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10 Party with a Purpose
Panchoy 50 celebrates its first phase
by ackand oy Houston

12 Highlights
Book:Trees in the Life of the Maya World
Event: 2008 Monty Roberts Tour

14 Messengers in the Wind
The history of kite making in
Santiago Sac.
by gnaci Ochoa photos: lvdn Castro

16 Humble Beginnings
The story of the ruins of San Jeronimo
by Joy Houston, photos by Jack Houston

18 DATEBOOK October
Guide to culture and upcoming events
compiled by Mercedes Mejicanos

36 DateBook Highlights
Las Manos de Christine

52 Time, Imagination and
La Profecia Maya 2012
The significance of the end date
of the Mayan calendar by Elizabeth Hart

78 The Art of Listening
byDr. Karmen Guevara

96 LAKE VIEWS byDwightWayneCoop
Birthday Parties
I attended 19 birthday parties last year,
each had its odd turn or twist.

112 Avoiding vs Evading
A few tips on U.S. taxpaying and
IRA accounts byStevenPittser

120 Regional Cuisine
Excellence in gastronomy as a tool
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46 La Antigua
93 Lake Atitlan
98 Quetzaltenango
100 Monterrico/Pacific Coast
102 Rio Dulce
102 El Peten
104 Cobdn
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26 Services/Shopping
30 Dining
37 Lodging
46 Services/Shopping
56 Dining
76 Lodging
40 Health
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Though the giant kites won't be fly-
ing until El dia de los difuntos (Day
of the Dead) on November 1, we'll
be seeing much smaller versions for sale
throughout the month; also, there will be
kite-making classes and excursion opportu-
nities (make your plans early) on the Day of
the Dead to Santiago Sacatepdquez to watch
the kites as they soar heavenward. Thank
you to Ivin Castro for his magnificent photo
gracing this month's cover and his shots that
accompany Messengers in the Wind, The his-
tory of kite making in Santiago Sacatepequez .
Party with a Purpose celebrates the con-
clusion of the Panchoy 50's first phase:
completing the formation and analysis of
10 volunteer committees that focused on
an integral, 50-year development plan for
the Panchoy Valley.
Humble Beginnings is the story of the
Ruins of San Jer6nimo. Once a school, a
chapel, then in 1766 it was transformed
into the Royal Customs House. The site was
abandoned in 1773 when the town was de-
stroyed (again) by a massive earthquake that
ultimately resulted in moving the Spanish
capital to what is now Guatemala City.
But before the Spanish, the Maya ruled
the region. Time, Imagination, and La Pro-
fecia Maya 2012 recaps a conference, at-
tended by more than 1,200 people, that
explored the link between the Mayan ball
game, the creation myth found in the
"Popo Vuh," carvings from a site at Izapa
and the galactic alignment set to occur on
December 21, 2012, ending the 5,125-year
Mayan Long Count calendar.
Dr. Karmen brings us The Art ofListen-
ing, and in a new column, 'Lake Views',
Dwight Wayne Coop has a lot to say about
Birthday Parties. As we're approaching the
end of another year, it is time to think about
Avoiding vs Evading, offering a few tips on
U.S. taxpaying and IRA accounts.
El Salvador is gearing up its Regional Cui-
sine and some local photographers unveil a
lovely El Salvador pictorial.
Enjoy your month. -JBT

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Photography: CesarTian, Daniel Chang
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Party with a Purpose

by Jack and Joy Houston

Panchoy 50 celebrated the conclusion of its
first phase in September with a glitz-and-
glitter gala at Hotel Casa Santo Domingo.
The project, launched in February, completed
formation and analyses of 10 volunteer com-
mittees working toward an integral, 50-year
development plan for the Panchoy Valley. In
the next phase the committees will set goals and
objectives. The project will conclude in Febru-
ary 2009 with the compilation of a comprehen-
sive document for presentation, hopefully, to a
public/private development board of the central
government. "We would set up that board as
part of our last job, signed between the govern-
ment and our foundation," according to Anti-
giefio spokesman Derek Steele.
Guatemala President Alvaro Colom ad-
dressed the roomful of 46 elegant tables of
10, commending the efforts of neighbors,
business and municipal leaders pulling to-
gether and encouraging support of govern-
ment ministers. "This was a big message,"
says Steele. Besides noting the potential as a
matter of national interest, Colom specifically
recognized the importance of protecting the
cultural heritage of La Antigua Guatemala as
a city clean and conserved".
Panchoy 50 hopes to rescue what has
been lost of that heritage, save what exists
and avoid disordered development in the fu-
ture. The idea is to rally networks of citizens
of all sectors of La Antigua, the pulse of the

Panchoy Valley, and its surrounding villages.
Obvious issues, beyond architectural conser-
vation, include traffic, waste collection and
disposal and antiquated drainage systems.
The scene of the September gala was set on
the site of the colonial Dominican monastery
founded in 1547, among the first of an eventual
16 in the town. La Antigua, then called Santia-
go de los Caballeros, was established as the seat
of the Spanish government in 1542, after the
earlier location, nearer to Volcano Agua, was
destroyed tragically and traumatically by mud-
slides and storms. The heritage that Panchoy
50 aims to preserve and protect developed over
the next 230 years, when the earthquake-weary
capital moved to now Guatemala City. Massive
evacuation by mandatory decree left the ruins
safe from stage-by-stage modernization.
Serious rescue efforts began when La An-
tigua was declared a National Monument in
1944, furthered in 1969 with the formation
of the National Council for the Protection of
La Antigua Guatemala. In 1979 the town was
added to UNESCO's World Heritage Site List.
Panchoy 50, not itself a founder, hopes
to attract interested implementing entities.
Funds collected will support work of the Pan-
choy 50 committees to return the environ-
ment, as expressed by General Coordinator
Susana Barrios Beltranena, "to the paradise
once delivered to us." 4
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Trees in the Life of
the Maya World
Co-authored by Regina
Aguirre de Riojas and
Elfriede de P611
Edited by the Botanical
Research Institute of Texas
(BRIT) Retail: Q400.00

T heAsociaci6n Becaria Guatemalteca/Colegio
Americano have been working together for
over 50 years to provide bilingual education
scholarships to economically disadvantaged
children. To date, the participating schools
include, among others, the Colegio Americano,
the Colegio Americano del Sur and the Centro
Educativo Benito Juirez. Many of the scholarship
students are the first in their family to attend
school regularly, as well, a number of them have
completed graduate studies and still others have
the opportunity to study abroad.
The Asociaci6n Becaria Guatemalteca/Colegio
Americano are pleased to announce the publication
of the newly-released book, Trees in the Life of
the Maya World. Proceeds from sales support its
ongoing scholarship and educational programs.

This book brings together the knowledge of the
shaman and the scientist, the myths and arts of
ancient civilizations and the practices of modern
people, handling each section with wisdom and
clarity of vision. This book inspires respect and
care, not just for trees, but for the whole of our
natural environment.

Books can be purchased at the Lugar de Bosques,
Av. Reforma 13-70, z. 9, edificio Real Reforma,
oficina 2-A, Guatemala City. For additional
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known as The Man Who Listens to Horses,
onty Roberts gained international fame
by developing a method of communicating with
horses using their natural body language and a
technique he calls Join-Up'. Founded on a con-
sistent set of principles, communication and
trust, Monty's methods assert that violence is
never the answer. -www.montyroberts.com

For the first time in Central America and
the second time in the whole of Latin
America, the 2008 Monty Roberts Tour
comes to the Club Ecuestre La Ronda!

This is a unique opportunity to see Monty
Roberts use his Join-Up* method on previously
'unstarted' horses, and then he will demonstrate
how to apply the method on remedial horses
with specific problems, for instance horses that
are head shy, or hesitant to load.
The show will take place on Nov. 29 starting
at 2 p.m. at the Azotea Cultural Center near La
Antigua Guatemala.
Tickets VIP Q2,000: Entrance to a private
demonstration of Join-Up* by Monty Rob-
erts, preferred seating, the opportunity to meet
Monty Roberts, his family and his trainers at a
cocktail with Q & A time; Platinum Q800: Ad-
mission to the main show with preferred seating,
priority autographs by Monty Roberts of books
and other merchandise; Silver Q400: Admission
to main show, a book or other merchandise au-
tographed by Monty Roberts.
There is ample parking, also food and conces-
sion stands and a separate VIP area. This is a lim-
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photos: Ivin Castro
www. ivancastroguatemala. corn

by Ignacio Ochoa

On November 1 and 2, a powerful
force stirs in all the towns of Gua-
temala. Traditional markets are
filled with flowers ofsempa (orange
marigolds), chrysanthemums, wild daisies
and the smell of copal-a pre-Columbian
incense made from pine resin. People clean
family graves and adorn them with cut-out
tissue paper called papelpicado, wreaths of
fresh flowers and candles. They also honor
the dead with festive foods such as candied
fruits, tamales andfiambre (a cold meat and
vegetable dish prepared only at this time of
year). These days mark the celebration of El
dia de los difuntos or the Day of the Dead,
a very important festival throughout Guate-
mala, especially in the predominantly indig-
enous town of Santiago Sacatepequez, where
it is the occasion for a unique kite-flying
ritual of the Kakchiquel people, integrating
the Catholic feast of All Saints with pre-
Columbian Mayan practices of remember-
ing the dead. The kites are made as a way
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to communicate with the dead, symbolically
attracting the spirits to earth at this special
time of the year, when family members, liv-
ing and dead, are reunited.
In Santiago Sacatepequez, there are six
cofradias (religious brotherhoods) dating
from the 17th century, each dedicated to a
different saint. Catholic missionaries insti-
tuted these brotherhoods to involve the laity
in the spiritual life of the church. Indigenous
populations, struggling to maintain their
cultural traditions and languages, blended
traditional Mayan practices with Christian
rituals in the cofradias. It is the cofradias
that organize and carry out all public reli-
gious celebrations.
The leaders of the cofradias are called
mayordomos. Villagers choose the lead or
primer mayordomo for a one-year term dur-
ing which he and his family must finance
everything related to the feast day. The cel-
ebration of Day of the Dead takes a year
to plan and involves not only religious ob-

ligations but also coordination with mu-
nicipal services and local political leaders,
bestowing on the cofradia a great deal of
political and social clout. The more services
the cofradia provides to the town, the more
esteemed its leader. Over time, this practice
creates a network of reciprocal obligations
among town members. Different cofradias
are in charge of organizing different reli-
gious celebrations.
Preparations for the celebration begin
40 days before November 1, when young
people begin the construction of the kites,
a tradition dating back at least 109 years.
Customarily, young men did most of the
work, but today young women join them in
selecting themes for the intricately designed
kites, which may be political, religious or
cultural. There is now a female kite-making
contingency in Sacatepequez that competes
in the annual kite-making competitions.
Before the kites can be made, the un-
married men of the village rise at 4 a.m.

to travel to the coast to hunt for bamboo
for the frames. In the eyes of the town, this
pre-dawn journey marks young males' pas-
sage from boys to men. The journey to the
coast is difficult, and once the youths arrive,
the work of cutting the thick bamboo is la-
borious. The youths return from the coast
to find the townspeople waiting for them,
eager to hear their stories of adventures on
the coast. The bamboo is distributed to
the kite-making groups to begin making
frames, a process that continues every day
until the Day of the Dead.
Women's role in the celebration has
historically been less public than that of
men, but crucial. They participate in the
measurement, design and construction of
the kites, preparing the ingredients and
materials, as well as helping to decide on
colors, designs and themes. Women also
do the bulk of the festival food prepara-
tion, as well as the decorating of churches
and public squares ...contnuedonpage 70

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The Story of the Ruins ofSanJerdnimo

by Joy Houston photos by Jack Houston

The spacious, bright and well-kept
flowered lawn of the San Jer6nimo
ruins at the north end of Alameda
Santa Lucia welcomes visitors to the site of
a school that functioned barely four years
and closed with five students. In Colonial
Architecture of Antigua, Sidney Markman
wrote, "Very little remains of the school
building except for a short piece of wall on
the north side." Typical of colonial struc-
tures, the kitchen chimney off the south
side also survives.
For the real story, follow that wall west
along la calle. It's a dusty, noisy bus route,
and there's no sidewalk. Just past the stylis-
tic entrance, whose base rests about three
feet underground, hangs a plaque identify-
ing the chapel of the Jesds Nazareno de San
Jer6nimo, now known as the Jesds Naza-
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reno de La Merced de La Antigua.
The first church home of the image, fac-
ing west out of town, can be seen from out-
side a barbed wire fence around the back
of the ruins site. Garbage collects alongside
the church nave, where caretakers also build
fires and hang laundry. "Undoubtedly, San
Jer6nimo [church] is one of the most sober
and simple, if not the most, remaining in
La Antigua Guatemala," say University of
San Carlos researchers. According to La
Antigua expert David Jickling, "Two small
sculptures still intact in the facade are
among the first built into the niches in San-
tiago." Short and plain, the facade contrasts
with the enormous La Recolecci6n complex
a long block west and the elegant La Mer-
ced two blocks east.
What happened here? For answers let's

see what was going on some four centuries
ago in the early days of Santiago de los Ca-
balleros, now La Antigua Guatemala.
Although three religious orders, the Do-
minicans, Franciscans and Mercedarians,
had issued statements abolishing slavery,
the Spanish wanted to avoid mixing of the
races; but mix they did, resulting in compli-
cated caste definition. "The Spanish never
constructed a physical wall that separated
the Spanish center from the indigenous
periphery but created spacial and ideologi-
cal limits," according to the Propuesta al
Valorizacidn de la Ermita de San Jerdnimo
y su Plaza (University of San Carlos, 2001).
Early plans for the town of Santiago even
included boulevards to mark the borders
of the 'ins' and the 'outs'. These were never
completed, but the tree-lined Alameda
Santa Lucia marked the western border.
Ten neighborhoods (barrios) developed

in the extramuros, i.e., outside the invisible
walls, the barrios at the western edge of the
city becoming the worst slums, according
to historian Fuentes y Guzmin (Historia
General de Guatemala). The fermented fruit
drink chicha, made mostly in the poor bar-
rios, was "...a very important clandestine
industry for the urban economy." The San
Jer6nimo barrio of craftsmen, shoemak-
ers and tailors, at the northwest corner of
Alameda Santa Lucia, was fraught with
drunkenness and violence.
San Jer6nimo was under Mercedar-
ian care. It was off the nave of the humble
church of that troublesome neighborhood
that, in 1684, a chapel home was built for
the image Jesds Nazareno de San Jer6nimo,
sculpted by Alonzo de la Paz in 1675.
In 1726, the Franciscans and the Do-
minicans already having schools, it seemed
appropriate that the contnuednpage

West facade of San Jer6onmo church. Sculpted image

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TUME PARTY: Star Wars theme with con-
tests, souvenirs for sale; Sun., 6th a fireworks
display. Adults, Q20/youngsters, Q8. Museo
Miraflores (tel: 2470-3415) 7a calle 21-55, z. 11,
Guatemala City.
2Thurs., through Tues., 28th ART: Del
arte al niio, exhibition and sale of contempo-
rary art featuring the work of over 100 national
and international artists, proceeds benefit FUN-
SILEC, a non-profit organization working to
improve the quality of life for children afflicted
with brain injuries. Hotel Real Intercontinental
(tel: 7831-2488) 14 calle 2-51, z. 10, Guatemala
Citi, See DareBook highli ht on nae 3( V

2Thurs., 6pm (Spanish) THEATER: Es-
tas si son jodidas presented by graduate stu-
dents from Colegio Mixto Santo Tomis; profits
to benefit the children of San Miguel Duefas.
Q50. (tel: 4397-9094.) Convento de Capuchi-
nas, corner of 2a av. norte & 2a calle oriented,
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2 Thurs., 6pm- (Spanish) FILM: La nina de
tus ojos, directed by Fernando Trueba. Q15.
Centro Cultural El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), 5a
calle poniente #15, La Antigua.
4 Sat., 10am-4pm PA-
In honor of Dia de la Mascota,
AWARE (Animal Welfare
Assoc-Rescue/Education) and
Hound Heights, a no-kill
animal shelter in Sumpango, will be joined
by Caja Lddica, Mascotas Terapeutas, Purina
and the Purina Dog, Bomberos Voluntarios
and their station dog, plus friends of AWARE
and their dogs ... inviting you to bringyour
children and join in theparade that begins at
la av. norte & 4a calle oriented and ends at the
Ruinas de San Jer6nimo (see related article
on page 16) where there will be all kinds of
dog and cat-related activities plus the Nueva
Acr6polis puppets, mimes, animal face paint-
ing, music and food. LaAntigua.
aturdays, 4th, llth, 18th & 25th, 9am-4pm
WORKSHOP: Kitemaking, it takes 1-2
hours to make a kite; classes taught by members
of the Cultural Commission of the Asociaci6n
Nahual and the Kaqchikel Youth Group. Q100
p/p incls. instruction and all materials. Asocia-
ci6n Nahual (7832-0165/0167 & 5985-4954), 2a
av. norte #6-B, LaAntigua. V
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4 Sat., 11am -ART: Inauguration, Textiles
de Guatemala, featuring pieces from a pri-
vate collection belonging to Haruko Suzuki.
Free. Colegio Mayor de Santo Tomis de Aqui-
no, la av. norte #23, La Antigua. V

Sat., 8pm CELEBRATION: Octobefest,
Q125 includes all the ice-cold Gallo you can
drink. Estudio 35, Calle del Arco #35, LaAntigua.
4 Sat., 7pm PHOTOGRAPHY: El Tesoro
del Vagabundo by Guatemalan photographer
Arturo Molina. Free. Centro Cultural El Sitio (tel:
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Tues., 9am-lpm RUMMAGE SALE:
Incredible prices and hidden treasures;
proceeds ben- .
efit social programs. .-
Union Church (tel:
2361-2037) 12 calle "l ,
7-37, z. 9, Guate- |3 jjjM
mala City.
7Tues., 5:30pm (English) LECTURE:
Los Patojos, Forming Leaders for Guatemala
with Director, Juan Pablo Romero, speaking
about the difficulties that affect young people
in Sacatepequez and how this NGO helps
them deal with and prevent future problems in
their lives. Donation Q25. Rainbow Cafe (tel:
7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.

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8 Wed., 5pm ART AUCTION: Wine and
cheese inauguration, English for Everyone,
with a collective exhibition of work by Guate-
malan artists to be auctioned by silent bids. If
you miss the inauguration, you can visit the gal-
lery and place your bid before the culmination
of this auction on Tues., 28th. The proceeds
assist children living at the zone 3 Guatemala
City garbage dump who attend the Camino Se-
guro school in collaboration with Las Manos de
Christine. Galeria Panza Verde (tel: 7832-2925)
5a av. sur #19, La Antigua. See DateBook
highlight on page 36. V

8Wed., 6:30pm-ART Exposition, ArteMon-
tessori 2008. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081) 6a
calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.
8Wed., & Thurs., 9th, 8pm DANCE:
Se me fue el pajaro, a contemporary dance
choreographed by Andrea Siekavizza de la Fu-
ente. Q50/Q25. Teatro Dick Smith IGA (tel:
2422-5555) ruta 1, 4-05, z. 4, Guatemala City.
9Ihurs., 6pm (Spanish) FILM:Alas tristes,
directed by Agustin Diaz Yanes. Q15. Cen-
tro Cultural El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), 5a calle
poniente #15, LaAntigua.
1 fFri., 8pm MUSIC: Accordion per-
l formance Viajando, musicalmentepor el
mundo, with Jorge Herrera
de la Cerda and Lilia Tello.
Q50. Centro Cultural El
Sitio (tel: 7832-3037),

1OFri., 10am-12:30/2:30-7pm- ART: In-
1 auguration of Realidad distorsionada with
the latest work by artist Maria Dolores Castella-
nos. Free. Galeria Carlos Woods (tel: 2366-6883)
10 av. 5-49, z. 14, Guatemala City.

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1 Sat., 7pm -
(Spanish) DANCE
WORKSHOP: La danza
del vientre, un lenguaje
oculto with choreographer
Munira Matthews. Q50.
Centro Cultural El Sitio
(tel: 7832-3037), 5a calle
poniente #15,

Saturday 11th & 18th, 1:30 to 4:30pm -
(Spanish) READING CLUB: Activities
encouraging children to read; Q20, material
included. Museo Miraflores (tel: 2470-3415) 7a
calle 21-55, z. 11, Guatemala City.
1 2Mon., 5pm MAYAN CEREMONY:
SJPresentation of an authentic Mayan cer-
emony. La Pena de Sol Latino (7882-4468) 5a
calle poniente #15-C, LaAntigua.
14 Tues., 4 to 7pm (English/Spanish) NET-
WORKING: 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.
1 Tues., ART: Inauguration of Arte
-I actual El Salvador, with work by Ronald
Moran, Jos6 Rodriguez, Carmen Elena Trigue-
ros, Danny Zabaleta and Luis Cornejo. Galeria
El Attico (tel: 2368-0853) 4a av. 15-45, z. 14,
Guatemala City.
1 Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK by
Itmembers of AWARE (Animal Welfare
Education), an NGO
dedicated to rescue of
injured, abandoned
and homeless dogs .a C.1
cats. Donation Q25
Rainbow Caf6 (tel:
7832-1919) 7a av. s ,
#8, LaAntigua.
1 ATues., 5:30pm FASHION SHOW:
1-Show de modas benefiting the organiza-
tion Int6grame; hosted by Comit6 de damas del
Club Rotario Guatemala Sur. Museo Ixchel (tel:
2361-8081) 6a c. final, z. 10, Guatemala City.

1 hours 6pm (Spanish) FILM: El
1jl1aberinto delfauno, directed by Guillermo
del Toro. Q15. Centro Cultural El Sitio (tel:
7832-3037), 5a calle poniente #15, LaAntigua.
1 Sat., 7pm ART: En 4 trazos by Gua-
temalan artists Sergio Valenzuela, Daniel
Espinoza, Erick Gonzilez and Alfonso Porres.
Free. Centro Cultural El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037),
5a calle poniente #15, LaAntigua. V

1 Sat., 11am FILM: La vida rota, a
documentary on the life of the Guate-
malan writer Jos6 Maria L6pez Valdiz6n. Free.
Colegio Mayor de Santo Tomis de Aquino. la
av. norte #23, LaAntigua.
2 Mon., 11am to midnight BEN-
IV EFIT: Personajespor un dia with this
day's profits donated to the nursing home
F, iy Rodrigo
E[.: La Cruz.
-. rsonajes (tel:
-32-3758) 6a
norte #6,
I ,Antigua.
21 Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK:
.1 Life in Guatemala: Brief history and cur-
rent conditions by Sue Patterson, a U.S. foreign
service officer, former U.S. consul, founder and
executive director of WINGS, a non-profit or-
ganization dedicated to reproductive health and
family planning. Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf6
(tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.
1 Tues., 7pm (English) BOOK CLUB:
S.Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austine.
Union Church (tel: 2361-2037) 12 calle 7-37, z.
9, Guatemala City.
22 Wed., 7pm QUILT ART: Inaugura-
.tion of Unidos en un mundo de retazos with
work by members of the Asociaci6n de Quilting
de Guatemala. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081) 6a
calle final, z.10, Guatemala City.
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2 Wed., 7:30pm EXPOSITION
.HONORING the life and work of Dr.
Alfredo MacKenney; music by the Marimba na-
cional de concerto, directed by maestro Lester
Godinez. IGA, Lobby and El Centro Cultural,
ruta 1, 4-05, z. 4, Guatemala City.
2 Thurs., 5pm DOCUMENTARY:
J From the Maya to the North Pole, screening
and discussion ofVida Amor de Paz's exploration
of the ancient Mayan prophecy regarding chang-
es in the environment that in modern terms we
call global warming. Donation Q25. Rainbow
Caf6 (tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.
2 3Thur., 6:30pm (Spanish) CONFER-
23ENCE: Rio azul, archaeological investi-
gations by Liwy Gracioso. Q20/students, Q10.
Note: parking Q12/hr. Museo Popol Vuh, sec-
ond floor (tel: 2338-7896) 6a calle final, z. 10,
Guatemala City.
2 Fri., 6pm DANCE: Juguetes y cas-
2 -canueces performed by students from the
Danza Estudio school. Q50. Centro Cultural El
Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), LaAntigua.
2 Sat., 9am to 5pm TRADE MAR-
SKET: Organized by "As Green As It Gets,"
with table set ups offering wonderful in-country
products for sale including coffee, art, jade, tex-
tiles, jewelry, dried fruits and other delicacies,
100 percent of profits funded directly back to the
producers. Stuardo's Place (tel: 7823-2160) Calle
Chipilapa #9-A, LaAntigua.
2 Sat., 11am -DVD-DANCE: An en-
..semble performance of Tango Argentino
with music by the "orquesta tipica" and the Or-
questa Filarm6nica de Buenos Aires, Argentina;
directed by Daniel Baremboim and presented by
Ingeniero Jos6 Angel Lee. Free. Colegio Mayor
de Santo Tomis de Aquino (tel: 7832-0231)1a av.
norte #23, LaAntigua.
2 Sat., 5pm MUSIC: Concert by
.guitarist Alesssio Menoni. Centro de
Formaci6n de la Cooperaci6n Espanola (tel:
7832-1276) 6a av. norte (between 3a y 4a calle
poniente), LaAntigua.
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troubles, but most of them never happened.
-Mark Twain

2 Sat., 4pm PUPPET SHOW: Las
aventuras del Tio Conejo with dialog based
on short stories, directed by Ricardo Estrada and
Carmen Lyra. Q30. Centro Cultural El Sitio (tel:
7832-3037), 5a calle poniente #15, LaAntigua.
SSat., 5pm PERFORMANCE: Tal-
ented kids from the school performing
arts will highlight singing, acting and dancing.
Q15. Museo Miraflores (tel: 2470-3415) 7a calle
21-55 z.ll, Guatemala City.
2 Sun., 4pm MUSICAL: Ldzaro, pre-
La sented by Teatro Fusi6n Artistica, direct-
ed by Gerardo Garcia. Free. Centro Cultural El
Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), LaAntigua.
2 Tues., 5:30pm TALK: CasaSito and
28Mujb'ab'l Yol Projects and plans, learn
more about the many good-works projects. Also,
see a short documentary about community ra-
dio stations. Donation Q25. Rainbow Cafe (tel:
7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.
2 Tues., 6:30 to 8:30pm, continuing in
Nov., 4th, 11th, & 18th (Spanish)
COURSE: Mas aldi del Centro Histdrico by Miguel
Alvarez Ar&valo. Note: parking Q12/hr. Museo
Popol Vuh, sal6n CS103, first floor (tel: 2338-7896)
6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.
1 Fri., 8pm MUSIC: South American
and Russian music, Dos continents, un
Ssentimiento, performed
by Svetlana Sizoff. Q50.
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and much more! No cover. Rainbow Cafe
(tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.
1 8pm A great prize for the best cos-
Stume! Q50 includes a drink. Estudio 35,
Calle del Arco #35, LaAntigua.

Arte Actual EL TUNEL
Guatemala City
Celebrates 37 Years
The Guatemalan art world rejoiced in 1971
when the Arte Actual El Tunel opened its doors
in Guatemala City. The gallery quickly became
a home to many artists as a place where they
could showcase their work and also for patrons
who were delighted to gather at the gallery to
enjoy art expositions. This month the gallery
features, in a not-to-be-missed show with work
by the well-known artist Jos6 Colaj. Note the
new address: Plaza Obelisco 16 calle 1-01, z. 10.
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La Antigua Guatemala
Celebrates 33 Years
Since 1975, when the first La Fonda de la Calle
Real opened its doors, patrons from all over the
world have enjoyed its delicious Guatemalan cui-
sine. Whether you're the president of the United
States or a Hollywood movie star, a political,
royalty, or simply out with your family enjoying a
meal, the folks at La Fonda are there to greet you
by offering great service and excellent food.
Celebrating this year's anniversary, La Fonda
will be featuring special events, promotions and
surprises all month long. At three locations to
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Monday, 7pm DHARMA FLICKS:
6th Why People Don't Heal & How They
Can, part I, with Caroline Myss; 13th Why
People Don't Heal & How They Can part II, with
Caroline Myss; 20th Eckhart Tolle's Findhorn
Retreat; 27th Art Mind: The Healing Power
of Sacred Art. Free. Mes6n Panza Verde (tel:
7832-2925) 5a av. sur #19, LaAntigua.
M 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.
M ondays-7:30pm MUSIC: Don Ramiro
will serenade you with some beautiful Latin
folk music. Free. Rainbow Cafe (tel: 7832-1919)
7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.
M ondays, 8-10pm LIVE MUSIC:
I Sounds ofthe Blues. La Cueva Panza Verde
(tel: 7832-2925) 5a av. sur #19, LaAntigua.
T nuesdays, 6pm (English) BENEFIT
ISLIDE SHOW: Antigua: Behind the 'I
with a one-hour slide show by Elizabeth Bell.
Q30, benefits educational program. Fusi6n (tel:
4144-0171) la calle poniente #9), LaAntigua.
Tuesdays, 7:30pm MUSIC: Ramiro plays
. trova Cubana. Free. La Pena de Sol Latino (tel:
7882-4468) 5a calle poniente #15-C, LaAntigua.
T uesdays, 7:30pm -MUSIC:-I -.11
Slow you away with some classics and his
infamous tequila song. Free. Rainbow Cafe (tel:
7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.
Wednesdays, 7:30pm MUSIC: Open Mike
W 1I. r.-.d byJuan-Jo and friends. A com-
plimentary drink for all performers. Free. Rainbow
Cafe (tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. Sur #8, LaAntigua.
Wednesdays-Sundays, 7:30pm- MUSIC:
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Free. La Pena de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468) 5a
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V Jazz Trio. Q25. La Cueva de Panza Verde
(tel: 7832-2925) 5a av. sur #19, LaAntigua.
W Sed. through Fri., 7:30pm MUSIC:
VSwing de Negro with great salsa and Car-
ibbean rhythms. Free. Studio 35, Calle del
Arco #35, LaAntigua.
T hursdays, 7:30pm MUSIC: Cuban
maestro Wilfredo will charm you with
his beautiful piano playing and improvisation.
Free. Rainbow Cafe (tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur
#8, LaAntigua.
T hursdays and
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- MUSIC: Cuban jazz
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hurs. through Sun., 7:30pm MUSIC:
Son de Antigua. Free. Estudio 35, Calle del
Arco #35, LaAntigua.
Saturdays, 7:30pm MUSIC: La Casa de
Kello gets the party going with a mixture of
their own music, latino beats, blues and popu-
lar western music. Free. Rainbow Cafe (tel:
7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.
undays, 7:30pm MUSIC: La Raiz-Luis,
Juan-Jo & Choko, great improvised classics.
Free. Rainbow Cafe (tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur
#8, LaAntigua.
undays, 6:30pm (English) SUNDAYART
FLICKS: 5th Andy Goldsworthy's Rivers
and Tides; 12th Great Women Artists: Georgia
O'Keefe; 19th Great Women Artists: Mary Cas-
satt; 26th Mir6. Q15. Mes6n Panza Verde (tel:
7832-2925) 5a av. sur #19, LaAntigua.
ART: Presenting the latest works by North
American renowned artist William Kalwick.
La Antigua Galeria de Arte (tel: 7832-2866) 4a
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a soothingvoice say "Nice tie!" Looking around he noticed that the bar was empty except for himself
and the bartender at the end of the bar. A few sips later the voice said "Beautiful shirt."
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Art Auction at the Mes6n Panza Verde,
La Antigua Guatemala

Featuring well-known and up-and-coming
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raiser will go toward the expansion and de-
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Camino Seguro (Safe Passage) School, an NGO
that works with children and families living
in the Guatemala City dump. Camino Seguro
provides education, food aid and housing for
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group of parents, teachers and others with the
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effects of brain injuries. Over the past seven
years FUNSILEC has worked diligently to cre-
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with brain injuries that now have the opportu-
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the chance to integrate within society at large.
An auxiliary function of FUNSILEC is to in-
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cidents. Fundraising activities include bazaars,
raffles, dinner events and art expos.
This month the foundation features Del
arte al niho, an exposition and sale of con-
temporary art by more than 100 national
and international artists. The inauguration,
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La Profecia

Maya 2012

by Elizabeth Hart photos: Georgeann Johnson

It may be difficult to find friends and
family outside of Guatemala who
know much about the Mayan calendar.
But here, the calendar-and especially the
significance of its end date in 2012-are
regular topics of conversation, as Guate-
mala's ancient history was likely a part of
the original intrigue for many of us. So
strong is the interest in the Mayan calendar
that more than 1,200 people-including
international ambassadors and consuls, 52
Maya spiritual guides and representatives
from over a dozen museums and universi-
ties of Guatemala-converged at Casa San-
to Domingo on Aug. 23 for the conference
La Profecia Maya 2012. Far from the fringe,
conference participants represented a cross-
section of people from a global movement
for change based on indigenous wisdom.
The conference's aim, underscored by
archaeologist Mary Lou Ridinger, was to
explore the link between the Mayan ball
game, the creation myth found in the Popol
Vuh, carvings from the site of Izapa and the
galactic alignment set to occur on Decem-
ber 21st, 2012, the end of the 5,125-year
Mayan Long Count calendar.
Author John Major Jenkins, who head-
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Ballet Folkl6rico dancers perform
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lined the list of speakers, is part of a com-
munity with an emerging interest in the
Mayan's cyclical, holistic method of keeping
time-a method that illuminates the pair-
ing of life on earth and life in the cosmos.
The sophisticated Mayan Long Count
calendar not only tracks days and groups of
days, but also "Great Cycles"-large cycles
of time that recognize the stages of human-
ity's collective growth. According to the
Mayan Long Count calendar, the year 2012
marks the end of one of these great cycles of
time and the birth of a new World Age.
Today, our everyday perceptions are
based on our use of the inherited Gregorian
calendar, and so placing ourselves within
the scope of Mayan time requires a dose of
radical thinking-the same kind of radical
thinking that allowed the ancient popula-
tions of Mesoamerica to undergo a para-
digm shift that would come to define an
entire civilization.
In fact, it took hundreds of years for
the pre-Maya at Izapa to shift their beliefs
about the cosmos and to gather astronomi-
cal calculations that would culminate in
the creation of the Long Count calendar.
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La ProfeIia Maya cont. from previous page
has led Jenkins to find that ancient Mayan
astronomy, mythology, symbolism, proph-
ecy and spirituality evolved side by side to
form a profound vision of the future. That
future is our present, the end of the Long
Count calendar. This time, our time, was
codified within the very creation myth of
the Maya at Izapa, says Jenkins.
Izapa is a small ceremonial site in south-
western Chiapas, Mexico, where Jenkins
has spent years studying the well-intact
thrones, stelae and ball court. Here, dedi-
cated sky watchers and shaman-astrono-
mers collected data, based on observation,
that led to the discovery of the precession
of the equinoxes-the phenomenon of our
planet's wobble on its axis. The ancient Iza-
pans predicted a precessional cycle to be
25,626 years, and modern astronomers, us-
ing advanced computer technology, agree.
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Members of Ballet Folkl6rico,
whose performance for the
event was donated by INGUAT

The discovery of the Earth's
wobble, and its observable re-
sult in the sky, caused ancient
astronomers to completely re-
think their relationship to the
cosmos, which previously re-
volved around a Polar God, represented by
the Pole star. The new paradigm recognized
the center of the universe to be a dark rift in
the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
To shift their belief regarding who or
what was the very center of the universe
required an unparalleled degree of open-
mindedness. But once the Izapans had made
their case, it wasn't long until word spread
throughout the Mayan world, and the new
calendar, based on a future astronomical
event became the center of Maya life and
spirituality. The event was set to take place
on the day we call December 21, 2012.
To further explain the significance of
the calendar end-date, the conference wel-
comed independent researcher Georgeann
Johnson. Johnson offered a profound look
at the Mayan ball game as a symbol for the
astronomical alignment of 2012. According
to Ms. Johnson, the Mayan ball court, such
as the one found at Izapa, is a structural
representation of the Milky Way. The game
is played with a rubber or stone ball, and
when this ball (symbolic of the sun) passes
through the goal ring, the game is won.
The game, an integral part of Maya life,
referred to none other than the events of
December 21, 2012 when the solstice sun
will rise, and pass through the Milky Way's
central dark rift.
Ms. Johnson went on to note that the
game itself is also a metaphor ont on page114

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San Jer6nim0 cont.from page 17
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donated property behind their little San Jer6nimo church. It took almost 20 years to
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authority and ordered the school not only
closed but demolished. It may have been
a blessing in disguise for the struggling
school of the Mercedarians.
Nonetheless, the property was considered
too new and strong to be destroyed, and local
authorities managed to continue the matter
for a few years. In 1766 it was resolved that
the site could serve as the Royal Customs
House, incidentally relieving La Merced's
unpaid debt for wine and oil, and also that
the worrisome barrio of San Jer6nimo might
benefit with the presence of military bar-
racks. Modifications to adapt the facility in-
cluded a stable for 150 horses along the south
and east sides. This was all abandoned a few
years later, when the earthquake of 1773
forced moving the Spanish seat to now Gua-
temala City. Then pillage took its toll.
The chapel continued in use until some

ABOVE: Entrance of church from inside nave
BELOW: Inside of chapel of Jests Nazareno
de San Jer6nimo

time after 1804, when the Jesds Nazareno
was moved to the church of San Sebastiin
and then to La Merced in 1883. As a point
of clarification, an earlier Jesds Nazareno
de La Merced image, sculpted by Mateo
de Zdfiiga, had led the last of the stragglers
from Santiago to the new capital in 1778,
where it remains today.
Restoration work at San Jer6nimo in
1975 and 1998 by the Council for the
Protection of La Antigua saved the all-but-
forgotten chapel. Little is left of the scant
decoration inside; the outside was even less
decorated. As for the fine plaza and foun-
tain, floods as well as use as a garbage dump
had raised the level over three feet.
Now at home in a chapel of honor in La
Merced, the much-venerated Jesds Naza-
reno "whose look penetrates to the soul"
(Escultura Colonial en Guatemala) is carried
in grand procession to the awe of thousands
every Good Friday.

The school of San Jer6nimo was not the
only construction ordered torn down.
Similarly, in 1740 the people of barrio El
Tortuguero, at the south end of town, col-
lected alms and began construction of a
chapel for their image of Saint Joseph (San
Josd), another work of Alonzo de la Paz.
Historians say it was probably due to lack
of understanding by the simple barrio folk
that they went ahead without license from
King Philip V. The Town Council had au-
thorized the work; but, instead of approval
when inauguration was requested in 1742,
"the authorities in Spain took a dim view
of the procedure and ordered the hermitage
closed and the building torn down." (Mark-
man) Further, His Majesty fined the town
treasurer for not opposing the project.
The work stopped, but, again like San
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for a place for religious service was granted.
Construction restarted; and the building,
made bigger and more beautiful after 20
years of delays, was inaugurated in 1762.
But the end came for San Jos6 with the
earthquake of 1773, despite its preservation
by smart, short and wide construction. Af-
ter serving briefly as a temporary convent
for the Carmelite nuns of Santa Teresa, the
church, like much of the city, was aban-
doned when the capital was moved to what
is now Guatemala City. The space eventu-
ally was used as a tannery until the 1930s,
when it was declared a national monument.
Its name was changed to San Jos6 el Viejo
when the parish church of San Jos6 was
founded within the cathedral in the early
1800s. The ornate facade near the center of

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inside East Germany, the group presented
a concert together with the Mayan AJ mu-
sical group of Chimaltenango to a diverse
crowd in the Church of San Jos6 el Viejo
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mix on the very site of an ostracized group
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lemon peel and water. Ropes used for kite
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often attach hand-written messages to guide
the spirits in their journey from heaven to
earth). Woven stalks of castilla, a plant simi-
lar to wheat, form the frames of smaller kites,
while the largest frames are made from the
bamboo gathered on the coast.
The kites display three main styles, each
with a characteristic design and size, and
are made of tissue paper, seemingly too thin
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from a half to 10 meters in diameter and
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in October, the people of Santiago choose
their favorite kite, usually showing the great-
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with themes from ancestral Maya culture.

n November 1, people begin to fill
the cemetery at 4 a.m. While clean-
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tombs, neighbors fondly reminisce about
the deceased and catch up on the latest
news. Community bonds are renewed and
strengthened as people work side by side,
sharing paint, tools and brushes to refur-
bish tombs, while they water flowers, pray
and picnic together.

The young people await a strong wind
to raise their giant kites to the skies. The
kites brighten the skies and signal the trav-
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lowered and the townspeople return home
to await the arrival of the souls. Families
may set up home shrines or altars in honor
of deceased family members, and extend-
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to pay their respects. Visitors are offered
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year-three for my boys and
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IJ id its odd turn or twist.
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ethnocentrism, I'll admit here that Central
Americans do no worse a job of honoring
their birthday boys and girls than do parents
in the United States. So the observations
that follow are offered in a spirit of fascina-
tion, not contempt.
One defense of Central American birthday
parties is that thepinata industry would wither
without them. Provincial Panajachel has three
full-time pinata wrights, and Guatemala City
has entire neighborhoods ofthem. The industry
is also recession-proof, since kids keep having
birthdays and because, to date, China hasn't
found a way to undersell local pinata makers.
Whereas Guatemalan pinatas succumb after
about 40 or so blows, the theoretical Chinese
version crumbles with the one-percent increase
of barometric pressure it experiences when
pulled from the shopping bag.
So with all this going for local, handmade
pinatas, who are we to, um, knock them? In
fact, with the diaspora of Central Americans
into the United States, parents there are find-
ing they can substitute pinatas for balloon-
sculpting clowns, which cost more and tend to
complain if little Joey kicks them because he
didn't get a Buzz Lightyear.
Now although pinatas have migrated
abroad, their handmaiden, the sorpresa (sur-
prise), has not. Here is how sorpresas work: big-
ger, faster kids do better in the pinata scram-
ble, so afterwards everybody gets a little goodie
bag. The pinata itself is stuffed with cheapo
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candy and, sometimes, peanuts. Sorpresas,
contrarily, are doles of little toys and the kind
of candy you want on the coffee table when
your fiancee's parents visit. Sorpresas, then, are
the great equalizer at birthday parties.
There is also an equalizing principle in the
area of gifts. Unlike in the United States, the
birthday child normally waits until everyone
leaves before opening the presents, which
lack a "To Pepito from ..." tag. This protects
the anonymity of guests who spent little on
the gift, which is nice for those of limited
means. However, it seems understood that
if you are conspicuously affluent, relative to
the other guests, then your gift must be ac-
cordingly conspicuous.
The climax of the party seems to be the
rostrazo that precedes rounds of Happy boor-
day to joo! and Ya queremos pastel! Just after
Little Pepito blows out the candles, which is
not always done, somebody nudges Pepito's
face into the cake. This rite is always attempt-
ed if the child is under about 7 or otherwise
unwary of the ritual. Perhaps he forgot last
year's indignity.
For those of you new to Central America,
I am not making this up. Anyone who has at-
tended birthday parties in these cold tropics
can confirm this. The surprise is not the inevi-
tability of the action, but the victim's reaction
or, if he is wise to it, his resistance. No two
occurrences are exactly alike.
Now, reader, one has to wonder. Are ex-
emptions made whenever the kid has visible
symptoms of, say, a head cold? I mean, really!
If not, then can you imagine yourself angling
for a slice remote from the crash site? If it took
place at the top right corner of Sponge Bob's
head, then perhaps the lower left corner of the
"square pants" is potentially more appetizing.
As far as candles are concerned, Central

Americans do us one better and make up
for the graceless rostrazo. Instead of sev-
eral little candles, a wax numeral is often
all that is there. Many times I have seen the
child remove this and extinguish it with a
sanitary whiff. This beats the lung wringing
that accompanies the gusting of a handful
of candles straggling all over Sponge Bob.
I remember how, at the age of 10, I made
a birthday cake for my 4-year-old sister.
She wound up spitting more than blowing.
Hmm. Maybe I will take my chance with a
caked marred by a rostrazo.
Sponge Bob's presence as a cake motif
is also revealing. Go to enough parties and,
sooner or later, you encounter Dora the Ex-
plorer, Homer Simpson and "Espaiderman."
The observation? That globalism has pen-
etrated even the waifish recess of birthday
celebration. But outsiders advance globalism
by their presence; every party with non-na-
tives present is an affirmation that uniformity
breeds expectation.

My friends Grant and Sue, from Australia
and Austria, respectively, recently invited us
to celebrate their daughter's fourth birthday.
Among the guests, I counted people from no
less than 13 countries and five continents.
And I did what I have found is the best thing
you can do, if you don't want to spend money
on toys that self-destruct within 48 hours,
and if you want to relieve the harried parents.
It is this: Be available, cash in hand, for last-
minute errands to buy more hot dog buns or
punch, then sweep up the pinata detritus.
Reader, you should try this; the parents, after
all, do most of the remembering.
And indeed, these parties are more for par-
ents than parents may want to admit. I know
two Guatemalan families that had multiple
miscarriages before they had a live baby. Both
spared no expense on that first birthday par-
ty. I imagine that parents in other countries,
even mine, would do the same. And I imagine
1-year-old Pepito crying while it plays out and
then taking a long nap after the fuss ends. O
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