From the Publishers

This month Elizabeth Bell recounts Francisco Marroquín’s many accomplishments as Guatemala’s first bishop and linguist. Next up, Tara Tiedemann reports on The Collapse of the Ancient Mayan World presented at the VII Convención Mundial de La Arqueología Maya 2014. The cover honors renowned artist Ramón Ávila. Linda Conard calls attention to his life and his work in Abstractions from Within. […]

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March 2014 in Revue Magazine

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 Benjamin Reeves reveals the story […]

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February 2014 in Revue Magazine

Happy February! The big holiday and New Year greetings are behind us as we move along into 2014. The fun holiday this month is Valentine’s Day, and not coincidentally, our Photo Contest theme is Love in Guatemala. Throughout this edition is a sampling of the great photographs we received, including the winners by popular vote and by judges’ decision. Thanks […]

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November 2013 in Revue Magazine

The focus is on food! Mouth-watering photos of food grace the pages from this month’s Photo Contest theme. Garífuna Vibrations tells the story of a remarkable group of people who have brought the world dance, music and unique food. The Book Alert is Amalia’s Guatemalan Kitchen, plus an Interview with the author Amalia Moreno-Damgaard. A Healthy Taste of Tradition explains […]

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September 2013 in Revue Magazine

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GUATEMALA! September 15 is Independence Day. Be on the lookout for parades, fireworks, torch runners, marching bands and other fun stuff leading up to the main festivities on the 15th. Our photo contest this month carried the theme “Guatemalan Identity,” and we received many great photos that depict just that. We have included several of the photographs throughout […]

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August 2013 in Revue Magazine

Mercados in Guatemala was the focus for the August Photo Contest. We bring you just a sampling of the many wonderful submissions, you can view all of them on Revue Facebook. This month is also packed with articles covering everything from Threads of Tradition and Guatemalan Artisans to Great Destinations/Cobán; community service highlighting WINGS and KIDS at Condesa; digital partners […]

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July 2013 in Revue Magazine

Happy July to one and all. Fun things are happening this month. The patron saint of La Antigua, Santiago Apóstol (St. James), is honored all month long. A highlight of the many festivities is the fourth annual Gastronomic Festival. You can find details on that and other celebrations in the DateBook starting on page 22. You will also encounter other […]

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June 2013 in Revue Magazine

The submissions for the June Revue photo contest, Rivers and Lakes, are spectacular. They bring to mind the beauty of nature in Guatemala; water, a life-giving potion, without it there would be no survivors. There is a renewed love and appreciation of nature when you look at photographs that beckon you to the outdoors; pictures that take your breath away […]

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May 2013 in Revue Magazine

Mother’s day graces our cover this month as we give thanks and appreciation for their love and nurturing. As well, many NGOs work to assist children, don’t miss reading about the KIDS restaurant. For more on other projects that assist children, see DateBook with listings including tours of Open Windows, Niños de Guatemala and Common Hope; the Rainbow Café lecture […]

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April 2013 in Revue Magazine

Some things never change. They just become different. —Joshua Caleb There have been many changes to this magazine since its premier edition on March 27, 1992. The evolution from The Antigua Classifieds to The Classifieds Revue and finally simply the Revue magazine coincided with upgrades in paper quality as color was added, first with spot color, then full color. In […]

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March 2013 in Revue Magazine

On March 27, 1992 the first edition of what was then known as the “Antigua Classifieds” hit the streets of La Antigua, Guatemala City, Lake Atitlán and Quetzaltenango. Within a couple of years we transformed the name into the “Classifieds Revue,” expanding our base to include Cobán and Petén and stretching across the border with circulation in El Salvador. Finally, […]

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February 2013 in Revue Magazine

In 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 house down. Destination Opera? Natalie […]

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January 2013 in Revue Magazine

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 us. This month Revue’s 10th […]

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November 2012 in Revue Magazine

November 2012 in Revue Magazine

Everyone eats. Food is often a topic of our daily conversation. There are numerous books, magazines, TV shows and entire television networks covering food issues, from recipies to health factors. This month we pay homage to some of Guatemala’s special meals, national dishes, traditional recipies, and regional foods. We have articles on Pepián, Fiambre and Tapado from international food writer, […]

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September 2012 in Revue Magazine

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Torch bearers, school marching bands, marimba music, speeches, bombas, and street vendors will add a festive note to Independence Day (Sept. 15) celebrations that are held countrywide. Fittingly, the subject for this month’s photo contest was Guatemalan Patriotism. The theme is carried out on our cover with a photo submitted by Ana Lucía Marin Orellana. Congratulations to all the photo […]

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July 2012 in Revue Magazine

July 2012 in Revue Magazine

In this month’s issue, we’re pleased to publish another gallery of amazing photographs from the intrepid Captain Thor Janson. Through words and photos, his cover story chronicles the history of our favorite treat—chocolate. Sweet! Thank you, Thor. We also bring good news from historian Elizabeth Bell, who has called La Antigua home for 40-plus years. In her column this month, […]

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April 2012 in Revue Magazine

April 2012 in Revue Magazine

April and Semana Santa start off together this year. There will be processions and traditional celebrations throughout the country finishing on the 8th with Easter Sunday. A schedule for the major processions in Antigua is on page 72, and we will continue to post procession maps on our Revue Facebook page. The theme for the Revue Photo Contest this month […]

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20 Years of Revue Magazine

Congratulations to the winning photographers of our first monthly Revue Photo Contest. Thanks to all participating photographers and to everyone who voted. The 94 entries can be seen on our website, we’ve published the winners on the following pages. We’ve also got some great stories, lots of information and plenty of events and things to do. Oh yeah, it’s also […]

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January 2012 in Revue Magazine

Sosteniendo el mundo —Guillermo Rafael Cuyún Figueroa flickr.com/elguie/

88 photographs grace the pages this month of our 9th Annual Photo Issue. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. There are interesting, beautiful and thought-provoking images sent to us by recreational and professional photographers alike. We sincerely thank all of you who submitted photos this year. We received a few after the deadline, and those we […]

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December 2011 in Revue Magazine

Happy Holidays (cover by Elvira Méndez)

If you are not sure what to buy a loved one for Christmas, or any occasion for that matter, we have some suggestions. In the book category, turn to page 17 for Dianne Carofino’s preview of Guatemala: People and Tradition. Photographer Santiago Albert’s black and white work evokes the splendor of the human experience in a unique style that speaks […]

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November 2011 in Revue Magazine

Hatchling Trek (photo: Jordan Banks)

The 3rd annual Festival de la Tortuga will be held this month on the Pacific beaches in Monterrico and neighboring Hawaii. The festival’s purpose is to raise awareness of the endangered olive ridley sea turtle; Alice Lee provides details, including a rundown on the events and activities. This month Thor Janson brings us Getting High in Ixchiguan, and he means […]

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