The Beauty of Guatemala Winners of the Revue Photo Contest May 2020

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Winners of this month’s Photo Contest, The Beauty of Guatemala Ganadores del Concurso fotográfico de Abril, La Belleza de Guatemala Here are the results of this month’s contest in both categories, Popular Vote (most “likes”) and Winners by Editorial Decision. The sponsor of our monthly photo contests Antigua Hotel Solutions is awarding to the winning photographer of 1st Place by Editorial Decision a FREE […]

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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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SEMANA SANTA Winners of the Revue Photo Contest April 2020

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Winners of this month’s Photo Contest, Semana Santa in Guatemala Here are the results of this month’s contest in both categories, Popular Vote (most “likes”) and Winners by Editorial Decision. The sponsor of our monthly photo contests Antigua Hotel Solutions is awarding to the winning photographer of 1st Place by Editorial Decision a FREE NIGHT FOR 2 at Hotel Casa Colibrí in La Antigua. […]

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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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CELEBRATIONS Winners of the Revue Photo Contest March 2020

Winners of this month’s Photo Contest, Celebrations in Guatemala Here are the results of this month’s contest in both categories, Popular Vote (most “likes”) and Winners by Editorial Decision. The sponsor of our monthly photo contests Antigua Hotel Solutions is awarding to the winning photographer of 1st Place by Editorial Decision a FREE NIGHT FOR 2 at Hotel Posada Don Valentino in La Antigua. […]

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Guatemala: Trouble in the Highlands Mark D. Walker

Guatemala: Trouble in the Highlands

Guatemala: Trouble in the Highlands A Documentary Film Production Climate change, unemployment, and relentless grinding poverty—these are the underpinnings of the current migration crisis. There is also the historic reality of land and economic inequality and the nationwide infestation of the narco trade which has led to near total government dysfunction. Guatemala: Trouble In The Highlands, which began production several […]

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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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Friends and Lovers Winners of the Revue Photo Contest Feb. 2020

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. The sponsor of our monthly photo contests Antigua Hotel Solutions is awarding to the winning photographer of 1st Place by Editorial Decision a FREE NIGHT FOR 2 at Hotel Casa Rústica in La Antigua. The […]

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17th Annual REVUE Photo Issue – January 2020

17th Annual REVUE Photo Issue

Welcome to our 17th Annual Photo Issue. We are talking 70 spectacular photographs!… or if a picture is worth 1000 words, then we have 70,000 beautiful words. We wish all of you a wonderful and prosperous New Year. A thank you to all of the photographers who have shared their favorite images. We are grateful to the talented photographers who […]

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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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October – November Traditions in Guatemala

With the close of another school year the first week in October, there is excitement in the air. Soon the rains will abate and the winds will usher in the Kites of November. More about Guatemalan Kites of November: Traditional Kite Making in Santiago Sacatepéquez, Guatemala   In Guatemala, most everyone looks forward to the coming holidays. On Oct. 31, […]

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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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Independence Celebrations in Guatemala

Parades, souvenirs fireworks folkloric dances, everything about Indepencence Celebration in Guatemala. On Sept. 14 scholars, students, co-workers, neighbors, family and friends gather together in small and not so small groups to participate in the traditional Ir a traer la antorcha (literal translation, “Go bring the torch”). This tradition involves traveling to another Guatemalan town or city. Popular destinations include La […]

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Historical Disaster 9/11/1541

Historical Disaster 9/11/1541

There were no video cameras, no CNN, Fox Alerts or network news. But one resident eyewitness, Juan Rodríguez, wrote down what he saw and heard. Hurricane Katrina, said to be the worst natural disaster ever to hit the U.S., blasted the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama in Aug. 2005. The powerful waters of Hurricane Mitch raced through Guatemala, El […]

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Transportation in Guatemala Winners of the Revue Photo Contest Sept. 2019

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There are many types of transportation in Guatemala as our Photo Contest demonstrates this month. Thanks to all of the photographers who submitted photos. It was a very close race for first place by popular vote — deadline was midnight Aug. 19. Here are the results of this month’s contest in both categories, Popular Vote (most “likes”) and Winners by […]

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Traveling in Tandem with a Chapina – Mark D. Walker

Traveling in Tandem with a Chapina

Traveling in Tandem with a Chapina – Yin & Yang of Travel Series Share our similarities, celebrate our differences. —M. Scott Peck Our Honeymoon Journey Through Mexico You might think that my plans for the honeymoon with my Guatemalan bride, Ligia, would have revolved around staying at one of the elegant hotels located in the colonial capital of La Antigua Guatemala, […]

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SANTIAGO Saint James Apostle

SANTIAGO Saint James Apostle

“SANTIAGO” Saint James Apostle, La Antigua’s Patron Saint Saint James the Greater or James the Great is La Antigua Guatemala Patron Saint. Saint James’ Day is celebrated in La Antigua and many cities in the Spanish America, on July 25. Saint James is one of the twelve Apostles of Jesus. James is one of the sons of Zebedee. But why is he Antigua’s Patron Saint? […]

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Artisans & Handicrafts of Guatemala, Winners of the Revue Photo Contest August 2019

Guatemalan Artesania is so prevalent one forgets the amount of work and craftsmanship that goes into every handmade item for sale throughout the country. Our Photo Contest theme this month “Artisans and Handicrafts (artesanos y artesania)” spotlights these creative people and the art they produce. Thanks to all of the photographers who submitted photos. Here are the results of this […]

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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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Mercados of Guatemala, Winners of the Revue Photo Contest July 2019

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Some of the most fun places to experience are the mercados of Guatemala (markets). The colors, the sights, the smells, and the conversations, all play a part in this unique shopping outing.  Here are the results of this month’s contest in both categories, Popular Vote (most “likes”) and Winners by Editorial Decision. The sponsor of our monthly photo contests Antigua Hotel […]

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Churrasco a good Guatemalan BBQ for Father’s Day

Churrasco A Good Guatemalan BBQ for Father’s Day

Summertime calls for outdoor cooking and delicious food and what a better way to celebrate Father’s Day than with a scrumptious Guatemalan churrasco (BBQ). A good churrasco or parrillada can be as simple as grilling various types of meat paired with a few sides; however, a Guatemalan churrasco always comes with chirmol (charred tomato and mint salsa). A typical churrasco […]

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Restoration and Conservation in La Antigua Guatemala

Restoration and Conservation in La Antigua Guatemala

Restoration Restoration is the process of repairing or renovating a building, work of art, vehicle, etc., so as to restore it to its original condition. La Antigua Guatemala is steeped in architectural beauty despite earthquakes, fires, carelessness, damage by riots, abuses, etc. As well, beginning in the 14th century through the 20th century, architectural style and design was ever changing. […]

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Using Street Art to Empower at-risk youth in Guatemala

Using Street Art to Empower at-risk youth in Guatemala

The streets were buzzing with excitement when news hit that John Alexander Serna, a renowned Colombian street artist aka ‘Chota,’ would be part of a team to help kick start an urban renewal initiative in Jocotenango. Our tuk-tuk zigzagged around a steep hill until we reached ‘aldea’ Vista Hermosa, one of four barrios that comprise the community of Jocotenango, a […]

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Portraits of Guatemala, Winners of the Revue Photo Contest June 2019

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Portraits of Guatemala is one of our favorite themes. There are so many stories in the faces of people and the participating photographers this month did a fantastic job of storytelling. Here are the results in both categories, Popular Vote (most “likes”) and Winners by Editorial Decision. The sponsor of our monthly photo contests Antigua Hotel Solutions is awarding to the winning […]

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Revue Magazine May 2019

CLICK HERE TO READ THE MAY 2019 ISSUE OF REVUE With over 8,000 plant species identified in Guatemala, you’re going to see a few flowers around the country. This month our photo contest theme is “Flowers of Guatemala” and as you flip through the photographs on these pages, you will see a great cross-section of representatives. A special thanks to […]

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Flowers of Guatemala, Winners of the Revue Photo Contest May 2019

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There was no shortage of subjects for this month’s Photo Contest “Flowers of Guatemala.” Here are the results in both categories, Popular Vote (most “likes”) and Winners by Editorial Decision. The sponsor of our monthly photo contests Antigua Hotel Solutions is awarding to the winning photographer of 1st Place by Editorial Decision a FREE NIGHT FOR 2 at the Hotel Posada Don Valentino in La […]

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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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