Central America

Fun at Filadefia

Coffee Tour This has been Finca Filadelfia’s flagship tour for more than nine years, where visitors learn all about coffee – from the plantation to the cup. You’ll learn about the history, cultivation, and processing of coffee on the farm and its more than 130 years of tradition. On the tour you’ll visit the...

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Palacio del Ayuntamiento

The Palacio del Ayuntamiento is home to the offices of Antigua Guatemala’s municipal government and various city services. Originally, it also served as a jail, holding up to 80 prisoners, many of whom were awaiting their executions in the city’s central plaza. Built in the early 1740s, the front façade of the building is...

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Of Audits, Men Behind Bars, and Possibly Fewer Speedbumps

Salutations, My Loyal Readers! Because I must pen this column enough in advance to get it – along with the rest of our fine magazine – to the printers in time so that you can find out what’s happening here in our own little corner of paradise, the following tidbit may turn out to...

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Guatemala Medical Guide by Qué Pasa

Medical Guide by Que Pasa     World – Class, Affordable Healthcare  As surely everyone knows by now, the cost of healthcare is increasing around the world. In countries without a national healthcare system, the price of even minor, routine medical and dental procedures can be exorbitant, and in countries that do have national...

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Letter from The Editor

I’ve been inspired to write to you from the Cerro de la Cruz. Up here, the small size of our fair city is accentuated by the massive backdrop of Volcán de Agua. You can count the avenidas running north to south and the calles crossing the city east to west. You can point to...

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A strong start for new moms

In Santiago Atitlán, twenty women gather in a repurposed garage space to hear about something rarely discussed openly in their village: domestic violence. Some arrive with infants slung across their backs in vividly colored wraps, others have toddlers in tow. The session opens with role-playing and everyone giggles and laughs as they act out...

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A taste of Neo-Urbanism in Guatemala: Paseo Cayalá

A walk through cobblestone streets with few cars, surrounded by white buildings with wood-accented balconies and doors, all at a human scale, with restaurants, offices and business just a few steps away… No, it’s not La Antigua Guatemala. It’s Paseo Cayalá in the middle of Guatemala City! This Neo-Urbanism project is one of the...

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Que Pasa’s Guatemalan Coffee & Chocolate Guide

  To watch the Guatemalan Coffee & Chocolate Guide click on the link below: Guatemalan Coffee & Chocolate Guide by Que Pasa   What’s in a Cup of Guatemalan Joe? The imprint of the Guatemalan people and its land are in each cup. Painstaking labor and passion for excellence characterize this exceptional coffee. Coffee...

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Chiltepe Peppers: A Little (HOT) Giant

When it comes to chiltepe peppers, don’t let size fool you. These pint-sized capsicums, native to Central America and the southern United States, look harmless but they pack a mountain of heat that will have your eyes watering as you guzzle your cerveza in hope of some respite from the burn. How hot are...

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Duane Carter Cultural Foundation

Eighteen years ago, Duane Carter, one of La Antigua’s major promoters of culture, died in a car accident. His love of reading had led him to build one of the most important private libraries in town. To continue his spirit and promote education and reading in the region, a group of friends created the...

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