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Voca People at Festival Internacional de Cultura Paiz

| February 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
Voca People at Festival Internacional de Cultura Paiz

They are out of this world! This month the XII Festival Internacional de Cultura Paiz—La Nueva Era features VocaPeople who will be performing in La Antigua Guatemala on Sat., Feb. 2 and Sun., Feb. 3, both performances at 7 p.m., La Ermita de la Santa Cruz. Following is an offbeat interview with Lior Kalfo, creator […]

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Living Love Guatemalan Style!

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Living Love Guatemalan Style!

Arriving in Guatemala is a fascinating moment. Navigating the airport and arriving at your destination will certainly offer you glimpses of stunning landscapes. You will also be greeted by a cacophony of colors that seems bright in contrast to taupe-painted traditional western wear. For many years prior to making the “leap” and moving here we […]

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El Mundo del Artista Maya

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
El Mundo del Artista Maya

Una impresionante exposición de piezas arqueológicas que muestran la visión del Mundo del Artista Maya, se presentará en el marco del XII Festival Internacional de Cultura Paiz, acompañada de un ciclo de conversatorios a cargo de expertos en el tema. La XII edición del Festival Internacional de Cultura Paiz, además de presentar al público originales […]

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REVUE’s March 2013 Photo Contest: Music in Guatemala

| February 1, 2013 | 1 Comment
REVUE’s March 2013 Photo Contest: Music in Guatemala

We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for MARCH, 2013 with the theme MUSIC IN GUATEMALA; please send ONE (1) HI-RES photo with caption/location and your name and website for the credit line to: photos@revue.gt. Submissions entered by the 10th of FEBRUARY 2013 will be eligible. Te invitamos a participar en nuestro […]

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Vive la nueva era: Inside the XII International Paiz Festival

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Vive la nueva era: Inside the XII International Paiz Festival

The new phrase for the XII International Paiz Festival is very appropriate as Guatemala has launched itself into a new era with the 13 Baktun, progress in democracy and even with its first medal at the recent Olympics! While the Paiz Festival has been bringing some of the best cultural activities to Antigua since the […]

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February 2013 in Revue Magazine

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
February 2013 in Revue Magazine

Once again the International Paiz Festival will be offering some wonderful events in February. On this subject we start off with Elizabeth Bell’s overview of the festival. Highlight articles include the “out of this world” VocaPeople performing on Feb. 2 and 3; also, note in DateBook Feb. 8 songstress Lila Downs promises to bring the […]

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Life in Guatemala: Brief History and Current Conditions presented by Sue Patterson

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
Life in Guatemala: Brief History and Current Conditions presented by Sue Patterson

Every week Rainbow Café presents different projects and talks with invited speakers. The last Tuesday Sue Patterson presented the project Wings talked about how her experiences about living in Guatemala. She shared with those who attended her experience and knowledge about political, educational, economical and cultural aspects of living in Guatemala. Most of the people […]

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Entrega de libros por CFCE en La Antigua Guatemala

| January 28, 2013 | 0 Comments
Entrega de libros por CFCE en La Antigua Guatemala

El Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española, CFCE, puso a la disposición del público libros que ellos sacaron del catálogo de su bibloteca. De forma gratuita estos libros de distintas materias y temas fueron tomados por los presentes amantes de la lectura o los estudiantes interesados en distintas materias. Esta es la segunda ocasión […]

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Presentation of Ecoleña at Rainbow Café

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Presentation of Ecoleña at Rainbow Café

The Fundación Progresar presented the Ecoleña (ecological firewood briquettes) at Rainbow Café; one fuel opción to replace tradicional leña (firewood) used widely in Guatemala.

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Ganadores del concurso fotográfico febrero 2013 de REVUE

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
Ganadores del concurso fotográfico febrero 2013 de REVUE

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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Video of El Petén Annual Fair

| January 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Video of El Petén Annual Fair

15 JANUARY: This traditional Parade in Flores, Petén is more than 100 years old. The procession always carries the figure of LA CHATONA which is a big doll. La Chatona originally was a woman who would go along with the “CHICLEROS” the guys who got the chicle for all our chewing gum. These adventurers combed […]

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New Year Celebrations in Antigua Guatemala Photo Gallery

| January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
New Year Celebrations in Antigua Guatemala Photo Gallery

As in other occasions, Antigua Guatemala was among the favorite destinies in Guatemala to receive the new year. The Calle del Arco was the center of the celebrations which concluded with fireworks at 10pm. Afterwards everyone went to their preferred venue for the final count down at midnight to receive the new year. Cómo otras […]

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10th Annual Photo Issue of Revue Magazine

| January 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
10th Annual Photo Issue of Revue Magazine

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REVUE’s February 2013 Photo Contest: Friendship in Guatemala

| January 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
REVUE’s February 2013 Photo Contest: Friendship in Guatemala

We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for FEBRUARY, 2013 with the theme FRIENDSHIP IN GUATEMALA; please send ONE (1) HI-RES photo with caption/location and your name and website for the credit line to: photos@revue.gt. Submissions entered by the 10th of JANUARY 2013 will be eligible. Te invitamos a participar en nuestro […]

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January 2013 in Revue Magazine

| January 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
January 2013 in Revue Magazine

“Taking a picture is savoring life intensely every hundredth of a second.” —Marc Riboud The coming year will be filled with hopes and dreams, goals; challenges; unexpected events and circumstances; and all the while that we’re going through the motions, acting upon and reacting to life, the magic of living moment by moment often escapes […]

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Paradise within a Paradise

| December 29, 2012 | 0 Comments
Paradise within a Paradise

Roatan’s Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum by Monish Welcome Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum is a paradise within a paradise, a tropical Eden located on 160+ acres on the island of Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras. It is home to the only tropical botanical conservatory in the Caribbean, and lettuce and herbs from the Blue Harbor Plantation are […]

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The Bird-bound, Labyrinthine, “No Name Gardens” of Atitlán

| December 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
The Bird-bound, Labyrinthine, “No Name Gardens” of Atitlán

Guatemala’s exquisite botanical colony plays push and shove with weed and water — and sometimes with people Everyone knows that cacti need little water. But in Guatemala’s most spectacular garden, the cacti are more watered than other plants. This is hardly the fault of the gardeners. They are not the ones doing the watering. This […]

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Fair Trade Christmas Gifts

| December 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
Fair Trade Christmas Gifts

by Julie Potvin Lajoie From Dec. 7 to Dec. 9 the third edition of the Feria Nacional de Comercio Justo y Solidario will be held in La Antigua Guatemala. Within the walls of the Centro de Formación y de la Cooperación Española, more than 30 groups of artisans, skilled in everything from textile and agricultural […]

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Baskets of Love

| December 20, 2012 | 0 Comments
Baskets of Love

Sending holiday cheer and warm wishes this Navidad season with culinary delights The holidays are a time for family and loved ones; it’s a time to take a few moments, sit around a table, preferably sans iPhones, with a glass of wine or hot spirits, chatting about the events of the year past and exciting […]

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Controversy at Tikal

| December 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
Controversy at Tikal

THOR JANSON reporting from Yaxhá National Park – As of Monday December 17th, plans are going forward to close the Main Plaza of Tikal to the public from 9:00pm on the 20th until 5:00am on the 21st, although things are evolving and changing every few hours. At Yaxhá the administration had an emergency meeting this […]

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Ponche

| December 15, 2012 | 0 Comments
Ponche

A Recipe for Your Guatemalan Christmas Noche Buena in Antigua—a time for family and firecrackers, midnight mass and a bounty of tamales. Festivities last long into the night and as the clock ticks closer to 1:00 (or 4:00) o’clock in the morning, many celebrants need a little splash of life to keep the party going. […]

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Photo Gallery of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Antigua Guatemala

| December 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Photo Gallery of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Antigua Guatemala

Throughout Guatemala and Central America children dress in typical clothing paying homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe. One such procession begins at La Merced Church at 3pm in Antigua Guatemala. Typical food for sale outside the church of La Merced located at the north end of Calle del Arco in La Antigua Guatemala.

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Cardiology Procedures in Guatemala

| December 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Cardiology Procedures in Guatemala

Regulating the electrical rhythm of your heart by Lori Shea Just like the kitchen is the heartbeat of your home, the blood pumped from your heart muscle delivers sustenance, stability and the elements of reconstruction to all parts of your body. Your cardiovascular system draws life-giving oxygen from the lungs and delivers it to the […]

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Rab’inal Achí

| December 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
Rab’inal Achí

Cosmic Dance of the Ancient Maya The Rab’inal Achí dance-drama traces its roots to pre-Columbian times and is probably the best-preserved, authentic Mayan cultural event in Mesoamerica. The choreographed dance/play depicts creation myths, dynastic political rivalries and even predicted the Spanish conquest of the land of the Maya centuries before it occurred. Since remote times […]

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Are you an Enlightened Holiday Traveler?

| December 8, 2012 | 0 Comments
Are you an Enlightened Holiday Traveler?

One of the blessings of traveling is the opportunity to gain some fresh perspectives, especially during the holidays. When we visit another culture we expand our own perspectives and gain valuable insights. Guatemala travel experiences stimulate a greater appreciation for the magnificence of life and a greater appreciation for ourselves. Touching exotic and ancient cultures […]

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The Devil Gets His Due

| December 7, 2012 | 0 Comments
The Devil Gets His Due

All year long he hides under the bed or in the junk piled up in the corner, casting misfortune or worse on helpless mortals. But on Wednesday, December 7, at 6 p.m. sharp, the Devil gets his comeuppance, as he is tossed out of the house along with the trash and set ablaze in the […]

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Q & A with Dr. Marion Popenoe Hatch

| December 7, 2012 | 0 Comments
Q & A with Dr. Marion Popenoe Hatch

Parque Nacional Tak’alik Ab’aj by Tomas Cernikovsky Parque Nacional Tak’alik Ab’aj (TA), a Mayan site on the South Coast of Guatemala, is unusual in two ways. It is the only site in the Mayan world that displays both Olmec and Mayan monuments concurrently and it has been continuously under exploration by Guatemalan archaeologists. At a […]

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Which Sense?

| December 6, 2012 | 1 Comment
Which Sense?

Holidays in Guatemala bring overwhelming input to all five senses, even more than any other time of the year. So which sense should we highlight for December? The dazzling sunlight, velvety nights, brilliant colors of holiday decorations, lush plants in every color, give evidence that the sense of sight is primary. Deep red pascuas, poinsettias […]

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More about the new cycle of the Maya calendar

| December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments
More about the new cycle of the Maya calendar

Much has been speculated by foreign writers about the “end” of the Maya calendar, including that it is the end of the world. According to Professor David Stuart (Mesoamerican Center at the University of Texas), much of this evolved out of the book Mexican Mystique (1975), which we all read in our classes at the […]

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Yaxhá and Topoxte

| December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments
Yaxhá and Topoxte

Land of the Blue Green Water and Ramon Seed in El Petén Here we are, December 2012, the end of the great Mayan calendar cycle, known as 13 Baktun. Many people will be visiting Guatemala this month to make the pilgrimage to Tikal in El Petén to celebrate the actual day on Dec. 21, the […]

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