2 Mar
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Velaciones and Sagrarios During Lent in Antigua Guatemala

Velaciones and Sagrarios During Lent in Antigua Guatemala
While carpet making has all the glamour for Semana Santa and is the big highlight for many of us, the velaciones before each procession and the Maundy Thursday sagrarios are important parts of Holy Week traditions. La Antigua Guatemala has the…
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16 Feb
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Semana Santa in Guatemala

Semana Santa in Guatemala
Thank you to all the photographers who sent in such beautiful images of past celebrations of Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Guatemala. Semana Santa in Guatemala is a unique experience, we look forward to the 2015 celebration this coming March. …
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13 Feb
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Carlotta Boettcher

Carlotta Boettcher
San Francisco 70s: Urban Portraits” will open on Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. at Galería Panza Verde, 5a avenida sur #19, Antigua. The artist will attend the opening. Carlotta Boettcher’s book of the same title, featuring 103 digitally repaired images, will…
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6 Feb
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Guatemalans Helping Guatemalans

Guatemalans Helping Guatemalans
Juan Pablo Romero is one of the 10 CNN Heroes who were selected from 150,000 candidates nominated worldwide. He started Los Patojos (The Kids) in his household garage in Jocotenango with three kids and is now a globally recognized hero! Los…
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30 Dec 2014
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La Antigua Guatemala Has Become THE Wedding Destination for Central America!

La Antigua Guatemala Has Become THE Wedding Destination for Central America!
November heralds weddings in La Antigua and guests come from all over the world to celebrate. Antigueños recently founded Asociación Destino Antigua to provide better service and to promote the city’s tourism. Due to the continual increase in the…
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17 Dec 2014
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Benefit Art Project: Ecofiltro

Benefit Art Project: Ecofiltro
Ecofiltro hosted 50 professional and aspiring artists at the factory Saturday (Dec. 6) to paint ceramic receptacles to raise funds for the Albergue Hermano Pedro and Ecofiltros for rural schools. The event was oversold and was definitely a ‘Go T…
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11 Dec 2014
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La Chapetona — Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

La Chapetona — Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
It was Sunday, Dec. 8 in La Antigua Guatemala, a magical day I would not soon forget. Friends and I had boarded a brightly colored chicken bus that was headed a few kilometers southwest along the Escuintla road to the neighboring town of Ciudad…
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4 Dec 2014
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Guatemala's Famous Nun

Guatemala's Famous Nun
Guatemala’s most famous nun is Sor Juana de Maldonado y Paz (1598-1668), who lived at the Convento of La Concepción (La Antigua Guatemala). Ironically, very little “real” information is known about her although there is quite a bit written about …
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22 Nov 2014
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Women’s Initiative for Justice

Women’s Initiative for Justice
Thanks to the Women’s Justice Initiative (WJI), hundreds of rural, indigenous women in Guatemala are learning that they too have rights. Elena, for example, is now one of only a few women in her community who has legal title to her land. Magda, w…
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6 Nov 2014
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Fuel Efficient Cooking

Fuel Efficient Cooking
New stove reflects what rural cooks want. By enlisting the cooks in the design stage, an inventive new company has developed a super-efficient, wood-burning stove that incorporates age-old methods of cooking tortillas. Although other…
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