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· December, 2008

Stories about Guatemala from December, 2008

Burning the Year Away: New Year Traditions

In many South American countries, it has become a tradition to burn human shaped representations of the previous year, as a way to get rid of everything bad that the...

Guatemala: Violence Continues 12 Years After Peace Accords

Today marks the 12th anniversary of the signing of the Peace Accords that put an end to 36 years of Civil War in Guatemala. In spite of the agreement and...

Guatemala: Nativity Scenes Around the Holidays

Alfa of Guate 360 [es] writes about the evolution of the Nativity Scene in Guatemala, and how it has become much more colorful and full of scents due to the...

Guatemala: Mincemeat Pie

Christmas in Guatemala often means celebrating with food. Luis Figueroa of Carpe Diem [es] is especially fond of the dessert “Mincemeat pie.“

Guatemala: Farewell to Chepe Zarco

José Eduardo Zarco aka Chepe, director of the Guatemalan newspaper Prensa Libre recently passed away. Luis Figueroa of Carpe Diem [es] fondly remembers the man, who published Figueroa's first column...

Guatemala: Christmas Decorations in Antigua

As Christmas fast approaches in Guatemala, Rudy Girón posts a series of photographs of typical decorations in Antigua.

Guatemala: Favorite Books of 2008

Ronald Flores continues his tradition of naming his favorite Guatemalan books of the year and publishes a list of four books that he especially enjoyed in 2008 [es].

Guatemala: Manifestarte Festival

Ivan Vivaldi Guas Caceres writes about the 6th annual Manifestarte Festival, a cultural event held in Cerrito del Carmen [es] in Guatemala.

Guatemala: Stricter Gun Laws and Narcotrafficking Groups

Luis Figueroa of Carpe Diem [es] writes about recent shootouts between narcotrafficking group sin Huehuetenango, Guatemala. He also looks at some of the arguments for more stricter gun control laws,...

Guatemala: Typical Dish of Pepián

Rudy Girón introduces the Guatemalan dish of Pepián, which is easily ordered at a local diner in the city of Antigua.

Guatemala: The Negative Side to Falling Gas Prices

The failing gasoline prices in Guatemala means that fuel is more affordable for more people, however, there are also some negative aspects to the lower prices, as Mr. Man of...

Central America: Women, Technology and Education

Central American women are "taking back the tech" by blogging about software developement, new ICT technologies, and how to integrate ICTs with their daily life. They are also making a...

Guatemala: Typical Food at the Stand of Doña Mela

If one wanted to eat some typical food in Guatemala, where would you go? Guate 360 [es] would recommend the stand of Doña Mela, located in the Central Market, who...

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