Book Alert: “JUNGLE OF STONE” by William Carlsen

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The True Story of Two Men, Their Extraordinary Journey, and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya In 1839, rumors of baffling stone ruins buried within the unmapped jungles of Central America reached two of the world’s most intrepid travelers. Captivated by the reports, American diplomat John Lloyd Stephens and British artist Frederick Catherwood—each already celebrated for their […]

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Education in Guatemala — A Brief Overview

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The University of San Carlos of Guatemala is one of the oldest universities in the Americas. Education has come a long way since higher education began in 1620 at the Colegio de Santo Tomas de Aquino, predecessor to San Carlos, which was officially founded in 1676. Women did not attend university in colonial times, and only some were accepted at […]

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DOCUMENTARY Hannah: Buddhism’s Untold Journey

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Tues. DOCUMENTARY Hannah: Buddhism’s Untold Journey. Donation Q40. Hotel Santo Domingo, Sala Marco Augusto Quiroa, 3a calle oriente 28-A, La Antigua Hannah: Buddhism’s Untold Journey tells the story of Hannah Nydahl and her adventure bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West. From her wild and idealistic roots as a hippy in Copenhagen, the film follows Hannah and her husband Ole to […]

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Project Village: Education is the number one priority

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The mountainous indigenous village of San Bernabé Vista Hermosa, near the municipality of Parramos, in the department of Chimaltenango, has been adopted — all 350 inhabitants… by Project Village. The brainchild of two former law partners from Denver, Colorado, Project Village began in 2006. The original thought was to coordinate and fund projects of other NGOs, each of which specialized in […]

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Color Me Flores – PHOTO OP by Susan Ives

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Intent on reaching the famous ruins, day visitors to Tikal might overlook nearby Flores, yet the island city has an allure of its own. The island and environs were the last stronghold of the Itzá-Maya and later served as a Spanish outpost. Both indigenous and colonial influences remain. The surrounding Lake Petén Itzá offers a blue backdrop for the island’s […]

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BENEFIT EVENT in support of the Museo Ixchel

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Sun. BENEFIT EVENT in support of the Museo Ixchel. Outdoor event for the whole family in the tradition of a Guatemalan fair: food & drinks, music, water slide and various other fun activities for young and old. Children are encouraged to bring along their bicycles. For more info., (tickets & directions) tel: 2361-8081/82. Finca la Azotea, Calle del Cementerio Final, […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, May 2016: Historical Ruins of Guatemala

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Winners by Popular Vote Winners by Editorial Decision A big thanks to all the participating photographers. The winners and a number of honorable mentions will be published in the May, 2016 issue of Revue. You can see all of the submissions of the May contest HERE — stay tuned for next month’s contest.

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ART “Luz, Sombra y Reflejos”

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Wed. ART “Luz, Sombra y Reflejos,” a collective watercolors exposition by Cristina Bickford, Beatriz Aycinena, Guadalupe del Valle de Garcés with an homage to Maestro Luis Penedo de La Riva Alejandra Flores & Patricia Ann de González. Galería del Centro, Fundación G&T Continental 5a av. 12-38, z. 1, Guatemala City  

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EXPOSITION: Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena

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Technical director and curator Violeta Gutiérrez and a group of dedicated professionals at the Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena have worked tirelessly setting up a new exhibit—Exposición cofradía: textura y color—which will open to the public on April 19. The Museo Ixchel is committed to protecting and preserving Guatemala’s heritage as embodied in the rich textile traditions of indigenous dress. […]

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Benefit Event to support Lead-Up International

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Saturday. Benefit Event to support Lead-Up International in its quest to prevent violence by creating peaceful leaders through workshops with horses. Join us for an evening of fun, delicious food, music, raffle, and auction. Donation Q450 to benefit Lead-Up. Location Finca La Azotea, Jocotenango. Lead-Up’s goal is to reduce violence by creating peaceful leaders through workshops with horses. The participants […]

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ART EXPOSITION: Galería El Attico — 28 Year Anniversary

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Thur. Inauguration cocktail: April 7, 7pm-9pm The exposition will be open until Saturday, April 30, 2016 Galería El Attico — 4a avenida 15-45, zona 14 Cósmico Trópico Chrispapita (Salon Principal) and Homenaje Melero – Monsanto – Melero (Guillermo Monsanto y Franja Melero) (Salón del Coleccionista) Siempre me he sentido más artista escénico que visual. Ello a pesar que mi primera […]

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DOCUMENTARY: MAXIMÓN – ¿Santo o Diablo?

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Wed. DOCUMENTARY MAXIMÓN – ¿Santo o Diablo? (Spanish, w/English subtitles) Of cultural importance, this documentary was filmed and produced entirely in Guatemala. “MAXIMÓN – ¿Santo o Diablo?” centers on the controversial Mayan deity who simultaneously personifies good and evil. Maximón, also known as San Simón, or the drinking and smoking saint of Guatemala, is a mixture of ancient Mayan beliefs and […]

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