Revue Magazine July 2021

CLICK HERE FOR THE JULY ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE For July the Photo Contest theme was “Portraits of Guatemala” and we received many wonderful and thoughtful images which we share throughout this issue. The contest for next month is “Rivers & Lakes of Guatemala” for all of you photographers. We pay homage to Carlos Argüello who passed away last month. Hadazul […]

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Revue Magazine June 2021

CLICK HERE FOR THE JUNE 2021 ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE Welcome to the June issue of REVUE, thanks for reading. Guatemala is receiving more and more international visitors, many who feel they no longer need to wear a mask because they have already received their vaccinations. To those folks, please remember that Guatemala still has mask guidelines and they are […]

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Revue Magazine May 2021

CLICK HERE FOR THE MAY 2021 ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE As we go to press the Guatemalan government is sending out notices about the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccinations now in progress. Go to registrovacunacovid.mspas.gob.gt/mspas/login for more info. Flora & Fauna of Guatemala is the theme in this month’s Photo Contest. Birds were a popular choice of focus for many […]

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Revue Magazine April 2021

CLICK HERE FOR THE APRIL 2021 ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE This month we pay homage to the Maya of Guatemala. Our reach-out to photographers garnished an amazing array of thoughtful, engaging and interesting images. Here’s hoping you enjoy viewing them as much as we do. As early as 1500 BCE the Maya had settled in villages and had developed agriculture […]

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Revue Magazine March 2021

CLICK HERE FOR THE MARCH 2021 ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE Last year Semana Santa (Holy Week) was cancelled at the last minute because of the COVID-19 virus. This year, the preparations for celebrating this extremely non-social-distancing tradition have changed dramatically. Concerts, small indoor processions, Holy Vigils, Masses, prayers and recitals can still be “shared” this year through formats such as […]

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Revue Magazine February 2021

CLICK HERE FOR THE FEBRUARY 2021 ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE Welcome to the February 2021 edition of Revue. The theme of our Photo Contest this month Friends & Lovers in Guatemala goes hand-in-hand with the tradition of Valentine’s Day. Though the origins are shrouded in mystery, Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, though written Valentine’s […]

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Revue Magazine December 2020

CLICK HERE FOR THE DECEMBER ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE December brings us to the close of 2020, one of the overall strangest and most difficult years for so many. Let us look forward to 2021 with renewed hope and optimism. There are many events and celebrations happening in December, but this year, most of the processions and other crowd-gathering cultural […]

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Revue Magazine November 2020

CLICK HERE FOR THE NOVEMBER ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE Welcome to the November edition of Revue. We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. On page 26 Elizabeth Rose introduces us to the non-profit Long Way Home Hero School whose staff has been visiting student homes during COVID-19. Remote learning for a lot of these children is difficult because […]

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Revue Magazine October 2020

CLICK HERE FOR THE OCTOBER ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE As we go to press the President of Guatemala has announced the re-opening of the country. Masks are still required and there are restrictions on crowd size indoors and a curfew on liquor sales. We’ll see how things work out moving forward. In the Revue this month we have pages and […]

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Revue Magazine September 2020

CLICK HERE FOR THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE Here we are in September. Most businesses have been opening up again, using new standards of conduct. Social distancing and limited clientele is the norm. It is still important to use a face covering and keep your hands sanitized. But still, many businesses are hard put to bring in enough income […]

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Revue Magazine August 2020

CLICK HERE FOR THE AUGUST ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE There is not much to say this month. Same as last month. We hope everyone is staying home as much as possible. Some businesses are starting to open up. Several restaurants have take-out and delivery service, while some are offering limited seating service. We hope you enjoy the many excellent photographs […]

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Revue Magazine July 2020

CLICK HERE FOR THE JULY 2020 ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE There is not much to say this month. Same as last month. We hope everyone is staying at home as much as possible. Most businesses are still closed. Several restaurants offer take-out and delivery service. We have some beautiful and touching photos from the Photo Contest Portraits of Guatemala. Author […]

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Revue Magazine June 2020

CLICK HERE FOR THE JUNE 2020 ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE There is not much to say this month. Same as last month. We hope everyone is staying home as much as possible. Most businesses are still closed. Several restaurants offer take-out and delivery service. We have some interesting photos from the Photo Contest “Guatemala Indoors.” Chef Amalia shares some recipes […]

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Revue Magazine May 2020

CLICK HERE FOR THE MAY 2020 ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE The lockdown continues. Plans cannot be made for starting up most businesses yet. Uncertainty is the norm. We will get through this, the question is when?    We hope all of you are staying safe and healthy. This month again, we would like to offer information about changes our advertisers’ […]

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Revue Magazine April 2020

CLICK HERE FOR THE APRIL 2020 ISSUE OF REVUE These are very difficult days we are all dealing with. Our hearts go out to the medical and service personnel for perservering in their important work, and hope everyone who can be, is sheltering in place when possible. This month, we would like to offer information about changes our advertisers’ have […]

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REVUE Magazine March 2020

CLICK HERE FOR THE MARCH 2020 ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE There is a lot happening in La Antigua this month and next. Lent carries on through March, and there are five Sundays, each one with a major procession. In Lent in Antigua, March 2020, Hadazul Cruz takes us through each procession with a map and recommendations for the best times […]

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REVUE Magazine February 2020

CLICK HERE FOR THE FEBRUARY 2020 ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE Friends and Lovers in Guatemala was our Photo Contest theme this month, not a coincidence. We received many wonderful and touching photographs that you can enjoy in this issue. Hadazul Crua provides us with insightful information on Lent in Antigua 2020. This year Lent will take place from February 26 […]

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Hugs not Walls: Reuniting the Children by Mark D. Walker

Hugs not Walls: Reuniting the Children

A sign hanging in the Anapra neighborhood of Juárez, Mexico, translates to “Hugs Not Walls.” (Brittny Mejia / Los Angeles Times) The separation of children from their families on the U.S. border has created one of the saddest and most contentious issues of an already complicated debate about immigration into the United States. The existing frenzied political debate and false […]

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Revue Magazine December 2019

CLICK HERE FOR THE DECEMBER ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE The holidays and the New Year are upon us once again. Because music is such a large part of the season, the Photo Contest this month was “Music in Guatemala.” We had many wonderful photographs submitted and we share them with you on these pages. We wish you joyous music through […]

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Justice & Responsibility: The Plight of the Immigrants from Central America

Justice & Responsibility

Migrant Caravans,” made up of large groups of children and adults from the Northern Triangle of Central America, heading to our border to seek safety and a better life is problematic, both for those coming and for those waiting for their arrival in the U.S. The influx of undocumented immigrants has reached a ten-year high, with 66,450 entering recently, according […]

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Revue Magazine November 2019

CLICK HERE FOR THE NOVEMBER ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE  The next best thing to eating great food in Guatemala is enjoying great photographs of food in Guatemala. It’s no coincidence that this month the Photo Contest theme is Food in Guatemala. On the subject of food, we have a couple of edible articles on the menu as well. Chef Amalia […]

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Revue Magazine October 2019

CLICK HERE FOR THE OCTOBER ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE  Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to. —Alfred A. Montapert The month began with Día del Niño (Oct. 1) and ends on Oct. 31 with Halloween. In between, there are all kinds […]

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Trouble in the Highlands

Trouble in the Highlands

Poverty, population, drought and persistent repression The influx of undocumented immigrants into the United States last year reached a 10-year high of more than 115,000 and has already passed that figure this year, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. Since the recession, Guatemalans represent the second-largest group of undocumented Latino immigrants after El Salvador, according to the Pew […]

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Revue Magazine August 2019

CLICK HERE FOR THE AUGUST 2019 ISSUE OF REVUE It’s with great pleasure to share the entries from the August 2019 Revue photo contest Artisans & Handicrafts of Guatemala. And as always, a big thank you to all the photographers who participated. The prize for 1st Place by Popular Vote is Q400. Second place in both categories is Q100, and […]

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Revue Magazine July 2019

CLICK HERE TO READ THE JULY 2019 ISSUE OF REVUE This edition marks the 1-year anniversary of the Revue e-zine (electronic magazine). Though we still receive comments from readers about missing the monthly print editions, most everyone agrees that decreasing circulation to cut costs for advertisers would definitely not have been a good thing — for them and for us. […]

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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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BOOK ALERT Maya Gods & Monsters

BOOK ALERT Maya Gods & Monsters

Maya Gods & Monsters: Supernatural Stories from the Underworld and Beyond Lidar image technology and a series of National Geographic specials have introduced a growing number of people to the ancient Maya civilization. This book invites in even more readers into the worldview and the mystical realm that reflect the heart of the Maya people. Through captivating stories and exotic […]

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