Yaxhá Lagoon and the Crocs

Croc and dragonfly (photo by Thor Janson)

There are two main gateways leading to the Mayan rainforest in the department of Petén, which forms Guatemala’s northern frontier. The main route takes you through the humid lowlands of the Motagua Valley and then north passing the magnificent Sweet River (Río Dulce), the jungle outpost of Poptún, and finally to the departmental island capital of Flores. The other, less-traveled […]

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REVUE’s July 2012 Photo Contest: Humorous Pictures

REVUE’s July 2012 Photo Contest: Humorous pictures

We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for JULY, 2012 with theme GUATEMALAN HUMOROUS PHOTO; please send ONE (1) HI-RES photo with caption/location and your name and website for the credit line to: photos@revuemag.com. Submissions entered by the 10th of June will be eligible. Te invitamos a participar en nuestro CONCURSO FOTOGRÁFICO edición de JULIO, 2012 con […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, June 2012

Posición/Position: 2do lugar / 2nd place Premio: Q300 Tema/theme: Padre / Father Título/title: Mi querido viejo / My dear old man Lugar/place: Ciudad de Guatemala Autor/author: Telma Cruz

Ganadores por decisión de los jueces del equipo editorial / Winners by editorial decision Ganadores por voto popular en Facebook / Winners by popular votes in Face Todas las fotografías participantes / All the photos participating Agradecemos a todos lo que participaron con una fotografía en nuestro concurso fotográfico. We thank all the people participating in our photo contest.

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How can I tell if my dog food concentrate is of good quality? The labels are confusing.

dog food concentrate

High-quality dry foods should have a whole-meat source as one of the first two ingredients (for example, chicken or chicken meal). If a list of ingredients begins with whole chicken, followed by three or more grains and no other meat proteins, it’s likely that the food contains way more grain than meat. There is no way to know for sure, […]

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Alternative Energy: the New Normal

Alternative energy such as solar panels and windmills are no longer cutting edge.

written by Sri Ram Kaa & Kira Raa Industrialized countries enjoy a wide variety of technology and conveniences. From washing machines to microwaves, we have grown dependent upon our appliances. We depend upon petroleum-based transportation and consume tons of plastics each year. Entire infrastructures, especially food production and delivery industries, are based upon petroleum products. A large portion of household […]

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Shamans, Witches and Maya Priests

As the end of the Mayan long count calendar, 2012 has received much recent media attention. Is it receiving the same degree of attention from today’s Maya priests? An emphatic “no” is the answer from Krystyna Deuss, author of Shamans, Witches and Maya Priests. Deuss has spent much of the past 30 years observing and befriending today’s practitioners of Mayan […]

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Orthopedic Care in Guatemala

With no conscious effort at all, our bones and joints and muscles engage as one miraculous mechanical unit. They propel us forward, as intended, with perfectly syncopated balance and strength. That is, until the pain starts. Sometimes it’s a dull ache in the hips or a “slippery,” unstable feeling in the knees that gives you concern. Ibuprophen and other anti-inflammatories […]

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Raging Bulls and Aging Saints

Gathering in front of the church, Santa Cruz

Time for the annual fair in Santa Cruz la Laguna The feria in Santa Cruz la Laguna is one of a kind. No other Atitlán fair is more classical, more Guatemala-in-the-rough, and more “we’re-not-in-Kansas-anymore, Toto.” There are two Santa “Cruces”: the upper, traditional town and the lower, lakeside district; they are a twain that meet at fair time like they […]

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PEPPER(S)

Piper auritum cordoncillo, high safrol content

Piper species — “Pepper” (as in “salt & pepper”) and Chili “Peppers” Written by. Dr. Nicholas M. Hellmuth Our salt-and-pepper pepper is Piper nigrum, which originated in India. There are actually three completely different kinds of native plants in Guatemala named “pepper” (or pimienta): pepper leaf (flavoring from leaf, seed or flower stick), pepper vegetables and pepper spice (flavoring from […]

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Shamans, Witches And Maya Priests

As the end of the Mayan long count calendar, 2012 has received much recent media attention. Is it receiving the same degree of attention from today’s Maya priests? An emphatic “no” is the answer from Krystyna Deuss, author of Shamans, Witches and Maya Priests. Deuss has spent much of the past 30 years observing and befriending today’s practitioners of Mayan […]

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Who are some of Guatemala’s most inspiring women?

Luz Méndez de la Vega

With the recent passing of Guatemala literary giant Luz Méndez de la Vega (1919-2012), and with Mother’s Day celebrated on Thursday, May 10th, it brought to mind a reflection of the most extraordinary women who have inspired me since I moved here in 1969. These are women who are famous but also have the incredible quality of commanding attention as […]

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Human rights activists to be honored for work in Guatemala, Latin America

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Two human rights defenders who have worked extensively in Guatemala and elsewhere in Latin America will be honored this month in New York with one of the largest human rights awards in the world. The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) and the Puffin Foundation have selected Fredy Peccerelli, executive director of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation, and Kate Doyle, senior […]

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The Many Faces of Tikal

The Many Faces of Tikal by Byron Ortiz

All photos by Byron Ortiz Tikal (or Tik’al according to the modern Mayan orthography) is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centres of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in what is now northern Guatemala. Situated in the department of El Petén, the site is part of Guatemala’s Tikal […]

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REVUE’s June Photo Contest: Father

If you would like to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST with the theme FATHER for JUNE, 2012 please send ONE HI-RES photo with caption/location and your name and website for the credit line to: photos@revuemag.com. Submissions entered by May 10 will be eligible for June’s photo contest. Si desea participar en nuestro CONCURSO FOTOGRÁFICO con el tema PADRE, edición […]

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