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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REVUE Magazine December 2018

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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Where does your Dog sleep at night?

Where does your Dog sleep at night

No matter what your justifications for keeping your dog outside at night, I believe there are many more good reasons for keeping him inside with you. The usual logic cited is security: Your dog is an early warning system by barking and thereby announcing that thieves are attempting to trespass on your property. In Guatemala, there is a lot of […]

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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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Workshop Sculpting a Religious Image Colonial Style

Workshop Sculpting a Religious Image Colonial Style

Article by Hadazul Cruz—artist and student at CREA, outlining the Talla en Madera (wood carving) workshop, and the following Encarnado (polychrome) workshop. When the Spaniards arrived in Guatemala in 1524 they brought religion, arts, and culture with them. Since they didn’t speak native languages a simple way to evangelize the local population was through art. Thus, talented sculptors, painters, and […]

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REVUE Launch of Digital Interactive Ezine

Revue interactive

CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED For a multitude of reasons, we made the decision to transition Revue magazine from print to digital, known as an Ezine (electronic magazine). Our gratitude to Print Studio for their many years of amazing quality and service. We’ve been publishing Revue since March, 1992. Over these 26+ years hitting every print deadline, intensive distribution and […]

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FOR SALE A quiet oasis of comfort and style

FOR SALE A quiet oasis of comfort and style

One of Antigua’s spectacular and luxurious homes is now for sale Less than a 10-minute walk to central Antigua, this home – located in a beautiful, secure gated community – boasts amazing amenities like a heated lap pool and Jacuzzi, separate living and culinary areas and electricity-saving solar panels. Click here for more information A quiet oasis of comfort and […]

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FOR SALE One of Antigua’s Spectacular Homes

FOR SALE

Boasting one of the most beautiful views in all of Antigua, this ‘Colonial Gem’ is not going to be on the market for long  Click here for more info The home’s most special features include: Outdoor Living—the wide porch for both eating and sitting looks over a 20-meter long lap pool, a lovely garden, and stunning view of Antigua’s Agua Volcano. […]

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Ernesto Argueta Fraatz, Artist Profile

Ernesto Argueta Fraatz, Artist Profile

Home is where the art is, an interview with Guatemalan artist Ernesto Argueta Fraatz at his art studio. It was a beautiful afternoon in early April when I hopped off the bus in San Pedro Carchá, a predominantly Q’eqchi-speaking, Maya municipality located about 10 kilometers east of Cobán in the forested Highlands of Alta Verapaz. I was on my way to […]

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Guatemala – Flora easy, Fauna Harder

Flora easy, Fauna harder

The colorful sights and rich fragrances of Guatemalan flora are easy to find and enjoy, as witnessed by many of this month’s photo contest entries. Lush bougainvillea spilling over white walls, towering cieba trees in the Highlands and mahogany in the jungles, long-stemmed roses and planters of orchids in every shade and variety, flora everywhere all year long in Guatemala’s […]

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Holy Week 2018 an explosion of color and a sense of community

Holy Week 2018

La Antigua Guatemala embraces the largest celebration in the world for Lent and Holy Week, and this year was no exception. Visitors came from afar to experience a “Semana Santa moment” as Antigueños created countless flower and sawdust carpets throughout the processional routes and an array of holy vigils and processions. With more than 60 activities during the 40-day period […]

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