B’atz 2012 Inauguration at Galería Panza Verde

B'atz 2012 Inauguration at Galería Panza Verde of the works by the Guatemalan artist Antonio Pichillá

Last Wednesday at 5pm was the Inauguration, exposition of work by Guatemalan artist Antonio Pichillá at Galería Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua Guatemala. The exhibit consisted of 10 pieces in which the artist Antonio Pichillá used different techniques including a video projection. Inauguración de la exposición B’atz 2012 : Enrollar y desenrollar. Del artista guatemalteco Antonio Pichillá […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, Aug. 2012

Posición/Position: 2do lugar / 2nd place Premio/Prize: Q200 Tema/theme: Ferias de Guatemala / Guatemalan Town Fairs Título/title: Barco Pirata / Pirate ship Lugar/place: Feria en San Pedro Las Huertas Autor/author: Sofía Letona

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 in our photo contest.

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Picture Window

Lyn Hovey (left) checks the stained glass window with the printed plans

The creative craft of stained glass is alive and well For over 50 years, Lyn Hovey has been working with stained glass, using 13th and 14th century painting techniques to create complex and authentic works of art. From a 30-foot-tall window in a school chapel in the U.S., to a spherical steel and stained glass awning in Taiwan, his designs […]

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III Festival Gastronómico de La Antigua Guatemala

Festival Gastronómico in Antigua Guatemala (photo by Nelo Mijangos)

El domingo 15 de julio entre las celebraciones realizadas por estar próximo el 25 de julio, día en que se celebra al patrono de la Ciudad Santiago Apóstol se llevó a cabo el 3er Festival Gastronómico de La Antigua Guatemala y sus aldeas. El festival reúne a distintos grupos de las aldeas quienes participan con todo tipo de comidas y […]

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Candy-Apple Red

Candy-Apple Red

The proud owner of a candy-apple-red 1970s Camaro can sometimes be spotted cruising zones nine and ten of the Big City, but most Guatemalan car paint isn’t quite so flashy. However, that deep metallic candy-apple paint, with a transparent coat setting it off, does show up in other places around the country that you can search out easily. Look into […]

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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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Becoming a Guatemalan Citizen

Portrait of Elizabeth Bell

During the 43 years that I have lived in Antigua, I have co-founded and participated in many committees, associations and foundations to improve the quality of life for our residents. Ranging today from education to micro-credit and promoting cultural activities, many of these meetings usually relate to finding solutions to problems that we have identified over the years. Four-plus years […]

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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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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, July 2012

Posición/Position: 1er lugar / 1st place Premio: 6 botellas de vino La Chamiza / 6 bottles of wine La Chamiza Tema/theme: Foto humorística de Guatemala / Humour Título/title: Perspectiva forzada / Forced perspective Lugar/place: San José Pinula, Guatemala Autor/author: Tono Valdés Web: www.tonovaldes.com

Ganadores por decisión de los jueces del equipo editorial / Winners by editorial decision Ganadores por voto popular en Facebook / Winners by popular votes in Face 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 in our photo contest.

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Yaxhá Lagoon and the Crocs

Croc and dragonfly (photo by Thor Janson)

There are two main gateways leading to the Mayan rainforest in the department of Petén, which forms Guatemala’s northern frontier. The main route takes you through the humid lowlands of the Motagua Valley and then north passing the magnificent Sweet River (Río Dulce), the jungle outpost of Poptún, and finally to the departmental island capital of Flores. The other, less-traveled […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, June 2012

Posición/Position: 2do lugar / 2nd place Premio: Q300 Tema/theme: Padre / Father Título/title: Mi querido viejo / My dear old man Lugar/place: Ciudad de Guatemala Autor/author: Telma Cruz

Ganadores por decisión de los jueces del equipo editorial / Winners by editorial decision Ganadores por voto popular en Facebook / Winners by popular votes in Face 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 in our photo contest.

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Alternative Energy: the New Normal

Alternative energy such as solar panels and windmills are no longer cutting edge.

written by Sri Ram Kaa & Kira Raa Industrialized countries enjoy a wide variety of technology and conveniences. From washing machines to microwaves, we have grown dependent upon our appliances. We depend upon petroleum-based transportation and consume tons of plastics each year. Entire infrastructures, especially food production and delivery industries, are based upon petroleum products. A large portion of household […]

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Raging Bulls and Aging Saints

Gathering in front of the church, Santa Cruz

Time for the annual fair in Santa Cruz la Laguna The feria in Santa Cruz la Laguna is one of a kind. No other Atitlán fair is more classical, more Guatemala-in-the-rough, and more “we’re-not-in-Kansas-anymore, Toto.” There are two Santa “Cruces”: the upper, traditional town and the lower, lakeside district; they are a twain that meet at fair time like they […]

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Who are some of Guatemala’s most inspiring women?

Luz Méndez de la Vega

With the recent passing of Guatemala literary giant Luz Méndez de la Vega (1919-2012), and with Mother’s Day celebrated on Thursday, May 10th, it brought to mind a reflection of the most extraordinary women who have inspired me since I moved here in 1969. These are women who are famous but also have the incredible quality of commanding attention as […]

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The Many Faces of Tikal

The Many Faces of Tikal by Byron Ortiz

All photos by Byron Ortiz Tikal (or Tik’al according to the modern Mayan orthography) is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centres of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in what is now northern Guatemala. Situated in the department of El Petén, the site is part of Guatemala’s Tikal […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, May 2012

Posición/Position: Mención honorífica / Honorable mention Tema/theme: Madre / Mother Título/title: Cargando mi Felicidad Lugar/place: Autosafari Chapín, Escuintla Autor/author: Flor Ortiz

Ganadores por decisión de los jueces del equipo editorial / Winners by editorial decision Ganadores por voto popular en Facebook / Winners by popular votes in Face 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 in our photo contest.

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Pine

The clean, crisp, fresh, familiar scent of pine, from long and short needles gathered and bundled to be scattered on shop and café floors, is an aroma found year-around in Guatemala businesses and homes. This month more than ever, pine forms a large part of the rich odors of the Lenten season. Before the scores of processions wind through cobbled […]

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