LIFESTYLE: At the Heart of Ritual—Christina Kerndal

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With a special collection of antique Indian furnishings and architectural accessories, the decor boutique Ritual works with clients locally and internationally to find the perfect piece of history to complement their design project. It could be a gate from a palace in the desert, a stone portal from a village on the spice route, or a ceremonial necklace from the […]

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SUPER TUESDAY March 1

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SUPER TUESDAY March 1, 8:30am-6pm Democrats Abroad 2016 Global Primary In-Person Voting. Members unable to vote in person on March 1st may request a remote ballot to vote by mail, fax or email from mayadems@yahoo.com. Deadline: February 15, 2016. Democrats Abroad Guatemala is the official overseas arm of the USA Democratic Party in Guatemala. Café Condesa, Central Park, La Antigua

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Interview: La Antigua Mayor Susana Ascencio

Mayor Ascencio (right) discusses current issues with Revue correspondent Julie López.

Almost a month after previous Mayor Edgar Ruiz Paredes was arrested on corruption charges and stepped down, his successor Susana Ascencio had already emerged as his antithesis. Under the direction of Mayor Ascencio, La Antigua Guatemala’s municipality has submitted open bidding on a mega-project aimed at relieving the city’s congested traffic. The solution is to redirect traffic passing through on […]

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TALK Life in Guatemala: Brief History and Current Conditions

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Tuesday. (English) TALK Life in Guatemala: Brief History and Current Conditions. Sue Patterson, a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer, lives in La Antigua Guatemala. She is a former U.S. Consul General in Guatemala and has served in Chile, Iran and Italy. She is also the founder of WINGS, a non-profit dedicated to reproductive health and family planning. Sue is the […]

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TALK: De La Gente, Generating Economic Opportunity

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Tuesday. (English) TALK De La Gente, Generating Economic Opportunity. Coffee is one of Guatemala’s largest industries, however it is both a source of wealth and poverty. Join us to learn about De la Gente’s approach to creating community-based economic opportunity with organized coffee producers. Andy will discuss De la Gente’s work through the lens of a recent project in the […]

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TALK: ARCAS, Rescuing Guatemalan Wildlife

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9 Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK ARCAS, Rescuing Guatemalan Wildlife. The Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Association (ARCAS) is the leading advocate for the rights of wild animals in Guatemala. In the Department of Petén, it manages one of the largest and most success wildlife rescue centers in the world, receiving 300-600 animals of 40+ species per year, the majority confiscated from […]

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Niños De Guatemala

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Working to break the cycle of poverty and empower local communities around La Antigua Guatemala. Marten Dressen, his sister Annemiek Dressen and their friend Sander founded Niños De Guatemala (NDG) in 2006, in collaboration with Carmen Paniagua, a resident of La Antigua Guatemala. Working to break the cycle of poverty and empower local communities around La Antigua Guatemala, the NGO now […]

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BENEFIT Thomas Edison Visits Antigua

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21 Thurs., 6:30pm (English) PLAY Thomas Edison Visits Antigua. Edison was a dreamer, an inventor, a man who made things possible; some historians have claimed he invented the 20th century. Hank Fincken portrays Thomas Edison in this one-man play. Fincken has performed as Johnny Appleseed, Thomas Edison, Christopher Columbus, Henry Ford, forty-niner J.G. Bruff, Francisco Pizarro, prosecuting attorney Richard Crowley […]

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FUNDRAISING FOR LITERACY

19 Tues., 6:30pm FUNDRAISING FOR LITERACY Education for the Children Foundation is an NGO that runs the School of Hope in Jocotenango that supports 650+ children, from kindergarten to university level. We’ll be fundraising for our Books campaign since we’ll have to buy books for 450+ students in 2016, and each set of books costs around $35. No admission, but […]

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Lecture and Q&A with the artist: EDGAR CHIPIX

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Edgar Chipix, the young self- taught indigenous artist, is going to talk on Wed., Jan. 13th at 5 pm at the Panza Verde Gallery. He will tell his story and how his painting evolved through dreams and visions. He will also have a period for Questions and Answers. Visit the show until February 7th, 2016. Open daily from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm. Article on Edgar […]

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CHRISTMAS CONCERT “Bajo la Estrella de Belén” La Antigua

“UNDER THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM” Sat., Dec. 19, 7:30pm at the Ruinas de San José Catedral, La Antigua Guatemala. Free entrance.  El Patronato pro Conservación, Restauración y Rehabilitación del Conjunto Monumental de San José Catedral de La Antigua Guatemala, es una organización sin fines de lucro, cuya misión es trabajar por la recuperación de uno de las edificaciones más importantes de la ciudad, […]

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HANDEL’S MESSIAH in Guatemala City and La Antigua

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This year marks the 12th consecutive presentation of Handel’s Messiah in Guatemala, presented by Betty Whitbeck, executive producer, and the Community Choir of Guatemala. The first performance will be Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the National Theater in Guatemala City. Tickets are Q300 for platea, Q125 for Balcon l and Q60 for Balcón II. The performance moves to […]

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TALK Life in Guatemala

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17 Tues., 5:30pm. (English) TALK Life in Guatemala: Brief History and Current Conditions. Sue Patterson, a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer, lives in Antigua, Guatemala. She is also the founder of WINGS, a non-profit dedicated to reproductive health and family planning. Suggested donation Q25, all which goes directly to the NGO. Info. & reservations, tels: 7832 1919. Rainbow Café, 7a […]

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