Comfort Ahoy: Guatemala

Comfort Heart: A girl listens to her own heartbeat during a medical checkup at Complejo Deportivo de Puerto Barrios. (u.s. army photo by PFC. Tomarius Roberts)

Hospital Ship provides assistance to thousands. by Matt Bokor. A hospital ship from the U.S. Navy brought free medical, veterinary, engineering and humanitarian help to thousands of Guatemalans during a recent nine-day deployment to Puerto Barrios. Personnel from the USNS Comfort provided dental, visual, pediatric and general medical services to more than 10,000 Guatemalans at two onshore medical sites in […]

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Independence Day Celebrations in Guatemala

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by Ken Veronda. Any good excuse is a good time for celebration, of course, but September holds a special one: Independence Day on the 15th, but the sounds, smells, tastes and sights are to be enjoyed all month. There are rich colors to see in this rainy season, with landscape lush; sweet tastes to enjoy, of fresh fruit and mellow […]

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Revue 12th Annual Photo Issue – January 2015

Holger Tobuschat - El bello Quetzal

FROM THE PUBLISHERS Happy New Year to all! We hope your holiday season was full of good spirits, fun and joy. Time now to look at the coming new year with fresh eyes and new ideas. Welcome to our 12th Annual Photo Issue. We received a wonderful batch of excellent photographs, and we are excited to share these interesing and […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest: May 2014. Mothers in Guatemala

2nd place. Prize: Carved Jade Pencil Holder from Jades Xibalbá. theme: Mothers and Children
title: Tu Mirada...Mientras duermo acurrucada en tu regazo. place: San Marcos. photographer: May Ramírez

Winners by Popular Vote on Facebook All of the wonderful photographs can be seen at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152061188878927.1073741841.334602008926&type=3 Thanks to all the participants Honorable Mention. theme: Mothers and Children. title: Amor Eterno. place: San Juan Sacatepequez. photographer: Leonel Cuc  

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Filadelfia Coffee Resort receives ‘Great Green Deal’ certification

Carmen Rosa Perez, Executive Director of Great Green Deal (center) presents the certification to Filadelfia Coffee Resort's Executive Director Pascu Robredo Arrutia and Director of Human Resources María Rene Sanchez Soto

Congratulations to Filadelfia Coffee Resort for completing their certification requirements for the international Great Green Deal program. After two years of working toward this goal, Filadelfia has joined a growing number of businesses to obtain this prestigious certification, and it is an ongoing commitment to continue improving through the program. Great Green Deal a Sustainable Tourism Certification Program member of […]

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RIOS Guatemala

2012 expedition group on the río Cahabón (Alta Verapaz), photo: Luis Enrique Lopez Argueta

written by Max Baldetty RIOS Guatemala is the result of the passion for paddling, the love of nature and the need to preserve at least one river in Guatemala. The push to create RIOS Guatemala came most recently from an expedition to paddle and film the country’s endangered rivers (details of the documentary screening are at the end of this […]

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La casa De Cervantes

by Julie Potvin, Asesora en Comercializacíon/Conseillere en Commercialisation CECI

Written by. Julie Potvin An oasis of literature in Guatemala City’s Historical Center Just behind the Palacio del Gobierno, in Guatemala City’s zone 1, on 5a calle at the corner of 5a avenida, art meets literature under the roof of a cultural center that promotes fair trade, as well as a more inclusive and sustainable economy for Guatemalan society. Since […]

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La Casa De Cervantes

by Julie Potvin, Asesora en Comercializacíon/Conseillere en Commercialisation CECI

Written by. Julie Potvin An oasis of literature in Guatemala City’s Historical Center Just behind the Palacio del Gobierno, in Guatemala City’s zone 1, on 5a calle at the corner of 5a avenida, art meets literature under the roof of a cultural center that promotes fair trade, as well as a more inclusive and sustainable economy for Guatemalan society. Since […]

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Outdoor Education

text/photos by Axel Aburez  Balambe@balambe.com

Written by. Axel Aburez Antigua’s team-building workshops add fun and adventure To walk on a steel cable strung among treetops 10 meters high was the challenge for the day. The adrenaline, the spirit of “I can” and the stunning view of the Panchoy Valley were elements of the event held by CasaSito and its allied organizations to strengthen relations among […]

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Guatemala launches Central America’s first Braille newspaper

Guatemala launches Central America’s first Braille newspaper (photo Anna-Claire Bevan)

“You don’t need to see to be able to read” was the message Publinews Guatemala sent to the world last month when it launched Central America’s first Braille newspaper. Together with the Committee for Blind and Deaf People in Guatemala (Prociegos), Publinews produced 2,500 copies, which were distributed to visually impaired people throughout the country. The project, which is financed […]

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Sweeping Guatemala

Every place you go, everywhere you look, sweeping is going on Written by. Melba Milak. Volcanoes erupt; boulders and rocks bounce down mountainsides; big ocean swells on the Pacific crash into the beaches; dust and dirt blow through the air and sculpt little piles of spindrift. And yet, the Guatemalan people have found a way to deal with these forces […]

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Traditions: Posadas and Nacimientos

Guatemalan Nativity scene (photo by Rudy A. Giron)

The nacimiento is still the star of the show in Guatemala. What is now the most important celebration of the year came to the Americas with the Spanish Christian evangelists. The Guatemalans, already an innately spiritual people closely in tune with nature and in whom creativity thrives, had no trouble adapting to the new religious event. The timing was good. […]

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Elizabeth Bell receives Orden Diego de Porres award

Elizabeth Bell receives award

The Orden Diego de Porres – Gold Award – was awarded to Elizabeth Bell at Capuchinas by the Consejo Nacional Para la Proteccion de La Antigua Guatemala on December 1st. The following is the speech she gave following the presentation. Autoridades eclestiásticas y civiles, Miembros del Consejo Nacional para la Protección de la Antigua Guatemala, Conservador de La Ciudad, y […]

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Elizabeth Bell receives the gold “Orden Diego de Porres” Award

Elizabeth Bell

Dec. 2, 2011 — Elizabeth Bell was honored in a lovely ceremony last night at Capuchinas where she received the highest award given by the Consejo. The gold Orden Diego de Porres was awarded to her for “her untiring work over many years in allowing people to know La Antigua Guatemala through her multiple books and lectures and constant activities […]

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Antigua International School

Director Jim Pastore

Teaching kids how to think, not what to think As the founding director of a new, international school in La Antigua Guatemala, longtime educator Jim Pastore is confident that the 21st century curriculum will launch kids on a lifetime of learning that will prepare them for the jobs of the future, those that may not even exist today. “My concern […]

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Xela Fair has scope like none other in Guatemala

Xela feria 2011 (photo by Dave Fox)

Xela’s annual feria came to a close the weekend of Sept. 17-18, and it was everything Guatemala has come to expect from the nation’s premiere Independence Day celebration. Everything offered won’t be new to a traveler who’s at least trolled the occasional market: fruit and knick-knacks, dance troupes and shows, and carnival rides that may have been assembled with scrap […]

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Civic fair draws a crowd in La Antigua

Libre al Viento

Musicians, artists, NGOs and community groups were among participants in Libre al Viento, a festival of civic and cultural activities that was held Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Palace of the Captains General in La Antigua Guatemala. Antigüeños and tourists alike streamed through the palace throughout the day to enjoy the activities and displays, which included an array of restaurants […]

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Paseo de La Sexta, Zone 1

Restoration brings new life to an old district Last year, the municipality of Guatemala City undertook a project to conserve and revitalize the city’s heritage, and it started with La Sexta Avenida, Zone 1: the backbone of el centro histórico. Historically, La Sexta was the fashion capital of Guatemala—the place to see and be seen—with shops selling luxury goods and […]

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