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  • Savoring Cuaresma

    Savoring Cuaresma

    (Recipe for Pescado en Escabeche) by Chef Amalia Moreno-Damgaard  AmaliaLLC.com Lent (Cuaresma), the time leading up to Holy Week and Easter, is celebrated by about 1.2 billion Christians worldwide. In Guatemala around 60 percent of the population, or 8.2 million Roman Catholics, observe it in a very solemn manner. This is especially so in La […]

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    | April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Ganadores del concurso fotográfico abril 2014 de REVUE

    Ganadores del concurso fotográfico abril 2014 de REVUE

    Ganadores por decisión de los jueces del equipo editorial / Winners by editorial decision Ganadores por voto popular en Facebook / Winners by popular votes in Facebook Todas las fotografías participantes / All the photos participating Agradecemos a todos lo que participaron con una fotografía en nuestro concurso fotográfico. We thank all the people participating […]

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    | March 15, 2014 | 1 Comment
  • Explore More and Go Deeper [part 2]

    Explore More and Go Deeper [part 2]

    Welcome back to my final five recommendations for deep travel adventures. Take advantage of the dry season and sunny skies to get out and explore. The reward for seeing and experiencing incredible locations that most will miss will be worth it!

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    | March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • La Camioneta, The journey of one American school bus

    La Camioneta, The journey of one American school bus

    by Shannon McCullough Anyone living in or visiting Guatemala knows that the majority of camionetas are converted U.S. school buses. While traveling through Guatemala as part of his Latin American studies, filmmaker Mark Kendall became intrigued with the transformation process after having a conversation with a camioneta driver. It was in that moment he became […]

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    | March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Hugo González Ayala, Grandes Ideas y Pequeños Formatos

    Hugo González Ayala, Grandes Ideas y Pequeños Formatos

    by Linda Conard As you approach the landscapes of Hugo González Ayala, you may feel enveloped by the streets of La Antigua Guatemala or the Highland countryside, but it is more of a gentle embrace than entrapment. Hard lines in street scenes curve inward yet remain in perfect perspective, so the viewer almost feels more […]

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    | March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Theft! The tragedy at El Calvario and the paintings of Tomás de Merlo

    Theft! The tragedy at El Calvario and the paintings of Tomás de Merlo

    by Benjamin Reeves The white walls of El Calvario church in La Antigua are almost bare; virtually their only ornamentation is the skeletons of picture frames, appropriate, perhaps for the biblical Calvary but now only a stark reminder of the church’s former artistic glory. Unknown hoodlums absconded from El Calvario with six paintings by the […]

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    | March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Antigua Over The Years

    Antigua Over The Years

    Since 1992, much effort has been dedicated to preserving Antigua with an eye toward finding a balance between preservation and economic development. It is sometimes difficult to remember how abandoned the city truly was. After the 1773 earthquake, most residents did not want to move to muddy empty lots in Guatemala City during the rainy […]

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    | March 1, 2014 | 1 Comment
  • March 2014 in Revue Magazine

    March 2014 in Revue Magazine

    This month Revue marks its 22nd year of publication. Revue’s longevity and growth comes with great appreciation to its advertisers, readers and a hardworking staff. As well, we offer a big round of applause to a wonderful group of talented writers whose work graces Revue pages month after month, year after year. In this edition […]

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    | March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • REVUE’s April 2014 Photo Contest: Guatemalan Traditions

    REVUE’s April 2014 Photo Contest: Guatemalan Traditions

    We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for APRIL 2014 with the theme VOLCANOES IN GUATEMALA; please send ONE (1) HI-RES photo without watermarks, with caption/location and your name and website for the credit line to: photos@revue.gt. + We will only accept high resolution photographs without watermarks. + Submissions entered by the […]

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    | February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest: May 2014

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Winners of the Revue Photo Contest: May 2014

Winners by Popular Vote on Facebook All of the wonderful photographs can be seen at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152061188878927.1073741841.334602008926&type=3 Thanks to all the participants Honorable Mention. theme: Mothers and Children. title: Amor Eterno. place: San Juan Sacatepequez. photographer: Leonel Cuc  

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest: May 2014

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Winners of the Revue Photo Contest: May 2014

Winners by Editorial Decision

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House Sitting

| April 8, 2014 | 2 Comments
House Sitting

How to get a house sitting gig in Antigua or anywhere by Akaisha and Billy Kaderli Those of us who live in La Antigua Guatemala know its splendid offerings: photo opportunities everywhere, Mayan culture, great weather, international restaurants, music, amicable residents and natural beauty. Still, on occasion one might want to go to the beach […]

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Education First

| April 7, 2014 | 1 Comment
Education First

A Safe Passage for Children in Guatemala City’s Basurero Neigborhood by Benjamin Reeves Guatemala City’s zona 3 includes the basurero, the city’s dump. Though there is no official census, an estimated 7,000 people, which according to local residents includes approximately 1,000 children, work in the basurero picking through trash to find plastic and metal that […]

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Discovering Passion in Guatemala

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Discovering Passion in Guatemala

  by Sri Ram Kaa and Kira Raa Passion! A word that evokes many differing images with diverse expressions of the experience. April is the month in Guatemala where passion ignites its richness with a cacophony of events, emotions and experiences that are here for you to discover. When we live from our passion we […]

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Lent and Semana Santa

| April 3, 2014 | 1 Comment
Lent and Semana Santa

Antigua recently surpassed Seville, Spain as having the largest Easter Week celebration in the world today! In 1524 the conquerors had barely set foot in Guatemala when they introduced their traditions for Lent and Semana Santa from Seville, Spain. These have evolved over the centuries and Antigua recently surpassed Seville as having the largest celebration […]

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Carnival at Sugar City and It’s Raining Ash

| February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Carnival at Sugar City and It’s Raining Ash

Mazatenango is affectionately referred to by locals as “Sugar City,” as it is surrounded by cane fields and sugar refineries. The growing public antipathy toward everything sweetened and flavored with genetically modified corn syrup has led to a real boom for Guatemala’s south coast producers of real, natural, cane sugar. This current economic upsurge is […]

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MAXIMÓN – Santo o Diablo, A documentary

| February 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
MAXIMÓN – Santo o Diablo, A documentary

Ajax Films’ new documentary “MAXIMÓN–Santo o Diablo” will make its world premiere in La Antigua Guatemala at the Cooperacion Española, 6a. av. norte (between 3a y 4a calle) on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 6 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Contemporary Huipiles

| February 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Contemporary Huipiles

Many people who travel to Guatemala become enchanted with the colorful blouses woven and worn by indigenous women. Artist Lena Bartula of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, says she became a huipilista when she met Mercedes, a weaver from San Antonio Aguas Calientes who was selling her wares on the streets in Mexico City.

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Tony

| February 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tony

Tony’s tuned up and ready to begin his annual concert series for you to enjoy this month and on into May. Tony has been resting, eating well and repairing his home the last few months while studying his musical scores. Shortly before dawn one morning soon, you will hear him warming up for his season […]

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The Best of Everything

| February 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

by Shannon McCullough I have come to learn that what surrounds you or what you have chosen to surround yourself with, for whatever reason, is the best. How one processes the thought of “the best” will have many different subjective personal meanings. You would expect me, as a food writer, to jump into the cliché […]

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Casa Popenoe

| February 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Casa Popenoe

Rewriting history When the Universidad Francisco Marroquin acquired the Casa Popenoe from the Popenoe family in 2007, we never imagined that, through its historical research, the university would rewrite the house’s history. Dr. Arq. Alberto Garín, curator, has done a fabulous job of just that! Meticulously going through the Popenoe family records and interviewing Dr. […]

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February 2014 in Revue Magazine

| February 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
February 2014 in Revue Magazine

Happy February! The big holiday and New Year greetings are behind us as we move along into 2014. The fun holiday this month is Valentine’s Day, and not coincidentally, our Photo Contest theme is Love in Guatemala. Throughout this edition is a sampling of the great photographs we received, including the winners by popular vote […]

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REVUE’s March 2014 Photo Contest: Guatemalan Traditions

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
REVUE’s March 2014 Photo Contest: Guatemalan Traditions

We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for MARCH 2014 with the theme GUATEMALAN TRADITIONS; please send ONE (1) HI-RES photo without watermarks, with caption/location and your name and website for the credit line to: photos@revue.gt. + We will only accept high resolution photographs without watermarks. + Submissions entered by the 10th […]

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REVUE’s February 2014 Photo Contest: Love in Guatemala

| January 1, 2014 | 1 Comment
REVUE’s February 2014 Photo Contest: Love in Guatemala

We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for FEBRUARY 2014 with the theme LOVE IN GUATEMALA; please send ONE (1) HI-RES photo without watermarks, with caption/location and your name and website for the credit line to: photos@revue.gt. + We will only accept high resolution photographs without watermarks. + Submissions entered by the […]

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January 2014 in Revue Magazine

| January 1, 2014 | 1 Comment
January 2014 in Revue Magazine

This is a time for reflection and a time to look ahead to the as-yet-unknown opportunities that await all of us. We hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season. Continuing that feeling of good will into the new year is an excellent goal to shoot for. Welcome to our 11th Annual Photo Issue. Once again we […]

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To give or not to give

| December 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
To give or not to give

Thinking of giving a pet for Christmas? Please think twice. by Marjolaine Perrault As the holly jolly season is upon us, so is the joy of gift giving. Finding an original gift can sometimes be challenging. What do you give to someone who has it all or who does not care for material gifts? Why […]

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Touch

| December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
Touch

We’ve badly neglected touch as we’ve written these monthly comments about experiencing the five senses in this marvelous land. We see the colorful countryside, gardens and weavings. We hear the church bells, the firecrackers, and student bands drumming in the streets. We smell the coffee and chocolate aromas, and we taste the fresh foods from […]

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Tallando Tradiciones

| December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
Tallando Tradiciones

Carrying on the craft of wood carving text & photo by Hilary Kilpatric “I learned my craft from watching my dad. I think I have it in my blood,” Ramos Rodrigo of Tallando Tradiciones said when asked about how he started his career as an artisan. Out of seven children in his family, he is […]

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Música en Las Aldeas

| December 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Música en Las Aldeas

Classical Music Education for Antigua’s Children by Benjamin Patrick Reeves La Antigua Guatemala does not have a premier institution for providing musical education to children, but Carolina Palomo aims to change that with the opening of a new, non-profit music school, Musica en Las Aldeas. “For 12 years [children] don’t receive any art classes in […]

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Three Steps for a Stress-Free Holiday Lift

| December 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Three Steps for a Stress-Free Holiday Lift

This holiday season we offer our gratitude and stress-free wishes to all who are reading this article…

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Christmas Carols in Guatemala

| December 1, 2013 | 1 Comment
Christmas Carols in Guatemala

“When I first viewed the ancient manuscripts in the early 1980s, I was surprised at the beauty of the music and decided to devote efforts to its revival.” —Dr. Dieter Lehnoff Far from modern Christmas carols in English made popular by Bing Crosby and José Feliciano, villancicos are a common poetic and musical form from […]

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December 2013 in Revue Magazine

| December 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
December 2013 in Revue Magazine

We hope you enjoy this month’s edition, as always feedback is most appreciated. Stay with us on the Revue Facebook page for updates and the website: www.revue.gt

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Spanish American Sculpture in Guatemala

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Spanish American Sculpture in Guatemala

Guatemala has some of the finest wood sculptures in the world, certainly surpassing those of other Spanish American regions and many artists in Spain. A recent lecture at the Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala City by Philippe Malgouyres from the Louvre Museum brought light to the importance of Guatemalan sculpture, particularly throughout the 17th and […]

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REVUE’s December 2013 Photo Contest: December in Guatemala

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
REVUE’s December 2013 Photo Contest: December in Guatemala

We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for December, 2013 with the theme DECEMBER IN GUATEMALA; please send ONE (1) HI-RES photo without watermarks, with caption/location and your name and website for the credit line to: photos@revue.gt. + We will only accept high resolution photographs without watermarks. + Submissions entered by the […]

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November 2013 in Revue Magazine

| November 1, 2013 | 2 Comments
November 2013 in Revue Magazine

The focus is on food! Mouth-watering photos of food grace the pages from this month’s Photo Contest theme. Garífuna Vibrations tells the story of a remarkable group of people who have brought the world dance, music and unique food. The Book Alert is Amalia’s Guatemalan Kitchen, plus an Interview with the author Amalia Moreno-Damgaard. A […]

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Smilax

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
Smilax

An ethnobotanical with interesting properties Smilax is a crucial ingredient in Mayan ethnobotanical recipes, both from Guatemala and Mexico. However, it is notable that, in general, Mayanists know very little about this seemingly bizarre plant. I have studied plants of the Maya since the 1970s, and I must admit I never heard of this plant […]

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Marigold

| October 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Marigold

Marigold flowers are scattered everywhere this month, along the roadways, in the corn fields, sold in the markets, and decorating family tombs in every cemetery in preparation for All Saints’ Day. With our invierno rainy season easing, marigolds are in full bloom!

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Aprendamos a Darle Buen Trato A Los Animales

| October 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
Aprendamos a Darle Buen Trato A Los Animales

Actualmente se encuentran miles de perros abandonados y perdidos en las calles, aguantando hambre, sed, enfermedades y las inclemencias del tiempo. Lo lamentable es que en un alto porcentaje, han sido abandonados por sus dueños o sencillamente los echaron a la calle. Actos infames y crueles, todos sabemos que los animales domésticos y en especial las mascotas necesitan de los seres humanos para sobrevivir.

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He was just a street dog…

| October 6, 2013 | 1 Comment
He was just a street dog…

Several years ago, as we arrived at our remote Lake Atitlán sanctuary, we didn’t expect to find a typical-looking street dog sitting near our dock, yet there he was. He was about a year old, in need of a bath and thin! As the boat pulled up our guardian, José, informed us that his name […]

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