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Sea Salt

Sea Salt

| May 1, 2009 | 1 Comment

Guatemala produces unrefined natural sea salt which is much higher in vital essential minerals…and it’s inexpensive as well Wars have been fought over it. Deer in the woods and cows in the pasture love it. Gourmet shops hold sophisticated human tastings of it in elegant surroundings. If you spill some and wish to ward off […]

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Thor Janson

Thor Janson

| May 1, 2009 | 13 Comments

Wildlife conservationist, photographer, author, adventurer, environmentalist and educator The volcano Pacaya in Guatemala began erupting more dramatically than usual one day several years ago, and nature photographer Thor Janson rushed to the slopes to take pictures for his files. “By 4 o’clock Pacaya was spewing molten lava several hundred meters into the air every 30 […]

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My 101 First Cousins-in-law

| May 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Marrying into a large family brings unannounced house guests and some new vocabulary. Since my Guatemalan wife had 10 siblings, I have enough in-laws to populate a middle-sized Dallas suburb. I am forever meeting “new” members of the González-Boch clan for the first time. And I was not that good at recalling names even before […]

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CasaSito

CasaSito

| May 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

CasaSito Association is an NGO based in Antigua that works to improve access to education and create development partnerships. We are small but our focused efforts strive to make a significant impact in the communities we serve, which are usually remote. Our public face in Antigua is the CasaSito Volunteers’ House at 7a av. norte […]

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Producing Potable Water

Producing Potable Water

| May 1, 2009 | 4 Comments

The EcoFiltro has won awards for sustainable technology, now there is a need to make many more of them written by Michael Sherer On the outskirts of La Antigua Guatemala, set back in a corner of the 22-acre, lushly planted Finca El Pintado, is the factory that churns out daily miracles: clay pots, crafted from […]

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Musical Ambassadors

Musical Ambassadors

| May 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Jack and Joy Houston Dubbed ‘Musical Ambassadors’, 55 members of the all-male University of Notre Dame Glee Club of Indiana will sing again in Guatemala, in joint concert with 25 members of the co-ed Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra. Concerts will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at Iglesia San Francisco El Grande in […]

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Ursula Baumann

Ursula Baumann

| May 1, 2009 | 1 Comment

Art Exhibit and Auction, Thurs., May 14, 7 pm. Theatre El Chapiteau, Panajachel, Lake Atitlán A host of Guatemalans, including four-footed ones, are glad that Ursula Baumann changed continents and careers in 1998. She had been an able but often bored hotel manager in her native Switzerland. For decades she dreamt of making her avocation, […]

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La Gente Kuna

La Gente Kuna

| May 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Sovereign Indigenous of Coastal Panamá Reception, slideshow, lecture Saturday, May 23, 7pm
El Sitio Cultural Center, La Antigua. The Kuna people of the Caribbean coast of Panama have one of the greatest degrees of political autonomy of any indigenous group in Latin America. Their success results from their remarkable tenacity and zealous efforts to preserve a […]

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Celebrating the Month of Museums in Guatemala

| May 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

By agreement of the International Council of Museums XII at its general meeting in Moscow, Russia, the International Day of Museums is now celebrated all around the world on May 18. Museums provide valuable cultural interchanges and enrichment, and every year there are spectacular events and special expositions that highlight the originality of each and […]

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Comalapa Naïve

Comalapa Naïve

| May 1, 2009 | 1 Comment

written by Dianne Carafino “The Florence of Guatemala” was once posted on a sign at the entrance of San Juan Comalapa. Regardless of such a welcome, Comalapa —an easy hour or so drive from La Antigua Guatemala—could hardly look less like Florence, Italy. Nestled among pine trees and cornfields in the scenic mountainous Western Highlands […]

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Anecho

Anecho

| May 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

written by Betsy Cerezo Antigua’s educational cultural home office, Anecho, is Dorotea’s brainstorming gathering place. “I wanted to create a center for a variety of cultural organizations,” Dorotea says. “It’s an experimental project for the English-speaking community. I’m committed to a one-year sponsorship.” Located in picturesque Casa Convento Concepción at the end of 4a calle […]

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Why is there so much interest whether the President of the U.S. has a pet or not?

| May 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Nearly all of the U.S. Presidents have owned pets, which not only provided love and companionship but often helped boost the president’s popularity with voters. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s black Scottish terrier, Fala, is credited with helping re-elect him for a fourth term. Fala had accompanied Roosevelt on a trip to Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, where he […]

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Museo de Arte Guatemalteco Primitivo – Contemporáneo

Museo de Arte Guatemalteco Primitivo – Contemporáneo

| May 1, 2009 | 9 Comments

text and photos by Dianne Carofino   Interested in Guatemala’s primitive art and artists but unable to search out the artists themselves? Try a one-block walk up 4a calle from La Antigua’s central park, to the Museo de Arte Guatemalteco Primitivo – Contemporáneo. With May 18 designated as the Day of Museums by the International […]

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May Flowers

May Flowers

| May 1, 2009 | 1 Comment

Up in northern latitudes, folks get so excited when the first crocus breaks through the snow or when a scrawny poinsettia plant lasts past the holidays. Our British gardening friends bubble with joy when they spot mayflowers, even if those simple flat blossoms are usually a month or two late. After consulting seed catalogs all […]

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Spring Forward

| May 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

It’s time to come out of hibernation. Spring is here and it’s the season for movement. Look into the mirror that Mother Nature is holding up to you. See the reflections of the processes of growth, renewal and transformation in her infinite garden and in yours, too. Spring your life forward by applying the principles […]

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“Shirtless Jack” Clinton McGovern

“Shirtless Jack” Clinton McGovern

| May 1, 2009 | 1 Comment

Jack Clinton McGovern, 64, beloved teacher and movie lore expert, has lost his battle with cancer. The Tarzan novel he was writing remains unfinished. Around election time in the United States, people would tell him, “I know whom you are voting for!” Though Jack could not vote in 1960, he canvassed for his namesake, Jack […]

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Photo Op: Ataco

Photo Op: Ataco

| May 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

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When the Rains Come

When the Rains Come

| May 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Now is the May month, the solstice of the seasons you might say. Flukes of hesitant rain tickle the dust laid these six months before, grain upon powdered grain. The ignorant drips have no certainty of what might follow. In the afternoon sunlight Hunahpú assumes its dark cap, an inverted saucer of cloud that displaced […]

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May 2009 in Revue Magazine

May 2009 in Revue Magazine

| May 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Welcome to the May edition of Revue. Our cover story, written by Jack Houston, is Thor Janson, wildlife conservationist, environmentalist, educator, adventurer, photographer extraordanaire, and author of 16 photography books—many from his years exploring the jungles of El Petén. His two most recent books are La Antigua Guatemala and In the Land of Green Lightning.

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