U.S. Foreign Residents with Businesses Abroad

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U.S. Tax considerations. The Tax Corner by John Ohe (IRS Enrolled Agent). United States expats are subject to U.S. income taxes regardless of where they live and where they make their income. For those that have their own business, there are special requirements and issues to consider when it comes to tax planning and tax return preparation. In this article, […]

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New Book: Mayan Whitewater Guatemala

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BOOK ALERT by Matt Bokor. “Mayan Whitewater Guatemala” by Greg Schwendinger. When it comes to watersports down Guatemala’s scenic rivers, the just-published book, “Mayan Whitewater Guatemala,” is the ultimate guide. Written by Greg Schwendinger, a computer engineer from California turned kayak explorer, the 349-page book details more than 150 rivers or sections of rivers throughout Guatemala and gauges their suitability […]

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EDUCATION Antigua International School

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Challenging students to cultivate a love of learning. Schools serve as model homes, as a place where learning and community coexist, a place where children strive for academic success while developing their personal growth in a supportive environment. How does the Antigua International School offer a quality education that encourages students to push past boundaries, to think outside of the […]

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BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS

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4 Sun. — BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS. Animals are brought to Catholic churches to receive a blessing on St Francis’ feast day because of his love for animals as expressed in his “Canticle of Creatures.” This day is an opportunity to teach children about endangered, abused and homeless animals and what can be done to help them. This feast coincides […]

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Live Music at Lake Atitlán

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Live Music. Saturday, Oct. 3 at 7:00pm Join us in San Marcos la Laguna to hear original music written and sung by Guatemalan artist Roberto Melgar. His current project, Nauvidatha, is the continuing journey of his life’s expression exploring truth, love, freedom & music. Conceptualized through the story of passengers in a boat, sailing the ocean of knowledge, the lyrics and […]

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CONFERENCE

3 Sat. 8-9:30am — (Spanish) CONFERENCE Nuevos descubrimientos científicos ayudan a solucionar los problemas de aprendizaje de niños y adultos (plus additional conferences throughout the month). Contact Centro de Desarrollo Cognitivo Mind Gym (tel. 7832-3372), 4a av. sur prolongación #2, La Antigua

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FILM Ixcanul

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1 Thurs., through Tues. 13, 6pm — FILM Ixcanul, Q35. (Tuesday 6 & 13, free screening ONLY for schools in collaboration with Cooperacíon Española.) Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española, 6a av. norte between 3a & 4a calle, La Antigua. See Revue article on the film Ixcanul here.

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Ixcanul Volcano

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FILM RELEASE by Matt Bokor. This film has already made history by becoming Guatemala’s first Academy Award submission (foreign language category). Guatemala’s Pacaya volcano attracts a steady stream of adventure seekers eager to climb its slopes, but the smoke-belching mountain plays a new role as the backdrop for the new, critically acclaimed film “Ixcanul Volcano.” The winner of prestigious film […]

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Guatemala to Host Riverboarding World Championship

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Oct. 16, 17 and 18, 2015. The Riverboarding World Championship comes to Guatemala this month, taking place on the Río Lanquín and Río Cahabón near Lanquín, Alta Verapaz. Lanquín is well known for the nearby Semuc Champey formation of turquoise pools and limestone bridges, but it is also highly regarded for good whitewater by those have explored the area by […]

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The Magic World of the Lacandón Jungle

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Roads to Adventure. text/photos by Capt. Thor Janson. As soon as I arrived at San Cristóbal de las Casas I got directions to the local airfield in order to locate a legendary Chiapanecan bush pilot by the name of Capt. Martínez. The place was abandoned, little more than a grassy strip at the end of which were parked several ramshackle old […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, Oct. 2015: Pets of Guatemala

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Winners by Popular Vote Winners by Editorial Decision: Thank you to all the participating photographers, it was a very tough decision this month. There were so many excellent images. The winners and a number of honorable mentions will be published in the October issue of Revue. You can see all of the submissions at Revue Photo Contest: Pets, 2015 — […]

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Coffee Brews an Education in Guatemala

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ARIMA – Community Service. Mission statement: Arima delivers limited editions of extraordinary, specialty grade coffee. We believe in openness and honesty to create a premium and socially responsible coffee brand. Arima always and only works the best single-origin 100 percent arabica strictly hard beans (SHB). We visit every coffee estate to ensure quality and establish a long-term relationship with producers. […]

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Romantic Comedy filmed in La Antigua Guatemala

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HUNTING PARTY Close up and in focus with filmmaker Chris Kummerfeldt Quiroa by Bessie Byrne. For Kummerfeldt, hunting is an important part of finding purpose and meaning. But it can also be seen as the everyday process of living. “We’re all hunting for something,” he says, “and this process is very spiritual.” After five years of planning, one month of filming […]

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Art Exhibit Inauguration: Mario Permuth at Galería Panza Verde, Antigua Guatemala

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If you missed the inauguration of Mario Permuth’s new art exhibit “Tradition & Experiment” — here are some photo highlights. You can still check out the exhibit, traditional and three-dimensional digital photography, through Sept. 30 at the Galería Panza Verde in Antigua (tel: 7955-8282, 5a av sur #19). Photos by Lizzie Ross, fb.com/emartphotography

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DAILY DATEBOOK: Sept. 9, 2015 in Antigua Guatemala

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INAUGURATION OF ART EXHIBITION by Mario Permuth. Wed. Sept. 9 from 5pm to 7pm. PHOTOGRAPHY. Inauguration cocktail, Tradition & Experiment, featuring traditional and three-dimensional digital photography by Mario Permuth. The show will be open through Sept. 30. Mesón Panza Verde (tel: 7955-8282), 5a av sur #19, La Antigua

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