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10 Spectacular, Accessible Iximche
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12 Crafting Clay in Tutuapa
Mayan women make beautiful pots
using only their hands and basic tools

15 Artistry in Wood Woodcarving
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16 Healthcare in Colonial
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19 Banking the Unbanked The IFUD
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20 Lake Views by Dwight WayneCoop
In Pursuit of Goatsuckers

21 Guatemala Travel: Night of the
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40 Tick Tock byDr. Karmen Guevara

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ur cover story this month takes
us to the ruins of Iximch&. Writer
Dwight Wayne Coop cites many
good reasons for visiting the park and an
update of what's new there, as well as a
brief history of this battle-torn center of the
Kakchikel domain.
If you are one of the many who agree
that food tastes better when it is cooked in
a clay pot, check out Kathy Rousso's article,
Clay C i- in Tutuapa. There the Maya
women create beautiful, functional pottery
using only their hands and basic tools.
Woodcarving has a long-standing tra-
dition in Guatemala. Ira Lewis' Artistry in
Wood gives us some background and some
tips on how to find the right carver for any
custom woodwork you may need.
In part one of Healthcare in Colonial
Guatemala, Joy Houston takes us to the 16th
century to learn what medical options were
available for wounds from enemy arrows,
burns or natural disasters. The photos by
Jack Houston show us where you can still
see remnants of an ancient hospital.
Plus, we have lots of other fun stuff like:
A festival in Senahd by Brent Holmes; La
Fida in El Salvador; Book Alert, Plants
of the Montane Forests; Dr. Karmen Gue-
vara on time; Sensuous Guatemala by Ken
Veronda; Ode to Old by Martin Leadbitter;
and a Photo Op by Lena Johannessen.
Border Crossing honors the life of a won-
derful friend lost, Pat Cornell. Her grace
and charm will be missed by many.
Let us not forget to honor our fathers,
alive and passed, this month. There are sev-
eral fatherhood quotations throughout the
mag as well as some funny travel quotes.
If you are ready to be entertained the
DateBook section has lots of great options.
Just think of this issue as a Revue tool-
kit to help you to enjoy your June.
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From Kings to Conquerors, and Proconsuls to Presidents-
all have trod here, leaving something and taking something.

Most travelers whiz through Tecpan
at white-knuckling speed on their
way to Lake Atitl~n or Quet-
zaltenango. Some slow down a bit to admire
the towering thatches of the Katok and Kape
Paulinos restaurants, which form a pasto-
ral skyline. Still others stop for gas or eats,
(Chichoy, El Pedregal, and the beautiful
Casa Xara) but they never suspect that a vi-
brant metropolis is on the lee side of a nearby
hill. Why? Because Tecpin is that rare Gua-
temalan town that is big yet bypassable.
Just beyond Tecpin is an older city, with
a sturdier, stonier skyline, peopled only by
ghosts and watchmen-and by children
lucky enough to be growing up nearby.
For them, Iximch6 is not a ruin but a play-
ground to sneak into, a warren of forts,
courts and canals, where imaginary wars
play out among descendants of those who
fought real wars in this place, whose name
(pronounced ee-sheem-CHAY) paradoxi-
cally means "tree of corn."
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by Dwight Wayne Coop

It may be Iximch's destiny to become
Guatemala's most-visited archeological site.
Not because it is the most spectacular-
although it is spectacular-but for its ac-
cessibility. It lies only scant minutes from
the Pan American Highway, and it finally
has a museum and visitor facilities that the
ghosts can be proud of. There is little excuse
not to go.
IximchC's modern tranquility belies a
past rife with bloodshed and turbidity.
The story begins in 1470 with its founding
by King Kakib, called "the Great" for his acu-
men in unifying the Kakchikels and enlarg-
ing their domain. Their principal foe in those
days was the larger K'ich6 nation, centered
on Gumarcaj. This place was uncomfortably
close to the Kakchikel capital, Chaviar, the
site of modern Chichicastenango. So Kakib
moved his court to the current site.
After Kakib's passing, Iximch6 and the
federation it led were ruled under a pow-
er-sharing arrangement rivaled in sophis-

tication for that era only by certain petty
republics in Renaissance Italy. Everyone
belonged to one of four clans; from two
of these, the Tukuche and the Akajal, two
proconsul-like executives emerged.
In the spring of 1493, this system faltered.
Bearded white strangers were by this time
prowling the coasts of the Americas, seeking
gold. Reports of their greed and treachery
might have preserved unity among the lords
of Iximche, but it is unlikely that rumors,
much less confirmed sightings, of the out-
siders had reached the highlands. On May
18, 1493, the Akajal rose up and expelled the
Tukuch&. A battle followed in Iximchd's out-
skirts, with the Akajal prevailing and sacri-
ficing the vanquished.
By 1510, Iximche, now led by procon-
suls La'uh Noh and Hunik', had likely
received the first substantive reports of
bearded aliens. Ironically, these notices
came from a Mexican emperor, the same
Moctezuma who would be famously mis-
led concerning the character and auspice
of the foreigners.
Nevertheless, in 1511, Iximch6 was
again at war with the K'iche, sending an
army to march on Gumarcaj. This invasion
failed, and other disasters ensued. A fire in
1514 destroyed all of the town's wooden
and thatch structures. By 1519, someone
had brought small pox home. La'uh Noh
and Hunik' died that year, probably suc-
cumbing to the pestilence.
The succeeding proconsuls, Beleh6 Qat
and Kahi Imox, were roped by the Spanish
into an opportunistic alliance against the
K'ich&. This gave Iximch6 temporary in-
surance from the razing that the Spaniards
had already wrought on many towns dur-
ing their sprees of conquest.
In 1523, Hernan Cortes toppled Moct-
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text and photos by Kathy Rousso

in a clay pot, everyone agrees.
While today enamel and alumi-
num cookware is found in most
kitchens, many cooks still have a clay pot or
two for their special dish. Before synthetic
materials were available, clay pots, in many
shapes and sizes, were the only option. Pot-
tery has a long tradition in Guatemala,
and hand-molding over old clay vessels or
gourds was common, with the gourd burn-
ing away during firing. The method of coil-
ing was used during pre-Columbian times,
and more recently potters wheels have been
used to create perfect artifacts. Pottery is
made and sold in markets around the coun-
try, and San Cristobal Totonicapin, San
Luis Jilotepeque, Santa Apolonia, Antigua
and Chinautla are a few places known for
this craft. In lesser-known locations clay is
also formed into pots, and one such place
is the village of Antigua Tutuapa, Con-
cepci6n Tutuapa, San Marcos. Here Maya
women craft clay into beautiful pots using
only their hands and basic tools.
First, the materials must be obtained and
prepared. Since they do not exist in Tutua-
pa, this entails an all-day journey to nearby

San Miguel Ixtahaucan where the clay and
sand mines exist. Clumps of clay and loose
sand are removed from the ground, loaded
into sacks and carried home by mule. The
clay is dried in the sun for a few days and
then ground into powder by hand. This
powder is blended with sand and water
until the desired consistency is achieved. A
ball is formed, and from this, the inside is
pushed out by the potter's hands to form a
thick ring. The ring is shaped until the cor-
rect wall thickness and form are achieved.
Using only a small flat piece of wood, a
short dowel and a bottle cap, the artisan
smoothes out the sides of the pot and con-
tinues until the upper half of the pot is
complete, taking about an hour. Handles
are attached to the sides and then, with a
damp towel wrapped around the bottom, it
is left to dry overnight.
The following day, the form is turned
upside-down, and work begins on the bot-
tom of the pot. The bottom half is made
with experienced hands smoothing large
coils to the upper half, until the bottom is
closed, about 40 minutes later. Sometimes
simple designs are painted on the outside,
indents placed around the rim or a slip, or

Photos: various stages of creating clay pots-
mixing sand and clay, forming the pot by
hand and polishing it before drying

coating, of red clay is applied. When com-
plete the pots are dried for a few days and
then fired for an hour in an open fire, after
which they are ready for market.
Transporting the fragile pots from maker
to market is accomplished by careful ar-
rangement in cargo nets with pine-needle
padding, to be carried by mule or person to
the selling site. Buyers choose from many
sizes and forms, depending on need. The
common styles in Tutuapa arejarros, small
pots with a single handle and a narrow
mouth, used for liquids, and ollas, large pots
with two handles, which come in handy for
simmering beans or tamales. Before cook-
ing with clay pots many people like to cure
them by rubbing a mixture of water and
masa (cornmeal) or water and cal (hydroge-
nated limestone) inside. This makes the pot
waterproof and ready for the stove, where
beans, soup or tamales flavors are at their
best, when cooked in a clay pot. o1

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Woodcarving in Guatemala text and photos by Ira Lewis

uatemala is fortunate to have a
long, rich history of artisan/art-
ists working in many media going
back to pre-Colonial times. Most of the an-
cient sculpted art is seen as carved stone.
However, some of the less-durable carvings
in wood from this era still survive.
We are fortunate that in this plastic,
machine-made age, artists in Guatemala
still can take a chunk of wood and a few,
frequently simple, hand tools and produce
items that have to be called art. True, much
of the work seen is in the Naive or Folk Art
genre, and some of the offerings are crude
souvenirs, but look around and you will find
an unusual amount of well carved, beauti-
fully designed pieces that are truly art.
Much of the carved wood items are re-
productions from colonial times, ranging
from the beautifully executed saints and
cherubs with china-doll faces and glass eyes
to primitive renderings of these same saints.

Furniture, shutters, doors, lintels, kitchen
utensils, bowls and other useful articles
were frequently decorated with carving.
Slingshots (hondas) were not just a forked
stick with rubber bands to launch a smooth
stone but were carved into fanciful images
to suit the owner's imagination or to bring
luck and sure shots.
All these beautifully carved traditional
pieces are still being produced because the
craft/artistry of fine carving in Guatemala
has never stopped. Now, some pieces aimed
at the low-end market are carved in series,
but they are still carved by hand, one at a
time. Unfortunately, there are also pieces
made on duplicating machines, seen in
some shops or market stalls. Some are not
worth the few Quetzales they cost to carry
them home, but many others, carved by
Guatemalan artisans, ...contnued on page
FOTO ABOVE: Woodcarvers Oscar Geovani and
Eduardo Reyes create an intricate headboard
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Healthcare in Colonial Guatemala

Part I. 16th Century by Joy Houston photos: Jack Houston

What medical options were available centuries ago in Guatemala for
wounds from enemy arrows, burns, natural disasters or epidemics?

Mixing medicine with magic was
routine in colonial days. "Medi-
cal science was slave to theory and
superstition," writes Carlos Martinez Durain
in Las Ciencias Medicas en Guatemala.
What was done in 16th Century Gua-
temala for wounds from enemy arrows and
clubs? Or repeated and prolonged epidem-
ics? Or burns from fires that raged through
farms? How was one treated in case of a lion
attack? Domingo Juarros records an offer of
substantial reward of gold or corn to the one
who would kill a lion of 'extraordinary size'
that kept descending Volcano Agua, terror-
izing Almolonga, the second site of the seat
of the Spanish Kingdom in Guatemala.
It was not an easy place to live. The
Spanish brought diseases to which the in-
digenous people were vulnerable, and the
new land presented tropical diseases un-
known to the Spanish. As if all that wasn't
enough, natural disasters wreaked their
havoc again and again. And again and

again the people turned to religion for all
they could expect: a little comfort to ease
the pain and, they believed, appease the
powers that had caused it.
Then came September 11, 1541. Saturat-
ed slopes of Volcano Agua released earth and
trees and rocks and boulders to rush through
Almolonga and kill half the population. It
was not the only time the people would be-
lieve the end of the world had come. Bishop
Francisco Marroquin gathered his remain-
ing flock together and post haste identified a
place for relocation, not far away where now
is called La Antigua Guatemala. The move
was affected in December.
They were a tired, broken people indeed,
both physically and psychologically, virtual-
ly all of them grief stricken, some orphaned
children or grandparents whose families
had perished as well as their homes. All of
them had experienced trauma as never be-
fore. It seems fair to guess that many had
fractures, wounds or infections from the

Ruin of inside wall of Hospital Real de Santiago, Outside walls of Hospital Real still stand at
now within a private garden 3a calle and 2a avenida.
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muddy waters that mercilessly knocked ev-
erything and everybody out of their path.
There had been a hospital in Almolonga,
Hospital de la Misericordia, the first to be
built in Guatemala. It was basically a place
for the poor and a shelter for pilgrims. Du-
ran calls it "a simple thatch hut to shelter
orphans and invalids." In Almolonga medi-
cine almost did not exist. No records list
those cared for with disease or injury; no
doctors appear on population lists.
Hospital de la Misericordia had been
ordered with royal priority and prominent
location. In that time of Spanish conquest
King Charles V issued a decree for the
founding of hospitals for all people under
Spanish jurisdiction. Years before, Domini-
can Fray Bartolom6 de las Casas had begun
the struggle for hospital attention for the
indigenous people. After the move, some
Franciscan clergy remained to care for
those who would stay in Almolonga.
But hospitals then were not as we know
them today. Medical care, such as it was,
was given in church atriums and arcaded
corridors of convents. This created a fertile
field for fast-talkers and opportunists who
presented themselves as doctors, including
barbers who did the bleeding. Chronist
Francisco Ximenez writes of one who "took
pulses of the sick as often as he took them
to the cemetery." Antonio de Remesal tells
of one in Almolonga who put the people in
greater danger than anything else, burying
"more Spanish in one year than had died in
10 wars of the New Spain." The man was
prohibited from seeing patients, a prohi-
bition lifted due to lack of doctors in the
great need after 9/11/1541. No wonder the
people feared doctors.

Interestingly, in Europe at that time Spain
was flourishing and, with a long history,
had become the leader in medical facilities.

Laurentino Diaz L6pez records hospitals
and a school of medicine since the 10th
Century. Spain had "six mental hospitals
when England, France and Germany had
none." In the colonies, hospitals had been
built in Santo Domingo and Mexico. But
Spanish days of glory were fading by the
time its medicine came to Guatemala in the
18th Century.
Meanwhile, time passed and life returned
to Santiago de los Caballeros, as the new
capital was then called. The beauty of the
flowers and kindness of climate helped to
heal the horror. Optimism rose along with
the walls of beautiful churches and monas-
teries. The people were willing to forgive the
powers that had rained terror on them.
But it didn't take long for the compas-
sionate Dominican Brother Matias de Paz
to notice the indigenous poor dying on the
streets due to cold, bad food and lack of hy-
giene as they worked digging foundations
for noble housing. He bought a site near the

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Kitchen of Hospital Real de Santiago, now inside
a private residence
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Remaining arch of hospital chapel niche may be
seen inside a commercial property on 4a calle.

Plaque on outside wall of restaurant on 4a calle
identifies site of Hospital Real de Santiago.

Behind rear wall of hospital chapel, now on private
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plaza of the church of Candelaria, off the
northeast end of town, and built a thatch
roof house to shelter the sick he "carried on
his shoulders when they could not walk,"
says Dr. Fidel Aguirre Medrano. He went
through the streets collecting funds to feed
those in what would become Hospital de
los Indios, or Hospital de San Alejo, the
second to be founded in Guatemala.
With increasing numbers in his care,
de Paz realized he needed help and moved
the work to across the street north of the
Santo Domingo monastery. Even then, re-
cords Dr. Ramiro Rivera Alvarez, support
became so difficult that a man and his wife
were named to go to the butchers and so-
licit a pound of meat for each patient.
In 1559 the king agreed to sponsor the
hospital that had been built for Spanish
and mulattos in 1553 on a site Bishop Mar-
roquin had purchased within city limits,
on Calle de la Concepci6n, now 4a calle,
at 2a avenida. According to Ximinez, the
site was to include the hermitage and Hos-
pital de Nuestra Sefiora de los Remedios,
to whom it would be dedicated and which
name it originally carried, as did Hospital
de la Misericordia in Almolonga. Research
does not explain why that hermitage was
not built there but years later on the south
edge of town. Once under royal sponsor-
ship the name changed to Hospital Real de
Santiago (Royal Hospital).
Marroquin recommended the efficiency
of joining Hospital de San Alejo and Hos-
pital Real de Santiago. The hospital would
have four rooms, separating the indigena
and the Spanish. It sounded like a good
plan, but neither Marroquin nor the king
expected the strong resistance of the in-
digenous people to sharing a facility with
the Spanish. The joint hospital was tried,
separated, tried again but separated again
in 1578. The indigenous continuedonpage44

18-year-old Reidi Ventura tends seedlings in her own greenhouse

E1 Salvador is enjoying more econom-
ic growth than any other Central
American state, according to World
Bank indicators. Nevertheless, rapid growth
typically increases the disparity in income
distribution, particularly in a country still
dressing its wounds from the 13-year civil
conflict that ended in 1992. But a salve for
this disparity is on the way.
The International Fund for Agricultural
Development (IFUD), called la Fida in El
Salvador, is an arm of the United Nations.
It has just assigned $15 million (USD) for
projects in El Salvador, expressly to improve
conditions in rural El Salvador, where most
of the nation's poor reside.
La Fida is looking for ways to make the
annual infusion of hundreds of millions of
dollars from Salvadorans abroad go further.
One fourth of the nation's population now
receives such remesas, such that El Salva-
dor's most valuable export, in monetary
terms, is labor.
One strategy will be to encourage Salva-
doran banks to encourage remesa recipients
to set aside a portion of their money for sav-
ings. Indeed, many remittance recipients do
not have bank accounts of any kind. Also,

banks are often reluctant to promote the
opening of accounts, since the poor main-
tain only small balances, and since open-
ing branches in impoverished areas is seen
as a poor investment. But la Fida wants to
"bank" the unbankedd."
La Fida also seeks to reduce transfer
costs and thereby enhance the development
impact of remesas. Accordingly, the agency
is co-financing a $7.6 million program in
Latin America with the Inter-American De-
velopment Bank to help credit unions and
microfinance lenders to improve services in
poor rural areas. It also works with expatri-
ates to help provide access to investment re-
sources and to encourage the formation of
"ethnic markets" (in the United States and
other countries where Salvadorans have
settled) for tipica food and crafts.
El Salvador already has one advantage
over most countries in the reduction of
transfer costs, because nothing is lost in
currency exchange. In 2000, El Salvador
"dollarized;" though the coldn still circu-
lates, the dollar is the de facto national
currency. This step was possible because,
thanks to remesas, El Salvador was and is
flooded with dollars ...continued on page 104
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- Lake Views
by Dwight Wayne Coop

In Pursuit of Goatsuckers

Speculation on the elusive and mischievous Chupacabra

oatsuckers are not something you
see every day. In fact, they are not
something that most of us will
ever see on any day. Nevertheless, so many
Central Americans believe in their exis-
tence that, for their sakes, we need to give
a fair hearing to the possibility. Whether
goatsuckers exist or not, they are the stuff
of local ghost stories. By most accounts,
they are bipedal, have tails and claws, and
have mostly reptilian traits.
Let me say right off that I believe that
goatsuckers exist, or at least that they did ex-
ist until so recently that they remain a fresh
presence in the collective imagination.
Like UFOs, we need to separate, first of
all, probable reality from competing expla-
nations, such as folk tales and sightings that
are illusionary (erroneous perceptions of
something real) or hallucinatory (percep-
tions with no objective basis).
If goatsuckers, or chupacabras, were a
folk tale, they would be a pre-scientific ex-
planation of natural phenomena, like vol-
canoes or will o' the wisp. I don't think this
is the case, because people have actually
seen goatsuckers and found them terrify-
ing. They are not inventing the sighting for
the sake of explaining something else.

As for illusions, these are likely enough,
since goatsuckers are nocturnal, and we have
all misperceived things in the dark. But they
are not hallucinations; there is much agree-
ment-if limited substance-about goat-
sucker anatomy and behavior.
Some readers will complain, but I be-
lieve that UFOs are strictly terrestrial phe-
nomena. Whatever UFOs are, I say they
are not crafts piloted by beings that have
mastered sidereal travel. All arguments I
have ever heard in favor of the plausibil-
ity of interstellar passage sound forced and
metaphysical, so I dismiss them. UFOs are
from within our solar system, and almost
certainly from Earth herself. So it must be
with the goatsuckers.
Erich von Daniken might disagree with
me. According to his Chariots of the Gods,
intelligent beings visited Earth from the
stars and engineered their apotheosis (pro-
motion to godhood) in the minds of the
Earthlings. He, uh, reasonedthat the famed
giant spiders, etc, etched into the Peruvian
landscape (with the precision of a modern
surveyor) were the work of extraterrestrials.
Maybe it was their way of writing "Kilroy
Was Here," or of doing what dogs do to fire
hydrants, lest aliens from continued on pagell0

People have actually seen goatsuckers and found them
terrifying. They are not inventing the sighting for the
sake of explaining something else

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Night of the Fire Balls

Festival of the Patron Saint San Antonio
Senahb, Alta Verapaz by Brent Holmes photos: Winston Scott

Pretty wild stuff it was that December
night of fireballs at the festival of the
Patron Saint San Antonio, Senahd. The
game is kind of like "dodge ball" except the
balls are on fire, like a couple of street gangs
facing off, throwing fire balls at each other.
Rags are pressed tightly into grapefruit-
size balls, wrapped in chicken wire and
then soaked in gasoline. The players wear
wet gloves so they won't burn their hands.
Two teams of about 10 young men throw
the fireballs, trying to strike a member of
the opposing team. When hit, the excess
gasoline sloughs off on the shirt, pants or
face and continues to burn. Somehow no
one gets seriously burned. The fire is quickly
patted out and the game continues. I didn't
see anyone keeping score, nor did I learn
what the object was except wild fun. I did
see fire balls strike cars, buildings, tents but
nothing caught fire much to my surprise.
All three of us in our party were hit, but I

A caserio Seokok home amidst lush vegetation

am happy to report all flames were quickly
patted down and out. Apparently some of
the fireballs are directed at spectators so as
to make things livelier. The fireball game
came from San Pedro Carcha early in the
20th century and still takes place in both
cities once a year.
Dave, my son-in-law and I were invited
by his school friend to come to the fair at
Senahu and see the fireball game. He said it
would be exciting and it certainly was. Our
host, Winston Scott is a PhD candidate in
A nrl, ,p. 1., at SUNY, Albany, New York.
He has lived a few years with the Maya of
Alta Verapaz and has become fluent in three
languages: Q'eqchi', Kaqchikel, K'iche' and
of course Spanish. A bright young man he
is well respected by all Senahd. It was real
fun to watch our host speak the native lan-
guages, it just blows the minds of the locals
to have some gringo speak so easily and flu-
ently with them ...ntued on page74

Dave Holmes and the writer in the plaza of Senah,
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A na Lucrecia
e MacVean
is a botanist,
teacher and cura-
tor of the Herbarium UVAL, Institute
of Research at the Universidad del Valle
de Guatemala. She has been collecting,
identifying and studying plants in Gua-
temala for more than 15 years, and in
doing so developed a geo-referencing and
digitizing project for UVAL specimens.
She also devotes time to the conservation
of urban pine and oak forests. As well,
she collaborates with many international
botanical institutions, including the
National Museum of Natural History at
the Smithsonian, the Missouri Botani-
cal Garden and the Museum of Natural
History, London, England.
Plants of the
Montane Forests written by
Plants de los Bosques Ana Lucrecia de MacVean
Montanos Guatemala printed in Guatemala City
by Print Studio

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Plants of the Montane Forests/Plantas
de los Bosques Montanos Guatemala
is the first color field guide of Gua-
temalan flora. It features 452 color
photographs and describes 152 spe-
cies, most of which are native to
Guatemalan forests. All species in- .
clude a description, habitat/distribu- i
tion and the flowering season. Most
of the species include information on
various uses. This is a must have for ...
plant lovers and experts alike. .'-

Plants of the Montane Forests/Plantas lI
de los Bosques Montanos Guatemala ..
can be purchased in Guatemala City
at the Herbarium Univ. del Valle -
(amacvean@gmail.com), Sophos,
the Vista Hermosa Bookstore and
the Museo Ixchel. In La Antigua,
it's available at the Vivero Escalonia,
CIRMA and the Revue office; in
Panama, the Smithsonian Tropical The author has written two other ac-
Research Institute bookstore and on- claimed botanical books, Plantas tiles
line contact mbgpress.com, libroscen- de Solold and Plantas tiles de Petdn.

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2Tues., 7pm MUSIC: 55-member Notre
Dame Glee Club accompanied by 25 musi-
cians from the Notre Dame Symphony Orches-
tra. Guatemala City Cathedral. Free. Guate-
mala City.
5Fri., noon ART: Exhibit of work by five
new-on-the-scene Guatemalan artists. Plaza
Fontabella (tel: 6628-8600 Ext. 202005) 12
calle y 4a av., z. 10, Guatemala City.
Fri., 6pm PHOTOGRAPHY: Reflejos
Venecianos by artist Roberto Quesada Aara-
thoon. Cocktail. Free. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037)
5a calle poniente #15, LaAntivua. V

6 Sat., 4pmr
Sucedid enflori-
fauna, presented
by Los Bdcaros.
Q40, adults;
Q25, children.
El Sitio (tel:
5a calle poniente
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SSat., through July 15 ART: Anima',
meaning "heart" in the Mayan language
K'iche'. Colombian artist Andrea Castillo created
this stunning collection of more than 30 small-
format paintings in acrylic and mixed medium.
La Antigua Galeria de Arte (tel: 7832-2124) 4a
calle oriented # 15, LaAntigua. V

6Sat., 7pm ART: Outsiders featuring a se-
lection of 46 pieces created by artists from
Cuba, Chile, Brasil, Colombia, Mexico, United
States and Spain. Centro Cultural Metropoli-
tano (tel: 2385-9066) 7a av. 11-67, z. 1, Guate-
mala City.
Sat., 11am ART: Oil paintings by Sal-
vadoran artist C6sar Avelar Rivas. Colegio
Mayor de Santo Tomis de Aquino, la av. norte
#23, LaAntigua.
6Sat., 1pm DANCE: Los Ninos de Ben-
dicidn from San Antonio Aguas Calientes
present traditional folk dances. Free, donations
gratefully accepted, helping to pay for their
school expenses. La Pena de Sol Latino (tel:
7882-4468), LaAntigua.


7 Sun., 3pm- CIRCUS: The Fontabella Cir-
cus, bring your kids, lots of fun, guaranteed.
Plaza Fontabella (tel: 6628-8600 Ext. 202005)
12 calle y 4a av., z. 10, Guatemala City.
Presentation of an authentic Mayan ceremo-
ny. Free. La Pena de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468),
Visit this indigenous i11,... famous for its
folk painters and textiles: minivan transport,
demonstrations of backstrap and floor loom
weaving, visits to painters' galleries, tour of
market and a delicious home-made lunch in a
private home. Proceeds benefit the women's co-
operative Maya Works. Indigo Artes Textiles y
Populares (tel: 7888-7487) inside Centro Cul-
tural La Azotea, LaAntigua.
9Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK: Gua-
temalans Generating Their Own Opportuni-
ties 9. % Modern Community Libraries, the
Riecken Foundation's mission is to promote
democracy and prosperity in Central America
through community libraries that spark a spirit
of discovery and foster social participation. The
foundation supports and coordinates eleven
lending libraries that offer dynamic program-
ming that enables communities to generate
opportunities in everything from strengthen-
ing pride in their local culture and language,
to developing leadership and communications
skills and entrepreneurial ideas and ambitions.
Donation Q25. Rainbow Cafe (tel: 7832-1919)
7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.
12Fri., 7pm PLAZA ART: The Inva-
sion of the Poet Clowns, four characters
dressed as clowns recite poems to the public
while strolling through the Plaza Fontabella.
Plaza Fontabella (tel: 6628-8600 Ext. 202005)
12 calle y 4a av., z. 10, Guatemala City.
1 Sat., 9am-12pm NIA DANCE
JWORKSHOP: Taught by U.S. certi-
fied instructor Debbie Dupey. Participants will
learn how to engage the voices of their body,
mind, emotions and spirit through purpose-
ful and creative movements that incorporate
martial, dance and healing arts all into one
discipline. Wear loose clothing and be ready to
move. To sign up, call 5741-2905 or 5903-1002,

DateBook Highlight
he U.S. Embassy has organized a series of
concerts and workshops with Brooklyn
Hip Hop performer, the Hon. George Mar-
tinez, an award-winning artist/activist educa-
tor and the first Hip Hop artist (MC) to be
elected to political office in the U.S. In 1997
he co-founded Blackout Arts Collective, an
NGO dedicated to empowering communities
of color through arts, activism and education.
As an educator, in 1998, he became a Doctoral
Fellow at the CUNY Graduate Center and
later an adjunct professor of Political Science
at Hunter College and is currently a faculty
member at Pace University. For additional de-
tails about the following events, please contact
the U.S. Embassy, tel: 2326-4263.
Tues., 3-4:30pm- with Rend Dionisio
and Rap Tzutzu'il. Cancha Municipal,
San Juan La Laguna.
Wed., 7:30pm including Rend Dioni-
sio and Rap Tzutzu'il. Cancha Polideporti-
va, Panajachel.
Thurs., 7:30pm plus Latin Majuana.
Universidad de San Carlos sede Quet-
zaltenango, Quetzaltenango.
Fri., 7:30pm performing with Latin
Majuana. Mazatenango.
6Sat., 7:30pm with Garifuna group Wa-
gia Meme Lau Paranda. Antiguo Paraninfo
de la Universidad de San Carlos, 2a av. 12-40,
z. 1, Guatemala City.

1 Sat., 5pm ART: Expo Coleccidn vis-
Jible: histories de amor from curator Pablo
Peinado Cespedes. Centro de Formaci6n de la
Cooperaci6n Espanola (tel: 7832-1276) 6a av.
norte, LaAntigua.

1 Sat., 10am (English) LECTURE: Open
SYour Eyes: Instead of Unhappiness, Awaken
to Peace and Joy by Dr. Karmen Guevara, holistic
Buddhist-centered psychotherapist. Centro de Ideas
Antigua (tel: 5132-1839) Carretera a San Bartolom6
Becerra, Pasaje Rubio #12, LaAntigua.

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1 Sat., noon (English) LECTURE: Step
JBeyondthe Little Me, andMove Closer to Who
You Truly Are the Big I by Dr. Karmen Guevara,
holistic Buddhist-centered psychotherapist. Centro
de Ideas Antigua (tel: 5132-1839) Carretera a San
Bartolom6 Becerra, Pasaje Rubio #12, LaAntigua.
1 Sat., 7pm MUSIC: Bossa Nova with
J.vocalist Rocio Recinos, accompanied by
Si.. iL; is Roberto
E .r. l German
S....-. no, Leonel
Fo ci... Ind Mynor
'E r, ,d, Q60,
....... I public; Q45
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La -1 .atigua.

1 Sun., 3pm- FAMILY FUN: Alexis the
'Story Teller and his entertainment team.
Plaza Fontabella (tel: 6628-8600 Ext. 202005)
12 calle y 4a av., z. 10, Guatemala City.

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1 Sun., 4pm MUSIC: Pablo Collado,
-Jfeaturing his unique interpretation of
mystical acoustic music. Plaza Fontabella (tel:
6628-8600 Ext. 202005) 12 calle y 4a av., z. 10,
Guatemala City.
lCTues., 5:30pm (English) DANCE
6Land TALK: Mayan Dances by indigenous
children from K'a k'a' Saqarik; brought to you by
Nuevo Amenecer (New Dawn), a local charity
dedicated to helping more than 100 indigenous
children in San Andrds Itzapa by promoting good
health, education and the preservation of their
traditions, including language and dance, both of
which are rapidly diminishing within the commu-
nity. Come and see the show and learn more about
Mayan culture. Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf6
(tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.
1 l Tues., 8pm MUSIC: Hip Hop por la
I Jdiversidad Latina Urbana by the Cacteria
Sound System Crew: Arianna Puello, Delise and
Ikah. Teatro de Bellas Artes (tel: 2385-9066) 15
calle and Avenida Elena, z. 1, Guatemala City.

17W d.,
- ART:
Free F:... .
by Sophie
Panza Verde
5a av. sur
#19, La

1 hours 7pm -ART: Inauguration expo,
18Sagradafamilia by curator Eva Grinstein.
Centro Cultural de Espana (tel: 2385-9066) Via
5, 1-23, 4 Grados Norte, z. 4, Guatemala City.

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A N I AANTIGUA TOUR: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat at 9:30am with Elizabeth Bell $20
A Mon&Thurat2pmwith Roberto Spillari. Meet at the fountain in the main square
T O J 8 -' 0'Vt SLIDE SHOW: Tuesdays at 6pm at El Sitio, Sa calle poniente #15 Q30
by FiU aai .h e'i Inquire about othertours and travel arrangements in Guatemala
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www.antiguatours.net Mon-Fri 8am-5pm Sat-Sun 9-1pm Tels: 7832-5821,7882-4498


Primitive Contemporary
Guatemalan Art
Gallery & Museum
4a calle oriented #10
Interior Casa Antigua, El Jaul6n
La Antigua Tel: 7832-6634/35


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

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Featuring more than 100 artists.
*NEW ADDRESS: Plaza Obelisco 16 calle 1-01, zona 10
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Monday, 8 to 10pm: Blues Night. Q35.
Tuesday and Saturdays, 8 to 10pm-Esta-
sis, Trio, Sal6n Latino & Tango. Q35.
Wednesday, 8-10pm
- Latino Jazz Trio.
entrance: Q25.
Thursday and Fridays,
8 to 10pm Cuban
jazz performed by Buena
Vista de Coraz6n.
entrance Q35. D

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Monday, 7:30pm Kenny Molina hosts
Open Mike. Free.
Tuesday, 7:30pm Ramiro plays trova
Cubana. Free.
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30pm-Sundays,
7pm Sol Latino plays Andean music (pan
flutes). Free. V

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


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

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

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Wednesday 9pm-lam PARTY: Dance to
the music of the 80s at the hottest discotheque
in town. No cover.

2 Tues., 7pm MUSIC:
55-member Notre Dame
Glee Club accompanied by
25 musicians from the Notre
Dame Symphony Orchestra.
Guatemala City Cathedral.
* Free. Guatemala City.

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Circus Bar ir..I i.-; 'ii,
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Monday the fabulous piano master Chris
Jarnach plays jazz and favorite tunes
Circus Bar Latin Ensemble plays boleros, salsa,
son cubano and other latin rhythms
Tuesday Nayno Flamenco, Rumba and
Latin Ensemble, Trova del Lago
Wednesday Nayno, Latin Ensemble
Thursday Nayno, Trova del lago
Friday Los Vagabundos, hot rhythms in
a fusion of rumba flamenco and Guatemalan
traditional elements
Saturday a fascinating show of Circus Bar
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Sunday Latin Ensemble

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Thursday, 6pm Trumpet & piano music
by Jacobo Nitsch.
14 Sun., 4pm Pablo Collado, featuring his
unique interpretation of mystical acoustic mu-
sic. Plaza Fontabella
17 Wed., 8pm Father's Day special concert
Jazz en colors boleros by the talented singer
Rocio Recinos.
28 Sun., 4pm Jazz duet by talented artists.
Plaza Fontabella

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k .I....d Id .. I I .. I-. .... Pani%- i A al d el
3 Wed. Wuacha con m;zsicapara almas del
mundo playing a fusion of Latin rhythms.
Cover Q25, includes one beverage.
13, 8:30pm Jazz, Quartier Latin, with vo-
calist Isabelle Coutier. Q25 cover.

27, Wed., 8:30pm -Jazz, Quartier Latin with
vocalist Isabelle Coutier, Flamenco guitar virtu-
oso Rene Zimzik & special guests. Q25 cover.

30, Sat., 8:30pm Grupo
Sotzil Theater presents Danza
de los Nahuales combining live
music, dance & theater featur-
ing Kaqchiquel actors from
Solold replicating traditions
from ancient Mayan culture.
Q40 cover; free for students
from Panajachel. See www.

13 Sat., 7pm Bossa Nova with vocalist
pnc(n Recinos, accom-
p, ,, ,. by musicians Ro-
I..r.. Estrada, Germin
I-,..d mno, Leonel Franco
S,,] L Iinor Estrada.
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1 "Wed., 8pm MUSIC: Father's Day
S/ special concert Jazz en colors boleros by
the talented singer Rocio Recinos. Plaza Fonta-
bella (tel: 6628-8600 Ext. 202005) 12 calle y 4a
av., z. 10, Guatemala City.
2fSat., 9am-5pm (English) WORK-
2VSHOP: You Have the Choice to Create
Prisons or Palaces. Learn how to free yourself
from negative core beliefs and sad life stories
that stop you from being free and living a life
full of peace and joy. Facilitated by Dr. Karmen
Guevara, holistic Buddhist-centered psycho-
therapist. Q650 includes lunch and tea/coffee
breaks. Centro de Ideas Antigua (tel: 5132-1839
or 7832-3655) Carretera a San Bartolom6 Bec-
erra, Pasaje Rubio #12, LaAntigua.


1 Sun., 3pm WORKSHOP: Art Ex-
1pression with art therapist Inds Verdugo.
Plaza Fontabella (tel: 6628-8600 Ext. 202005)
12 calle y 4a av., z. 10, Guatemala City.
22Mon., thru Fri., 26th, 9am-4pm -
22WORKSHOP: Textiles, The Magic of
Color using natural dyes from native plants of
Guatemala and special techniques to color cot-
ton, wool and silk, includes all dye materials,
manual with recipes and sample book. Indigo
Artes Textiles y Populares (tel: 7888-7487) in-
side Centro Cultural La Azotea, LaAntigua.
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23 Tues., & Fri., 26th, 9am-lpm AC-
Without a Loom, creative, fun, educational. In-
digo Artes Textiles y Populares (tel: 7888-7487)
inside Centro Cultural La Azotea, LaAntigua.
2 3Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK: Life
3 in Guatemala: Brief History and Current
Conditions with Sue Patterson, a retired U.S.
foreign service officer living in La Antigua,
Guatemala. She is a former U.S. consul general
in Guatemala and served in Chile, Iran and
Italy. She is also the founder of WINGS, a non-
profit Guatemalan/U.S. organization dedicated
to reproductive health and family planning.
Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf6 (tel: 7832-1919)
7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.
S Fri., noon- ART: Exhibit of works by
Ltjfive up-and-coming Guatemalan artists.
Plaza Fontabella (tel: 6628-8600 Ext. 202005)
12 calle y 4a av., z. 10, Guatemala City.
2pSat., 9am-5pm (English) WORK-
/ SHOP: Step Beyond the Worldof The Zittle
Me' &Awaken to the Freedom that Lies Beyond the
Ego and the Mind. Learn how to develop a daily
practice based on a combination of psychological
and spiritual tools that will resurrect you from for-
getfulness and free you from suffering. Facilitated
by Dr. Karmen Guevara, holistic Buddhist-cen-
tered psychotherapist. Q650 includes lunch and
tea/coffee breaks. Centro de Ideas Antigua (tel:
5132-1839 or 7832-3655) Carretera a San Barto-
lom6 Becerra, Pasaje Rubio #12, LaAntigua.
S7Sat., 7pm MUSIC: Las grandes drias
/de la dpera italiana with Jessica Arevalo,
Mario Chang, Pamela Morales and Pedro Pablo
Solis. Q60. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037) 5a calle po-
niente #15, LaAntigua.
LJEntertaining science and lots of fun
guaranteed. Plaza Fontabella (tel: 6628-8600
Ext. 202005) 12 calle y 4a av., z. 10, Guate-
mala City.
2 Sun., 4pm MUSIC: Jazz duet by
LOtalented artists. Plaza Fontabella (tel:
6628-8600 Ext. 202005) 12 calle y4aav., z. 10,
Guatemala City.

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SAT: 9:00 to 13:00
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6 Calle final zona 10
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Guatemala Ciudad

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3OTues., 5:30pm (English) TALK: Los
IFPatojos: Forming Leaders for Guatemala.
Juan Pablo Romero talks about the difficulties
that affect young people living in Jocotenango,
Sacatep6quez and how their NGO works to
help them deal with and prevent these problems.
Donation Q25. Rainbow Cafe (tel: 7832-1919)
7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.
Through July 15 ART: Tipiquisimo by
Guatemalan artist Sergio Alvarado. Van-
guardia Galeria de Arte (tel: 7761-4364) 3a
calle 6-23, z. 2, Quetzaltenango. V
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Mr."-. ""a *

tamos como estamos? A not-to-miss exposition of
a tour through history and current life in Gua-
temala, presented through photography, videos
and interactive games featuring subjects such as
racism, inter-ethnic relationships and discrimi-
nation. Bodega #1 Centro Cultural Museo de
Ferrocarril (tel: 2254-8727) 9a av. A 18-95, z. 1,
Guatemala City. V

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ART: Espiritu del paisaje guatemalteco by tal-
ented artist Hugo Gonzilez Ayala. Galeria El
Tinel (tel: 2367-3266) Plaza Obelisco, 16 calle
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grasp at it, the more elusive it becomes. Time
is a continuum measured by events kicked
S off with birth and ending with death. It's the
instrument for organizing our temporal exis-
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"The only reason for time is so that every-
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Typical of human nature, we've created a
devil out of time. We fear or worship it and
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problem isn't with clock time, however, but
with the psychological time in which we've
become stuck. Trapped in the mind, we dwell
on the problems created by our thoughts. Psy-
chological time is rooted in past and future.
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my soul mate, when I have my dream house,
when I ... ." Reality becomes distorted when
psychological time is the lens through which
we perceive our lives. Our reality is never cur-
rent; it's suspended in some other time!
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time it is, they will answer "now." They know
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ir. li L.ng before North America or
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ancient Maya were sending twitterrific
tweets around Mesoamerica. Archaeologi-
cal digs in Pre-Columbian sites encounter
thousands of the clay tweeting devices they
used. The tweeters were later carried back
to Europe by Cortez and his gang and re-
named "ocarinas" by the Italians, who then,
of course, claimed to have invented them.
No way-they were in Mesoamerica first.
Clay four- to 12-note ocarinas are used and
for sale today at the jungle sites up to the
Highlands, little changed for centuries and
adding to the sounds of Guatemala.
The classic Maya must have really got-
ten into tweeting, given the number of
oval-shaped ocarinas and straight pipes
that turn up in the digs. Their descendants
continue to tweet, using bird-like twitter-
ers that are demonstrated by kids in lake-
side villages, or long flutes offered tourists
on city streets. They sound so good when
the young salespeople play them to entice
your purchase-and never sound quite as
good when new tweeterers get back home
and try to play. Some guys from Peru have
been twittering around our town for a
couple of decades now, selling their own
version of pipes. You're much better buy-
ing their recordings, though, if you want
to share the twitters with your friends.
You'd need lots of twitter practice to reach
their skills.
Twitters have been sounded around
Guatemala even longer than the flutes of
the Maya people, however. There are over
1,000 species of twitterers in the country,
some natives and some transients. See how
many different tweets you can count while
you're here. Some like the grosbeaks sound
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their snorting "ihk, ihk" tweet year-
around; some like the scarlet tanagers ex-
citedly twitter for only a few months while
here wintering in the Highlands. Listen
to the loud, twangy twerp of the martins,
the piercing screech of the owls, the gruff
cooing of the pigeons strutting around
the squares, and the hoarse, drawn-out
whistled scream of hawks high overhead.
The transient orioles may have started a
dance fad, too, as their twitter sounds
like chachacha. The birds love twittering
with their friends, and we can share their
tweets, too.
A couple of birds around our home
have mastered a twittering sound that
matches our telephone ring. They must be
hanging around laughing as they twitter
a ring, and we go dashing to find no one
on the line. Probably mockers, who come
close to perfection in twittering marimba
notes when the band practices next door.
Or maybe the macaw on the other side,
constantly twittering whether anyone is
paying attention or not.
Modern tweeting has really caught on
in Guatemala, too. Along the alameda near
our home, there can be six, eight, 10 police
interns on the same corner, twittering away
as they wave traffic along to the next batch
of twitters at the next corner. These young
Aspirantes have been outfitted with portable
twitterers. The aspiring young officers seem
to earn points by how often and how loudly
they tweet. Most have learned how to twit-
ter continuously, with the briefest of pauses
for quick breaths, even as they wave cars to-
ward each other from all four directions at
the same time.
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tles, twittering is all over Guatemala for
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16th Century Healthcare cont. from page 18
patients reoccupied Hospital de San Alejo,
with a stipend from the king and adminis-
tration by the Dominicans. The king had
added a public pharmacy, a service the Fran-
ciscans also would offer at their monastery.
Meanwhile, Bishop Marroquin died in 1563,
leaving a remarkable legacy of service.
A medical administrator first came to
the Hospital Real in 1595, then the order
San Hip6lito, then another doctor and
finally in 1667 the Order of San Juan de
Dios, the sole purpose of which was over-
seeing care of the sick. Hospital de San
Alejo was delivered to the Order in 1669,
a decision not accepted easily by the Do-
minicans, who had been in charge for al-
most a century. Authorities had not given
up on joining the two hospitals and gave
the order once and for all in 1685. The new
facility, not taking the name of either, be-
came Hospital de San Juan de Dios, under
which it functioned until 1776.

In 1669 Hospital of San Alejo had just 12
beds; in 1686 Hospital de San Juan de Dios
had 24. The town council later bought adja-
cent houses for expansion and for building
the Church of San Juan de Dios. Eventu-
ally the spacious facility occupied an entire
square block.
The peace that had returned to the town
after its establishment in 1541 was not to
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start paving another one. -Dolly Parton

last. Various plagues and diseases, includ-
ing perhaps typhoid, recurred for 20 years,
with, according to Durin, "...the doctors
so necessary in those times conspicuous for
their absence, and only saints and virgins
could heal and comfort." Earthquakes and
volcanic eruptions continued, not to men-
tion that the beloved Bishop Marroquin's
successor was his opposite. Little was re-
corded of medical care in the last years
of the 16th century; obtaining funds was
always a struggle. But Marroquin had left
terms in his will by which he would again
years later care for the people.
Meanwhile Martin Luther died discon-
solate in Germany in 1546. In mid-16th
Century the Bubonic Plague assaulted
London, and the worse earthquake in his-
tory hit China, killing 830,000. 0

The author thanks Dr. Johnny Long for assistance
with this article.
Next month: Three more hospitals serve Guate-
mala in the 17th and 18th Centuries.
Duran, Las Ciencias Medicas en Guatemala
Juarros, Compendio de la Historia delReino de
Guatemala 1500-1800
L6pez, Proyecciones Socioculturales en laAmeri-
ca Hispana
Medrano, Historia de los Hospitales Coloniales
Alvarez, El Hospital de Los Hermanos de San
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and gambols, springs and
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play leader extraordinaire.
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victim at age 1, bent and
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and capers with a knowing
smile on her white-rim-
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Samuel, leading male at 70 dog years, has
zero trouble facing down these four young
athletic males. Are these old dogs yogis?
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pitude? Is it necessarily a bowing out to
youth? Is it necessarily a retreat into the
background-an admission of irrelevan-
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expansion-as much of the pouches and
the wrinkles as of the compassion and the
understanding, the grasp and the reach?
Meanwhile, Moisey lopes off down the
track, torn ligament and all. The pups race
in chaotic loops until Samuel steps in sternly,
and none of the youngsters know which way
to run until Princess shows them. Sure, these
guys' social organization is aided by a certain
intellectual simplification, a certain emotio-
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tality. Time for them is a continuum, un-
broken by thoughts of before or after. I just
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A bench carved to enhance the origi
the log, finished in the natural color
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or 17th century. The face is painted in skin tones.
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Woodcarving ing Guatemala confrom page15
are extremely well done, with the same skill
and pride of workmanship as they
were centuries ago.
In the shops, street stalls and markets
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tions of folk art: saints, angels, cherubs,
decorative scrollwork, masks and slingshots.
Frequently, there are also smaller pieces of
carved furniture. When these carvings are
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as decoration in beautiful homes, sitting
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superb modern furniture and paintings.
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If it is carved of wood and you can sketch
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of the wood carve it better than you can draw.
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An 18th century carving of Saint Dominic in
a carved and painted niche. (Hotel Santo Domingo)

Recently maae TolK art saints ana souls in purga-
tory, sitting atop an antique armoire framing a
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Woodcarving in Guatemala cont.from page 68
order with two or three days' safety margin
unless the piece is very small. Give no more
than 15% down payment and the balance
on delivery. Check as frequently as possible
on progress, and visit the shop a day or so
before promised delivery.
Visitors who wish to take any carved
wood antiques back to their home country
are advised to search for some of the well-
done reproductions being produced and get
a certificate from the seller that the piece
is new and not an antique. It is unlawful
to remove authentic colonial antiques and
pre-Columbian artifacts from the country.
There are other artists who produce
sculptures, both realistic and free form using
the beauty, grain and color of wood as their
medium. Some truly outstanding pieces are
seen in galleries or in the workshops of the
artists. Also, there is modern wooden furni-
ture being done with such skill, with such
innovative design that it serves both form
and function. Other artists collect wood
and using the found shape, refine it into a
highly decorative piece or a true sculpture.
Frequently, this "found wood" is formed
into fantastic furniture-decorative, beau-
tiful, and useful.
Very few countries in the world still
have this history of fine craftsmanship in
wood. Advanced technology, yes. Using a
computer to design and a duplicating ma-
chine to turn out several copies rapidly, yes.
But, the generations-learned skill of using
a knife and a chisel with a piece of wood
-this skill is disappearing. There are not
too many places left in the world where this
pride of workmanship still exists. Guate-
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industry in Alta Verapaz. Prices are reason-
able, that's for sure. We paid $10 per room
at the El Recreo hotel, which offers clean
rooms, hot water and a restaurant. An op-
tion in roughly the same price range is La
Casa de Don Fidel. Food is good. Prices are
great. One can eat like a lesser king for $5.
After the parade of the patron saint,
the action starts. First the fireworks, aerial
bombs, star bursts and so forth. Then the
rockets come. Only this time the rockets

Angelina Lnoc iviaaz, our nost in caserio seOKOK

are not aimed skyward but aimed hori-
zontally at the spectators on the Cathedral
steps! I guess fire ball action is not enough.
One needs to learn how to dodge a rocket,
fast! They were blasting away at the crowd,
but we saw no one hurt even though several
definitely hit their targets.
The next day Winston took us to visit
friends in the caserio Seokok, about an hour
out of Senahd. A caserio is about as small as
you can get in the hierarchy: ciudad, pueb-
lo, aldea, caserio. Seokok amounted to four
or five homes along the roadside. No one
has electricity. The family we met live in a
typical Mayan home, dirt floor, bamboo
and wood walls, grass roof, wood-burning
stove-and a television set run by a small
gas generator. There is no reception but no
matter-for a fee, the people of the casero
use it to watch DVD videos and movies.
We were offered coffee made of roasted
cornmeal, which tasted pretty much like
coffee. The family has two very attractive
daughters and Winston seems to be some-
what of a brother to them. I recall he of-
fered to buy one daughter a new huipil for
Christmas, a very beautiful one from the
capital. She said she would prefer a cell
phone. So a cell phone she got. A recently
installed communication tower has upped
the prestige and practicality of a cell phone,
making it far more important than a new
blouse. I re-learned from this brief visit
that humble people are generally very good
people. This is a very good family! The kids
are being well educated in the big cities and
will have a different life than their parents,
we hope a better life.
Returning from Senahd to the capital
Guatemala we went down the Polochic Valley
to El Estor, Rio Dulce and back. El Estor is a
lakeside town and has a fair share of charm.
Rio Dulce is like paradise on earth. But those
are other stories for another time. 0

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I am hoping you can help me. I live in
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San Pedro Sula 9 50 A.M i 30 PM
Aeropuerto SAP800A M 1:30PM
Tea 7 15AM 1245PM
Teguci ala 5 45 A M 10 0 AM
LaCeida 15AM 1000AM.
GuaLemala 6 30 PM 10 30 PM.
Antigua Guatemala 8 00 P M

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