Revue Magazine April 2020

CLICK HERE FOR THE APRIL 2020 ISSUE OF REVUE These are very difficult days we are all dealing with. Our hearts go out to the medical and service personnel for perservering in their important work, and hope everyone who can be, is sheltering in place when possible. This month, we would like to offer information about changes our advertisers’ have […]

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The Beauty of Guatemala REVUE Photo Contest May 2020

REVUE Photo Contest

We invite you to participate in our monthly PHOTO CONTEST for May 2020 “The Beauty of Guatemala”Please send ONE (1) HIGH RESOLUTION photo with caption/location and your name & website for the credit line to: photos@revuemag.com Submissions entered by the 15th of April, 2020 will be eligible. Contest will take place on the Revue FB page *Prizes for both Categories (Popular & Judges’ vote) […]

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SEMANA SANTA Winners of the Revue Photo Contest April 2020

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Winners of this month’s Photo Contest, Semana Santa in Guatemala Here are the results of this month’s contest in both categories, Popular Vote (most “likes”) and Winners by Editorial Decision. The sponsor of our monthly photo contests Antigua Hotel Solutions is awarding to the winning photographer of 1st Place by Editorial Decision a FREE NIGHT FOR 2 at Hotel Casa Colibrí in La Antigua. […]

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REVUE Magazine March 2020

CLICK HERE FOR THE MARCH 2020 ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE There is a lot happening in La Antigua this month and next. Lent carries on through March, and there are five Sundays, each one with a major procession. In Lent in Antigua, March 2020, Hadazul Cruz takes us through each procession with a map and recommendations for the best times […]

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Amalia’s Kitchen ¡Viva la Tortilla!

Amalia's Kitchen ¡Viva la Tortilla!

A great way to enhance any menu is to include the versatile and delicious tortilla. The corn tortilla dates back to pre-Columbian times and continues to make culinary history as it passes from generation to generation. As the “bread” of the southern region of North America (Mexico, Guatemala, and other Central American countries), it is a unifying force that feeds […]

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CELEBRATIONS Winners of the Revue Photo Contest March 2020

Winners of this month’s Photo Contest, Celebrations in Guatemala Here are the results of this month’s contest in both categories, Popular Vote (most “likes”) and Winners by Editorial Decision. The sponsor of our monthly photo contests Antigua Hotel Solutions is awarding to the winning photographer of 1st Place by Editorial Decision a FREE NIGHT FOR 2 at Hotel Posada Don Valentino in La Antigua. […]

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Guatemala: Trouble in the Highlands Mark D. Walker

Guatemala: Trouble in the Highlands

Guatemala: Trouble in the Highlands A Documentary Film Production Climate change, unemployment, and relentless grinding poverty—these are the underpinnings of the current migration crisis. There is also the historic reality of land and economic inequality and the nationwide infestation of the narco trade which has led to near total government dysfunction. Guatemala: Trouble In The Highlands, which began production several […]

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REVUE Magazine February 2020

CLICK HERE FOR THE FEBRUARY 2020 ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE Friends and Lovers in Guatemala was our Photo Contest theme this month, not a coincidence. We received many wonderful and touching photographs that you can enjoy in this issue. Hadazul Crua provides us with insightful information on Lent in Antigua 2020. This year Lent will take place from February 26 […]

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Friends and Lovers Winners of the Revue Photo Contest Feb. 2020

Winners of this month’s Photo Contest, Friends and Lovers in Guatemala Here are the results of this month’s contest in both categories, Popular Vote (most “likes”) and Winners by Editorial Decision. The sponsor of our monthly photo contests Antigua Hotel Solutions is awarding to the winning photographer of 1st Place by Editorial Decision a FREE NIGHT FOR 2 at Hotel Casa Rústica in La Antigua. The […]

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17th Annual REVUE Photo Issue – January 2020

17th Annual REVUE Photo Issue

Welcome to our 17th Annual Photo Issue. We are talking 70 spectacular photographs!… or if a picture is worth 1000 words, then we have 70,000 beautiful words. We wish all of you a wonderful and prosperous New Year. A thank you to all of the photographers who have shared their favorite images. We are grateful to the talented photographers who […]

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Hugs not Walls: Reuniting the Children by Mark D. Walker

Hugs not Walls: Reuniting the Children

A sign hanging in the Anapra neighborhood of Juárez, Mexico, translates to “Hugs Not Walls.” (Brittny Mejia / Los Angeles Times) The separation of children from their families on the U.S. border has created one of the saddest and most contentious issues of an already complicated debate about immigration into the United States. The existing frenzied political debate and false […]

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Revue Magazine December 2019

CLICK HERE FOR THE DECEMBER ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE The holidays and the New Year are upon us once again. Because music is such a large part of the season, the Photo Contest this month was “Music in Guatemala.” We had many wonderful photographs submitted and we share them with you on these pages. We wish you joyous music through […]

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Justice & Responsibility: The Plight of the Immigrants from Central America

Justice & Responsibility

Migrant Caravans,” made up of large groups of children and adults from the Northern Triangle of Central America, heading to our border to seek safety and a better life is problematic, both for those coming and for those waiting for their arrival in the U.S. The influx of undocumented immigrants has reached a ten-year high, with 66,450 entering recently, according […]

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Music in Guatemala Winners of the Revue Photo Contest Dec. 2019

Photo Contest Winners

Winners of this month’s Photo Contest, Music in Guatemala Here are the results of this month’s contest in both categories, Popular Vote (most “likes”) and Winners by Editorial Decision. The sponsor of our monthly photo contests Antigua Hotel Solutions is awarding to the winning photographer of 1st Place by Editorial Decision a FREE NIGHT FOR 2 at the Camelias Inn Hotel in La Antigua. […]

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Traditional Guatemalan Food, what and when to them, Recipes included

Traditional Guatemalan Food

Guatemala has an extraordinary culinary tradition as it brings together a mixture of Spanish and Maya cultures. Dishes are elaborated with complex recipes and ingredients — some are prepared days in advance. Guatemalan cuisine has also its own protocol, some dishes are served only once a year, some others can’t miss a Sunday or a family party, and some are […]

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Revue Magazine November 2019

CLICK HERE FOR THE NOVEMBER ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE  The next best thing to eating great food in Guatemala is enjoying great photographs of food in Guatemala. It’s no coincidence that this month the Photo Contest theme is Food in Guatemala. On the subject of food, we have a couple of edible articles on the menu as well. Chef Amalia […]

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Food in Guatemala Winners of the Revue Photo Contest Nov. 2019

The next best thing to eating food in Guatemala is great photographs of food in Guatemala. Which brings us to the winners of this month’s Photo Contest.  Here are the results of this month’s contest in both categories, Popular Vote (most “likes”) and Winners by Editorial Decision. The sponsor of our monthly photo contests Antigua Hotel Solutions is awarding to the winning […]

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The Guatemalan Dream: A brighter future without leaving the country

The Guatemalan Dream

In Guatemala, inadequate public programs, rising crime levels, drastic climate change resulting in natural disasters and hunger, are all driving forces for the massive surge of Guatemalans choosing to leave for the United States. Friendship Bridge’s Microcredit Plus program (microcredit paired with education and health services) has proven to be an effective solution to improve the lives of thousands of […]

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Latino diversity is beyond skin deep

Latino diversity is beyond skin deep

Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States is celebrated each year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. This is an opportunity to highlight and commemorate the contributions that American Latinos have made to the country throughout history. As the Latino demographic has grown to nearly 18 percent ($57 million) of the entire population, the movement toward making diversity a priority […]

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October – November Traditions in Guatemala

October November traditions in Guatemala

With the close of another school year the first week in October, there is excitement in the air. Soon the rains will abate and the winds will usher in the Kites of November. More about Guatemalan Kites of November: Traditional Kite Making in Santiago Sacatepéquez, Guatemala   In Guatemala, most everyone looks forward to the coming holidays. On Oct. 31, […]

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Revue Magazine October 2019

CLICK HERE FOR THE OCTOBER ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE  Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to. —Alfred A. Montapert The month began with Día del Niño (Oct. 1) and ends on Oct. 31 with Halloween. In between, there are all kinds […]

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What is plant-based Food?

What is plant-based Food?

There is a trend that started some time ago which has picked up speed and is projected to continue to grow in the coming years. Plant-based foods is nothing new, however, dietary concerns, personal preferences, cultural traditions, financial gain, and even the environment are in great part fueling this growth. People with food allergies, sensitivity, intolerances, and personal preferences have […]

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Pets of Guatemala Winners of the Revue Photo Contest Oct. 2019

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Pets of Guatemala is one of our favorite themes for the Photo Contest, and judging by the number of wonderful submissions we received, a lot of photographers liked it too. Please see “CHANGES IN THE PHOTO CONTEST” below for updated rulings and prize distribution. Here are the results of this month’s contest in both categories, Popular Vote (most “likes”) and […]

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Trouble in the Highlands

Trouble in the Highlands

Poverty, population, drought and persistent repression The influx of undocumented immigrants into the United States last year reached a 10-year high of more than 115,000 and has already passed that figure this year, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. Since the recession, Guatemalans represent the second-largest group of undocumented Latino immigrants after El Salvador, according to the Pew […]

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Independence Celebrations in Guatemala

Parades, souvenirs fireworks folkloric dances, everything about Indepencence Celebration in Guatemala. On Sept. 14 scholars, students, co-workers, neighbors, family and friends gather together in small and not so small groups to participate in the traditional Ir a traer la antorcha (literal translation, “Go bring the torch”). This tradition involves traveling to another Guatemalan town or city. Popular destinations include La […]

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Historical Disaster 9/11/1541

Historical Disaster 9/11/1541

There were no video cameras, no CNN, Fox Alerts or network news. But one resident eyewitness, Juan Rodríguez, wrote down what he saw and heard. Hurricane Katrina, said to be the worst natural disaster ever to hit the U.S., blasted the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama in Aug. 2005. The powerful waters of Hurricane Mitch raced through Guatemala, El […]

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REVUE Magazine September 2019

CLICK HERE FOR THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE On Sept. 14 runners from across the country ready themselves for the passing of the torch known as the Antorcha de la Independencia. This year Hada Cruz calls attention to another traditional Antorcha event, Ir a Traer la Antorcha. She also spotlights Sept. 15 Independence Day events and activities. The celebrations […]

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Transportation in Guatemala Winners of the Revue Photo Contest Sept. 2019

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There are many types of transportation in Guatemala as our Photo Contest demonstrates this month. Thanks to all of the photographers who submitted photos. It was a very close race for first place by popular vote — deadline was midnight Aug. 19. Here are the results of this month’s contest in both categories, Popular Vote (most “likes”) and Winners by […]

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Traveling in Tandem with a Chapina – Mark D. Walker

Traveling in Tandem with a Chapina

Traveling in Tandem with a Chapina – Yin & Yang of Travel Series Share our similarities, celebrate our differences. —M. Scott Peck Our Honeymoon Journey Through Mexico You might think that my plans for the honeymoon with my Guatemalan bride, Ligia, would have revolved around staying at one of the elegant hotels located in the colonial capital of La Antigua Guatemala, […]

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Revue Magazine August 2019

CLICK HERE FOR THE AUGUST 2019 ISSUE OF REVUE It’s with great pleasure to share the entries from the August 2019 Revue photo contest Artisans & Handicrafts of Guatemala. And as always, a big thank you to all the photographers who participated. The prize for 1st Place by Popular Vote is Q400. Second place in both categories is Q100, and […]

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