the children's library
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artist Danny Schaffer, ex- '* 0 ,
position and sale through j .
Thurs., 4th. Anacaf6 (tel:
5550-5103) 5a calle 0-50, .
z. 14, Guatemala City. *g
2Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK: Red
Kuchub al-A fairer economy in and for Gua-
temala. Red Kuchub'al works to create a fairer
economy through coordination, solidarity and
mutual cooperation by bringing together many
small producers in the southwest of Guatemala.
Donation Q25. Rainbow Cafe (tel: 7832-1919)
7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.
3 Wed., 10am (English) DISCUSSION:
HM Ambassador Mr. Ian Hughes will give
a talk on The Commonwealth. Auditorio Milton
Friedman, 3rd floor ofEscuela de Negocios, Uni-
versidad Francisco Marroquin (tel: 2366-7291)
6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.
4Ihurs., through Sat. 27th PHOTOG-
RAPHY: Exhibition of extraordinary work
by the Club Fotogrifico de Guatemala. Free.
Casa del Aguila (tel: 2361-6456) ruta 3, via 5,
esquina, z. 4, al sur de 4 grades norte, Guate-
mala City.

4Thurs., through
4Sun., 28th -
Hotel Pasabien by Al-
berto Rodriguez Collia.
Galeria el Attico
(tel: 2368-0853)
4a av. 15-45, z. 14,
Guatemala City.

Thurs., 6pm PHOTOGRAPHY: Inau-
guration of Italia y Guatemala en la mirada de
Ricardo Mata. Institute Italiano de Cultura (tel:
2263-0394) 16 calle 2-55, z. 10, Guatemala City.
6Sat., 11am PHOTOGRAPHY: La Ha-
bana vieja y la nueva danza by Guatemalan
artist Christian Kummerfeldt. Free. Colegio
Mayor de Santo Tomis de Aquino, la av. norte
#23, LaAntigua.
7Sun., 10:30am LECTURE: The Path of a
/ Buddha, A Way oflnspiration. Mes6n PanzaVerde
(tel: 7832-2925) 5a av. sur #19, LaAntigua.
8Mon., 9am CELEBRATION: Dia del
Cooperante will be celebrated with an expo-
sition and workshop Objetivos del milenio. Cen-
tro de Formaci6n de la Cooperaci6n Espanola
(7832-1276) 6a av. norte (between 3a y 4a calle
poniente), LaAntigua.
Mon., through Sat., 13th, 9am to 4pm -
(Spanish/English) WORKSHOP: Journey to
Design through Foot-Loom a I, taught by
textile designer Maddalena Celilia Forcella (Italy).
Inside Finca la Azotea (7888-7487) Jocotenango.
Tues., 4 to 7pm (English/Spanish)
NETWORKING: For NGOs and projects
in the area; a place for people who have or are
working on projects to present and share ideas.
Everyone is welcome; tea, coffee and snacks.
Stuardo's place (tel: 7832-3160) Calle Chipilapa
#9-A, LaAntigua.
Tues., 6pm (Spanish) CONFERENCE:
Ricardol' 1./ .r.-, .c -..i).M ata.
Institute Italiano de Cultura (tel: 2263-0394) 16
calle 2-55, z. 10, Guatemala City.

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9Tues., 5:30pm TALK: Microloans:
Myths and Management with "As Green As
It Gets," a non-profit organization supporting
coffee farmers, artisans and other small pro-
ducers from disadvantaged communities in
Guatemala. Donation Q25. Rainbow Cafe (tel:
7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.
10Wed., 5pm ART: Tender Mercies by
1iartist Kristine McCallister. Galeria Pan-
za Verde (tel: 7832-2925) LaAntigua V

1 hurs., 6:30pm -(Spanish) CONFER-
ENCE: El complejo escenico de Chinkultik
with Carlos Navarrete. Q20/Q10 students with
carnet. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7896) 6a
calle final z.10, Guatemala City.
11Thurs., 8pm MUSIC: Concierto de
Independencia by the Orquesta Sinf6nica
Nacional. Free, tickets available Sept. 9th-11th.
Centro Cultural Miguel Angel Asturias (tel:
2253-9023) 24 calle 3-81, z. 1, Guatemala City
1 Thurs., lpm-12am through Sat 13th &
Sun. 14 & Sat 15th, lpm-6pm MU-
SIC: Live Garifuna music. Free. El Pelicano
Dorado (7832-7242) final calzada Santa Lucia
sur #7, LaAntigua.
Through Fri., 12th ART: Las Majas, un-
published works by Magda Eunice Sinchez.
Galeria El Tdnel (tel: 2367-3266) Plaza Obelis-
co 16 calle 1-01, z. 10, Guatemala City. V


1 Sat., 11am (Spanish) DVD PRE-
I. SENTATION: El nuevo tango del siglo
XX, presented by Jorge Sarmientos. Free. Cole-
gio Mayor de Santo Tomis de Aquino, la av.
norte #23, LaAntigua.
1 Sat., 5pm FESTIVAL FOTO 30:
Inauguration of the festival celebrating
the Month / i in Guatemala. Cen-
tro de Formaci6n de la Cooperaci6n Espanola
(7832-1276) 6a av. norte (between 3a y 4a calle
poniente), LaAntigua.
15Guatemala declared independence from
Spain in 1821. School parades and bands, fire-
works, concerts & marathons carrying torches
are characteristic of this holiday that is cel-
ebrated throughout the country. Many banks &
businesses are closed.
1 Mon., through 20th, 9am to 4pm-
(Spanish/English) WORKSHOP:
Journey to Design through Foot-Loom A
II taught by textile designer Maddalena Ceci-
lia Forcella (Italy). Inside Finca la Azotea (tel:
7888-7487) Jocotenango.
. Presentation of an authentic Mayan cer-
emony. La Pena de Sol Latino (7882-4468) 5a
calle poniente #15-C, LaAntigua.
S Mon., through Fri., 19th, 2-5pm -
SHOP: Taller de expresidn fotografica para
adolescents y adults by Elsa Medina (Mexico).
Centro de Formaci6n de la Cooperaci6n Espa-
fola (7832-1276) 6a av. norte (between 3a y 4a
calle poniente) LaAntigua.
Tues.,5:30pm (English) TALK: Com-
16Jmunity Enterprise Solutions (CES), a Gua-
temalan social business that works to improve
people's lives in rural communities. They employ
over 60 women who sell their products, (such as
reading glasses, water filters, improved stoves),
all over the country with the profits generated
to improve the education, health and nutrition
of their families. Donation Q25. Rainbow Cafe
(tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.

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1 Thurs., 8pm MUSIC: Concierto de
1. gala de la orquesta sinfdnica de Xalapa
(Mexico), directed by Fernando Lozano. Q150,
Q350 & Q450. Centro Cultural Miguel Angel
24 calle
3-81, z. 1,
la City.
2 Sat., llam (Spanish) MOVIE: Pre-
ULsenting the Cuban comedy Las doce si-
llas. Free. Colegio Mayor de Santo Tomis de
Aquino, la av. norte #23, LaAntigua.
2 Sat., 9am-5pm HEALTHY PETS
OJEVENT: Healthy Pets is sponsoring a
free (for those who qualify) and low-cost ster-
ilization clinic in Solold. Site to be announced.
Please call for information: 7762-1704 and pass
the word, Solold, LakeAtitldn.
2 Sat., 8am & Sun., 21st, 9am FES-
20TIVAL: Festival titiriteco, organized by
the Asociaci6n de Titeres Chdmbala Cachdm-
bala, with the participation of national and
puppet groups, -ir +
inaugurating this _
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throughout town;
activities will be Pa ..s
presented in the
main square and
in front of the
Catholic church. 20 o00o

1 Sun., 4pm MUSIC: Gran concerto de
2 marimba Paiz. Q50, Q30 & Q10. Centro
Cultural Miguel Angel Asturias (tel: 2485-9920)
24 calle 3-81, z. 1, Guatemala City.
SMon., through Sat., 27th, 9am to
224pm-(Spanish/English) WORKSHOP:
The Magic of Color, experiment with techniques
to dye cotton and hard fibers using 100% natural
processes with native plants of Guatemala. Inside
Finca la Azotea (tel: 7888-7487) Jocotenango.

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J DANCE: Guatemaladesiempreperformed
by the Ballet Moderno y Folkl6rico. Centro Cul-
tural Miguel Angel Asturias (tel: 2251-1598) 24
calle 3-81, z. 1, Guatemala City. V

Through Sun., 21st ART: Un mar de
cristales Murano 1915-2000, an exposition
glass art. Museo del Vidrio, Casa Santo Do-
mingo (tel: 7820-1220, ext. 579) 3a calle oriented
#28, LaAntigua.
2 3Tues., 5:30pm TALK: Pedal Power
J Technology: As an alternate source of
energy in Guatemala,
Carlos Marroquin has
worked for 9 years with
Mayan Pedal Power,
encouraging rural de-
velopment by introduc-
ing bicycle/machines to
facilitate daily life and
economic development
in these communities. This technology also
greatly benefits the environment. Donation
Q25. Rainbow Cafe (tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur
#8, LaAntigua.
23 Tues., through Oct. llth PHO-
3TOGRAPHY: Retrato(s) de Mujer(es),
with the participation of 26 talented Central
American photographers. Free. Alianza Fran-
cesa (tel: 2440-2101) 5a calle 10-55, z. 13, Gua-
temala City.
TIhurs., 7pm DANCE: Mirando al
.5sur by Escuela Nacional de danza from
El Salvador. Centro de Formaci6n de la Coo-
peraci6n Espanola (7832-1276) 6a av. norte (be-
tween 3a y 4a calle poniente) LaAntigua.

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2 Thurs., 7pm -EXHIBITION: Inaugu-
Sration of Colores de Guatemala, featuring
Guatemalan textiles and handicrafts. Institute
Italiano de Cultura (tel: 2263-0394) 16 calle
2-55, z. 10, Guatemala City.
27 Sat., 11am (Spanish) DVD PRESEN-
/ TATION: Mozart: Sinfonias 40 y 41 by
Orquesta Filarm6nica de Vienna, presented by
Ing. Jos6 Angel Lee. Free. Colegio Mayor de Santo
Tomis de Aquino, la av. norte #23, LaAntigua.
27Sat., 9:30-1:30pm (Spanish/Eng-
/lish) WORKSHOP: The NaturalPalette,
painting with natural pigments on all types of
back grounds. Plant extracts made into water-
colors, temperas, oils and pastels for painting
on cotton, silk, linen, canvas and wood. Inside
Finca la Azotea (tel: 7888-7487) Jocotenango.
OIn recognition of World Rabies Day,
Healthy Pets and Centro de Salud will hold a
free and low-cost vaccination clinic open to the
public. Please call for information: 7762-1704,
30 Tues., 5:30pm TALK: Exploring
IJInternational Community Development
with members from Probigua, a Spanish lan-
guage academy, with proceeds going to building
libraries and computer centers in rural commu-
nities, and its partner organization, Child Aid,
an NGO committed to promoting library lit-
eracy training with local librarians and teachers.
Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf6 (tel: 7832-1919)
7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.

M ondays, 7pm DHARMA FLICKS:
1st-Life ofBuddha; 8th-Travelers and
l agicians; 15th-Ti-
t: A Buddhist Trilo-
S,; 22nd-Milarepa;
29th-Words Of My
Perect Teacher. Free.
Mes6n Panza Verde
(tel: 7832-2925)
5a av. sur #19,

M onday through Friday, 9am to 4pm-
V (Spanish/English) WORKSHOP: Reviv-
ing and Innovating Traditions: Learn backstrap-
loom weaving taught by a master weaver from
San Antonio Aguas Calientes. Inside Finca la
Azotea (tel: 7888-7487) Jocotenango.
ondays, 7:30pm MUSIC: Kenny Mo-
lina hosts Open Mike. Free. La Pena de
Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468) 5a calle poniente
#15-C, LaAntigua.
uondays-7:30pm MUSIC: Don
oRamiro will serenade you with some
beautiful Latin folk music. Free. Rainbow Caf6
(tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.
ondays, 8-10p LIVE MUSIC:
Blues ,- Free. La Cueva Panza Verde
(7832-2925) 5a av. sur #19, LaAntigua.

uesdays, 6pm (English) BENEFIT
I SLIDE SHOW: Antigua: Behind the '1
with a one-hour slide show by Elizabeth Bell.
Q30, benefits educational program. Fusion Res-
taurant & Bar (tel: 4144-0171) la calle poniente
#9), LaAntigua.

2Ihurs., through Tues., 28th ART: Del
arte al nino, exhibition and sale of contem-
porary art pieces by more than 100 national and
international artists to benefit FUNSILEC, a non-
profit organization working to improve the qual-
ity of life for children afflicted with brain inju-
ries. Hotel Real Intercontinental (tel: 7831-2488)
14 calle 2-51, z. 10, Guatemala City.

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T uesdays, 6:30pm (Spanish) FILM: Pan-
talla abierta. Free. La Catapena, inside Casa
del Aguila (tel: 2361-6456) ruta 3, via 5, esquina,
z. 4, al sur de 4 grades norte, Guatemala City.
T uesdays, 7:30pm- MUSIC: Ramiro plays
trova Cubana. Free. La Pena de Sol Latino
(tel: 7882-4468) 5a calle poniente #15-C, La
Tuesdays, 7:30pm- MUSIC:1/ -.11
Iblow you away with some classics and his
infamous tequila song. Free. Rainbow Cafe (tel.
7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.
T uesdays & Wednesdays 6:30pm -
TATION. Free. Bodhi (tel: 7832-5111) 4a av.
norte #2, LaAntigua.
Jednesdays, 7:30pm MUSIC: Open
W Mike 1' ,.. rI.. by Juan-Jo and friends.
A complimentary drink for all performers. Free.
Rainbow Cafe (tel. 7832-1919) LaAntigua.
W ednesdays-Sundays, 7:30pm -MUSIC:
SSol Latino plays Andean music (pan flutes).
Free. La Pena de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468) 5a
calle poniente #15-C, LaAntigua. V

Wednesdays, 6:30pm MUSIC: Opera
with the Asociaci6n Dante Alighieri.
Free. Casa del Aguila (tel: 2361-6456) ruta 3,
via 5, esquina, z. 4, al sur de 4 grades norte,
Guatemala City.
hursdays, 8:30pm MUSIC: Live mu-
sic, 2 Much Blues. Free. La Catapena, inside
Casa del Aguila (tel: 2361-6456) Ruta 3, via 5,
esquina, z. 4, al sur de 4 grades norte, Guate-
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his beautiful piano playing and improvisation.
Free. Rainbow Cafe (tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur
#8, LaAntigua.
T hursdays and
Friday, 8 to
10pm MUSIC:
Cuban jazz performed
by Buena Vista de
Coraz6n. Q35. La
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(tel: 7832-2925)
5a av. sur #19,

aturdays, 7:30pm MUSIC: La Casa de
Kello, this great Guatemalan band gets the
party going with a mixture of their own music,
latino beats, blues and popular western music.
Come join the fun and dance the night away.
Free. Rainbow Cafe (tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur
#8, LaAntigua.

T throughout the month, 4 hours per day, am
Sor pm-Spanish/English) WORKSHOP: A
Taste of.T- learn ancient Mayan techniques
with a master indigenous weaver. Inside Finca la
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sale of clay pieces from Chinautla, ceramic
from Patzin and textiles from San Antonio
Aguas Calientes. Free. Casa del Aguila (tel:
2361-6456) Ruta 3, via 5, esquina, z. 4, al sur
de 4 Grados Norte, Guatemala City.

Sunday MUSIC: Live Jazz during a la
carta brunch. Galeria Panza Verde (tel:
7832-2925) 5a av. sur #19, LaAntigua.
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One More Time Tunnel cont. from page 11

Los Cipitol, fills the block across from
the Hotel Royal Palace. At its 1979
inauguration, it was anchored by what was
still a new concept for the U.S., but bristling
futurism for Guatemala-a Cineplex.
All of Guatemala's better retailers
responded by renting space on levels 2 and 3.
Decades before Sears opened a department
store in remote zone 11, they occupied
most of level 4. Level 1, underground, was
a retro-style movie house (the Cine Real)
boasting carved wooden seating. To ensure
the Capitol's longevity as a draw for the
affluent, it was built more sturdily than the
spot's previous edifices, condemned after
the 1976 earthquake. Additionally, and
consequently, the building not only has its
own generators but its own well.
Except out of curiosity-and even
then only once-the moneyed folk never
came. The nicer stores quickly fled south
to zone 10's Zona Viva and elsewhere-
just as they had deserted Pasaje Rubio
farther up the Sexta decades earlier. The
few holdouts were hair salons, but these
soon had competition and, today, level 3
is a Guiness-book concentration of clip
joints. But it merits a look, even by the
freshly clipped.
Level 3 is a corridor ofstriking mezzanines
tiled with glass mosaics. It resembles
gargantuan Star Trek transporters-in
pleasant, sensory juxtaposition with
the bouquet of shampoos. From the
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of level 2, which has evolved or-if the
nuns are still listening-degenerated into a
hall of video arcades, pool halls, smoking,
and general idleness. The arcades yield a
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are the Capitol's engines of renaissance.
Level 4, formerly Sears, now houses
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department-store chain, and some smaller
shops that remain.
Level 5 was originally intended for
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in Zone One, has molded fiberglass seating
in primary colors, as if kindergarten teachers
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elevator landing, the walkway to the food
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assuring and eclectic, and soothing despite
its noise. It is Zone One's most public place
under a roof.
Downtown web surfing, which began on
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students are lured by hourly rates that are
half those of the Zona Viva.
Movies are cheaper, too; on Wednesdays,
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carved pews of the old Cine Real have given
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Country of extremes, Guatemala is
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Bridging the Divide from previous page
the perspective of a trained professional as
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grams, however, is its yearly series of tours to
Guatemala. This allows individuals to see the
projects in action and to meet some of the stu-
dents. In February, CoEd conducts a 10-day
Delivery Tour, featuring visits to all the new
schools entering the textbook program and
participation in the inauguration ceremonies.
In August is the Snapshot Tour, a five-day
introduction to the CoEd projects, designed
for busy professionals who have difficulty
scheduling time off work. Both tours take
participants to rural schools in need of help,
as well as beautiful locations, such as Lake
Atitlin and La Antigua Guatemala.
In the seven years since beginning the
tours, CoEd has taken 373 people to Gua-
temala. Many were so touched by what
they saw, that they have returned for a sec-
ond tour. Diane Damico, a 2007 tour par-
ticipant from Illinios, says, "If I tell people
one thing about the Delivery Tour, it will
be that it was the best trip of my life." o
CoEd changes many lives, both the lives of
students who receive educational materials
and the lives of those who help to provide them.
To learn more visit www. coeduc. org.

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Minia Rex Roman and Carlos Guldris in front of Jenny Star Video Rental in La Antigua (TomasCemikovsky)


Two years' work in Ireland proved
fun for a couple from Madrid, but
with the New Year 2008 they de-
cided it was time for something different:
a seven month, 7,000 mile bike trip from
Buenos Aires to Guatemala, ending with
lots of smiles in La Antigua when the bikes
gave out before the Spaniards did.
Minia Rex Roman and Carlos Guldris
decided to follow the path of The Motorcycle
Diaries, but by pedal instead of motor-pow-
er. They flew to Buenos Aires and bought
two bikes, solid ones but nothing special.
Then came the first, long leg, over the An-
des to Sucre, Bolivia, and along some of
the highest paths possible on Earth. They
enjoyed rides to Cuzco and Machu Pic-
chu, around Lima, and through Bogota to
Cartagena, Colombia, where they learned
the Darien jungle wouldn't let them bike all
the way to North America.
Tying the bikes to a strut on deck, Minia
and Carlos delighted in a few days of sailing
around the Darien and into Panama, stop-
ping frequently to dive into the warm Ca-
ribbean waters. The bikes didn't fare quite
as well, sprayed as they were with salt water
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breaking over them regularly. Minia and
Carlos made it on their bikes up the Isthmus
and Chiriqui, across Costa Rica, through
Nicaragua and Honduras, into Guatemala
by late July. Barely. Seven months from the
bike shop in Argentina, rust was eating at
bike parts, and the brakes were going as they
cruised down into Antigua.
Smiles had greeted the intrepid cyclists
all the way north, people in each town grin-
ning as they heard of the Spaniards' adven-
ture. The smiles seemed even brighter in
Guatemala, Minia and Carlos decided, es-
pecially smiles from Jennifer Cernikovsky
along the Alameda in Antigua. Jenny man-
ages a not-for-profit video store there, with
the proceeds helping children in need. Her
smile is a big, warm one, as is her story. Yes,
Enrique at Jenny Star can fix up the bikes,
and yes, kids can use them with joy.
And that's where the bike trip ends, with
7,000 miles and seven months of smiles,
and two happy children at the Familias de
Esperanza school program, winners of two
slightly worn but spruced-up bikes, while
Minia and Carlos flew home with so many
stories of their own. fo

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Where Am I?

And What Day Is It?

Another informative historical quiz by Carlisle Johnson

ere's a clue: If it hadn't been for
this event, the colonial gem of
La Antigua Guatemala arguably
might not exist. Here's an almost contem-
porary account of the event, and to keep
you guessing the place and, more interest-
ingly, the date, the anwers are far below.
This has been a year of much rain, and hav-
ing been raining Thursday, Friday and Satur-
day, with strong winds and not much water,
the mentioned "lavada" (wash, means heavy
rain or debris flow) happened two hours into
the night. A great storm of water came from
atop the volcano 1* which is above the city,
it was so sudden that (we) did not ... pre-
vent the deaths and damages that happened;
the stone storm was so huge that it swallowed
the water in front ofit, and much wood and
trees, those who saw it were impressed, it en-
tered through the house of the 'Adelantado"
don Pedro Alvarado, and it took away all the
walls and the roof.
The well-remembered (event) of2** that
totally destroyed old Guatemala City (this
first capital is now named3**) lasting many
days. Were it not for the noisy uproar under-
neath the earth that the earthquakes caused,
many more deaths would have taken place
than those that happened there, a number
greater than 600 people. The meetings and
functions of the town council state this tribu-
lation, since during each meeting they had
to achieve the move of the City, they say, the
earth was constantly trembling.
The account, written some 40 years after
the fact by Bishop Francisco Marroquin, de-
scribes the cataclysmic event that led to the
decision to move the colony of the country
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of Guatemala to La Antigua Guatemala aka
Santiago de Guatemala. It is now generally
accepted by volcanologists that the notion of
Agua's crater filling up with water and then
bursting is a myth. In fact, what happened
was that a huge accumulation of lahar was
so soaked by the incessant rain that it slid
down the slopes. (Lahar is the volcanolo-
gists' word for a mudflow or subsequent de-
posit of mud after a flow.)
Could it happen again without warning?
Almost certainly it could not. The crater
and the slopes of Agua are heavily moni-
tored with sensors in the crater and frequent
over flights and inspections during periods
of heavy rainfall. 0

Interestingly, cartographers disagree on the lo-
cation of the former Ciudad Vieja, with some
placing it where it is today and others placing
it farther across the valley nearer to San Miguel
Escobar. A couple of aspects of this narrative by
the Bishop have always puzzled me. How do
you lose a capital city, San Miguel or Ciudad
Vieja, which are not exactly right next to one
another? And was the iconic Bishop Marro-
quin engaged in a little rewriting of history of
his own, when he refers to the old Guatemala
City/Ciudad Vieja as "this first capital?"
Guatemala's first capital was a good 50 ki-
lometers away at the ancient Kaqchiquel site of
Iximch6 in modern Tecpin. It was abandoned
in the face of continuing hostility from the not-
completely subjugated Kaqchiquel, who were
presumably also not particularly happy with the
presence of the perhaps thousands of Tlaxcalte-
ca ......... ." who accompanied the Spaniards
in their march from Mexico and subsequent
campaigns in Guatemala. How convenient of
Bishop Marroquin to overlook the unpleasant-
ness at Iximch6. But that's another story.

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Another Fabulous Fruit

Ni pEro
Known in other countries by the names sapodilla and nase-
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distant member of the rosebush family. In China, Japan
and India, nispero trees were used ornamentally as well as
Sfor the fruit. For millennia only Asia knew of the nispero,
but in the 1800s the tree was introduced to Spain and then
J .transplanted to the New World, where its sap became a
L prime source of chicle (gum). The nispero is usually eaten
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LaRecoleccin cont.from pge14
Jer6nimo, La Merced, Santa Teresa and Las
Capuchinas along the way.
Numbers of clergy declined in the sec-
ond half of the 18th century, the Recollects
being the final monastic order to be estab-
lished in Santiago. The Escuela de Cristo
group received Papal confirmation later,
in 1704, but had been founded in 1683. A
half-century earlier they had occupied the
simple, temporary structures vacated by
the Franciscans. They never achieved ex-
pected support but quietly carried on their
work of evangelization, prayer and medi-
tation. Their church on Calle de los Pasos
was completely rebuilt in 1730 by master
architect Diego de Porres after he finished
La Recolecci6n.
The magnificent walls and columns of
La Recolecci6n tumbled in the earthquake
of 1773, although the much-photographed
60-foot arch that spanned the sanctuary

defied nature for another 200 years before it
succumbed to the quake of 1976. The Casa
of the Recolectos, to the south of the mon-
astery and no longer open to the public, was
restored in the 1980s by the Council for the
Protection of La Antigua Guatemala and
the Organization of American States.
Much of the great ruins of La Recolec-
ci6n remain where they fell, but not all that
remained has been left to rest in peace. To
nature's force was added unconscionable
pillage. Materials were scavenged and the
cloisters used for sports events, fairs and a
race track. The sacristy became a soap fac-
tory and the dining hall a stable and wagon
shed. The original kitchen can still be seen,
when the office now occupying it is open.
Almost nothing is left of the second floor.
In the early 1900s a swimming pool was
dug in the main cloister. The vaulted, col-
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La Recolecion cont.from previous page
corridors-gone. Stairways-gone. Domes
Silent spaces and vestiges of the vaulted,
sculpted ceiling of the long dining hall taunt
the imagination. Who were these Recollects?
Despite the lamentable moral state of the
Church, the egoism, vice of drink and cruel
treatment of natives, "The Franciscan Recol-
lects offered a more optimistic vision of Gua-
temalan society," wrote Aioveros. "Dozens of
missionaries went from the school to found Detailofsculptedceilingofthemonastery
Detail of sculpted ceiling of the monastery
missions in Nicaragua and Costa Rica," and dining hall
Fray Antonio Margil de Jesis has been cred-
ited with thousands of converts.

While the Recollects
preached in Latin
America, the Salem
witch trials were held
in Massachusetts in
1692. Older folk hoped
the First Great Awak-
ening in the 1730s
would effect young
folks' morality as well
as stir religious revival
in the American colo-
nies. Isaac Newton was
buried in Westminster
Abbey in 1727. 0

Open 9-5 daily. Q30;
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Latin America's finest scribe?cont.from page15
as good as any that I have seen, have not
been produced abroad.
Her talent notwithstanding, this is no
complete mystery. The energy that drove
her to write for herself as a child may have
driven her to self-publish as a woman.
Until recently, self-published fiction was
a marketing anathema. And even though
Thoreau argued that "all fiction is biography,"
many critics disdain fiction that is narrowly
biographical-which most of her work is.
Escobar is also captive to generosity and
expectations of scale. She only orders small
printings of her books, and is quick to share
or even waive proceeds from her plays.
The take from her La Fuente de
Palomar, which runs at downtown's Teatro
Universitario Popular ("UP") each summer,
benefited the Fundabiem telethon. This was
the decision of director Fernando Erazo, but
the playwright did not object. "Sometimes
I get 10 percent of the proceeds. Sometimes
just five. I really don't know if I will get
I .-'' rl.i tim e."
Escobar's indifference to lucre helps
keep admissions as low as Q30, so she is
comforted knowing that she has put high
culture within everyone's reach. She retired
from her Pasaje Rubio nook in 2005,
"because they were raising the rent." But
she is writing more, and her books now
number eight.
Maria del Carmen Escobar may
never, like Garcia Marquez, hobnob with
presidents. Her ship came in decades ago,
but her passage was in a dormitory, not a
first-class stateroom. But she welcomes an
upgrade, if it ever comes.
"And it may yet," she says. o
49 Centavos de Felicidad and other books
by Escobar should be available atyourfavorite
bookshop in Guatemala C .,. La Antigua,
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One ofPanajachel's most colorful and asked-about personages, tourists
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by Dwight Wayne Coop

Self-promoter, religious huckster, icon-
oclast, "loco"-Francisco Quiej has
been called all these things; none is
anywhere near the truth. "Indio" is what he
calls himself, even though his fellow Mayas
consider the term an insult.
This renaming took place in 1994 on
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mits throughout Central America, seeking
prime meditation venues.
"That name carries 500 years of bag-
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gates me to better myself, by doing right

by others. Then I can wear it as a badge
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ists and expats know him as a master crafts-
man who sells his own handiwork: spheri-
cal lampshades by the cluster that waft,
cloudlike, up and down the Santander
Strip, turning heads.
His long hair sets him apart as well,
since modern Mayan men rarely let their
locks grow. Indio counts no connection
with the hippies of nearby San Pedro la
Laguna, as some observers think. His hir-
suteness instead recalls the Nazarite vow
of his first-century heroes such as John the
Baptist and Simon the Zealot. Since most
scholars believe that Jesus of Nazareth was
also a Nazarite, medieval artists and Hol-
lywood alike portray him with a haircut
eerily like Indio's.
Since Indio seeks to imitate his mes-
siah in all things, he sees evangelism as his
primary calling. This makes him one of
among thousands of itinerant preachers in
Central America; unlike most, however, he
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need to "discover their trade and enter it as
a step of faith." Paul of Tarsus, he recalls,
was a tentmaker. Indio sees his own craft as
a divine gift along this line, and therefore
nothing to boast about, even as he plies it
and wins admiration.
He discovered the gift in the same way
he discovered the name: on a mountain-
top, this time in Costa Rica in 1997 while
a member of an artisan commune. "While
meditating, I was suddenly aware of the
plants growing around where I sat. I be-
gan examining them and imagining uses
for them." Since he was at a high altitude,
many of them were alpine ferns; today, fern
fronds are a staple in his designs.

The dream's significance, he says, was
that "foreigners were the door. Guatema-
lans had no interest in my lampshades, at
first." Most still do not, he thinks, because
they see them as something non-ladino and,
he adds with an ironic smile, "non-indio."
Outsiders, consequently, were his first
market. No capital was needed, just an eye
for materials, plenty of experimentation,
and Indio's own abundant charisma, which
infects everyone he meets. Most of the
materials grow wild but not necessarily at
lake-level, meaning he must harvest often
in the nearby mountains. This is no incon-
venience, since harvesting and meditation
mix well in the cold solitude of the rarified,

"That night, after coming down pine-scented heights.
from the mountain and turning in, I Foreigners remain the bulk of In-
dreamed of two blonde women t / ..I. s clientele, so it helps to hang his
don't remember any details, br at in cosmopolitan Panajachel.
when I awoke, I knew I had a JAi Yet Guatemalans are warming
direction to launch a craft." B up to his work. continued on page 104
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