For his album Adentro, Antigua-born Ricardo Arjona took the Latin Grammy for best male pop vocal album in New York last week.
Arjona has been the world's most famous Guatemalan (narrowly pipping both Efraín Ríos Montt and Rigoberta Menchú) for about a decade now. Before his highly successful career as a cantautor Arjona played in the national basketball team and still holds the Guatemalan record for the most points scored in one game.
Arjona moved to the capital aged three, where he later studied advertising at USAC. He then taught in some very run-down schools before emigrating to Mexico to pursue his music.
There's now a street in Jocoteshithole called Calle Arjona and the locals insist that he went to school in the colonia and played basketaball on the public court. Still, available online bios don't seem to back this story up.