“Music in Guatemala” REVUE Photo Contest September 2022

REVUE Photo Contest September

We invite you to participate in our monthly PHOTO CONTEST for September 2022 with the theme “Music in Guatemala” Please send ONE (1) HIGH RESOLUTION photo with caption/location and your name & website for the credit line to: photos@revuemag.com Submissions entered by the 15th of August, 2022 will be eligible. Contest will take place on the Revue FB page ¡Prizes are Back in both […]

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Allegro to Guatemala: An Expatriate Journey Through the Land of Eternal Spring

Allegro to Guatemala

Allegro to Guatemala: An Expatriate Journey Through the Land of Eternal Spring by Mark D. Walker Most of the more than 6,000 U.S. expatriates who live in Guatemala have a distinct way of appreciating and expressing their love for Guatemala. Several years ago, I met poet Earl Vincent de Berge and his wife, Suzanne, over lunch in Phoenix. discussing fundraising […]

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My Saddest Pleasures: 50 Years on the Road – First Stop, Guatemala

My Saddest Pleasures

Part of the Yin and Yang of Travel Series by Mark D. Walker Guatemala: First Stop on my Global Sojourn (Trekking in the Peace Corps) My global travels started at twenty-one years of age in Ponce, on the lush tropical island of Puerto Rico, where, in 1971, the Peace Corps sent me to learn Spanish, live with a local family […]

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Time Among the Maya: Travels in Belize, Guatemala and Mexico, Personal Reflections by Mark D. Walker

Mark D. Walker

I came across this travel classic after writing an essay published in ELAND Press, and as a token of appreciation, the editor offered any three of their books. My first choice was this book with the cover of the iconic Santo Tomas church in Chichicastenango, Quiche, which is filled with a mix of indigenous flowers and women in traje (traditional […]

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Whispers in the Thread – Artbook presentation with Lena Bartula

Whispers in the Thread Lena Bartula Book

PRESENTATION SYNOPSIS:  Whispers in the Thread recounts and celebrates a 15-year series of contemporary huipiles by Lena Bartula. It has been an inspired, deep dive into the mystery and seduction of a garment that is at once text and textile. Says the artist: “The idea of ‘clothing as messenger’ transformed me into a fabric and installation artist, and along the […]

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Revue Magazine March 2022

CLICK HERE FOR THE MARCH 2022 ISSUE OF REVUE This month marks Revue magazine’s 30th anniversary. We are so grateful for the many interesting people we have met along the way, and, for the pleasure of working and collaborating with some amazing and talented writers, photographers, activists, artists, musicians, doctors, entrepreneurs, volunteers and teachers. Thank you for reading and we […]

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Traveling Through the Land of the Eternal Spring: A Literary Journey – by Mark D. Walker

Mark Walker Traveling

Several of my fellow writers asked why I’m so passionate about Guatemala and its people. The answer is simple: as a young man out of college, I lived in a Guatemalan village as a Peace Corps volunteer. I also married a Guatemalan, Ligia, who has been my life partner now for over 48 years. My children were all born in […]

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Revue Magazine February 2022

CLICK HERE FOR THE FEBRUARY 2022 ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE Friends and Lovers is the theme of the Photo Contest this month. February’s Valentines Day reminds us to appreciate the loved ones in our life. The participating photographers capture some great moments. During the middle ages, Valentine’s Day was not associated with flowers, chocolates and gifts, instead it was a […]

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“Friends and Lovers in Guatemala” Winners of the REVUE Photo Contest February 2022

REVUE Photo Contest February

Winners of this month’s Photo Contest, “Friends and Lovers in Guatemala” Here are the results of this month’s contest in both categories, Popular Vote (most “likes”) and Winners by Editorial Decision. ¡Prizes are Back on both categories! Q100 1st Place Popular Vote Q100 2nd Place Popular Vote Q100 1st Place Judges Vote Q100 2nd Place Judges Vote You can see all of the great […]

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Revue Magazine January 2022

CLICK HERE FOR THE JANUARY 2022 ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE Welcome to our 19th Annual Photo Issue. No articles, no year-end retrospect, no editorials, just interesting and beautiful images. Enjoy the talent of these photographers. The Revue staff wishes you a very rewarding and Happy New Year 2022!  — Terry & John Kovick Biskovich, Publishers

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A dazzling new international cookbook with 132 recipes from the bestselling author of the award-winning book, Amalia’s Guatemalan Kitchen

new international cookbook Amalia's Kitchen

“This book oozes tradition and authenticity with updated twists.” —Chef Gale Gand, author, teacher, TV personality In the highly anticipated sequel to her first Central American cookbook, Amalia Moreno-Damgaard goes beyond borders to explore modern takes on ancient Latin American recipes. Mesoamerica —or Middle America —has a rich history dating back to the Olmec, Maya and Aztec empires, and early […]

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19th Annual Photo Issue REVUE January 2022

19th Annual Photo Issue

ALERT TO ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS We invite you to submit your favorite Guatemala Photo for the REVUE 19th Annual Photo Issue (January 2022) Send 1 HIGH-RES photo to photos@revuemag.com before December 19, 2021 ATENCIÓN FOTÓGRAFOS Los invitamos a enviar su foto favorita de Guatemala para la 19ava Edición Anual de Fotografía REVUE (enero 2022) Envíennos 1 fotografía en Alta Resolución a: […]

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The Rubbish to Runway ReFashion Show by Elizabeth Rose

The Rubbish to Runway ReFashion Show

The Rubbish to Runway ReFashion Show creates second virtual fashion show to support Long Way Home In June, Merilyn and Sheyla Mux Sucúc, two second graders at the Long Way Home Hero School located in San Juan Comalapa, began collecting neighbors’ soda can rings, chip bags, and bottle caps for a school project. After crocheting the rings into a blouse, […]

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Uncovering the Art of Francisco Goldman by Mark D. Walker

Uncovering the Art of Francisco Goldman

The recent HBO documentary, The Art of Political Murder, introduced a growing number of readers to the author of the book on which it’s based, Guatemalan American writer Francisco Goldman. Given his background—Guatemalan mother, Jewish-American father, formative years growing up in rough and tumble Boston—Goldman has a unique insight into the violent history of Guatemala and what makes the country […]

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Revue Magazine October 2021

CLICK HERE FOR THE OCTOBER 2021 ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE The October Photo Contest was “Pets in Guatemala” and this year we had over 60 wonderful submissions from both amateur and professional photographers. You can view all of them in this issue. The Rubbish to Runway ReFashion Show was held virtually this year and supported the Long Way Home Hero […]

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“Pets of Guatemala” Winners of the REVUE Photo Contest October 2021

REVUE Photo Contest October

Winners of this month’s Photo Contest, “Pets of Guatemala” Here are the results of this month’s contest in both categories, Popular Vote (most “likes”) and Winners by Editorial Decision. ¡Prizes are Back on both categories! Q100 1st Place Popular Vote Q100 2nd Place Popular Vote Q100 1st Place Judges Vote Q100 2nd Place Judges Vote You can see all of the great photographs at […]

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Lake Atitln Legends

Lake Atitlán Leyends

Besides its beauty, this enigmatic lake is surrounded by legends and folklore, some go back to the Memorial de Solol, Anales de los Cakchiqueles, an ancient chronicle about the origins of the Mayas and Cakchiqueles. In this chronicle it is explained how the lake villages were divided and how the Cakchiqueles stayed there and lived among the Tzutujiles. But trouble […]

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Carlos Argüello – Artist, Entrepeneur and Mentor (? -2021)

Carlos Argüello

He didn´t like to say how old he was, but certainly he was a young soul, probably because he always cared about the youth of his country and Latin America. A true artist, he was born in Nicaragua, later the entire family moved to Guatemalawhere he studied his early years, however, he decided to emigrate to the United States at […]

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Revue Magazine August 2021

CLICK HERE FOR THE AUGUST 2021 ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE Antigua Guatemala celebrated its patron saint, St. James (Santiago), on July 25. St. James was an apostle, the conquerors’ patron saint and he is Spain’s patron saint as well. The Spanish named many cities after Santiago. When they founded towns in Guatemala in the 1540s each town received a patron […]

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“Crossing Borders, Building Bridges: A Journalist’s Heart in Guatemala”

Crossing Borders, Building Bridges

“Crossing Borders, Building Bridges: A Journalist’s Heart in Guatemala” by Mark D. Walker I first became aware of Maria E. Martin at a Peace Corps Connect Conference in Austin, Texas in 2019. I was there to witness Guatemalan filmmaker Luis Argueta, whom I had helped nominate, receive the Wofford Harris Global Citizenship award. During the conference, Argueta participated in a […]

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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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“Portraits of Guatemala” Winners of the REVUE Photo Contest July 2021

REVUE Photo Contest July

Winners of this month’s Photo Contest, “Portraits of Guatemala” Here are the results of this month’s contest in both categories, Popular Vote (most “likes”) and Winners by Editorial Decision. ¡Prizes are Back on both categories! Q100 1st Place Popular Vote Q100 2nd Place Popular Vote Q100 1st Place Judges Vote Q100 2nd Place Judges Vote You can see all of the great photographs at […]

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ARTIST PROFILE Cruz Enrique España 1950-2020

Artist Profile Cruz Enrique España

ARTIST PROFILE – CRUZ ENRIQUE ESPAÑA * photographs courtesy of Familia España Moreira Maestro Cruz Enrique España was born on July 16th 1950 into an artisan family from San Felipe de Jesús, La Antigua Guatemala.  As a self-taught artist he became independent from his father’s workshop and started his own at the age of 20. Ceramics craft was an expensive […]

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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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Tschiffely’s Epic Equestrian Ride by Mark D. Walker

Tschiffely’s Epic Equestrian Ride by Mark D.Walker

Tschiffely’s Epic Equestrian Ride: Over the Andes to Guatemala and On to Washington D.C.(Part of the Yin & Yang of Travel Series) Tschiffely’s Ride tells the story of one of the greatest horse rides of all time. A.F. Tschiffely’s 10,000-mile journey through Latin America over a three-year period from 1925-1928, making him one of the most influential equestrian travel writers […]

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“The Maya in Guatemala” Winners of the REVUE Photo Contest April 2021

WINNERS REVUE Photo Contest

Winners of this month’s Photo Contest, The Maya in Guatemala Here are the results of this month’s contest in both categories, Popular Vote (most “likes”) and Winners by Editorial Decision. For obvious reasons, our sponsors cannot participate this month, so prizes are basically bragging rights.  You can see all of the great photographs at fb.Revuemagazine/TheMayaInGuatemala Here are the winning photographs… […]

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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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The Future of the Peace Corps in Guatemala

The Future of the Peace Corps in Guatemala

Anna Zauner received the evacuation notice at 10 p.m. on March 15th, 2020: Have all of your things packed and ready in an hour. “I was 30 minutes from home with nothing packed,” according to Anna, “home” being the highlands of Guatemala where Anna was one of 165 Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) serving in the “Land of Eternal Spring.” Due […]

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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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“Friends and Lovers in Guatemala” Winners of the REVUE Photo Contest February 2021

REVUE photo contest February 2021

Winners of this month’s Photo Contest, Friends and Lovers in Guatemala Here are the results of this month’s contest in both categories, Popular Vote (most “likes”) and Winners by Editorial Decision. For obvious reasons, our sponsors cannot participate this month, so prizes are basically bragging rights.  You can see all of the great photographs at fb.Revuemagazine/FriendsandLoversinGuatemala Here are the winning […]

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