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Ramón Ávila: Abstractions from Within

Ramón Ávila: Abstractions from Within

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

ARTIST PROFILE by Linda Conard  photos: Murphy Byrne. When you step into an exhibit of Ramón Ávila’s paintings, you are surrounded by color, emotion and intensity. Many of his oils suggest organic elements, such as earthy roots, plant fibers and even internal organs, in forms that are progressive and reaching, complex and tangled. In other […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest September 2014: Architecture in Guatemala

Winners of the Revue Photo Contest September 2014: Architecture in Guatemala

| August 18, 2014 | 3 Comments

Winners by editorial decision   Winners by popular vote Thanks again to all the participating photographers — we appreciate your sharing. See you at next month’s photo contest, the theme… to be announced.        

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A Thousand Word Smile

A Thousand Word Smile

| August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Sri Ram Kaa & Kira Raa They say a picture is worth a thousand words…but what about a smile? An authentic smile offers such a positive experience. Have you ever noticed that when a person responds to you with a sincere smile that there is an immediate sense of reassurance? Smiles, like words can […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, August 2014

Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, August 2014

| July 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

Winners by Editorial Decision: “Smiles in Guatemala”   Winners by Popular Vote in Facebook: “Smiles in Guatemala” Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all the photographers who entered — all August contest photos can be seen at: https://www.facebook.com/revuemagazine See you at next month’s Revue Photo Contest… theme to be disclosed at a later date. […]

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From the Publishers

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

We hope you enjoy a sampling of the July Photo Contest entries of “Artists in Action.” First prize (judge’s vote) by Nelo Mijangos graces the cover. Celebrations this month include “Fiesta Time in La Antigua” by Elizabeth Bell, and Thor Janson highlights the “Rabin Ajau Pageant” in Cobán. Anniversary celebrations include “CasaSito turns 10” by […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, July 2014

Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, July 2014

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Winners by Editorial Decision: “Artists in Action” Winners by Popular Vote in Facebook: “Artists in Action” Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all the photographers who entered — all July contest photos can be seen at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152178285598927.1073741843.334602008926&type=1 See you at next month’s Revue Photo Contest… theme to be disclosed at a later date.   […]

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Shamanic Rituals and the Power of Belief

Shamanic Rituals and the Power of Belief

| June 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

“Roads to Adventure” text and photos by Thor Janson (fb.com/nubliselva) The fabric of Mayan life is embedded with a vibrational tonality unique to its culture. Mayan America exists as a parallel reality alongside and surrounded by Latin America, it is a realm where magic and the supernatural thrive as a part of everyday life. Everywhere, […]

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The San José Cathedral

The San José Cathedral

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Guatemala Insight by Elizabeth Bell. Located across from the central park, it is one of the most spectacular colonial buildings in La Antigua Guatemala. The original cathedral, built in the 1540s, was severely damaged by earthquakes in 1583 and 1600 before being demolished in 1669. Captain Martin de Andújar was in charge of the new […]

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Aj Tikonel Kab’ — Harvester of Honey

Aj Tikonel Kab’ — Harvester of Honey

| June 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

Apiculture by Linda Conard photos: Pueblo a Pueblo Beekeepers On a hot, humid Sunday morning nine men and women beekeepers hiked the slopes Lake Atitlán’s Volcán Tolimán to tend small boxes quietly buzzing in a forest clearing. Wearing a veil, jacket, and gloves over her traditional huipil and skirt, Felipa Ajcalon Sajquiy, president of the […]

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June Issue of the Revue is on the streets

June Issue of the Revue is on the streets

| June 2, 2014 | 1 Comment

From the Publishers The San José Cathedral, located across from the central park, is one of the most spectacular colonial buildings in La Antigua Guatemala. Elizabeth Bell takes us back to its beginnings in the 1540s, its reconstruction and completion in 1680, only to be abandoned in 1773. Then in 1984 the National Council for […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, June 2014

Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, June 2014

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Winners by Editorial Decision: Trees of Guatemala                     Winners by Popular Vote in Facebook: Trees of Guatemala                     All participating photos can be seen at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152118690873927.1073741842.334602008926&type=1 Thanks for another great contest.

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Profile: Elena Tujal Cocón

Profile: Elena Tujal Cocón

| May 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Jan Theberge  photo: Amber Eastman. Fresh organic produce available every Saturday – Elena Tujal Cocón has been selling her organically grown vegetables for more than three years on the patio at Fernando’s Café in La Antigua Guatemala. You can find her there every Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., standing behind a table […]

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Upgrading the Basics

Upgrading the Basics

| May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Community Service (text/photos by Tono Valdés M.) – Rotary International spearheads improvement projects in Sumpango’s elementary schools. Guatemala’s Sur Rotary Club has taken on several projects of great benefit to communities throughout Guatemala. Under a new model called Future Vision, Rotary International has concentrated its efforts in the town of Sumpango, aiming to create a […]

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The Tax Corner

The Tax Corner

| May 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

by John Ohe (IRS Enrolled Agent). This month, we discuss two topics: U.S. tax implications involving a foreign spouse; and the best way to file a tax return extension. Question: Should I include my foreign spouse on my U.S. tax return? To the IRS, a spouse is usually considered foreign when he or she is […]

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Clowns “Invade” Local AIDS Orphanage

Clowns “Invade” Local AIDS Orphanage

| May 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Community Service. text/photo by Benjamin Reeves. Doctor Hunter Dogherty “Patch” Adams in the house There are few phrases more depressing to hear than, “AIDS orphanage.” Yet the Hospicio de San José in Santa Lucía Milpas Altas is anything but a place of sadness, although it is the home for many acutely ill children and adults. […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest: May 2014

Winners of the Revue Photo Contest: May 2014

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Winners by Editorial Decision

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Savoring Cuaresma

Savoring Cuaresma

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

(Recipe for Pescado en Escabeche) by Chef Amalia Moreno-Damgaard  AmaliaLLC.com Lent (Cuaresma), the time leading up to Holy Week and Easter, is celebrated by about 1.2 billion Christians worldwide. In Guatemala around 60 percent of the population, or 8.2 million Roman Catholics, observe it in a very solemn manner. This is especially so in La […]

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House Sitting

House Sitting

| April 8, 2014 | 4 Comments

How to get a house sitting gig in Antigua or anywhere by Akaisha and Billy Kaderli Those of us who live in La Antigua Guatemala know its splendid offerings: photo opportunities everywhere, Mayan culture, great weather, international restaurants, music, amicable residents and natural beauty. Still, on occasion one might want to go to the beach […]

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Education First

Education First

| April 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

A Safe Passage for Children in Guatemala City’s Basurero Neigborhood by Benjamin Reeves Guatemala City’s zona 3 includes the basurero, the city’s dump. Though there is no official census, an estimated 7,000 people, which according to local residents includes approximately 1,000 children, work in the basurero picking through trash to find plastic and metal that […]

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Discovering Passion in Guatemala

Discovering Passion in Guatemala

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

  by Sri Ram Kaa and Kira Raa Passion! A word that evokes many differing images with diverse expressions of the experience. April is the month in Guatemala where passion ignites its richness with a cacophony of events, emotions and experiences that are here for you to discover. When we live from our passion we […]

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Ganadores del concurso fotográfico abril 2014 de REVUE

Ganadores del concurso fotográfico abril 2014 de REVUE

| March 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

Ganadores por decisión de los jueces del equipo editorial / Winners by editorial decision Ganadores por voto popular en Facebook / Winners by popular votes in Facebook 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 […]

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La Camioneta, The journey of one American school bus

La Camioneta, The journey of one American school bus

| March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Shannon McCullough Anyone living in or visiting Guatemala knows that the majority of camionetas are converted U.S. school buses. While traveling through Guatemala as part of his Latin American studies, filmmaker Mark Kendall became intrigued with the transformation process after having a conversation with a camioneta driver. It was in that moment he became […]

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Hugo González Ayala, Grandes Ideas y Pequeños Formatos

Hugo González Ayala, Grandes Ideas y Pequeños Formatos

| March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Linda Conard As you approach the landscapes of Hugo González Ayala, you may feel enveloped by the streets of La Antigua Guatemala or the Highland countryside, but it is more of a gentle embrace than entrapment. Hard lines in street scenes curve inward yet remain in perfect perspective, so the viewer almost feels more […]

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Theft! The tragedy at El Calvario and the paintings of Tomás de Merlo

Theft! The tragedy at El Calvario and the paintings of Tomás de Merlo

| March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Benjamin Reeves The white walls of El Calvario church in La Antigua are almost bare; virtually their only ornamentation is the skeletons of picture frames, appropriate, perhaps for the biblical Calvary but now only a stark reminder of the church’s former artistic glory. Unknown hoodlums absconded from El Calvario with six paintings by the […]

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March 2014 in Revue Magazine

March 2014 in Revue Magazine

| March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

This month Revue marks its 22nd year of publication. Revue’s longevity and growth comes with great appreciation to its advertisers, readers and a hardworking staff. As well, we offer a big round of applause to a wonderful group of talented writers whose work graces Revue pages month after month, year after year. In this edition […]

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REVUE’s April 2014 Photo Contest: Guatemalan Traditions

REVUE’s April 2014 Photo Contest: Guatemalan Traditions

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for APRIL 2014 with the theme VOLCANOES IN GUATEMALA; please send ONE (1) HI-RES photo without watermarks, with caption/location and your name and website for the credit line to: photos@revue.gt. + We will only accept high resolution photographs without watermarks. + Submissions entered by the […]

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Ganadores del concurso fotográfico marzo 2014 de REVUE

Ganadores del concurso fotográfico marzo 2014 de REVUE

| February 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Ganadores por decisión de los jueces del equipo editorial / Winners by editorial decision Ganadores por voto popular en Facebook / Winners by popular votes in Facebook 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 […]

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MAXIMÓN – Santo o Diablo, A documentary

MAXIMÓN – Santo o Diablo, A documentary

| February 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ajax Films’ new documentary “MAXIMÓN–Santo o Diablo” will make its world premiere in La Antigua Guatemala at the Cooperacion Española, 6a. av. norte (between 3a y 4a calle) on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 6 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Contemporary Huipiles

Contemporary Huipiles

| February 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many people who travel to Guatemala become enchanted with the colorful blouses woven and worn by indigenous women. Artist Lena Bartula of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, says she became a huipilista when she met Mercedes, a weaver from San Antonio Aguas Calientes who was selling her wares on the streets in Mexico City.

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The Best of Everything

| February 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

by Shannon McCullough I have come to learn that what surrounds you or what you have chosen to surround yourself with, for whatever reason, is the best. How one processes the thought of “the best” will have many different subjective personal meanings. You would expect me, as a food writer, to jump into the cliché […]

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