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

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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

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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

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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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SIMPLICITY & Freshness – Amalia’s Kitchen

SIMPLICITY & Freshness Amalia's Kitchen

“Vegetables and fruits are the stars of the Guatemalan side dish, as they are accesible, affordable, and of high quality” Guatemalans enjoy cooking and eating the wide array of fresh fruits and vegetables that are available at the mercados abiertos, or open markets. Many families go to the markets once a week, while others go once a day to get […]

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SANTIAGO Saint James Apostle

SANTIAGO Saint James Apostle

“SANTIAGO” Saint James Apostle, La Antigua’s Patron Saint Saint James the Greater or James the Great is La Antigua Guatemala Patron Saint. Saint James’ Day is celebrated in La Antigua and many cities in the Spanish America, on July 25. Saint James is one of the twelve Apostles of Jesus. James is one of the sons of Zebedee. But why is he Antigua’s Patron Saint? […]

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Artisans & Handicrafts of Guatemala, Winners of the Revue Photo Contest August 2019

3rd Place Popular Vote “Orfebrería en plata” San Juan del Obispo by Mirna Ortiz

Guatemalan Artesania is so prevalent one forgets the amount of work and craftsmanship that goes into every handmade item for sale throughout the country. Our Photo Contest theme this month “Artisans and Handicrafts (artesanos y artesania)” spotlights these creative people and the art they produce. Thanks to all of the photographers who submitted photos. Here are the results of this […]

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Revue Magazine July 2019

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CLICK HERE TO READ THE JULY 2019 ISSUE OF REVUE This edition marks the 1-year anniversary of the Revue e-zine (electronic magazine). Though we still receive comments from readers about missing the monthly print editions, most everyone agrees that decreasing circulation to cut costs for advertisers would definitely not have been a good thing — for them and for us. […]

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Mercados of Guatemala, Winners of the Revue Photo Contest July 2019

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Some of the most fun places to experience are the mercados of Guatemala (markets). The colors, the sights, the smells, and the conversations, all play a part in this unique shopping outing.  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 […]

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Seminario de Derecho Laboral Patronal

Seminario de Derecho

Relación Laboral durante y después de la jornada de trabajo FECHA: Sábado 22 de junio LUGAR: Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo 5a. avenida Norte #17, Calle del Arco, La Antigua Guatemala HORA: 8:00 a.m. a 12:00 a.m. INSCRIPCIÓN: Q.650.00 incluye: Desayuno, Coffe Break, entrega de material y diploma de participación Para mayor información comuníquese al: 4800-1681 Cupo Limitado. Próximo seminario […]

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Churrasco a good Guatemalan BBQ for Father’s Day

Churrasco A Good Guatemalan BBQ for Father’s Day

Summertime calls for outdoor cooking and delicious food and what a better way to celebrate Father’s Day than with a scrumptious Guatemalan churrasco (BBQ). A good churrasco or parrillada can be as simple as grilling various types of meat paired with a few sides; however, a Guatemalan churrasco always comes with chirmol (charred tomato and mint salsa). A typical churrasco […]

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Restoration and Conservation in La Antigua Guatemala

Restoration and Conservation in La Antigua Guatemala

Restoration Restoration is the process of repairing or renovating a building, work of art, vehicle, etc., so as to restore it to its original condition. La Antigua Guatemala is steeped in architectural beauty despite earthquakes, fires, carelessness, damage by riots, abuses, etc. As well, beginning in the 14th century through the 20th century, architectural style and design was ever changing. […]

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Using Street Art to Empower at-risk youth in Guatemala

Using Street Art to Empower at-risk youth in Guatemala

The streets were buzzing with excitement when news hit that John Alexander Serna, a renowned Colombian street artist aka ‘Chota,’ would be part of a team to help kick start an urban renewal initiative in Jocotenango. Our tuk-tuk zigzagged around a steep hill until we reached ‘aldea’ Vista Hermosa, one of four barrios that comprise the community of Jocotenango, a […]

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Revue Magazine June 2019

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CLICK HERE TO READ THE JUNE 2019 ISSUE OF REVUE Happy June and Happy Father’s Day to all of you dads who are doing the good work. This month in Revue we have some wonderful Portraits of Guatemala throughout the pages. There are some great photographers participating in our monthly photo contests and we thank them. Kerstin Sabene brings us […]

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Portraits of Guatemala, Winners of the Revue Photo Contest June 2019

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Portraits of Guatemala is one of our favorite themes. There are so many stories in the faces of people and the participating photographers this month did a fantastic job of storytelling. Here are the results 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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On Mother’s Day Sharing is Caring

On Mother's Day Sharing is Caring

Mother’s Day in Guatemala and a few other Central American countries is always on May 10 as opposed to different days in other countries. It is an ancient Christian celebration also celebrated by the Greeks and Romans. In modern times, this day celebrates all women who have played the role of a nurturing and good role model for any child […]

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Together for Nature in La Antigua

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Representatives from environmental organizations will meet in La Antigua Guatemala Representatives from environmental organizations and institutions of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean will meet 28-30 May in La Antigua Guatemala, to participate in IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Regional Conservation Forum for Mesoamerica and the Caribbean. Created in 1948, IUCN is the world’s largest and most diverse […]

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Revue Magazine May 2019

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CLICK HERE TO READ THE MAY 2019 ISSUE OF REVUE With over 8,000 plant species identified in Guatemala, you’re going to see a few flowers around the country. This month our photo contest theme is “Flowers of Guatemala” and as you flip through the photographs on these pages, you will see a great cross-section of representatives. A special thanks to […]

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Flowers of Guatemala, Winners of the Revue Photo Contest May 2019

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There was no shortage of subjects for this month’s Photo Contest “Flowers of Guatemala.” Here are the results 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 Hotel Posada Don Valentino in La […]

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A Textile Traveler’s Guide to Guatemala by Deborah Chandler

A Textile Traveler’s Guide to Guatemala

The vibrant character of Guatemala is most visible in its hadwoven textiles, which are still in everyday use and readily available in native markets all over the country. Review: Huipils, Guatemala, Luck, and Love by Karen Brock A Textile Traveler’s Guide to Guatemala is an excellent resource for discovering artisans, markets, shops, and those storied regional textile traditions. A Textile […]

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BOOK ALERT Maya Gods & Monsters

BOOK ALERT Maya Gods & Monsters

Maya Gods & Monsters: Supernatural Stories from the Underworld and Beyond Lidar image technology and a series of National Geographic specials have introduced a growing number of people to the ancient Maya civilization. This book invites in even more readers into the worldview and the mystical realm that reflect the heart of the Maya people. Through captivating stories and exotic […]

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WOMEN HERMANDADES Sisterhood from Escuela de Cristo Women’s DIVISION

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The work of the women behind those gorgeous Golden Mantillas brought directly from Spain. People admire the beauty and splendor of La Antigua’s Semana Santa processions, but who’s behind working hard making this happen?  Certainly we have heard of Hermandades —organizations that prepare all year long organizing all the procession logistics— and yet another question comes up. Are there any […]

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Revue Magazine April 2019

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CLICK HERE TO READ THE APRIL 2019 ISSUE OF REVUE We’re hoping that April brings spring showers but please not during Semana Santa. This year the Revue Semana Santa edition includes Women Hermandades, the sisterhood from Escuela de Cristo by Hada Cruz. As well, there are six procession maps we hope you find useful plus fabulous photos of past processions […]

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Semana Santa in Guatemala, Winners of the Revue Photo Contest April 2019

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Semana Santa (Holy Week) will be here soon, so it was an obvious choice as a theme for our Photo Contest for April. Here are the results in two categories, Popular Vote (most “likes”) and Winners by Editorial Decision. The new sponsor of our monthly photo contests Antigua Hotel Solutions is awarding to the winning photographer of 1st Place by Editorial Decision […]

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Paying It Forward by Chef Amalia Moreno-Damgaard

Paying It Forward by Chef Amalia Moreno-Damgaard

As the Lent season nears, I reflect on past, present, and current times. Lent is indeed an occasion for reflection and prayer and for refocusing ourselves to our purpose. I have always felt a strong calling to help and support others, whether it is through teaching about food culture and healthy eating and sharing my story to inspire other entrepreneurs, […]

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The Tango War by Author Mary Jo McConahay

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Prize-winning author Mary Jo McConahay presents her new book, The Tango War, The Struggle for the Hearts, Minds and Riches of Latin America During World War II The fascinating, largely unknown story of how the global conflict affected countries from Mexico to Argentina, including Guatemala, and how the Axis and the Allies never took their eyes from each other, like […]

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