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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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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WOMEN HERMANDADES Sisterhood from Escuela de Cristo Women’s DIVISION

Women Hermandades Escuela de Cristo

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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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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Volcanoes of Guatemala, Winners of the Revue Photo Contest March 2019

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Volcanoes of Guatemala as a theme for our monthly Photo Contest brought in so many wonderful submissions it was an extremely difficult decision for the editorial board to come up with the winners of that category. We welcome a generous new sponsor of our monthly photo contests Antigua Hotel Solutions is awarding to the winning photographer of 1st Place by […]

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Friends and Lovers in Guatemala, Winners of the Revue Photo Contest Feb. 2019

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Friends and Lovers in Guatemala, how can you go wrong with that theme for a photo contest. We received so many wonderful images it was extremely difficult to choose the winners. Here are the results… WINNERS BY POPULAR VOTE WINNERS BY EDITORIAL DECISION THANK YOU to all the participating photographers.  You can see all of the excellent submissions on the Revue […]

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16th Annual REVUE Photo Issue – January 2019

16th Annual REVUE Photo Issue – January 2019

Welcome to our 16th Annual Photo Issue. For all these years that we have been highlighting Guatemala through photography, we are still in awe as new and spectacular images keep coming in. This year is no exception in that there are new and exceptional photographs gracing our pages this month. We are grateful to the talented photographers who have shared […]

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“Virgen de la O” Procession on Christmas Day

"Virgen de la O" Procession on Christmas Day

In the afternoon on Christmas Day the procession Virgen de la O departs from Escuela de Cristo Church and winds its way through the streets of La Antigua. The Procession carries the pregnant Virgin Mary eight days before the birth of Jesus. This is the reason she carries a very small image of Baby Jesus on her chest. The name […]

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REVUE Magazine December 2018

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CLICK HERE TO READ THE DECEMBER ISSUE OF REVUE As the year comes to a close, we reflect upon what has occurred. As the new year approaches we imagine what will be. Our December issue does both. In hopes of putting a smile on your face we’ve highlighted some great photographs from our Photo Contest Smiles of Guatemala. On the […]

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Smiles of Guatemala – Winners of the Revue Photo Contest Dec. 2018

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Everyone’s day is brightened by a smile, and these days we could use more of them. Here are the results of the Photo Contest “Smiles of Guatemala” with plenty of smiles to go around. Prizes listed below. WINNERS BY EDITORIAL DECISION WINNERS BY POPULAR VOTE THANK YOU to all the participating photographers.  You can see all of the excellent submissions […]

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REVUE Magazine November 2018

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CLICK HERE TO READ THE NOVEMBER ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE Welcome to our 9th Annual Food Issue. Guatemala has wonderful national dishes, there are many tasty regional recipes which add another good reason to travel around this beautiful country. As more people look for healthier food options, we are happy to introduce you to Michelle B. Sultan, founder of La […]

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Guatemalan Kitchen Camaraderie

Guatemalan kitchen camaraderie

Guatemalan kitchen camaraderie with “mucho sabor” and comfort Perhaps one of the best ways to bond with anyone is in the kitchen. After all, this is a place where people gather to create delicious masterpieces and share experiences. I was invited once again to present at the World of the Latino Cuisine in New Jersey recently. This is an annual […]

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Food of Guatemala – Winners of the Revue Photo Contest Nov. 2018

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Guatemala boasts several incredible local and traditional dishes and this photo contest is a homage to the recipes throughout the country. Here are the results… WINNERS BY EDITORIAL DECISION WINNERS BY POPULAR VOTE THANK YOU to all the participating photographers. The judges got very hungry while contemplating the winners. You can see all of the excellent submissions on the Revue Facebook page […]

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The Kites of Guatemala a Connection to the Hereafter

The Kites of Guatemala

During the last days of October strong winds start to blow in Guatemala, and that can only mean two things, one, it is the end of the rainy season, and two, it is time to fly kites. Kids are officially out of school, and they run to buy colorful kites from vendors in neighborhood shops, at the markets and town […]

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Guatemalan Gluten-Free Cuisine

Guatemalan Gluten-Free Cuisine

Prior to the arrival of the Spaniards, Latin cuisine was, for the most part, all gluten-free. This is still true to this day. As a professional chef, I routinely customize menus to the dietary needs and tastes of family, friends, and clients. As a Guatemalan, this comes easily to me. “Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disorder that can occur […]

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Fotokids Still Going Strong

Fotokids Still Going Strong

Fotokids is now in its 28th year, and our focus is acting as a catalyst to stimulate leadership roles for young people in areas affected by poverty and gang violence in Guatemala and children of farm workers in California’s central valley. Fotokids transforms and empowers through its media training in photography, graphic design, video, writing, and web design, opening up […]

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Pets of Guatemala – Winners of the Revue Photo Contest Oct. 2018

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This month’s Photo Contest is dedicated to pets for a couple of reasons. Honoring St. Francis of Assisi for his love of animals, and in the U.S. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the American Humane Association (AHA) have deemed the month of October National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and Adopt a Dog Month. Here are the results from […]

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Symbols of Guatemala

Symbols of Guatemala

Guatemalans are proud people, proud of the beautiful country and of the symbols that represent it. Most of these symbols delight the eye, and some are pleasant to hear, taste, smell, or touch. Spot them all to add to your memory bank of the country, whether you live here or are just visiting. The blue-white-blue vertical bands of the national […]

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The Flag(s) of Guatemala

The Flag(s) of Guatemala

“That flag is a symbol we attach our emotions to, but it isn’t the emotion itself and it isn’t the thing we really care about. Sometimes we don’t even realize what we really care about, because we get so distracted by the symbols.” —Tom Wolfe, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test Though flags represent the values of that country, freedom, vigilance, […]

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The Tradition of La Antigua Guatemala Marching Bands

The Tradition of La Antigua Guatemala Marching Bands

Independence Day celebrations in Guatemala include flags flying everywhere, speeches, music, celebratory food, and fireworks, but most especially in La Antigua Guatemala generations of students from local schools have marched through the cobblestone streets for almost a century. Through the years the high mark has been set by enduring bands from four educational institutions, Antonio Larrazabal (INVAL), Olimpia Leal (INSOL), […]

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REVUE Magazine September 2018

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CLICK HERE TO READ the September issue of Revue. We have had several Revue readers ask us, “Now that Revue is digital, has your work load gotten easier?” The short answer (without complaint) is, “No.” After 26 years we continue to carry out our original mission statement of promoting the best of Guatemala. We are still publishing informative and entertaining […]

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Strengthening Pre-schools Across Guatemala

Strengthening Pre-schools Across Guatemala

Strengthening School Environments in Pre-schools Across Guatemala (English) Samuel Camhi Levy Foundation began its work in Quetzaltenango, locally known as Xela. In 2013, with the support of the Foundation for the Integral Development of Socioeconomic Programs (Fundap as executor), together the group supported 13 public schools — five years later there are more than 100 communities using this model. At […]

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The Flag of Guatemala – Winners of the Revue Photo Contest Sept. 2018

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In honor of Guatemalan Independence celebrated in September, here are the results of our Photo Contest “The Flag of Guatemala” WINNERS BY POPULAR VOTE WINNERS BY EDITORIAL DECISION We hope you enjoy the independence festivities in September. THANK YOU to all the participating photographers. You can see all of the excellent submissions on the Revue Facebook page The winners and a […]

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