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10 GREAT ESCAPES byLauraMcNamara It1
El Pilar: A hidden gem 33 Guatemala Cit
52 La Antigua
14 CELEBRATIONS byAnaFlinder 99 Lake Atitlan
Dia de los Muertos 103Quetzaltenan
107 Monterrico/Pa
16 INTERVIEW byLauraMcNamara 111 Coban /Tecpi
Vida Amor De Paz 112 Rio Dulce
112 Retalhuleu
18 CULTURE bylgnacioOchoa 113 El Peten
Traditional Kite Making

20 LAKE VIEWS byDwight Wayne Coop
Why October 12 is
Not "Col6n Day" 8 From the Publi
21 EDUCATION byChristineK. Wilson 33 Services/Shop
Teaching to Think 37 Dining
43 Lodging
22 TRAVEL byAnaFlinder LA ANT
Oaxaca Weekend 52 Services/Shop
62 Dining
24 DATEBOOK October 82 Lodging
Guide to culture and upcoming events

Daylight Stealing Time 47 Health Service
94 Travel
42 CITY SIGHTS byClbarra 114Classifieds
Monument to Columbus 117Vet Q&A
118 Real Estate
The Guardians of Las Gravileas 124 El Salvador

72 HEALTH byludyCohen 126 Advertiser Ind
A Spoonful of Honey

76 Become the Master byDr. Karmen Guevara
106 TEXTILES byKathyRousso

124 Route to Revelation byjlong


128 PEOPLE AND PROJECTS byMarcelleRenkin
Fundaci6n Tradicioines Mayas


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Don't be insulted if someone tells
you to "go fly a kite" this month.
As the cover photo by Cesar Tiin
demonstrates, kite flying is a serious subject
for celebrants of the Day of the Dead (Dia de
los Muertos). In her article on page 14, Ana
Flinder explains: "Celebrated in connec-
tion with the Catholic holidays of All Saints
Day on November 1 and All Soul's Day
on November 2, this holiday is especially
important in Latin America. While Mexico
is best known for its Dia de los Muertos cel-
ebrations, which include pageantry, proces-
sions and public display of altars to the dead,
in Guatemala it is more often celebrated as
a family holiday, and usually called Dia de
los Difuntos."
Lots of fun stuff happening in October,
the DateBook is overflowing: art exhibits,
photo workshops, theater productions, dis-
cussions and lectures, expositions, book and
film presentations, festivals, dance groups
and classes, social gatherings, halloween
parties and plenty of live music.
In his Lake Views column, Dwight
Wayne Coop gives us a peculiar theory on
why October 12 is not "Col6n Day." Igna-
cio Ochoa gives us some tips and history of
traditional kite making in Santiago Sacate-
pdquez. Judy Cohen's second installment
on honey covers the healing aspects of this
amazing food.
El Pilar is a beautiful natural habitat
just outside of Antigua, and we explore it
via Laura McNamara's writing. McNamara
also interviewed Guatemala personality
Vida Amor De Paz for this issue.
Revue columnists Ken Veronda writes a
picture describing the joys of the kites of
October and Karmen Guevara encourages
us to "Become the Master."
May your October be better than what
you expected and we'll see you next month.
-John & Terry Kqvick 'Biskovich
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El Pilar is a unique, natural habitat located
just 3.5 km from La Antigua's central park

Alittle-known natural sanctuary is
located just outside of La Antigua
uatemala where pools are brim-
ming with fresh, mountain spring water
every day and where multi-colored hum-
mingbirds buzz around in sporadic sprints
by the dozens.
"It's the best-kept secret in Antigua be-
cause no one really knows about it," Bonnie
Baguley, a longer-term traveler, remarked.
Those in search of a quick escape to an
alluring natural setting can find El Pilar
by following the path that leads past the
church of San Crist6bal El Bajo to its end.
Don't be deceived by first appearances. El
Pilar is a farm that sustains itself through
mining rock. When you enter the prop-
erty, you'll see scattered mounds of rock
and hear the drone of heavy machinery
churning over gravel. Venture a little far-
ther up the gravel road and you'll find three
sky-blue pools of varying depths. For just
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Q10, you can take a refreshing dip in water
that comes straight from the surrounding
mountains-salt and chlorine free.
The true treasure, however, lies beyond
the pools.
"I didn't even know about the rainfor-
est area behind [the pools]. The last time
we went we were-well, I can't even re-
member why we went up there. We were
just like, what do you think is up there?"
Baguley recalled.
What lies beyond is a project in the
making. There are no signs indicating that
the farm is gradually developing a tourist-
friendly infrastructure in a remarkably
well-preserved natural reserve of endemic
forest and wildlife. Perhaps the only hint
to suggest that uphill lies a sanctuary of vir-
tually untouched biodiversity is the distant
calls of more than 130 species of birds. A
bounty of other wildlife can also be found
on the farm property, including grey fox,

LEFT: A visitor to the El Pilar garden specially designed for hummingbirds (THOR JANSON)
ABOVE: The view from El Pilar makes it possible to take photos like this spectacular shot by Thor Janson
(The lights of Antigua and in the background an active Volchn Fuego)

snakes, bats, porcupines, skunks, opos-
sums, raccoons, frogs and lizards. Coffee
grows wildly and naturally. At the highest
points of the mountainous terrain, fragile
cloud forests still struggle to thrive.
The farm was bought two generations ago
with the idea of using the 11 caballerias of
land (roughly 1,200 acres) for the sustainable
harvest of timber. But the original purchas-
er, Germin Rivera, was not aware that the
region was listed as a Zona de Veda. In other
words, it is a protected area and altering the
natural landscape, particularly through the
removal of any trees, is prohibited.
"Because of the type of mountain and
because of its geographical position, as well
as the type of forest that's above, the place
generates a lot of water. As you can see we
have water all over the place and this wa-
ter goes to the surrounding communities,"
Juan Rivera said.
Juan Rivera is the grandson of Germin

Rivera and is now the manager of the spe-
cial reserve. With a degree in eco-tourism
from the Universidad del Valle in Guatema-
la City, this haven holds a special interest for
Juan Rivera. The young grandson is hoping
to more fully realize the benefits of such a
unique natural sanctuary by developing
minimally intrusive infrastructure through-
out the property to make it more accessible
to like-minded nature enthusiasts.

"So, all this time the place remained as it
was, without anybody knowing what to
do, except my grandfather who built the
pools," explains Rivera. "That was the only
thing we had here: the pools and the lit-
tle houses you can still see. After that, we
started with the rocks and gravel about 10
years ago. And when I used to work here,
I started to notice that it is a very beauti-
ful place. The ecological conditions here are
very unique. So, for my part, I began to say
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Visitors can spend hours watching the rufous sa- You can take a refreshing dip in spring water that
brewing, the violet sabrewing, the green-throated comes straight from the surrounding mountains-
mountain gem and many other birds from the salt and chlorine free. (LAURA MCNAMARA)
large, wooden observation deck (THORJANSON)

that we have to protect this place and that's
the way it started," Rivera said.
Approaching the natural reserve, you
must cross a wooden footbridge that runs
along small, trickling ponds ornamented
with bright, tropical flowers. These man-
made ponds are used for growing a conser-
vative quantity of tilapia. Next is a winding
cobbled path that weaves between more
neon-colored blossoms and sun-highlighted
palms before emptying into a garden special-
ly designed for hummingbirds. The row of
artificial feeders and the specialized garden
draw a constant hoard of varying species -
one of which is the native rufous sabrewing.

"Mainly what you can see here are spe-
cies of birds endemic to Southern Mexico
and Northern Central America. And you
can see here, drinking from the feeders, is
one of the endemic hummingbirds. It is
the one that is like cinnamon-big with a
brown back. It's a very unique specie to ob-
serve," according to Rivera.

Visitors can spend hours watching the
rufous sabrewing, the violet sabrewing, the
green-throated mountain gem and many
others from the large, wooden observation
deck-a good place to rest before continu-
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ing along a wooden and natural rock path
that plunges farther into pristine forest
and jungle. About two kilometers of semi-
strenuous hiking will leave even the fittest
huffing and puffing as the trail winds up a
wild mountain face. Guide Mois&s Batres
Morales estimates that the path challenges
visitors with nearly 200 ascending steps be-
fore reaching the end of the trail. And still,
those curious enough can continue the
hike. Follow the gravel road past more for-
est until it eventually opens up into various
clearings that are occasionally dotted with
small shacks, cottages and cabins. Visitors
can spy remnants of a colonial farm, as well
as a set of palm trees that are reportedly
more than 100-years old.
Both indigenous locals and nature-lov-
ing foreigners alike can be found calling
these high-altitude clearings home. Anyone
who does venture up this far is rewarded
with breathtaking vistas of the Agua, Fu-
ego and Acatenango volcanoes as well as
much of the Panchoy Valley-including
La Antigua, San Pedro Las Huertas, Chi-
maltenango, Cuidad Vieja, San Mateo and
Cerro de la Cruz. It is at these altitudes that
visitors can begin observing the unique cli-
mate, flora and fauna of the property's deli-
cate regions of cloud forest. o

ABOVE: Platform paths wind through El Pilar so visitors can observe without impacting the area (THOR JA
BELOW: Remnants of a colonial farm in the clearing with a pair of 100-year-old palm trees (LAURA MCNAMARA)

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El Pilar is located about 3.5 kilometers from the central park. Begin by iwlk. I south toward
7a calle untilyou reach San Francisco Church. 'i past the church and behind it tofind the
path leading to Santa Ana. Look for El Calvario Church and INVAL, the institute for men.
When you reach the landmarks, cross to the left to find the end of apath. You will be able to see
the Church ofSan Cristobal El Bajo. 'i up the path, past the church until you reach El Pi-
lar. The walk is about 20 minutes. A ride in a tuk tuk or taxi will take less than 10 minutes.


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CELEBRATIONS byAna Flinder photos: Victoria Stone

Did de uIs artos

he end of October and beginning
of November bring us Dia de los
Muertos, or the Day of the Dead.
Celebrated in connection with the Catho-
lic holidays of All Saints Day on Novem-
ber 1 and All Soul's Day on November 2,
this holiday is especially important in Latin
America. While Mexico is best known for
its Dia de los Muertos celebrations, which
include pageantry, processions and public
display of altars to the dead, in Guatemala
it is more often celebrated as a family holi-
day, and usually called Dia de los Difuntos.

Here it is a time for families to gather togeth-
er and go to the cemeteries where they paint
and clean up the graves of family members,
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honor their ancestors with flowers, candles
and prayers, burn incense and bring picnics
to share. On these days, especially Novem-
ber 1, the cemeteries are full of life and cel-
ebration, and food and flower vendors set up
shop outside the cemetery gates. For some,
especially those who have family members
who have died in the last year, it can be quite
a solemn occasion-a time not only to cel-
ebrate that person but also to tell stories of
their life and to mourn.

A trip to any market at this time of year will
find it filled with flowers, especially the or-
ange marigolds or sempa that are the most
popular gifts for the dead. Many markets,
such as the one in La Antigua, will also be

A time for families to gather together andgo to the cemeteries where they
paint and clean up the graves offamily members, honor their ancestors
with flowers, candles and prayers, burn incense and bring picnics to share.

filled with kites for sale, as the flying of
kites is used as a means of communicating
with the dead and showing them where to
come down to visit their family members.

One of Guatemala's two most spectacular
Day of the Dead celebrations occurs in San-
tiago Sacatepdquez, just outside of Antigua.
Here the cemetery is filled with people and is
the site of the astounding and impressive dis-
play and flight of the famous giant kites. The
main street is clogged with kite sellers, food
vendors and carnival-style game tables. But
where ever you may be in Guatemala, a trip
to the local cemetery as a respectful observer
will give you a visual feast and some insight
into this important local holiday. 0

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From the Maya to the North Pole:
De Paz plants the Guatemalan flag
at the top of the world.

INTERVIEW It Laura NlNamara

The Woman Behind the Crusader

A chat with Vida Amor De Paz,
Guatemala's crusader for protecting the planet

Her smile is electric. Her energy is
vibrant. Her achievements ... in-
spiring. My brief interview with
Vida Amor De Paz has certainly left me
with a powerfully affecting impression. I am
new to Guatemala and can claim no more
than five months of exploring the country
and its people of influence. I'm certainly no
expert on De Paz and her prominent so-
cial repute. But learning about some of her
most recent adventures and listening to her
life's mission not only moved me, but en-
couraged me to continue chasing after my
own dreams. After spending time with her
I felt rewarded-rewarded with renewed
inspiration and motivation. And, as she re-
counted, that is exactly what she is after:

"I believe more in telling people: 'Hey,
you can be a good person. I trust you.'
What's going to happen when I tell you
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that? That's going to empower you. And
you're going to feel a responsibility to be
able to live up to that. So that's the way I
think. That's my philosophy of life."

In just two hours, I quickly came to un-
derstand that De Paz is a true go-getter. As
a former TV personality, a children's song-
writer, a regular columnist in the Guate-
malan newspaper the Prensa Libre and the
founder of two environmental organiza-
tions-one based in Guatemala and a sister
foundation based in the United States-it
is apparent she is a very difficult woman to
"sum up," let alone try to define or describe.
Yet, in her own words, she is simply young
at heart.

"I still think like a child ... because I
trust people. And I want to continue trust-
ing people. Of course, I have two little

antennas when something tells me, 'Hey!
Watch out!' But I think we are missing the
trust. When we grow up we lose the trust
that we should continue having in others."

And not just trust in others. De Paz has
that rare and admirable quality of truly
trusting herself. When the woman was
first faced with the once-in-a-lifetime op-
portunity of traveling to the North Pole in
2007, it was essentially an opportunity for
a "free ride" with the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). But
that chance to spin her lifelong message to
protect the environment in a new, unique
way quickly fizzled into a "no ride" when
Russia rocked the boat of opportunity
(pun-intended), claiming the North Pole
as its own in July of that same year. Thus,
world politics unraveled De Paz's opportu-
nity to go-at least with NOAA. Once the
idea for such an adventure weaseled its way
into her agenda, there was no stopping her.
With persistence she tracked down a small-
er expedition that was already conducting
research in the North Pole. Though the
TARA crew reportedly would not even
host the likes of National Geographic, De
Paz's distinctive Mayan angle proved to be
intrigue enough for the TARA scientists to
invite her.

"Everybody was telling me I was crazy,
that I was insane trying to get there. Some
people didn't even think that I was going
to make it. ... Honestly, I really wanted to
know how it all converged. What the Maya
were trying to tell us. What the scientists
are trying to tell us. How that all con-
verged. What was the parallel. And that's
what really took me."


That and some expert fundraising. De
Paz managed to secure 17,000 of funding
from beauty brand Paul Mitchell as well
as another 12,000 from the Guatemalan
phone provider TIGO.

"Some people asked me if I was scared
before we landed. And to tell you the truth,
the landing could have been catastrophic.
We could have died. But I was just not
thinking about that. I was just not think-
ing negatively. I was thinking, 'Wow! We're
landing at the North Pole.' ... I think the
only other time I have experienced such ex-
citement is when I gave birth to my kids."

Such perseverance not only earned De
Paz the adventure of a lifetime, but also the
chance to share her message of environ-
mental care worldwide, through a docu-
mentary of her trip. De Paz reports that her
film, From the Maya to the North Pole, has
already been featured in continued on page110
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CULTURE byIgnacio Ochoa


Kite Making

in Santiago


Ochoa (rt) with s
On November 1 and 2, Guatema-
lan markets are filled with mari-
golds, chrysanthemums and co-
pal-a pre-Columbian incense made from
pine resin. People clean family graves and
adorn them with cut tissue paper calledpa-
pelpicado, 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 dates mark the cel-
ebration of El Dia de los Difuntos or "the
Day of the Dead," a very important festival
throughout Guatemala, especially in the
predominantly Kakchiquel town of San-
tiago Sacatepequez, where a colorful kite-
flying ritual takes place.
Preparations for Day of the Dead begin
40 days before November 1, when youths
begin the construction of the kites, a tradi-
tion dating back at least 110 years. Custom-
arily, men did most of the work, but today
women join them in creating the intricately
designed kites, which may have political,
religious, or cultural themes. There is now a
female kite-making contingency in Sacate-
pdquez that competes in the annual kite-
making competitions.
Before the kites can be made, the un-
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ome of the royalty of the 2008 Santiago Kite Festival

married men of the village travel to the
coast to hunt for bamboo for the frames.
In the eyes of the town, this journey marks
males' passage from boys to men. The trip
to the coast is difficult and the work of cut-
ting the thick bamboo is laborious. They
return from the coast to find the towns-
people awaiting them, eager to hear of their
adventures. 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 his-
torically been less public than that of men,
but crucial. They participate in the mea-
surement, design, and construction of the
kites, prepare the glue ingredients and kite
materials, and help decide on colors and de-
signs. Women also do the bulk of the festi-
val food preparation, as well as the decorat-
ing of churches and public squares.
All kite materials are natural. The glue
is made from yucca flour mixed with pieces
of lemon peel and water. Ropes used for
kite strings are made from maguey, the
plant from which tequila is extracted. Kite
tails are made from woven cloth (to which
people often attach hand-written messages

to the spirits). Woven stalks of castilla, a
plant similar to wheat, form the frames of
smaller kites, while the largest frames are
made from bamboo.
The kites display three main styles:
"Crown" kites measure from three to five
meters in diameter and have a circular frame
around an empty center, like a donut. The
inner and outer circles are connected with
four bamboo stalks.
Kite workshop graduates display their creations
"Diamond"kites range up to 10meters in at the Nahual Foundation
diameter and have a diamond-shaped
frame and long tails. "Moon" kites are
large circles of bamboo framing with a
circular center, and range from 10 to 15
meters in diameter.

On November 1, people in Santiago be-
gin to fill the cemetery at 4:00 a.m. While
cleaning, repainting, and decorating their
family tombs, neighbors fondly reminisce
about the deceased, and catch up on the lat-
est news. Community bonds are renewed A project underway at the kite workshop,
and strengthened as people work side by side, Nahual Foundation
sharing paint, tools, and brushes to refurbish
tombs, while they water flowers, pray, and .. .
picnic together. It is a happy time.
Young people await a strong wind to
raise their giant kites to the skies, beckon-
ing the traveling spirits until 4:00 p.m.,
when the kites are lowered and the towns-
people return home to await the arrival of
the souls. People may set up home altars
in honor of deceased family members, and
relatives and neighbors visit each other to A guided tour group prepares tojourney to the
pay their respects. Visitors are cont on page 102 celebrations at Santiago Sacatepequez

Ignacio Ochoa holds MA degrees in Latin American Studies and Philosophy and has
worked in Indigenous, rural, and refugee communities in Panama, Colombia, Ecuador,
Nicaragua, El Salvador, Mexico and Guatemala. He has taught at San Diego State Uni-
versity, the Harvard University School of Business, Northeastern University, San Carlos
University and the Jesuit Landivar University. He was one of the judges for the Santiago
Sacatepfquez kite competition from 2005-2007

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E Lake Views
by Dwight Wayne Coop

Why October 12

is Not "Colon Day"

I do not know how many of you in
Readerland wonder why we say
"Christopher Columbus" instead of
Crist6bal Col6n. But this time the won-
derment comes from within this maga-
zine. Our copy editor, Matt Bokor, has
decided to flatter me by thinking I might
be able to run with this question. OK,
Matt here goes.
Maybe, among the group of Nutmeg-
gers who set out from post-colonial Con-
necticut to settle what is now the state
of Ohio, there was someone who revered
Col6n. This fellow-let's call him Fred-
thought that this territory should have a
capital named after a great navigator. And
who was to say that this city wouldn't also
someday have, say, a National Hockey
League franchise? No one was willing to
take the chance that it wouldn't. So it
needed a respectable handle.
However, Fred's brother Jed noted that
Col6n, although an elegant-sounding
name in Spanish, was in English depress-
ingly similar to the name of an organ at the
south end of the human alimentary canal.
It was a place where what we can in mixed
company refer to as "coliform" (after the
Escherischia coli that make up 70 percent
of it) heads for removal from the body. The
purpose of the colon is to remove excess
moisture from the, uh, coliform.
The other colonists (no pun intended)
quickly agreed that this name was there-
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fore unsuitable, since someday a wag jour-
nalist might declare that the future capital
of Ohio was, uh, a coliformy place. So
Fred, Jed and the other settlers on the Sci-
oto river brainstormed for an alternative.
Fred and Jed's niece, the group's school-
marm-let's call her Louisa-was good at
making mnemonic devices. She was the
first pedagogue to ever teach in a one-
room schoolhouse that "in 1492, Col6n
sailed the Ocean Blue." Even so, her uncles
sensed there was room for improvement.
Both were men of letters, relatively speak-
ing. After finishing fourth grade back in
Groton, they got interested in poetry and
the classics, and self-educated themselves
from some old books.
Louisa's rhyme, Fred and Jed decided,
was off-meter. It needed another syllable.
They decided to add -bus to the name, be-
cause it was the first part of the Latin word
for to look for, and if there was one thing
Admiral Col6n did better than anything
else, it was looking for stuff (if not nec-
essarily finding, as in the case of India).
So now it was "Col6nbus" who sailed in
1492, and who also had a future state capi-
tal chartered in his honor.
Fred and Jed, however, were not in agree-
ment over the admiral's nationality. If he
were indeed Spanish, as Fred thought, then
his name was, indeed, Col6n. But if he were
Italian, as Jed rather felt, then his name
would be something more ...contnued on page88

EDUCATION by Christine K. Wilson photos: Santiago Albert Pons

Using cartoons and clippings from current events, A passionate teacher, Patty Rosales brings
teachers practice making learning more interest- the strategies of critical thinking to the
ing and enriching in their classrooms. Antigua community.

Teaching to Think

S ocrates once said "I cannot teach
anybody anything, I can only make
them think." Teaching someone how
to think instead of what to think is the hall-
mark of a good education. A student who
thinks is capable of analyzing, of making
decisions, and forming opinions-skills
badly needed in today's world. Fortunately
for La Antigua, several teachers are follow-
ing Socrates' path. They are among more
than 40 teachers from 13 public schools
and organizations who have completed the
workshop. "Reading and Writing for Criti-
cal Thinking" (RWCT) recently held at
the Cooperaci6n Espaiola.
The workshops, held monthly for six
months, provide teachers with strategies
on how to help students incorporate logic
to read carefully, discuss analytically and
write clearly. Using this method, the chil-
dren are first asked to consider their as-
sumptions on a certain subject, then to
research it thoroughly and finally to re-
flect on what they have learned and how
to apply it. These extra steps go beyond
the typical read-and-memorize approach

used in most local schools. As Patty Rosa-
les, workshop trainer explains, integrating
the RWCT strategies "is the beginning of
a deeper and more analytical learning."
On a recent day, the laughs can be
heard down the entire length of the corri-
dors of the Cooperaci6n Espaiola. At the
RWCT workshop, teachers are presenting
a cartoon of their own creation to illus-
trate what they have read. The cartoon
provides more than just a good laugh, it is
a way to summarize and express opinions.
Strategies like incorporating cartoons,
games and current events in the classroom
are some of the methods that teachers use
to help their students take ownership of
their learning. As Elix Estrada, from the
Familia de Esperanza project, points out,
"When I integrate activities in the class-
room, the children not only enjoy it more
but also learn more."
The RWCT was developed by several lead-
ing American universities and is now used in
more than 30 countries. In Guatemala, the
RWCT program was continued on page 92

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TRAVEL byAna Flinder photos: Victoria Stone


he colonial heritage of Oaxaca,
Mexico is reflected in grand stone
buildings and churches, wide av-
enues and beautiful plazas. The capital of
Oaxaca State, the most highly indigenous
state in Mexico, Oaxaca city, with a popu-
lation of approximately 265,000, is cosmo-
politan yet manageable. Many of the grand
colonial buildings in its center have been
converted into museums. These include the
former Government Palace; the huge and
rambling former monastery of Santo Do-
mingo, which houses the museum of Oax-
acan cultures and the Jardin Etnobotdnico;
and the current Museo de Arte Contempord-
neo, and Museo Rufino Tamayo, which in-

cludes collections of pre-Columbian art as
well as special exhibits. Considered one of
the capitals of the Mexican art scene, Oax-
aca also abounds with smaller museums
and galleries.

The cathedral in the center of town is
surrounded by a zdcolo or central plaza, so
ample that there are several different sitting
(and strolling) areas, some sunny and some
shaded by tall trees, as well as the arcades
on either side which house numerous cafes
and restaurants. Oaxaca offers the visitor
many excellent restaurants featuring the
distinctive local cuisine, and a lively night-
life, as well as numerous galleries showcas-
ing a variety of crafts for which the State of
Oaxaca is justly famous.

Naturally, there are many churches that
are worth a visit, and the local markets are
bustling-full of life and full of typical
Mexican produce and Oaxacan specialties.
The latter include several varieties of moles,
(complex chile and chocolate-based cooking
sauces), more chocolate than you could pos-
sibly imagine, and (yes) fried grasshoppers.
Oaxaca is also famous for mezcal, which like
its cousin tequila, is made from agave.

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Oaxaca city sits at the junction of three
valleys known as las values centrales, each of
which is home to villages known for specific
crafts or for pre-Columbian archeological
sites. First among these is Monte Albin, the
ancient Zapotec capital and one of Mexico's
most impressive ancient sites.

As in most of Mexico, el dia de los muer-
tos, the Day of the Dead, is celebrated in
earnest in Oaxaca. Families spend days at
the cemeteries, painting and decorating the
graves of family members, praying, celebrat-
ing and sharing food. Some of the nearby
valley towns are well known for their dia
de los muertos celebrations, and there are a
few street processions and performances in
Oaxaca itself.

What really makes the Day of the Dead
in Oaxaca, however, are the altars-and they
are everywhere. Nearly every public build-
ing, from museums to hotels to galleries and
shops, has an altar in the lobby or entrance,
commemorating ancestors. Mountains of
marigolds, candles, textiles and skeleton
dolls are artfully and often ingeniuosly com-
bined with the favorite foods and drinks of
the honored ancestor to create these ofren-
das, which are an art form in themselves.

This, of course, makes late October a per-

fect time to visit Oaxaca. An easy overnight
bus trip (12 hours, Mexican luxury bus) from
San Crist6bal de las Casas, it is a skip and a
jump from Guatemala, with a very pleasant
place to stop on the way there or back.

Travelers, however, should check on the
political situation before embarking on their
journey. In 2006 Oaxaca was rocked by a lo-
cal teacher's strike, massive demonstrations
and riots. While it had returned to a peace-
ful state by early 2007, the underlying issues
have not been resolved. O

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1Thurs., DIA DEL NINO: celebrating
children, in school and at home, with special
activities, treats and small gifts.
2Fri., 8pm THEATER: Visiones y Velos,
performed by ballerina Zaina Zahesha and
percussionist Susu Pampanin. Q70. El Sitio (tel:
7832-3037) 5a calle poniente #15, LaAntigua.
3Sat., 11am ART: Exposition by well-
known watercolor artists titled Saldn de La
Acuarela, La Transparencia del Color. Colegio
Mayor de Santo Tomis de Aquino, la av. norte
#23, LaAntigua.
Animal blessing as part of St Francis of
Assisi's celebrations. After the blessing, there is
a procession planned. San Francisco Church, la
av. sur & 7a calle oriented, LaAntigua.
Mon., through Wed., 7th, 9am to 1pm
offering free photo workshops to photographers,
graphic designers and young artists. Request your
application: antigua@aecid-cf.org.gt. Centro
de Formaci6n de la Cooperaci6n Espanola (tel:
7832-1276) 6a av norte, between 3a and 4a calle
poniente, LaAntigua.
Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK:
Partnering with the Poor: Inequality, Education
and Opportunity in Guatemala by Jeff Barnes.
For 20 years, Common Hope/Familias de
Esperanza has offered hope and opportunity to
people struggling to improve their lives through
education, healthcare and housing. We partner
with over 2,600 students and their families as
they work to break the cycle of poverty. Donation
Q25. Rainbow Caf6 (tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur
#8, LaAntigua.
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STues., 7pm -
ART: Colecciones by
artist Enrique Cay, this
work includes Espanta
Espiritus, Asi como me
lo contaron lopresento
yo, Danza de Fuego
and El wltimo Abuelo.
Centro Cultural IGA
(tel: 2422-5555 ext.
606) 9a av. 0-51, z. 4,
Guatemala City.

, 13 & 27 Tuesdays, 8pm (Spanish)
THEATER: DeAmor, Odiosy Otras Traiciones,
directed by Guillermo Monsanto and produced
by Lorna Stewart. Q50; Q25 students w/carnet.
Teatro Dick Smith de IGA (tel: 2422-5555) Ruta
1, 4-05, z. 4, Guatemala City.

7Wed., 5-7pm OPEN HOUSE:
ANECHO celebrates an open house the first
Wednesday of each month. Come share a glass of
wine and conversation with friends old and new.
Free. AnEcho (tel: 7882-4600) Casa Convento
Concepci6n, 4a calle oriented #41, LaAntigua.
7Wed., 7:30pm ART: Exposition & per-
/ formance Los Siameses by contemporary
Mexican artists. Alianza Francesa (tel: 2440-2102),
Guatemala City.
TIhurs., 5:30-7pm (English) TALK:
Economic Stimulus: Road to Recovery or
Road to Perdition presented by John Chudy,
Democrats Abroad. Donation Q25. See www.
democratsabroad.org. Galeria Mes6n Panza
Verde (tel: 7832-45819, LaAntigua.


8 Thurs., 6:30pm EXPOSITION: Usos
y y del Su't, learn about the
origin of the su't, how women wear and use
it, the significance of the dimensions and
why it continues to be a very important part
of indigenous traje (dress). Museo Ixchel (tel:
2361-8081) 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala
City. V

8 Thurs., 8pm LYRIC RECITAL: El
Didlogo de los Suenos, Alejandro Castro,
with musicians Alejandro Castro (piano),
Andra Galdimez (violin), Astrid Marroquin
(viola), Lucia Aquino (flute) and Ana Galdimez
(violon cello); vocalists Karin Bruns (soprano),
Vicky Castillo (mezzo soprano), and dancers
Laura Henindez and In&s Estrada. Q50/Q25
students w/carnet. Teatro Dick Smith IGA
(tel: 2422-5555 ext. 606) ruta 1 4-05, z. 4,
Guatemala City.
Fri., 8pm MUSIC: C,:fl..,: Jazz by
Caffeine Jazz Cuartet. Q60/Q45 students
with carnet. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037) 5a calle
noniente #15. LaAntipua. V

9Fri., ART: Oleo, Tinta y Acuarela by
artists Anal Martinez-Mont, Carlos Chivez,
Luis Antonio Cisneros, Mauro Osorio, Adin
Aguilar y Abel L6pez. Galeria de Arte Die
Augen (tel: 2381-7349) 6a av 4-61, z. 10, 4th &
5th levels, Guatemala City.

1 Sat., 8am-4pm (Spanish) SEMIN-
I1 ARY: El Santuario del Ser by Lic. Sergio
Marin, Ing. Erick Reyes and Dr. Carlos Seijas.
Q270, includes material, diploma, lunch and
coffee breaks. Previous registration. El Sitio (tel:
7832-3037), LaAntigua.
1 Sat., 7pm ART: Inauguration of the
Exposition Amantes, paintings by Luis L.
Letona G. Cocktail. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037) 5a
calle noniente #15. La Antiuam. V

Popol Vuh, presented by Letras de
Fuego and Nueva Ac6polis. Free. El Sitio (tel:
7832-3037) 5a calle poniente #15, LaAntigua.
1 Sun., through Tues., 20th -
FESTIVAL: Fiestas de Octubre is a count-
ry-wide art festival featuring more than 1,000
art performances, organized by ACUDE (Arte y
Cultura para el Desarrollo), and directed by Julio
Sol6rzano Foppa. For more information, contact
Cecilia Dougherty, tel: 5952-0562, interarte.
c. ,i .|,,,, ... or Julio Sol6rzano Foppa, email:

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1 Tues. through Fri., 30th ART:
1 Color y Forma, retrospective by Juan
Jos6 Rodriguez. Galeria de Arte Die Augen (tel:
2381-7349) 6a av 4-61, z. 10, 4th & 5th level,
Guatemala City. V

1 Tues., 5:30pm- (English) TALK: Pedal
3Power Technology: An alternate source of
energy in Guatemala with Carlos Marroquin who
has worked for nine years with MAYA PEDAL
POWER, encouraging rural development by
introducing bicycle-machines to facilitate daily
life and economic development. Donation Q25.
Rainbow Caf6 (tel: 7832-1919), LaAntigua.

1 3Tues., 7pm PHOTOGRAPHY:
1 Opening of Mujer Maya by Cibely
1 ...: Iel (tel:
ti t: dle
hin 11. z. 10,

1 Tues., 8pm (Spanish) THEATER:
1 De Amor, Odios y Otras Traiciones,
directed by Guillermo Monsanto and produced
by Lorna Stewart. Q50; Q25 students w/carnet.
Teatro Dick Smith de IGA (tel: 2422-5555)
Ruta 1, 4-05, z. 4, Guatemala City.

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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.
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I Exclusive national art
and more...

Tel: (i502) 5551-4883
3a calle oriented #42, La Antigua


October 8 EconomicStimulus: Roadto Recovery or Roadto Perdition John Chudy, presenter
Novem ber 5 War in Afghanistan:A Forever Elusive Victory- Paul Munsell, presenter
Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm, Q25 donation Place: Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua
For more info call John Chudy, Chair: tel: 7832-4581 democratsabroadguate@yahoo.com

A IA ANTIGUA TOUR: Tues, Wed, Fri,Sat at 9:30am with Elizabeth Bell $20
SA NT;' Mon &Thurat2pmwith Roberto Spillari. Meet atthe fountain in the main square
T 0 l ur SII SLIDE SHOW: Tuesdays at 6pm at El Sitio, 5a calle poniente #15 Q30
by Fib h .e b el I Inquire about othertours and travel arrangements in Guatemala
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it for ourselves after a journey that no one wild journey, just taking it is a great feeling.
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Wednesday (dinner) Live Jazz Trio. Q35.

Thursday (dinner) Cuban Jazz. Q35.

Friday (dinner) Estasis, Trio, Sal6n Latino,
Tango. Q35.

La Peia de Sol Latino ir.. -' _--i-ii .
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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.

La Esquina ir..I ;- -i2-- -,.
.A C jll.. ". *ri.r'.= L t Alnig .ila
Saturday 3 & 17, 7pm Estasis, Cuban
music by Daniel Rodriguez's band.
Saturday 10, 7pm DJ Sarkastic, Jazz
Lounge set.
Saturday 24, 7pm Armando Pineda y Los
Ojos de Chaplin, playing Latin American

Rainbon Cafe ir..I -I '.-li'i-,z
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Monday, 7:30pm Don Ramiro will serenade
you with some beautiful Latin folk music. Free.
Tuesday & Fridays, 7:30pm Tres is another
great local artist who will put a smile on your
face with his happy tunes.
Wednesday, 7:30pm Open Mike," ',.. r..d
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.
Saturday7:30pm At.One.Ment. Come
and listen to Luke and his band. You cannot
miss it. Enjoy a few drinks and relax to some
Sunday, 7:30pm La Raiz: Luis, Juan-Jo
& Choko, great improvised classics. Free.

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31 Sat., 7:30pm- HALLOWEEN PARTY:
Live music, a free Creepy Cocktail,
bonfire & marshmallows, prize for the best
dressed; come shake your pumpkin and be part
of the fun. Free.

17Sat., 5pm MUSIC: Tarde de Lirica
/by well-known Guatemalan sopranos,
tenors, baritones and pianist. Q75/Q60 students
with carnet. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037) 5a calle
poniente #15, LaAntigua.

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C ircutl Bar ir..I i.--_'"
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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
Sunday Latin Ensemble

La Ca sbah Discot Cl ir..I -'- .-I,,
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Wednesday 9pm-lam PARTY: Dance to
the music of the 80s at the hottest discotheque
in town. No cover.
1 PARTY: Great music, prizes for top three
costumes (Q2000 first place, Q1000 second
place, Q500 third place). Prepare to be scared!
Q75 cover charge includes a drink.

31 Sat., 4pm MUSIC FESTIVAL: No
Covers, playing various musical styles;
Doctor Tripas performing experimental jazz;
C6smica with electro, indie and alternative;
Magma, metal band; The Sigh Commanders,
reggae; and Los Mojarras hitting it hard wih
surf reggae. Free. Centro de Formaci6n de la
Cooperaci6n Espanola (tel: 7832-1276), La

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DATOii :

1 Mon., through
.1 Fri., 30th-
de la Caida del Muro de
Berlin (20 years since the
fall of the Berlin Wall), >
organized by the Embassy
of the Federal Republic of
Germany in Guatemala.
Universidad Rafael
Landivar (tel: 2364-6700)
Vista Hermosa III z. 16,
Guatemala City.
Nov. 2 through Fri.,
13th Expo moves to
the Universidad Francisco
Marroquin (tel: 2364-6700)

1 Wed., 8pm HOMAGE: Special
I theater activities in tribute to Guillermo
Monsanto for 28 years of artistic contributions.
Free. Teatro Dick Smith IGA (tel: 2422-5555
ext. 606) ruta 1 4-05, z. 4, Guatemala City.
1 Thurs., 5pm (Spanish) BOOK
. PRESENTATION: Los Zopilotes y su
Segunda Muerte by Luis de Lion. Free. Centro
de Formaci6n de la Cooperaci6n Espanola (tel:
7832-1276) 6a av norte, between 3a and 4a calle
poniente, LaAntigua.
1 Thurs., 6:30pm (Spanish)
CONFERENCE: Arqueologia en los
Bajos de Peten by Liwy Grazioso. Q20/Q10
students w/ carnet. Parking, only rate Q25.
Museo Popol Vuh (tel:2338-7896) 6a calle
final, z. 10, Campus Universidad Francisco
Marroquin, Guatemala City..
SPSat., 11am (Spanish) FILM:
SCorresponsalde Guerra, honoring Manuel
Jos6 Arce, a telling of his exile in France, directed
by moviemaker Armand Gatti and presented by
Rudy Cotton. Colegio Mayor de Santo Tomas de
Aquino, la av norte #23, LaAntigua.
17Sat., 4pm ART: Inauguration of the
/exposition Insideout, a selection of images
by Rachelle Mozman and Cinthya Soto. Galeria
Panza Verde (tel: 7832-2925), LaAntigua.

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17Sat., 5pm MUSIC: Tarde de Lirica
/ by well-known Guatemalan sopranos,
tenors, baritones and pianist. Q75/Q60 students
with carnet. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037) 5a calle
poniente #15, LaAntigua.
1 Sat., 7pm DOCUMENTARY:
S Imagine the Future commemorating
Camino Seguro's 10th anniversary helping
children from the city dump in zone. 3. Free.
Centro de Formaci6n de la Cooperaci6n Espanola
(tel: 7832-1276) 6a av norte, between 3a and 4a
calle poniente, LaAntigua.
and Power of Stained Glass, presented by
Nathan Liskey. Nathan is a well-known local
artist contributing to AnEcho's request for
participation in our Medieval Study program.
Free. AnEcho (tel: 7882-4600) Casa Convento
Concepcion, 4a calle oriented #41, LaAntigua.
OTues., HOLIDAY: Revolution Day.
2V Most banks and businesses will be closed.
2'0Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK:
20Life in Guatemala: A Brief History and
Current Conditions with Sue Patterson, a retired
U.S. foreign service officer living in La Antigua,
Guatemala. She is also the founder of WINGS,
a non-profit dedicated to reproductive health
and family planning. Donation Q25. Rainbow
Cafe (tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua


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Remember the year that the Guatemalan government decided
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I well remember the first time I spent a
whole year in a place that didn't ob-
serve daylight savings time. That place
was Guatemala, and I said to myself,
"hallelujah! I finally get to experience the
natural progression of day and night, light
and dark, due to the tilt of the axis of the
Earth-uninterrupted by daylight savings
time." Yes, I can understand why the con-
fusing and disorienting mass agreement to
suddenly change the clocks is advantageous
in some ways in northern climes, where the
tilt of the Earth is more pronounced. But
here, closer to the equator, there's never re-
ally been a reason for it; the sun progresses
from rising at 5 a.m. or so to rising at 6 a.m.
or so, and setting at 6 p.m. or so to 7 p.m.
or so. . and back again. No big deal. It's
convenient for those of us here who phone
the West Coast of North America to only
be an hour different-and for those of us
who phone the East Coast. But to have it
change twice a year makes it hard to re-
member which is which.
Up North they always used to say, "We
have to turn the clocks back, because oth-
erwise the kids will all have to get up for
school in the dark." I remember what a
drag it was when it got dark at 4 p.m. on
cold rainy winters . and I remember the
delight when suddenly for some mysteri-
ous reason we all had to "spring forward"
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by one hour. By the time summer came
around, we could play in the evening light
until 8 p.m. But it all seemed a bit random
as well as discombobulating. I used to won-
der, especially around the time of "chang-
ing the clocks," what it would be like if we
just left the clocks alone and adjusted our-
selves to nature.
As I got older I realized that changing
the clocks always made me cranky for a
few days and that I just plain didn't like it
and that many other people didn't either.
We used to call it "daylight stealing time,"
and I had a friend who hated it so much
she referred to it as "the biggest perpetra-
tion in the history of human stupidity." It
outraged her that we all complied with it,
even though most of it thought it silly and
cumbersome. Plus, we did so because we
really didn't have any choice. But here in
Guatemala, we had a choice, and with that
freedom of choice came chaos.
So here I love going through a full year
without having to deal with "daylight steal-
ing time." I loved it the first time, and I still
love it. But there was a year in between
when the Guatemalan government decided
to experiment with enforcing daylight sav-
ings time. (Something about being consis-
tent with the rest of the world time-wise for
business and commerce reasons.) I'm not
sure how this worked .contnuedono ow a


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Daylight Stealing ime cont.from previouspage
in other parts of Guatemala, but I suspect you forgot to ask. Of course, this made it
that it was as much of a chaotic mess in oth- all the more confusing, but I had to admire
er places as it was on Lake Atitlin, where I the fact that Guatemalans were not willing
was at the time. Imagine the towns and var- to go along with letting the government
ious villages around the lake, all interacting tell them that dawn was coming along an
and doing business with each other, several hour later this season. Half of the people
hundred people traveling by lancha, pickup were going along with it, the other half not.
and bus, to and fro across and around , ,, "How hilarious," I thought, "good
the lake every day. Now imagine Z'' ',for them, having minds of their
them all with different opinions own." When I asked people
about whether or not to com- why they were not complying
ply with the ridiculous idea 7 -with "government time," they
of letting the government simply said,porque no sirve-
tell us to call the hours of the 1 because it doesn't work.
day by different names. I saw how even more ab-
Pure chaos. Teachers cross- surd changing the time was
ing the lake to work, and ma,., here than up north. Think about
many other people were crossing it: This is a culture and a society that
time zones on a daily basis. And nobody is tied to the land and its rhythms; people
knew whether various businesses or even live by the rising and the setting of the sun,
municipalities were calling 8 o'clock 8 not by clocks. In general, in a rural and
o'clock or calling it 9 o'clock. Add to that agricultural society, parents will wake up
the confusion of stores and businesses shortly before dawn, get the cooking fire
which already closed for two hours every going, prepare breakfast and awaken the
day for lunch! children. All this is time to be together to
When the Guatemalan government de- eat breakfast before the father goes off to
cided to change clocks, I was working on his work, which in agrarian work and for
Lake Atitlin, living in Panajachel and trav- fishermen begins at the break of day. That's
eling every week through Santiago Atitlin just how it works.
and San Pedro la Laguna. I talked to a lot If the local school, office or shop where
of people in the towns and certainly on the the mother worked complied with "govern-
lanchas-conversations which arose as we ment time," the wife and children had to
asked each other which businesses and ser- live by schedules that were an hour off from
vices were open at what times, or when we the father's. It caused immeasurable stress

missed the lancha, or the clinic hours be-
cause of all the confusion. In fact, if some-
one told you that the last lancha leaves at 5
p.m., they would add la hora de Dios or la
hora official. And you could be in trouble if

We're all pilgrims on the same journey-
but some pilgrims have better road maps.
-Nelson DeMille
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and hardship all over the country. It caused
separation as well as confusion.
Around Lake Atitlin, the entire town
of Panajachel complied with "government
time," but smaller ...continued onowngpage

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Daylight Stealing Time cont.from previouspage
More rural villages-even just down the
inner. ,
SAvante road-did not. Half of the populations of
mosa II Santiago Atitlan and San Pedro complied
969 with the time change; the other half did
not. The lanchas were running on "govern-
Sment time"-they had too many regular
local passengers, like school teachers, not
to; but they weren't happy about it.
People who travelled between Santiago,
Panajachel and San Pedro could take a 30
minute lancha ride and arrive an hour and
a half later-or arrive half an hour earlier!
I thought daylight savings time in North
America was disorienting! I could not have
682 imagined how disorienting it was here. And
still, throughout that crazy season, I always
admired the independence and sovereignty
of Guatemalans who refused to comply and
itic insisted on living "on God's time," no mat-
nt in the ter what the government said.
But, boy, was it a relief when it was time
ity to "change the clocks back" to standard time
iao.com.gt and everyone could be in agreement again.
And I was among the millions of people liv-
U ing in this country who were ever so grateful
ti to discover, six months later, that the govern-
ment decided not to try it again. It just feels
better to live by the rising and setting of the
1 sun, and to go through the gentle and grad-
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Monument to

Christopher Columbus

In bygone days, Guatemala's rulers
presented distinctive landmarks to
the capital city in praise of their own
ideals: reform, modernism, development
and patriotism. This has made the city an
eclectic mixture of architectural styles and
Among the most interesting and charis-
matic monuments in the city is the statue
of Christopher Columbus. Its history is as
interesting as the character that it represents.
The turn of the 19th century, neo-classical
statue of the celebrated and adventurous
Genovese explorer was created to commem-
orate the 400th anniversary of his arrival in
the Americas.

The bronze statue was commissioned to the
Spanish sculptor Tomis Mur. The June 1896
festive inauguration ceremony was preceded
by the then-first lady, Alegria de Reyna Bar-
rios, wife of the famous reformist President
Justo Rufino Barrios and was witnessed by
the whole of Guatemalan society.
The Columbus statue, right hand on his
chest and left hand pointing to the world at
his feet, stands on a sphere. On the equa-
tor, the phrase: "Plus Ultra October 12th
1492" commemorates the celebrated (and
for many, infamous) date. Holding the
world are three vigorous figures represent-
ing science, constancy and valor, all which
fueled the fearless Columbus to complete
his historic journey.
In late 1917, the statue almost plum-
meted as it was battered by an earthquake,
and his bronzed head took a nose dive onto
the ground. The good citizens of the city
came to its rescue, bringing mattresses and
boards to keep the statue from completely
falling down. The keen observer may notice
the scar where the head was re-attached.
True to Columbus' audacious character,
the statue has traveled as much as Columbus
himself. Originally placed on the western
side of the city's Central Plaza, it remained
there until 1943, when it was moved to the
Jocotenango Park, (Hip6dromo del Norte
zone 2). In 1965, it traveled once again to
where it now rests in his own special plaza
in Avenida las Am&ricas. Today, with more
than 100 years of residence in the nation's
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Many visit cemeteries to pay respects
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The Guardians of Las Gravileas

A project where women serve their sisters

The center's name is symbolic. In a
country where coffee represents
approximately 10 percent of the
gross domestic income, the gravilea tree
provides a critical, protective canopy for
the shade-loving plant. Just as the gravilea
tree provides this fundamental necessity
for the cultivation of coffee, so, too, is Las
Gravileas meant to offer a protective, nur-
turing environment for women of every
background and ethnicity.
"It's a name that represents receiving,
taking care of, and supporting the growth
of a woman," Project Manager Dalila de
Montoya says. The keys to achieving this

ideal environment, she adds, are education
and training.

Las Gravileas is defined as a center for
the promotion and technical training
of artisan women. The project offers a
large assortment of instruction, rang-
ing from textiles, pifiata making and
ceramic molding and painting to cook-
ing and baking, basic literacy, business
studies and more.

"The idea is that they can learn and
make many things that offer them an op-
portunity to gain more in their lives," Gra-
vileas instructor Alma Diaz says. And that
is precisely what the project's goals spell out:
Generating more sources of work and pro-
moting Guatemalan culture-all through
the advancement of women. Why women?
Because, de Montoya asserts, women are in
dire need of support in Guatemala.
Not only are they frequent targets of vio-
lence simply because of their gender, women
rarely receive opportunities for basic educa-
tion. Globally Minded, ..continued on following page

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Las Gravileas cont. from previous page
a social enterprise committed to supporting
Mayan communities in Guatemala, reports
that Guatemala possesses the highest female
illiteracy rate in Latin America. Index Mundi
bolsters that claim, stating that the 2002 na-
tional census defined more than 60 percent of
Guatemala's female population as illiterate.
"Women are not seen as great contribu-
tors to the country, so violence against
them seems to be acceptable," said Norma
Cruz, founder and director of the Survivor's
Foundation, an organization supporting
victims of femicide (the murder of women
by men purely because they are female) in
an August AlJazeera article.
Las Gravileas is devoted to changing this
sentiment by offering a safe haven where
women can transform their lives and ulti-
mately "transform the lives of the people
with whom they live, with the people of their
community," de Montoya says. "They are
eager to cause an impact in their society...
As an institution, we are causing an impact
in the society."

Dolores de Baeza, 54, instructs students
at Las Gravileas in bakery and confection-
ary desserts. She says she teaches because she
wants to offer Guatemalan women a way to
climb out of the harsh reality that defines
their lives. "To help the women and give
them the capacity for earning extra money
because life is difficult for a woman. Some-

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Students study baking techniques
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times their husbands don't have anything
extra to give to their wives, thus, through
additional means, the women work and are
able to move ahead."
Move ahead from extreme poverty, as
Manuela de Jesis Tum P&rez puts it. She
is an accountant for the Center of Family
Integration and works with CFI's Hogar
Rural Rabinal (Rural Home of Rabinal).
She was leading a group of about 20 women
who had traveled four hours to reach Las
Gravileas. This was the group's third visit to
the center, and each participant is currently
enrolled in a program for learning skilled
techniques in non-precious jewelry mak-
ing. During each visit, the group spends
three days and two nights at Las Gravileas.
Tum Pdrez says the training at Las Gravileas
is helping make fundamental changes in
their local community:
"This is a municipality that's very be-
hind. But with training, we teach the
people about the fruits of developing and
promoting women. And our people are be-
ginning to send their daughters and wom-
en to the school. Previously, they thought
that the woman did not have importance,
did not have value, that she was inferior to
men. Now, the women have been learning
that everyone is equal."

The project is in its sixth year of mem-
ber training and serves 19 communities
each year through its main school in Santa
Catarina Bobadilla and two smaller, satel-
lite schools that change locations each year.
The center offers three types of training pro-
grams. A daily program allows participants
to train for two hours each week in a select-
ed course for a sliding-scale rate of Q40 to
Q125 (about $5 to $15) per month. Women
can also enroll in a two-year program, which
offers a technical diploma in several trades.
Students in this program cont. on ollowng page

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train at the center three days a week during
the first year and two days a week during the
second. Rates for this program range from
Q75 to Q350 (about $10 to $40) per month.
Finally, the center offers an intensive
training program where participants pay
Q185 (about $20) for a two-and-a-half day
program that includes eight cooking les-
sons, two nights of accommodation, cook-
ing equipment and supplies and an outing
to La Antigua. "They go to Antigua to
observe stores and businesses, visit places,
go to hotels, go to restaurants and see how
they operate, even how they decorate," de
Montoya says; "Things that could be use-
ful for them to put in practice in their own
While the fees are impossibly low for
training and services that cost so much
more, Las Gravileas operates with the fi-
nancial support and under the supervision
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Cakes made to order
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Corner 3a av. & 4a calle T:7832-7652

of the non-profit ACOE (Asociaci6n para la
cooperaci6n educativa). It is also supported
by more than 20 national and international
organizations through financial and mate-
rial donations.
Diaz is convinced that the effort is worth
it: "Perhaps we can't change the world, but
we can change one person's life." Each week
she hears stories of little successes. Patricia
de Visquez, who has been studying desserts
at the center for three years, says she is be-
coming a local favorite within her commu-
nity. "Now, when I need cakes in my house
I make them ... because it's much more
economic and you can make them exactly
how you want them. And, I sell now. If
someone wants a dessert I can make exactly
what they want me to make."
The time for offering women real oppor-
tunities is ripe, de Montoya says: "Now is
the time to give them their own space and
we are giving it with much affection." 0

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The natural healing properties of honey cover a wide range of ailments,
and more uses are still being discovered. 2nd inaseriesbyJudy ohen

..n-,[ i vi's tienda, located on 3a
L.-nd .i behind the cathedral in
iL i Anrigua Guatemala, carries all-
natural products, including several types of
honey. Her favorite is gravilea, which she
buys from nearby farms. I learned some of
the local folklore on bees and honey from
our interview.
"The floripondia flowers are planted to
grow up the fences surrounding a coffee fin-
ca and protect it from harm," she told me.
"Do you mean physical harm?" I asked.
"No, no, spiritual. It's an old Indian be-
lief. You see, the pink and white floripondia
and the yellow flowers of the gravilea trees,
which shade the coffee plants, have pollens
that induce sleep. When the wind blows,
these pollens are spread across the Panchoy
Valley and make it tranquil."
True or not, it's a lovely story. What is
a fact is that honey has made a medical
comeback: Its properties have been proven
to aid in the healing of deep wounds, dia-
betic ulcers, open sores, gangrene and sec-
ond- and third-degree burns where antibi-
otics have been less effective. Honey is also
effective in treating symptoms of bronchitis
and asthma.
Germs cannot live in honey because of its
antibiotic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, an-
ticarcinogenic, antifungal and other "anti"
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will survive; that is why there are warnings
not to feed honey to babies under a year old.
Honey, unlike sugar, is not full of empty
calories. Besides the enzymes added by bees
to the flower nectar, it contains trace min-
erals, vitamins A, B, C, D and K plus pro-
teins and hydrogen peroxide.
One doctor used honey-gauze bandages
on children injured in the Iraq war. The par-
ents liked them because they were natural
products and didn't have to be changed as
often as other bandages. Second- and third-
degree burns healed without scars. The doc-
tor said he unquestionably would use this
method on any one of his five children as a
first choice for those types of injuries.
In 2007, the U.S. Food and Drug Ad-
ministration approved the use of honey-
gauze bandages made by a New Jersey com-
pany named Derma Sciences, Inc. Medi-
honey bandages are sold in North and South
America by Convita L.P. of New Zealand;
it also controls the supply of New Zealand
manuka honey.
All honey has benefits ranging from
mild to strong. But only two honeys have
been found so far with enough antibacterial
and antifungal strength to heal seriously
infected wounds, diabetic ulcers, chronic
sores and second- and third-degree burns.
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The flowering plants that these honeys
come from are the manuka tree (or jelly
bush) in New Zealand and the golden tea
tree in Australia.
Seventy-nine varieties of honey were
catalogued in these two countries. Only
these two tested active (strong) enough to
kill or inhibit serious and chronic external
skin infections. But, they are not miracle
cures. For example, they don't cure infec-
tions in the blood.
Activity, or the strength of the two hon-
eys, depends on the area of the country
where the bees produced them. Activity
ratings run from 10+ to 20+; meaning how
fast and well they can heal wounds.
For deep wounds (diabetic ulcers and
chronic non-healing sores) an activity level
of 16+ to 18+ is recommended. Higher rat-
ings can cause burning sensations. But there
are no serious adverse side effects observed in
any of the clinical trials of honey bandages.
Interesting fact: Bee pollen has more
protein per pound than meat, and if strand-
ed on a desert island, a person could live on
bee pollen and water.
In Guatemala, where arable land is so
scarce, food so sparse in some areas and
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by Dr. Karmen Guevara

Most of us would take great of-
fense if someone were to sug-
gest that we're not the master of
our life. Reality can be harsh. If we look it
squarely in the face, we'd probably see that
we're far from being the master! Who is the
master then?
It should come as no surprise that it's
Master Ego who holds the reins. Together
with its powerful collaborator the Mind,
they take complete charge of organizing all
of our experiences and determine how we
react to the outside world. They jerk us back
and forth between the landscape of the past
and the future where only sadness, regrets
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Master your mind! Tame the endless
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Take heed of what the Buddha said,
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Master your time! Focus your energy on
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lead to weak actions.
Master your communications! Weed
out negative words from your vocabulary.
Practice speaking truthfully, with words
that inspire self-confidence, joy and hope.
Use words to create harmony, instead of
Once mind, time and communications
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Why it's not "Col6n Day" cont.from page 20
like Colombo. And, according to the ad-
miral's recently discovered memoirs, there
was aboard the Santa Maria a shipmate
named Lieutenant Colombo, who was ab-
sent-minded and who incessantly badgered
the admiral by objecting, "There's just one
more thing ..." This nearly kept the Ameri-
cas from being discovered. Meanwhile, the
debate continued over whether to change
Col6nbus to Colombo.
After four years, the town had grown big
enough to have a stop sign, the better to regu-
late equine traffic. By this time the colonists,
who all wore blue jackets (because they had
gone to a blue-jacket clearance at the Hart-
ford Goodwill before migrating westward)
decided that they could use neither Col6n-
bus nor Colombo, since neither had the
right ring when placed before "Blue Jackets."
This name, it was universally agreed, would
be the name of the NHL franchise, in case
it ever came into existence (and there was
still nobody willing to take the chance that
it wouldn't). And so, Fred and Jed suggested
a Latinized compromise: Columbus.
Another problem arose, however, after
they erected a statue of Columbus in the
town square. Louisa thought that his first
name sounded too much like "Crystal Ball."
Since she was a campaigner against divina-
tion, she argued that Crist6bal could not be
engraved on the pedestal plaque. It suggest-
ed that the admiral had consulted familiar
spirits in order to make his landfall.

Louisa knew that the Spaniards had intro-
duced uncool stuff like the Inquisition to the
Americas. And that they had ethnocentrically
abolished certain cool stuff (like human sacri-
fice) that had existed there previously. But she

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also recalled that the Spaniards had brought
Christ, through the agency of selfless men
like Bartolomeo de las Casas. So Louisa sug-
gested changing Crist6bal to Christopher,
which means "Christ bearer."
This caught on, since by the mid 1980s,
more baby boys in North America were
named Christopher than any other name,
according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Now, someone may write me to say that the
foregoing is fanciful. And there is indeed an-
other explanation of how we got from Col6n
to Columbus. It is that, in 1492, all educat-
ed Europeans, from Lisbon to Warsaw, still
communicated with each other through the
lingua franca of Latin. In the spirit of unity,
many great thinkers adopted Latinized names
or pseudonyms, a practice lasting nearly to
the present. The father of modern taxonomy,
for instance, was from Sweden yet he called
himself Carolus Linnaeus. And that is how
Admiral Col6n, as a pledge to this big Latin
club, became (according this prosaic explana-
tion) Columbus.
Since my three sons are Guatemalan as
well as U.S. nationals, they must learn both
names, even though Hallmark has still not
figured out a way (as they did for St. Pat-
rick's Day) to create a frivolous demand for
greeting cards on "Columbus Day."
Readers (and you, too, Matt), there's
little chance of going back. They won't re-
name Columbus Day "Col6n Day" since
people might conclude that enemas are
what is being celebrated, and behavior at
college frat parties is bad enough as it is.
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Learning can be fun and interactive as participants in the RWCT workshop find out.

Teaching to Think cont.from page21

initiated by the Consejo de Lectura or read-
ing council. Experience has shown that the
benefits of RWCT go beyond the classroom
to help children become better citizens. As
Mrs. Rosales explains, "Developing critical
thinking in students is the key to fomenting
positive change in Guatemala." Mrs. Rosales
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we could never afford to pay for this level
of training." Lack of government funds for
training is a common problem. That is why
this RWCT workshop is sponsored by Em-
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for Education. Empresarios por la Edu-

cacidn is a non-profit organization whose
mission is to utilize the skills, energy and
resources of the private sector for the good
of public education.

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chapter in Antigua and is developing sev-
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in addition to the RWCT workshops.
For example, Empresarios will coordinate
English-speaking volunteers to help public
school English teachers to improve their
pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar.
Over time, this and other projects will help
develop a nation of thinkers who can build
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