Visit Century21 Antigua Fine Homes

Archive for September 1st, 2011

A Museum for Kids

A Museum for Kids

| September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

El Museo de los Niños, Zone 13, Guatemala City If the motto of most museums seems to be: “Look but don’t touch,” el Museo de los Niños in Guatemala City is the other extreme. Located in Zone 13, the center opened in February 2000 and has since welcomed more than 1.5 million schoolchildren from all […]

Continue Reading

Creepy Carp Haunt the Lake

Creepy Carp Haunt the Lake

| September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

As if the ingress of bully bass to Lake Atitlán were not bad enough (see Revue August 2011, Lake Views, page 88), another alien may be even more harmful. At least since 2002, carp of the genus Cyprinus have been appearing in fishermen’s trawling nets. No one knows when they got there, nor what to […]

Continue Reading

Unicorn Hunting

Unicorn Hunting

| September 1, 2011 | 6 Comments

A photographic quest to the upper cloud forest on Atitlán Volcano’s southern flank in search of the rare and elusive Oreophasis derbianus I reached for my cell phone to turn off the alarm: 12:30 a.m., time to get started. I lit the stove and put some water on for coffee. A few minutes later there […]

Continue Reading

What are the Guatemalan elections for this month?

| September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Guatemala holds national elections on Sept. 11 with ballots for president / vice president, 158 departmental Congress members (diputados) and 333 mayors (alcaldes)—each with a four-year term—plus a ballot for 20 members for the Central American Parliament (PARLACEN) with a five-year term. The 1986 Constitution limits the presidency to one term. Congress members and mayors may […]

Continue Reading

Guatemala & Population

| September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Guatemala’s 1950 population of 2.9 million has skyrocketed to nearly 14.5 million people, and at the current growth rate is expected to double within the next 30 years. Last month’s Revue included an important article, Green Gospel by Thor Janson, which highlighted the environmental damage traditional slash-and-burn farming is causing in Guatemala and elsewhere. He […]

Continue Reading

September 2011 in Revue Magazine

September 2011 in Revue Magazine

| September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

September is always a festive month with Guatemala’s Independence Day on the 15th. Expect lots of fireworks, parades, music and events as Guatemala celebrates 190 years of independence (page 15). And with presidential elections coming up on Sept. 11, this month will be especially significant (page 54). Also in this issue: Unicorns in Guatemala? Conservationist […]

Continue Reading

Visit CityMax Antigua