The Procession of Jesús Nazareno de la Dulce Mirada

procession

This year The Procession of Jesús Nazareno de la Dulce Mirada de Santa Ana will occur on Sunday, March 26. Despite thousands of visitors from around the world who descend upon La Antigua Guatemala for Lent or Cuaresma each year, I don’t think I will ever tire of its pageantry or elaborate celebrations. To be sure, the crowds during Semana Santa […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, April 2017 “Semana Santa in Guatemala”

semana santa

Winners by Popular Vote Winners by Editorial Decision Thank you to all the participating photographers — there were so many great images! The winners and a number of honorable mentions will be published in the April, 2017 issue of Revue.  You can see all of the submissions at fb.com/revuemagazine

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Rivers at Risk in Guatemala

rivers at risk

Across the northern indigenous hinterlands of Guatemala people are up in arms. You may have heard about it. They are up in arms over the companies involved in damming and mining—particularly hydroelectric projects; over their questionable business practices; deficit of environmental concern; and lack of respect for community well-being and consent, putting rivers at risk. Incidents both positive and negative […]

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Antigua Green School

Antigua Green School

Antigua Green School individually tracks each student’s progress and adapts its teaching style to them. Every parent the world over wants the best education for his or her children. And Guatemala is no different. Ensuring the best education they can is most parents’ main priority so as to provide their children with the greatest chance of success. And having a […]

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BOOK ALERT Los Nawales: The Ancient Ones

Los Nawales

Los Nawales: The Ancient Ones Merchants, Wives and Lovers: The Creation Story of Maximón by Vincent Stanzione Storytelling is a traditional art form that has existed since the beginning of time. All societies pass down stories from one generation to the next using various mediums, including folktales, myths, rituals and artifacts. Stories illuminate the essential nature of a culture, how […]

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Lead-Up Workshops with Horses

Lead-Up Guatemala

Lead-Up leads the way helping at-risk youth in Guatemala and around the world, creating peaceful leaders through workshops with horses. It isn’t until you meet and speak with some of Guatemala’s most vulnerable youth that you actually begin to understand the impact that a program like Lead-Up International has on their lives. Beyond poverty, physical and sexual violence are major […]

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A Contemporary Urban Experience in Antigua

A Contemporary Urban Experience

A Contemporary Urban Experience combining theater, art and dining, comes to El Sitio in La Antigua Guatemala the weekends of Feb. 17-19 and Feb. 24-26. This ambitious undertaking, conceived by Gavin Kern and presented by the Antigua Theater Club and Angeline Events, pairs a performance of the comedy Bakersfield Mist with contemporary art in temporary, pop-up venues. “I hope that […]

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Transitions Guatemala

Transitions Guatemala

Transitions Celebrates 20 Years Serving Guatemalans with Disabilities. Wheelchair Workshop Transitions operates a well-equipped workshop to manufacture new wheelchairs and repair or modify existing ones. This operation employs six to 10 technicians, mostly disabled, and builds rugged chairs well suited for the tough terrain of Guatemala. It employs modern TIG welding and other fabrication equipment and maintains computerized records on […]

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WINGS Across Guatemala

Sue Patterson dicusses ideas with youths

Celebrating 15 years of service WINGS provides quality reproductive health education and services to underserved, primarily rural Guatemalan youth, women and men. On an average of 18 days each month, two mobile units leave their home base in either Cobán or La Antigua Guatemala between 4 and 5 a.m. to drive up to four hours to reach a rural, largely […]

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Partner for Surgery Guatemala

Partner for Surgery

Partner for Surgery and Compañero para Cirugía (ACPC), 15 years and going strong! Changing lives through medical care. In the July 2009 issue of the Revue, the cover featured a wonderful picture of a little girl peeking at the camera from behind the protection of her mother’s skirts. That little girl was attending a medical mission of Partner for Surgery, […]

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Holiday Ponche Guatemala

Holiday Ponche

Ponche, or punch in English, is the quintessential holiday drink in Guatemala and other Latin countries. I must say that some of the best ponches I have ever tasted have been at people’s homes during the Dec. 16-24 posada season (Las Posadas), which recreates Mary and Joseph’s pilgrimage in Bethlehem. When I think of ponche—it’s like rewinding and playing back […]

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Guatemalan Cheeses

Guatemalan Cheeses

Behold the power of cheese! There’s a reason for this: Cheese can seduce the most discriminating tastes, and Guatemalan cheeses rise to the challenge in any kitchen. There are many styles and methods of making cheese, however, Guatemalan artisan cheeses are the country’s favorites. When was the last time that you tried a queso fresco (fresh cheese)? In contrast to […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, Dec. 2016 “Places of Worship”

photo contest

Winners by Popular Vote Winners by Editorial Decision Thank you to all the participating photographers. The winners and a number of honorable mentions will be published in the December, 2016 issue of Revue. You can see all of the submissions at FB.com/revuemagazine. ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS: January is our annual Photo Issue. To be included, please send your Favorite Guatemala Photo to […]

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Food Sovereignty for Guatemala

Food Sovereignty for Guatemala

Update from The Coffee Trust on The Food Sovereignty Project Coffee is grown on some of the world’s richest lands, yet most coffee farmers cannot properly feed their families. Before relying on cash from coffee, families grew their own food on the same land. Their ancient knowledge of agriculture and how to grow and prepare nutritious foods was passed down […]

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Community Garden Guatemala

Community Garden Guatemala

Every Wednesday, 11 indigenous women journey to a communal plot of land in San Antonio Palopó, perched above the shores of Lake Atitlán to work on the community garden. There, the women grow rows of corn, amaranth, carrots, medicinal herbs and seasonal fruits. Each crop represents a chance for learning and health in a town that sorely needs these opportunities. […]

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Businesses Helping Micro-Business

Businesses helping micro-business

Over 70 Guatemalan businesses have stepped up to support Fundación Namaste Guatemaya. The annual event fundraiser theme is “Businesses Helping Micro-Businesses” and this year the special night will be on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Casa Convento Concepción (4a calle oriente #41, La Antigua Guatemala) at 6 p.m. This fundraiser has a unique and engaging concept. More than 10 Antigua restaurants […]

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Beach Getaway Pacific Coast

beach getaway Pacific Coast

This beach getaway is a hidden gem on a remote island on Guatemala’s south coast, Isleta de Gaia is a rustic yet chic resort that attracts curious travelers looking to de-stress and disconnect in a secluded, oceanfront setting. Isleta de Gaia, which opened in 2000 and was completed renovated in 2010, has nine charming, thatch-roof bungalows (six simple dwellings, 3 […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, Nov. 2016 “Food in Guatemala”

food in Guatemala

Winners by Popular Vote Winners by Editorial Decision Thank you to all the participating photographers. The winners and a number of honorable mentions will be published in the November, 2016 issue of Revue. You can see all of the submissions of the October contest at FB.com/revuemagazine — stay tuned for next month’s contest.

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Team Building by BalamBe

team building BalamBe

The most important factor in achieving an organization’s goals is if its members can work as an efficient team. BalamBe has improving been team building for the last eight years and now offers workshops in La Antigua Guatemala. Guatemalan founder Axel Alburez has been a serial business entrepreneur for over 30 years, but his true passion is service and being […]

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Sniffer Dogs of Guatemala

sniffer dogs Guatemala

A visit to Guatemala’s training center for 4-legged agents.  There is a prevalent myth about drug-detecting dogs (sniffer dogs) in Guatemala and elsewhere. Many people believe that these dogs are exposed to the drugs they detect, and are in effect addicted to them, which is why they seek them out. They are absolutely not given drugs, nor are they addicted […]

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José Cecilio del Valle of Guatemala

José Cecilio del Valle

On the eve of celebrating Central America’s independence from Spain, and six years before its 200th anniversary, a Guatemalan remembers José Cecilio del Valle, his long-forgotten great-great-great grandfather, a key player in the region’s independence and one of the great thinkers of his time. (1780-1834) Mexico and Central America became independent from Spain on Sept. 15, 1821, but it would take […]

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