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1 November 2013 Year 22, No. 9 Guatemalas English-language MagazineAvailable worldwide at www.revue.gt FREE 4th Annual Food Issue Garfuna Vibrations Interview: Amalia Moreno-Damgaard

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4 Te invitamos a participar en nuestro CONCURSO FOTOGRFICO de diciembre 2013 con el tema DICIEMBRE EN GUATE MALA. Enviar UNA (1) foto en ALTA RESOLUCIN con el t tulo, lugar donde fue tomada, su nombre y el sitio web para el crdito a: fotos@revue.gt Habrn premios para las fotos ganadoras, incluye cena para dos en La Pea de Sol Latino Para ms informacin Revue.gtSern elegibles las fotos que se reciban hasta el 10 de NOV. de 2013 .We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for December 2013 with the theme DECEMBER IN GUATEMA LA. Please send ONE (1) HI-RES photo with caption/location and your name & website for the credit line to: photos@revue.gt There will be prizes for winning photos including dinner for 2 at La Pea de Sol Latino More information at Revue.gtSubmissions entered by the 10th of NOVEMBER will be eligible. Golosinas by Andrs Sierra GarcaEntry in the Revue Photo Contest, Nov.

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6 NOVEMBER REVUE PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS, theme: Guatemalan Food 1st PLACE by judges voteDesayuno Chiquimulteco by Gilberto Jos Ramrez. Prize: Q300 certicate to El Sereno La Antigua All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt1st PLACE by popular voteTortillitas con Frijol by Vernick Galindo Quan. Prize: Dinner for two at La Pea de Sol Latino

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10 REGIONS Guatemala City La Antigua Lake Atitln Quetzaltenango Ro Dulce Pacic Coast El Petn Cobn Tecpn31 44 83 88 89 90 94 94 95SECTIONS DateBook: November Health Services Travel Marketplace Real Estate El Salvador22 39 80 96 98 10410 45 72 74 85 106 MISC. From the Publisher MAP: La Antigua Bilingual Crossword Vet Q & A MAP: Lake Atitln Advertiser IndexDeadline for the Dec. 2013 issue Nov. 10 GUATEMALA INSIGHTby Elizabeth BellSculpture in Guatemala ROADS TO ADVENTUREby Capt. Thor JansonGarifuna Vibrations 2013 SPIRITby Sri Ram Kaa & Kira RaaA Healthy Taste of Tradition GREAT DESTINATIONSby T ara T iedemannTo Market, To Market INTERVIEWby Linda ConardArtist Patrick McGrath Muiz GUATEMALAN ARTISANSby Hilary KilpatricTradiciones en Madera REGIONAL FOODby Capt. Thor JansonPaab Ank Feast FOOD FOR THOUGHTby Shannon McCulloughShopping Organically BOOK ALERTby Shannon McCulloughAmalias Guatemalan Kitchen BEAUTYby Melissa CollinsHoney: Liguid Gold SENSUOUS GUATEMALAby Ken V erondaEggplant CELEBRATION Golden Studio 4th Anniversary SACRED ANIMALS and EXOTIC TROPICAL PLANTSby Dr. Nicholas M. HellmuthFlor de Muerto BORDER CROSSINGby Dwight W ayne CoopCeci Ruggiero 1913-2013 ANIMALSby Marjolaine PerraultTraining Tips FASHIONby Julie Potvin-LajoieTribu Guatemala 12 16 18 19 20 34 54 56 58 64 68 70 82 102 103 107 14 Neels Melendez Vernick Galindo Quan Gilberto Jos Ramrez Javier Quintanilla Jaime Barrientos Montalvo Estela Simaj cover 4 4 74 84 84photo contest: Guatemalan FoodAll of the Nov. entrants can be seen at www.REVUE.gt ... here are the winners contents INTERVIEWby Shannon McCulloughAmalia MorenoDamgaard Author of Amalias Guatemalan Kitchen

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12 www.REVUE.gtPRINT MOBILE ONLINE PBX: (502) 7931-4500 info@revue.gtGuatemalas English-language Magazine@REVUE is distributed free, and available at: Hotels, Restaurants, Travel Agencies, Car Rental Agencies, Embassies, Spanish Schools, INGUAT oces, Shops, and other public places in the following areas: Guatemala City, La Antigua, Quetzaltenango, Lake Atitln, Cobn, Petn, Ro Dulce, Lvingston, Monterrico, Retalhuleu; as well as locations in El Salvador and Honduras. Csar Tin Mercedes Mejicanos Mara Sols Luis Jurez, Diego Alvarez Csar Tin, Oscar Chacn, Luis Toribio Silvia Gmez, Dora GmezOpinions or statements printed in the REVUE are not necessarily those of the publishers. We welcome your comments. Ivonne Prez, Csar Tin, Denni Marsh, Fernando Rodas, Luis Toribio, Lena Johannessen, Maribel Sikay Rudy A. Girn SAN JO AQUN PRODUCCIONES S.A. John & Terry Kovick Biskovich Matt Bokor Jos CaalREVUE OFFICES: @ Lena Johannessen C ol. C entroamrica C alle San Salvador #202, San Salvador Tels: (503) 7981-4517, 7860-8632 SAN CRISTBAL D enni Marsh Tels: 5704-1029, 2478-1595PRINT STUDIO 3a avenida sur #4-A (Central Oce) TEL: (502) 7931-4500 @ Rudy A. Girn Csar Tin Club Fotogrco de Antigua: www.ClubFotogracoAntigua.com from the publishersON THE COVERTamalitos de chipiln by Neels Melendez 2nd PLACE by popular vote in the Revue Photo Contest, Nov. ohn & erry ovick iskovich its time to gear up for the Please send your hi-res photo to Deadline: Dec. 10 2013 for the January, 2013 editionThe focus is on food! Mouth-watering photos of food grace the pages from this months Photo Contest theme. Garfuna Vibrations tells the story of a remarkable group of people who have brought the world dance, music and unique food. e Book Alert is Amalias Guatemalan Kitchen, plus an Interview with the author Amalia Moreno-Damgaard. A Healthy Taste of Tradition explains how easy and delicious it is to create Guatemalan farevegetarian style. With an eye towards healthy eating Shopping Organically explains organic labeling and more. For fresh vegetables and fruits where else to go but To Market, To Market. Sensuous Guatemala highlights Eggplant and Liquid Gold practically drips honey right o the page! Quotes this month are all about food. Find out little-known Food Facts, for instance did you know that banana trees are not really trees? ey are considered to be giant herb plants; and when Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle, it travels at a rate of 25 miles per year! On the cultural front youll nd all kinds of listings in Datebook: music, art, dance, workshops, retreats, lms ... Art lovers will enjoy reading M@donnas: Reinterpretations of the Image of Mary, Spanish American Sculpture in Guatemala and Traditions en Madera; music also takes center stage, with among other concerts, the much anticipated performances of Handels Messiah. We hope you enjoy this edition, as always feedback is most appreciated. Stay with us on the Revue Facebook page for updates and our website: www.revue.gt where you can download this edition and previous editions, search articles and view some amazing photography submitted via our monthly Photo Contest.

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14 Guatemala has some of the nest wood sculp tures in the world, cer tainly 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 Lou vre Museum brought light to the im portance of Guatemalan sculpture, particularly throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. He suggests that we should not use the word colonial, as it implies lesser. As we continue to study Guatemalan history today, with a new wealth of knowledge, we visit new concepts. e Council of Trent (15451563), held by the Catholic Church in Italy, proclaimed that architec ture, painting and sculpture had a role as media for propaganda, and any works depicting Christs suer ing and explicit agony were desirable and proper. is was transmitted in the Guatemalan sculptures made in the sculpture workshops of Antigua (then Santiago de Guatemala). e most famous sculptors are Quirio de Catao, Mateo de Ziga and Alon so de Paz. Dierences in Guatema lan sculpture include particular ten derness and melancholy in the facial expressions. e amount of detail in the creases in the robes and longer proportions is notable. All of the sculptures are made out of cedar (termites dont eat cedar) and have appliques with paint and then varnish. We have some of the most expressive sculptures! is contributes to the emotion felt by the faithful as many of the gures are processed around Antigua. Processional g ures like the Buried Christ (Seor Sepultado) are in the processions during Holy Week and for anniver sariessuch as the one from 4-9 p.m. on November 2 from Escuela de Cristo commemorating the 64th anniversary of the Holy Vigil and Procession honoring the dead. I thought that almost all of the religious art was found in the large number of churches in the city. We know that all of the art in colonial times was religious except for a few family portraits. Malgouyres pointed out that all wealthy families had large collections of religious art, sometimes surpassing those from their nearby church. ese works were taken to Guatemala City when the capital moved from Antigua after 1774. To day, one of the nest sculptures (Mal gouyres gives this a 10) is the San Miguel Archangel found at the Silver Museum at the Paseo de los Museos. e silverwork on the hands and ex pressive face are exceptional. Spanish American Sculpture in Guatemala by Elizabeth Bell /Guatemala Insight NAZARENO PHOTO COURTESY OF JOS CARLOS FLORES

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14 I understand your Guatemalan grandmother initially taught you to cook. How much of your cookbook was inuenced by her? I would say a lot. My grandmother did not intentionally teach me to cook. I learned by observing and helping her. My approach to cooking is simple, and this I learned from her in addition to great cooking techniques, tips and recipes. Other than your grandmother, what chef has inspired and motivated you? Julia Child, because she was a regular person cooking candidly, without fuss. I read that you trained at Le Cordon Bleu. What did you nd most challenging about the course? Spending long hours in the kitchen on my feet. How long did it take you to write your cookbook? 4 years. What inspired you to keep writing? My passion and desire to let Guatemalan cuisine be better known outside Guatemala. Cooking in Minneapolis, how did you nd Guatemalan ingredients to write a cookbook from your home in the USA? rough years of testing I have learned to adapt and nd suitable substitutes for ingredients that up to this day are not available at Latino markets in the U.S. What do you miss most about Guate malan markets? Freshness, variety, color and culture. As you have said in one of your You Tube videos, Guatemala cuisine is not well known outside of Guatemala. Has it been a challenge persuading Americans to embrace the food? No. Americans are open minded and welcome new ethnic cuisines. ey also like learning about other cultures. Americans are also demandAmalia Moreno-DamgaardInterview with the author of Amalias Guatemalan Kitchen Gourmet Cuisine with a Cultural Flair Hamburguesas de Bisonte con Papitas INTERVIEW by Shannon McCullough

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15 ing consumers. However, when you have a quality oering they pay attention. What is your go-to comfort meal? I like delicious, healthy, basic and simple meals. I love warm corn tortillas lled with frijoles volteados and topped with salsita and queso seco. We have all had a kitchen disaster. Can you share one of yours and what you learned from it? Ive had many, and the fact that I am a professional chef doesnt exclude me from making mistakes now and then. I had a blender with hot liquids blow up once and repainted my kitchen walls in the process. I have learned to let hot foods cool slightly before blending. What is the most essential item in your kitchen? A gas stove. at is the only way you have total control of the heat, and for cooking professionally, that is key. I dislike electric stoves. Your book would be a great source of information for Guatemalans. Will you print a version in Spanish at some point? Yes. After my cookbook launch events in Guatemala and Antigua and 14 interviews with the Guatemalan media the rst week of September, I became aware that theres interest. However, I am working on a second book now and will probably work on a Spanish version of the rst one after the second book is published. What is the best piece of advice you would share with a novice cook? Start slow. Dont be intimidated by other peoples abilities in the kitchen. Work at your own pace and determine your style. Follow your heart, taste buds and nose. Have fun. Shannon McCullough is a writer living in La Antigua Guatemala. He is currently writing a book on cooking and entertaining in Guatemala. Chef Moreno-Damgaard in the kitchen Interested in the cookbook? See page 58.

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16 1635: Two Spanish ships approached the Windward Islands after a long voyage that began at the slave markets of Dakar. ey had been losing precious cargo along the way due to spoiled water supplies and hoped to replenish in the islands before continuing to Hispaola. Over 100 years had passed since Europeans had discovered these islands but the native Kalipuna and Arawak Indian populations still held on strong. Navigation arts, primitive as they were, informed the captains of the vessels Trinidad and Santa Isabal that they were nearing the island of Saint Vincent, known to its native inhabitants as Tornaby. At rst the locals had been hospitable to their strange bearded visitors from another world, but when the indigenous chief learned the truth about the kind of business these ships were involved in, slavery, a natural enmity evolved, and he hatched a plan to thwart the great evil. A lookout ran into the village shouting that some ships were clawing along the coast looking for the cut in the barrier reef. Several score of men rushed up the beach with torches ablaze intent on deceiving the Spanish into thinking that their village was not where it really was, to lure them close in to the reef until it would be too late. And before there was any time to come about, the Trinidad, followed blindly by the Santa Isabal, crashed. Both were violently driven up by the waves upon the jagged, knifesharp rocks. Men shouted, rigging cracked and groaned, and captains gave futile orders to put anchors astern to winch them back into depth text/photos by Capt. or Janson / ./rRoads to Adventure Member of the Ebolite dance troupe, Punta Gorda Making hudut, mashed green plantain Performing the Wanaragu dance

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17as the wooden hulls were smashing to pieces. Some Christian among them, some unknown soul, took pity upon the doomed slaves and unlocked their shackles. Tradition mandated that slaves must go down with a wrecked ship so as not to pose any threat to the captain and survivors but this time the African gods were with them and some managed to make it to the beach to be greeted by friendly natives. FREEDOM! DELIVERANCE! e survivors were all able-bodied Senagalesesomehow no Spanish sailors lived to tell the tale. ough not sharing a common language the chief did address the survivors, some 100 souls, mainly men and a dozen or so women, and the tone of his voice and the gestures he made let them know that they were all welcome on his island. Over the ensuing months the would-be slave immigrants learned to work with the islanders shing, cultivating the nutritious cassava root and building thatched-roof cabins. And, as might be expected, some of the local girls found the strong, black African men to be attractive. e melding and amalgamation of the two races gave rise to a new people: the Black Caribs, later to become known as the Garifuna. Looking decidedly African, with a pronounced reddish tone to their skin, the Garifuna to this day speak a variation of the Arawak language. e Garifuna (technically their tribal name is Garinagu) are universally known by the name of their language, not their tribe. ey were ercely independent from the beginning and resisted any and all attempts by the colonial powers to subdue or enslave them. A century later British colonial authorities held sway over the Windward Islands and were getting tired of ghting with the growing Garifuna population. Disease had solved the Indian problem throughout most of the islands but the free Black Caribs continued living in their own communities, close-by the slave-owning Europeans and their sugar plantations. is situation became ever more problematic for the plantation lords, as escaped slaves would routinely seek refuge with the freemen. A nal solution was ...cont. page 105 Preparing cassava bread Celebrating a Garifuna festival in Sambo Creek

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18 Sri and Kira have authored several books and are the owners of TOSA La Laguna. email: oce@tosaspa.com www.LakeAtitlanSpa.com by Sri Ram Kaa & Kira Raa2013 SpiritYum! e tpica food of Guatemala stimulat ing to the senses! From the complex avors of a simmering pepin to the everyday staple of a corn tortilla, your pal ate will ask for more. ese unique avors are part of the authentic Guatemalan experience, and you can enjoy all of that rich avor and tradition without compromising a healthy lifestyle. When we relocated to Guatemala and opened a luxury vegetarian re sort, there were many who were skep tical whether the creation of healthy, gourmet tpica fare was possible. Our goal was to create inspired cuisine that would tickle the taste buds while satisfying even the heartiest meateater and savvy Guatemalan. With an abundance of fresh veg etables available year round at every mercado, all that is needed is a cre ative eye toward the preparation of healthy meals. Imagine the aroma of fresh seeds roasting on the grill as a traditional pepian is being prepared. Instead of meat we simmer chunks of unique vegetables and substitute additional spices instead of oils. e results are a savory satisfaction. Guatemala oers wonderful corn ours. Rather than using heavy fats and oils found in traditional tama les, we prefer making them light and uy by substituting coconut oil, a tiny touch of baking powder and chi pilin. (We lovingly refer to this as Ma yan spinach.) We smother these treats with spiced toppings and fresh salsas. Tamales are steamed in traditional corn husks and oer bountiful avor without the calories of added oil. Another favorite food is the dobla da. is popular food is typically deep-fried and lled with a meat and potato lling. We incorporate East Indian avors with this native dish and use a lling of mashed potatoes and chopped veggies. ey are baked IMAGE BY PHOTOS.RUDYGIRON.COM A Healthy Taste of Tradition!...continued page 50

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19 One of the best things about living in Gua temala is the markets. Local markets can be found all over the country, from the biggest cities to the tiniest aldeas. ey are the go-to for fresh and inseason produce and a gathering place to chat with neighbors and learn what is going on around town. Of course, La Antigua too is blessed with an amazing market; it is my favorite place to browse and take advantage of the freshest fruits, vegetables and owers at great prices. e main market days in Antigua are Monday, ursday and Saturday. However, that doesnt mean that the market doesnt exist on the other days. Sometimes I actually prefer not going on market days for a little extra elbow room and the tranquility to wander a bit more slowly around to check out the goods. All locals have their favorite ven dors for certain things, and Ive found my favorite stalls for straw berries, pineapple and watermelon, too. It is nice to go back to the same ladies to chat a bit and as a return ing customer you are usually given a good price and little tips on what is the most fresh or a new product that has just come into season. Speaking of in season, the end of the rainy season is a great time to take advantage of a variety of tasty treats at the peak of their ripeness. Have you tried nispero yet? It is a little yellow fruit, about the size of a large grape that grows on a tree. Just peel the skin away and pop one in your mouth and savor the sweet and tangy juices. Watch out for the pits, though. You may even be able to nd a local sweet wine made out of the fruit at the market. Also in season right now, especially in the Antigua area, are the jocotes. Have you seen a sign for the neigh boring town of Jocotenango? Well, tenango means place of and so Jocotenangoyou guessed itis the place of jocotes. ...continued page 52 text/photos by Tara Tiedemann f fff.r.Great Destinations IMAGE BY PHOTOS.RUDYGIRON.COM

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20 The work of artist Patrick McGrath Muiz reveals connections between Spanish colonial art, mythology, the image of the Virgin Mary, consumerism and pop culture imagery. In M@donnas, his upcoming exhibition at La Antigua Galera de Arte, McGrath Muiz oers a satirical look at how economy and culture of former colonies have become heavily inuenced and indoctrinated by new colonial powers, large trans-national corporations and the global market economy. In an interview with Revue, Mc Grath Muiz spoke about his art and the vision for this highly anticipated exhibition. Revue: Your work presents viewers with traditional religious imagery, astrology, commercial logos and pop culture icons. How did you arrive at that combination? Muiz: I travel a lot, especially in the Americas, and I started noticing that churches and fast-food restaurants seemed to use similar tactics, logos and distribution methods. e church indoctrinates the natives and disseminates propaganda. Corporations ruling the world economy imitate that same predictable system of logos and branding and disseminate consumerism pretty much the same way. I began to draw connections M@donnas: Reinterpretations of the Image of Mary INTERVIEW by Linda Conard between Spanish Colonial iconography, which is religious imagery, and the Neocolonial, which is pop culture, mass media culture, consumerism, Hollywood culture, etc. Gradually, I started to see more of a relationship between religion and Greco-Roman mythology, where you see Venus deriving from Aphrodite and Christian images of the Virgin Mary, sharing these pagan roots. I noticed even more connections among mythology, archetypal astrology, tarot and alchemy, and it became even more esoteric. I began to see archetypical signicance to branding, logos and labels. ese are universal patterns that repeat them-Rainbow Madonna. Oil on canvas, 30 x 30

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21 selves throughout history. Whether it was 500 years ago in the colonies or today, we still see the same stories, the same narratives. Dierent names, dierent characters, dierent places, but the same meanings, the same kind of agenda. So thats really what my work is about. Revue: Why did you choose to focus on Madonnas for this show? Muiz: I always wanted to do a project that was all about the Virgin Mary, which is an image very dear and close to meone I grew up with in Puerto Rico. e image is all about relationships: the relationship between the child and the mother, the relationship between the former colony and the colonial power. So I try to nd a relationship between this image of the mother and child and that same relationship in contemporary issues, like immigration, how the mass media is looking down people and talking to us as children, etc. I use those very subtle strategies in my work in order to appeal to that same archetype. Revue: I expected to get a very negative feeling from a painting where, for example, a Madonna is surrounded by smoke-belching factories and oil company logos, but I dont nd that sadness in your work. What does that suggest? Muiz: I think it suggests optimism. Before this project, I was dealing very seriously with environmental issues, political issues, gun control rights, everything. en I came to the conclusion that I should lighten up. Its just a way of trying to deal with all of these issues that is beautiful. ats what I try to do with my work, to create a utopianbut at the same time dystopian in disguise depiction of our neocolonial present. eres some contradiction there, but Im ne with that. e contemporary art scene is very much obsessed with this shock culture. When you see a religious image in terms of contemporary art, you would be expecting something to shock you and to be very negative and controversial. I dont think it all has to be so boringly shocking. Why not make a beautiful image that is a pleasure to look at, but is also subtle and brings the message home? ats what Im trying to do. At the same time, the mother archetype usually evokes positive thoughts, but as in all archetypes, it also has a shadow side. I wanted that shadow side to be very subtlevery much a second read that you have to discover on your own. You need to look to nd the things that are out of place or in place, depending on your perspective. ...continued page 76 Virgen Protectora del Libre Comercio. Oil on canvas, 48 x 48

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22 datebook NOVEMBER 2013 GUIDE TO CULTURE AND UPCOMING EVENTSCOMPILED BY MERCEDES MEJICANOS 5 Tues., 5:30pm MAYAN DANCES: Ka ka Saqarik-Nuevo Amanecer/ New Dawn is a local charity dedicated to helping more than 30 indigenous chil dren living in San Andrs Itzapa. The work includes keeping them in good health, maintaining their education and preserv ing local Mayan traditions such as lan guage and dance which are currently be ing lost at an alarming rate. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La AntiguaFri., November 1 CELEBRATION: All Saints Day. Guatemalans prepare ambre, visit cemeteries bringing ow ers to honor departed family and friends. Special celebrations, incl. Santiago and Sumpango Sacatepquez ying huge kites. Most banks and businesses closed. Countywide See related article: www. revue.gt (pg. 32).4 Mon., through Fri., 8, 9am12pm (Spanish) TALLERES PARA NIOS: Aprende jugando! lunes : Deja tu huella en piedra ; martes : Jugando al arquelogo ; mircoles : Descubriendo historias ; Jueves : Msicos de Bonam pack ; viernes : Las estas de Guate mala Q50 por da. Museo Popol Vuh, 6a Calle nal, z. 10, Universidad Francisco Marroqun, Guatemala City5 Tues., through Fri., Dec. 13 & Mon., Jan., 6 Sat., Feb., 8, 2014 EXPOSITION: Los misterios de la Navidad nativity scenes from around the world. Q20, students with carnet Q15. Casa Mima (tel: 2253-4020), 8a av. 14-12, z. 1, Centro Histrico, Guatemala City 6, 13, 20 & 27 Wed., 9-11am (Spanish) CURSO: La vida, el arte y la msica en la Guatemala colonial impartido por Dieter Lenhnho. Contri bucin: Q720. Estudiantes y/o guas de turismo Q540. Museo Popol Vuh, 6a calle nal, z. 10, Universidad Francisco Marro qun, Guatemala City7 Thurs., 6:30pm (Spanish) CON FERENCIA: Textiles prehispnicos dictada por Brbara de Arathon. Con tribucin: Q30. Estudiantes y/o guas de turismo Q15. Museo Popol Vuh, 6a calle nal, z. 10, Universidad Francisco Marro qun, Guatemala City7 Thurs. MURAL: Within the XVI Festival del Centro Histrico, Testigos urbanos an immense mosaic of street dogs by photographer Eny Roland Hernndez com bined with the work of painter Jorge Mazariegos, presented on a 2.45 by 53.2 wall. 7a av., z. 1, Guatemala City 7 Thurs., 7pm CLASSIC FILMS (English): Black Orpheus Free, pur chase of food or beverage appreciated. Numa Restaurant, 7a av. norte #16, La AntiguaThrough Sat., 16 FESTIVAL Ix chel, Arte de mujer V edicin by Naik madera. Locations: Guatemala, Quet zaltenango and Antigua. For information and details, visit www.artenaik.org or Facebook.com/festival.ixchel

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23 Please submit your DATEBOOK entry for the DEC. 2013 edition by Nov. 11 DATE BOOK HIGHLIGHT9 Sat., 5pm MUSIC: Ms msica, menos violencia Mesn Panza Verde proudly presents a unique musical recital by students of Sistema de Orquestas de Guatemala, (SOG). All proceeds support SOG and its programs. Suggested dona tion, Q150. Info. & reservations, tels: 79558282 & 7832-2925. Mesn Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua 9 Sat., 4-7pm ART: M@donas a solo exhibition by Puerto Rican art ist Patrick McGrath Muz. The collec tion of oil paintings on canvas and wood are inspired by the sacred imagery of the Virgin Mary from Spanish colonial art. By recontextualizing, the work responds to some of the current global and neo-co lonial issues that aect the Americas to day. As in most of my work, I appropriate propaganda tactics and painting devices from the time of the conquest and colo nization of the Americas in order to pro vide historical continuity and a link be tween the colonial and the neo-colonial narratives. Even though one might sense the implied negative eects, the narra tives inhabited by baby angels, animals and other ctional characters project a light of satire, charm and even optimism onto the ecological and socio-cultural issues in question. Patrick McGrath Muz Through Dec. 8. La Antigua Galera de Arte (4a calle oriente #15), La Anti gua See interview with artist, pg. 20 8 Fri., through Sun., Jan., 19, 2014 ART: Works by Edn Morales withi in the XVI Festival del Centro Histrico. Edicio del Centro, local 218, 2nd level, 7a av. y 9a calle, z. 1, Guatemala City9 Sat., 2-4pm OPEN HOUSE: Ox ford Bilingual Montessori, parents & kids are welcomed! Join us to learn how Oxford Bilingual Montesorri creates a stimulating environment where stu dents are participants, problem solvers, and planners. Knowledge is constructed through play, direct experience and social interaction. 1a av. #35, (tel: 78325969), Centro Luterano, La Antigua10 Sun., 3-4pm GRAND OPEN ING: Newly-opened artisan shop, Armonia-Harmona stop by and visit; also enjoy the sounds of musical guests Soleado Blues performing acoustic blues, folk & rock. Armona-Harmony, 5a calle poniente #4-C, La Antigua 11 Mon., 11am-2pm CUT-aTHON: Within Golden Studios 4th anniversary the salon will host a fund raiser with proceeds from haircuts and/ or your donations to benet Unidos para los Animales. This small, local organiza tion is dedicated to rescuing and reha bilitating dogs and puppies. More info., contact Melissa Collins, tel: 4937-0244 or info@goldenstudioantigua.com La An tigua (See related article on pg. 70)8 Fri., 6:30pm DOCUMENTARY: Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women World wide a segment (40 min.) from this four-hour documentary. ECPAT Execu tive Director Dr. Maria Eugenia Villareal to lead a post-screening discussion on human tracking in Guatemala. Free; donations gratefully accepted. Food & drinks available for purchase. Brought to you by Democrats Abroad Guatemala. Segafredo, 5a av. #10, La Antigua See press release on page 40. You can nd Revue DateBook online: www.REVUE.gt9 Sat., 11:55am OPERA FOR ALL: Tosca (Puccini), featuring Patricia Racette, Roberto Alagna and George Gagnidze; produced by Luc Bondy. Live in HD ; Q130/Q105, students w/carnet. ( TRANSPORTATION from Xela : 5am Meet in front of IGA, 14a av., z. 1, near central park, returns at 7pm; info, tel: 5697-4440.) IGA (tel: 2422-5555), Ruta 1, 4-05, z. 4, Guatemala City

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24 DA TE BOOK 22 Fri., time TBA KIDS ANNU AL CHARITY DINNER: The KIDS run the KIDS restaurant and they take English classes and computer lessons at the Education Center of TESS Unlimited. More info/reservations, tel: 4550-7798 or 5279-6976; email kidsrestaurant@gmail. com Ubis Sushi (tel: 7832-2767), 6a av. sur #12-B, La Antigua 13 Wed., 6pm., 6pm Pres entation: Antigua: Behind the Walls with Elizabeth Bell. Enjoy a onehour presentation through vintage and contemporary photographs collected over the past 40 years, accompanied by Elizabeth Bells expert narration. Pro ceeds benet educational programs in Antigua. Questions encouraged. Auto graphed books available. Hotel Sor Jua na, 4a calle oriente #45, La Antigua20 Wed., 2pm TOUR: Open Windows Learning Center, San Miguel Dueas; join David Dean on a visit to this educational and community de velopment foundation. Meet in front of the Cafe Condesa, Central Park; return by 3:30pm. FREE! www.openwindowsfoun dation.com, La Antigua See related article, pg. 12 (May 2013, www.revue.gt)21 Thurs., 7pm CLASSIC FILM (English): Coen brothers, Blood Simple Free, purchase of food or bever age appreciated. Numa Restaurant, 7a av. norte #16, La Antigua12, 19 & 26 Tues., 6:30-8:30pm (Spanish) CURSO: La Inmacu lada Concepcin en Guatemala por Miguel lvarez. Q575/estudiantes y/o guas de turismo: Q435. Museo Popol Vuh, Universidad Francisco Marroqun, Guatemala City14 Thurs., through Sat., 16 KNOWLEDGE BOWL COMPETI TION: 11 schools competing. The Associ ation of American Schools Central Ameri ca. Colegio Maya, Guatemala City16 Sat., night RAINBOWs 21st ANNIVERSARY BASH, live music, special oers, and surprises for our great customers who have supported us over the year and are a part of the Rainbow Caf and Reading Room Family! Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua19 Tues., 8pm MUSIC: Una noche con Sinatra, singer Jos Andrs Barrios and the band Germn Giordano. Q100. Info. tel: 5743-0061. Auditorio Dick Smith, IGA (tel. 2422-5555), Ruta 1, 4-05, z. 4, Guatemala City19 Tues, Thurs., 21 & Tues., 26, 3-5pm (Spanish) TALLERES PARA NIOS: Manos sobre la arcilla Ven y elabora tus propias piezas! para nios de 8 a 12 aos. martes 19: Modela per sonajes de leyenda ; jueves 21 : Modela animales ; martes 26 : modela objetos de navidad Q30 por da. Museo Popol Vuh, 6a Calle nal, z. 10, Universidad Francisco Marroqun, Guatemala City19 Tues., 5:30pm TALK: Project Somos (www.projectsomos.org) an eco-sustainable village for orphaned & abandoned children near Tecpn, Chi maltenango. Founders Greg Kemp and Alicia Knox, with Guatemalan architect, Cecilia Rodriguez speak about the amaz ing benets of sustainable construction for building projects. Although Project Somos is about taking care of kids, they want to share their building discoveries in the construction phase; Its simple, cheap, fast and a superior quality to block construction. Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua21 Thurs., 6:30pm (Spanish) CONFERENCIA: Arqueologa en la Cuenca Mirador dictada por Richard Hansen. Contribucin Q30, estudiantes y/o guas de turismo Q15, parqueo tarifa nica Q30. Museo Popol Vuh, 6a calle nal, z. 10, Universidad Francisco Marro qun, Guatemala City12 Tues., 5:30pm TALK: Eco ltro: One, Changing the cycle Providing clean water to families in rural areas in Guatemala presented by Julio Melndez and Sam Snyder. Ninety percent of rivers and streams in Guate mala are contaminated. Wells, springs, tap waterits not a good water source unless its clean. The best way to make water ltration a sustainable solution, and not just a charitable gift, is to help people secure lters for the rest of their lives. Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua 13 Wed., 5pm ART: A dialogue in two parts by Kass & Eric Mencher. Mesn Panza Verde (tel: 7832-2925), 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua

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25 DATEBOOK 1a calle poniente #51, La Antigua Tel: 7832-3169 alidaperez@itelgua.com Exhibition and Sale of Maya Textiles & Production of Exclusive Handicrafts The only place in La Antigua managed by Indigenous People Since 1992www.antiguatours.netAuthor of Antigua Guatemala and other publicationsANTIGUA CULTURAL TOUR :Mon, Thurs at 2pm with our best guides Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat at 9:30am with Elizabeth Bell Meet at the fountain in the Central Park $20 Inquire about other tours and travel arrangements in GuatemalaOces: *3a calle oriente #22 and *inside Casa del Conde (Central Park)Tels: 7832-5821, 7832-0053 MON-FRI 9:00 to 17:00 SA T 9:00 to 13:00 Closed Sunda y 6 Calle nal, zona 10 Universidad Fr ancisco Marroqu n Guatemala Cit y T els: (502) 2338-7836, 2338-7896 www .popolvuh.ufm.edu 4a calle oriente #10 Interior Casa Antigua, El Jauln, La Antigua centrodeartepopular@gmail.com www.centrodeartepopular.comPrimitive Contemporary Guatemalan Art Gallery & Museum REVUE mini Cultural GuideTuesday Evening Lecture Series Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua Galera Panza Verde (tel: 7832-2925), 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7937), 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guatemala City La Antigua Galera de Arte (7832-2124), 4a calle oriente #15, La Antigua Museo Ixchel del Traje Indgena (tel: 2361-8081) 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guate mala City Cooperacin Espaola (tel: 7932-3838), 6a av. norte (between 3a & 4a calle poniente), La Antigua Teatro Dick Smith IGA (tel: 2422-5555), Ruta 1, 4-05, z. 4, Guatemala City El Attico (tel: 2368-0853), 4a avenida 15-45, z. 14, Guatemala City Museums, Monthly Films, Lectures & Exhibits Monthly Art Exhibitions Theater

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26 DATEBOOK 28 Thurs., noon till 10pm THANKSGIVING PARTY: Special menu. Reservation suggested. Cueva Panza Verde (tel: 7832-2925), 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua27 Wed., 7pm BOOK PRESENTATION: Un dulce rezo by Rita Vil lanueva and Miguel lvarez. Organized by Fundacin G&T Continental. Saln Quetzal del Hotel Vista Real, prolon gacin Blvd. Los Prceres, km. 9, z. 15, Guatemala City 26 Tues., 7pm BOOK PRESEN TATION: Cristina y los Zapatos Mgicos by Barbara Koose. Organized by Fundacin G&T Continental. Instituto Italiano de Cultura (tel: 2366-8394), 16 calle 2-55, z. 10, Guatemala City 26 Tues., 6:30pm-10pm SEMI NAR: Relationship Tantra Ex panding Womens and Mens Sexual ity. This event brings together several international speakers from the elds of sacred sexuality, health and shaman ism. Subject matter includes removing physical & energetic blockages; under standing masculine/feminine polarities; expanding into a more energetic expe rience of life & sexuality. Q250.00/3 hours. Reservations recommended, door admission is space available. (More info: www.guatemalatraining.com) Caf Flor, 4a av. sur #1, La Antigua 28 Thurs., 6pm-9:30pm SEMINAR: Expanding Womens Sexuality with speaker Andrew Barnes, author of Heart of the Flower and Re lationship Tan tra. Q250.00/3 hours. (More info: www. guatemalatrain ing.com) The Sanctuary, San Marcos, Lake Atitln23 Sat., 10am (Spanish) CHARLA: Aromaterapia ven y conoce el uso de aceites esenciales, vegetales y sus ben ecios. Gratis. Vivero y Caf de la Escalonia, 5a av. sur nal #36-C, La Antigua23 Sat., 7:30pm DANCE: Tribal Fusion bellydance by dancing goddess Pandora Michelle Gallardo and students from her academy. Q100 pre-sale (De Museo Century Plaza and Miraores), Q125 day of the event. Prots benet Tu toras del Santo Hermano Pedro. Teatro Dick Smith, IGA (tel: 2422-5555), Ruta 1, 4-05, z. 4, Guatemala City 26 Tues., 5:30pm TALK: ARCAS: Rescuing Guatemalan Wildlife. The Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Associa tion (ARCAS) is the leading advocate for the rights of wild animals in Guatemala. In the Department of Peten, it manages one of the largest and most success wildlife res cue centers in the world, receiving 300-600 animals of 40+ species per year, the major ity conscated from wildlife trackers. Pre sentation includes wild (non-releasable) animals. Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua23 Sat., 6:30pm FASHION SHOW: The latest collection cre ated by the weaving association Aj Quen under the brand TRIBU. Cultural Center Cesar Braas, La Antigua See related article on page 107. 23 Sat., 6pm MUSICAL: Navi dad en Colores grupo musical, coro y bailarines, incluye estracto del Cascanueces. Donation Q50; children Q25. Ermita de la Santa Cruz, La Antigua 30 Sat., through Fri., Dec. 6 RETREAT: ISTA Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Experience Level 1 a six-day residential retreat facilitated by Baba Dez Nichols (founder of ISTAthe international school of temple arts); Araminta Barbour, Andrew Barnes and special guest Karina Velasco. Info: www.guatemalatraining. com; tel: 3234-2058; reservations: info@ guatemalatraining. Villa Sumaya, Santa Cruz la Laguna, Lake Atitln

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live music Wednesdays, 8-10pm Jazz Duo with Lisandro de Leon Q35 cover Thursdays, 8-10pm Buena Vista de Corazn, Ignacio Perez on congas and Aniet Gonzles on ute. Q35 cover Fridays, 8-10pm Latin Trio, Denis Medina on Cubano Tres. Q35 cover Saturdays, 5-6:30pm Seth Montfort and Friends. A weekly musical experience including recitals by: Diego Noack, Amelia Rivera, Julio and Cesar Barrios. (suggested collaboration Q100) Saturdays, 8-10pm Guitarra Latinoamericana. Q35 coverLa Cueva de Panza Verde tels: 7955-8282, 7832-2925 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua La Pea de Sol Latino tel: 7882-4468 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua Mondays 7-10pm: Monday Keny Molina and friends play rock music Guatemala style for listening and dancing... Tuesdays Charli: His voice and his guitar Wednesdays thru Sundays 7-10pm: Grupo Sol Latino plays Andean music (pan utes). Sunday afternoons Special guests play live musicFridas tel: 7832-1296 Calle del Arco #29, La AntiguaFridays World music. Kape Paulinos tel: 7840-3806 Km 87.5 Carr. Interamericana, TecpnSundays 1 to 4pm: Live marimba band Posada de Santiago tel: 7721-7366 1 km south of Santiago Atitln, Lake AtitlnEvery week usually on Fridays and Saturdays. Check Gringos of Santiago on Facebook for details. Nov 2: Seth Montfort, classical piano Nov 23: Ron Noecker, classical piano Nov 9: Ms Msica Menos Violencia, los nios del ncleo Santa Fe Nov 16: Diego Noack & Sergio Zepeda, guitar and piano, original com positions

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29 live music Mondays Don Jorge: classic latin folk music by candlelight Tuesdays Patza: let this Mexican-Italian singer/song writer amaze you with her voice and lyrics. Wednesdays Open Mic Night! Hosted by dierent musicians; come along and show your skills! Thursdays Eric Fry: enjoy a great mix of Western and rock music! Fridays Dierent guest artists Saturdays A variety of bands and musicians! Sundays Kenny Molina, one of Antiguas best loved musicians plays a variety of Latin music that will make you dance! Rainbow Caf tel: 7832-1919 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua Music Nightly from 7:30pm Fridays & Saturdays 9pm-11:30pm: Rock in English and Spanish. Cover Q20Restaurante Personajes tel: 7832-3758 6a av. norte #6, La Antigua Trova Jazz tel: 2334-1241 Via 6, 3-55, zona 4, Guatemala CityFriday Concerts Call for schedule: Live music Thursdays through Saturdays. Wednesdays & Thursdays Bossa, Brazil/North Ameri can, sofa rock and boleros with Trujillo, Ren, Gilberto and Bryan. Fridays & Saturdays Tropical salsa by Grupo Caribe and DJ Antigua (Julio Morales) Mondays Surprise groupLas Palmas tel: 7832-9734 6a av. norte #14, La Antigua 18 Thurs., 9pm Viento en Contra. Q40 20 Sat., 9pm Los Patanes. Q40, includes a Gallo beerTRATTORIA LA NONNATel: 7840-4036 Km 86.5, Carretera Interamericana, TecpnSaturdays 7pm-10pm: Live music

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30 DATEBOOKTHROUGHOU T THE MONTH PLAN AHEADThurs., 8:30am TOUR: Visit Ciu dad Vieja and youll see where many Nios de Guatemala families work and live. Also, visit the school built by Nios de Guatemala. Q200/Q100, students. Proceeds benet Nios de Guatemala projects. Antigua_oce@ninosdegua temala.org; tel: 7832-8033. La Antigua/ Ciudad ViejaWednesdays, 5pm (Spanish) FILMS: Cooperacin Espaola (tel: 7932-3838), 6a av. norte (between 3a & 4a calle poniente), La AntiguaMon., 4:30pm; Tues., 3pm; Wed., 3pm DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Aso ciacin Guatemalteca de Bridge. Info., Eva: 7832-4327 or Denni: 2478-1595. Vista Hermosa, z. 15, Guatemala CityThursdays, 5-6pm DOCUMEN TARY: Wings presents Blessed Fruit of the Womb: The Fight for Reproduc tive Rights in Guatemala. Free. The Bagel Barn, 5a calle poniente #2, La Antigua Saturdays, 5pm MUSIC: Seth Montfort and friends play classical & jungle piano. Seth is a multi-award winning musician and founder of the San Francisco Concerto Orchestra. Cover Q100. Mesn Panza Verde (tel: 78322925), 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua Sundays, 11am (Spanish) TEATRO: El rbol con un interesante mensaje ecolgico. Q50. Teatro Dick Smith, IGA, Ruta 1 4-05, z. 4, Guatemala CitySaturdays, 2-4pm RUGBY CLUB: Workouts weekly, come and join us. Q15. Info: http://rugby.com.gt/antigua Cen tro Los Luteranos, 1a av. n. #35, La AntiguaSaturdays, 11am TANGO CLASS ES: Tango for beginners with Vctor Melchor. For classes, fees and details con tact: tel: 7832-0924 or tangoantigua@ gmail.com Panza Verde (tel: 7832-2925), 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua2nd & 4th Thursday, 6:30pm The Antigua Curry Club meets to enjoy delicious Indian food. Visit www. cernikovsky.com/curry.htm. A membersonly club, limited memberships avail able. La AntiguaMondays, 10am & Thursdays at 2:30pm : Common Hope oers a free 2-hour village tour to learn about its education, health care and housing pro grams. Departs: fountain, central park; also private tours avail., tel: 7922-6600. Visit www.commonhope.org. La AntiguaDaily, 2pm & 4pm MOVIES: Las Palmas (tel: 7832-9734), 6a av. n. #14, La AntiguaHandels Messiah Dec. 3 at the National Theater, Guatemala City & Dec. 4 at Casa Santo Domingo, La An tigua. Tickets are on sale at TodoTicket, tel: 2385-6965; also at the National The ater box oce,; Casa Santo Domingo and Joyeria del ngel in La Antigua. Prices for the Guatemala City performances are platea Q250, balcon I Q125, and balcon 2 Q60. Prices for the La Antigua perfor mance are Q300 preferential and Q200 general admission. See related press re lease on page 32. ART + WATER + LIFE Dec. 14 : Eco ltro will transform its ceramic lter models into masterpieces of art! Wellknown artists will participate in a daylong event at the Ecoltro factory that will exhibit for sale unique lter models with the design and style of popular Gua temalan artists. Participating artists: Ar turo Monroy; Sergio Valenzuela,Enrique Cay, Erwin Guillermo, Doniel Espinoza, Pierre Turlin and Pablo Swezey. Proceeds from the sale will help the Ecoltro:one foundation reach rural communities with clean water through their unique water for life program. For more information on this fun event contact Ariana Pizzatti at apizzatti@ecoltro.com 30 Sat., 6pm DANCE: Annual ballet presentation by Escuela de Danza Gilda Jolas. Tickets available now Q30, afternoons at calle del arco #25; on the evening of the event, Q40 at the ven ue. Monumento San Jernimo, Calzada Santa Luca norte nal, La Antigua

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31 shopping + services GU ATEM A L A CI T Y Carretera al Atlantico 0-80, z.17Telefax: 2256-4564 Monday Saturday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pmkm 14.5 Centro Comercial Escala Carretera a El SalvadorTelephone: 6637-5763/64 Monday friday 8:30 am to 7:00 pm Saturday 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Sunday 9:30 am to 6:00 pmCalle Mariscal 18-40, z.11 across the street from Pro-ciegos Telephone: 2473-1941 / 2474-5194 Fax: 2474-5254 Monday Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Saturday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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32 Professional soloist Sam Lowry had no idea what to expect when he jumped on a plane in wintry Chicago a late November day in 2005 and headed to Guatemala to sing in the Guatemalan Community Choirs production of Handels Messiah. He had never been to Central America and had certainly never performed as a tenor soloist with a crowd of nearly 100 volunteer choir members he had never met. I resolved to approach this trip as I did every other singing gig ... be polite, perform to the best of my ability and head home as soon as the concert is over, says Lowry, who this year marks the 10th anniversary of his participation in the Messiah Christmas concerts produced by Betty Whitbeck and directed by Debby Lyttle. When the concerts were over, I was the one who was inspired. I was inspired by Betty and the hundreds of people who had dedicated months of their time and energy for the same common goal: to put on a concert of beautiful music for the people of Guatemala. And they dont do it for their own glory, but as a way of raising money to ease the burden of those less fortunate than themselves. Ten years after Whitbeck decided to produce the Messiah concert as a testament to her love of the music and her love of Guatemala, the annual event has become a cherished holiday tradition for choir members, invited soloists and the hundreds of families who enjoy the two performances held each year in Guatemala City and La Antigua. All proceeds from the concerts are donated to charities and institutions that support education for needy children. Over the years funds have been donated to help create an enclosed playground for children who live in the Guatemala City dump, an anti-bullying program in Chichicastenango, and a school for gifted children in need in the countrys capital. Our family has always loved this work by Handel, and we have always been very committed to contributing to improving the lives of other Guatemalans, says Whitbeck. Liz Cass, another one of the soloists who has sung in the event since 2008, agrees. I am deeply honored to join my friends in making music each year here in Guatemala, she says. is program brings us together for all the right reasons. We have the opportunity to raise money for the purpose of uplifting and empowering the next generation, and you simply cannot put a price on that. When we make music together, its an opportunity to bring joy and healing to Guatemala and the world. Soprano JJ Hobbs, baritone Phillip Hill and trumpetist Randy Sontag will also return for the anniversary performance. ey will be joined by Guatemalan soloists Ana Rosa Orozco and Carlos Salazar, who performed in the original concert 10 years ago. e concerts this year will take place on Dec. 3 at the National eater in Guatemala City and on Dec. 4 at Casa Santo Domingo in La Antigua. Tickets are on sale at TodoTicket, tel: 23856965, also at the National eater Box Oce, Casa Santo Domingo and Joyera del ngel in La Antigua Guatemala. Prices for the Guatemala City performances are platea Q250, balcon I Q125, and balcon 2 Q60. Prices for the La Antigua performance are Q300 preferential and Q200 general admission. PRESS RELEASE : PLAN AHEAD Performances in Guatemala City and La AntiguaHandels Messiah

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34 Carving wood is in my blood, and I have been doing it since I was little. I started out selling the pieces that my uncles made, and then they taught me how to make my own, explains Manuel Delno, the father and leader of Tradiciones en Madera. Tradiciones en Madera is a small artisan group from the Western Highlands. Family members carve the characters from the traditional folk dances out of wood and then elaborately hand-paint them, bringing the characters to life. is craft is a way of keeping these traditions alive for years to come. Tradiciones en Madera carves the characters of several dierent traditional dances, but mainly the Dance of the Conquest and the Dance of the Deer. My grandparents used to tell me the stories of the characters I carve, and about the dances. It makes me proud to know that I am continuing these traditions and doing my part to make sure that we do not forget the customs of our ancestors, Delno says. Delno has been doing his craft for 20 years and still loves it. As he reects on his roots as an artisan he recalls, e rst piece that I made was a mask of a donkey. I had to paint it over several times before I got it right, but eventually I did, and I sold it. Wood carving is a way for Delno to make a living and still spend time with his family. He learned the craft text photos by Hilary KilpatricGuatemalan ARTISANS

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35 shopping + services GU ATEM A L A CI T Y e wooden carvings made by Tradiciones en Madera can be found in La Antigua at Casa de los Gigantes, 7a calle oriente #18, across the street from the San Francisco Church.from his father and his uncles and now is teaching his children. Delnos parents learned from their parents, and he hopes that his children will continue the tradition. I am very proud of my work, Delno explains, and the best part is that my children help me after school. is allows me to spend more time with them, and the work brings us closer as a family. Delno also works as a primary school teacher in the mornings and places a high priority on education. However, since teachers do not receive a high salary, and sometimes they are not paid on time or at all, he relies on the income from his craft to help support his family. When asked if he wants his children to follow in his footsteps, he answered, I hope to provide them with an education through my combined earnings as a teacher and an artisan, but I also hope that they continue the family tradition and always practice carving. When asked about the future, Delno dreams of going abroad one day to promote my work on an international stage.

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36 GU ATEM A L A CI T Y dining REVUE Fun, Free and Informative Caf Bar Meals DrinksVa 6, 3-55, Z. 4, Guatemala City Resv: 2334-1241 What gives Indian cuisine its spectacular avor? The secret is in the freshness and proper use of its ingredients. Come visit us and give us the opportunity to spice up your life. 10a av. 15-10, zona 14 Tel. 2337 0722 NOW OPEN 3a calle poniente # 4 Antigua Guatemala Tel. 4019 9491Indian Restaurant Shakespeare PubNear all Major Hotels. 13 calle y 1a av., zona 10, local 5 Torre Santa Clara II Tel: 2331-2641 PARTY: Nov. 15thShakespeare Pub Congratulations Shakespeare Pubon your 38th Anniversary -Party on Nov. 15th -Congratulations Shakespeare Pubon your 38th Anniversary -Party on Nov. 15th -

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37 dining GUATEMALA CITY Specializing in Spanish and Basque Cuisine, Seafood and Paella5a av. 12-31, Zona 1 Tels: 2251-7185, 2253-6743A Classic in the center of Guatemala City & in Zone 10 RESTAURANTE ALTUNA10 calle 0-45, Zona 10 PBX: 2201-2323 www.restaurantealtuna.com La mejor comida china que hayFood Delivery! Call 7830-8303 or 5013-1430Now you can nd us at: Centro Comercial Las Puertas de San Lucas San Lucas Sacatepquez *FOTOS CON FINES PUBLICITARIOS Sweet & Sour Ribs Mixed Chow Mein

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38 Comfortable Rooms, Junior Suites and Standard Rooms, Breakfast, Wi-Fi, Patios, 5 minutes from airport. Weekly and Monthly rates Meeting rooms & Parking Tels:+502.2334.6121 4a Av. A 13-74, zona 9 Guatemala City HOTELS Antigua based Ecoltro delivered 1,688 ecoltros to Asociacin Verde y Azul for placement in 248 schools that are in the healthy schools program. e schools are located in the Department of Quich within the municipalities of Chiche and Santa Cruz del Quich, Chichicastenango, San Pedro Jocopilas. Ecoltro thanks Asociacin Verde y Azul for selecting our lter for use in this important initiative to bring healthy drinking water to school children. Ecoltro has delivered over 150,000 water lters in Guatemala and Haiti since 2005 and is having great success bringing sustainable clean water to the rural poor through their water for life program. More information available at www.ecoltro.comEcoltro delivers water purication lters to schools GUATEMALA CITY LodgingBefore Columbus, Europe had never tasted potatoes, to matoes, red peppers, sweet potatoes, tapioca, chocolate, pumpkins, squash, coconuts, pineapples, strawberries, and much more. Why? All these food items are native to the Americas. Tentacin by Mariana Rodrguez de HenerEntry in the Revue Photo Contest, Nov.

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39 H EALT H SERV ICE S Tel: 7832-4198 Centro Gerencial Marqus de Rubio Calle de los Duelos (corner of callejn del Rubio) Antigua WORLDWIDE HEALTH INSURANCE When every second of your life counts... Get worldwide health insurance that meets your needs with the most competitive rates in the market. Salles & Salles, S.A. Now Introducing : Hyaluronic Acid Fillers PRFM : Platelet-rich brin matrix Facial Mesotherapy (Mesoglow and Mesolift) Avenida El Desengao No. 33, La Antigua Guatemala Dra. Paulina CastejnM.D. Ophthalmology Botox Expert

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40 H EALT H SERV ICE S Living in HarmonyMindfulness PsychotherapyDr. Karmen GuevaraTel: 5018-3136 kg@karmenguevara.com www.karmenguevaratherapy.comSkype Sessions Available Democrats Abroad Guatemala will present one 40-minute segment of the four-hour documentary series, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide on Friday, Nov. 8, 5 6:30 p.m. on the large screen at Segafredo, 5a av. #10, La Antigua. ECPAT Executive Director Dr. Maria Eugenia Villareal will lead a post-screening discussion on the issue of human tracking here in Guatemala. Free admission, donations will be accepted. Food and drinks available for purchase from Segafredo. Half the Sky, inspired by the bestseller of the same name by Pulitzer-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, is a four-hour mini-series tack ling worldwide issues in gender-based violence, sex tracking, education, maternal mortality, and forced prostitution. This screening will focus on one of the most powerful segments of the series, which highlights anti-tracking leader Somaly Mam to liberate Cambodian girls and young women from sexual slav ery and begin their long healing process. The segment features actor Meg Ryan and author Nicholas Kristof. Human tracking and sex tracking are multibillion dollar illegal industries in the USA, and Guate mala and Central America are corridors of tracking of girls and boys to the USA. ECPAT International began working in Guatemala in 2000 to help eliminate sexual exploitation and violence against children and women. Nineteen nongovernmental/nonprot organizations are part of ECPAT Guatemalas network, which use research, advocacy, and empowerment to combat exploitation on a regional and national level in Guatemala. Dr. Villareal has led ECPAT Guatemala since its inception. More information is available at www. ecpatguatemala.org. Democrats Abroad Guatemala Chair John Chudy said, Womens rights, children and families, and immigration are critical issues that must remain at the fore front of our both domestic and foreign policies. This lm and discussion presentation will be an excellent way to expand our understanding of these important issues. Contact: Linda Conard Email: Sonrisa1122@gmail.com Event: Sexual Tracking in Guatemala: Half the Sky Screening and Discussion by ECPAT Guatemala Date: Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, 5 6:30 p.m. Location: Segafredo, 5a av. sur #10, La Antigua Cost: Free, donations encouraged. Cash bar.Nov. 8, 5-6:30pm ECPAT Discussion of Sexual Tracking in Guatemala to follow screening of segment from Half the Sky TALLER SUPERPRANA Sanacin de la Matriz Personal Cambiar su pasado... cambiar su futuroCon esta tcnica usted podr llevar a cabo cambios en su vida para hacerla ms sana y llena de alegra. Usted aprender a sanar su cuerpo: dolores, enfermedades, bloqueos, iritaciones y diversos aspectos psquicos. Esta tcnica ha sido probada por mdicos en sus clnicas en diversas partes del mundo. Impartido por: Sensei Saisas Fecha: 9 de noviembre (Ciudad Guatemala) y 16 de noviembre (La Antigua) Duracin: 1 da, de 9:00 a 18:00 horas Costo: US $400 ($99 sern utilizados para la educacin de nios en el Altiplano)Mayor informacin Tel: 5018-6364 arriving999@hotmail.com

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41 H EALT H SERV ICE S Eye Diseases Diagnosis and Treatment Optical ServicesDra. Paulina CastejnM.D. Ophthalmology Avenida El Desengao No. 33, La Antigua Guatemala We are not just one; We are a group of professionals specialized in all dental areas. 40 years of experience in dental health care!Spanish/English spoken

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42 Hospital Privado Hermano Pedro Medicine and General Surgery Pediatrics Maternity & Gynecology Traumatology, Orthopedics & Arthroscopy Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Laparoscopic Videosurgery Otorhinolaryngology Urology Clinic Laboratory Pharmacy Videoendoscopy Videocolonoscopy X-rays Electrocardiogram Ultrasound Electroencephalogram Osseous Densitometry Computerized Axial Tomography Mammography Ambulance Service 24-hour Emergency Service Av. de La Recoleccin #4, La Antigua (in front of the bus station) Tels: 7832-0420, 7832-1197, 7832-1190, Fax: 7832-8752hphpedro@intelnett.com www.hospitalhermanopedro.netWE ACCEPT WORLD WIDE MEDICAL INSURANCE! H EALT H SERV ICE S Clinica Naturista & SPA since 1970Tel: 7831-0379 spamundonatural@gmail.com www.mundonatural.com.gt Atolito en estas by Nathalie SzejnerEntry in the Revue Photo Contest, Nov.

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43 Medical Clinics & Diagnostics HOUSE OF HEALTH H EALT H SERV ICE S REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por ejemplar para promocionar su negocio. Jos R. Golcher MD Cornea, Cataract and Lasik surgeon Dalia Gonzlez de Golcher MD Vitreous-Retinal and Aesthetic medicine surgeonSpecialized OphthalmologistsPrincipal: Branch: Make your appointment online at our new web site! www.centrovisualgyg.com the roof of the mouth. lifetime.

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foodstoreAlso in Guatemala City: Diagonal 6 16-23, zona 10, Comercial La Villa Locales 2 y 3 Tels: 2363-1819, 2363-1827 Carretera al Salvador, km 15, Condado Concepcin Fase I, local #21 Tel: 6634-7077 Open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 7pm Open every day from 8am to 6pm 5a calle poniente No. 6, La Antigua Tel: 7832-6533_ Organic and natural food Supplements Lactose free products Gluten free products Beauty and personal care Ecological products And more...

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47 shops + services A N TIGUA Home Accessories & GiftsLa Antigua Guatemala Manufacturer & Exporter Open daily 9am to 6pm

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48 Registered Establishment with lots of T.L.C. Cel: 5704-1029 ~ Tel/fax: 2478-1595 NOW ON SALE! Coee for a Cause Second-hand store featuring clothing, English & Spanish, jewelry, artwork, house & kitchen wares, and much more AN TIGUA shops + services Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUE English, French, Spanish spoken Mon-Fri: 8am-1pm & 2:30-6pm Sat: 9am-1pm *Gas anesthesia usedDr. Juan Pablo Calderon Garcia AN TIGUA shops + services Tel: (502) 3418-2243 elchuchofeliz.com info@elchuchofeliz.com /elchuchofeliz ANTIGUA GUATEMALADale a tu mascota el mejor regalo! Dog Training / Educacin Canina Antigua es nica y nosotros somos unicos en la Antigua

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49 colibr Fine Handmade Textiles & Home Decor Daily 9am-6pm Tel: 7832-5028 4a calle oriente #3-B, La Antigua textilescolibri@turbonett.com colibr 9a calle oriente #7-A, La Antigua Guatemala Tels: 7832-2824, 5961-4332Full Service Beauty Salon shops + services ANTIGUA info@immigrationguate.com www.immigrationguate.com Work Permits TranslationsIMMIGRATION SERVICES Golden StudioCanadian Hairstylist and Make-up Artist Professional Beauty Retailer www.goldenstudioantigua.com 7a avenida norte #84, La Antigua By appt. only: 4937-0244 Your Cut & Color Expert! EnmarcadosEl ArcngelFraming shopFraming of posters, documents, photos, custom glass 2a av. norte #10 (between 3a & 4a calle), La Antigua Tels: 4425-7237 & 5394-3097enmarcadoselarcangel@hotmail.com 2 Antigua locations www.simoonsa.com RENTALS & TOURS SHUTTLES, TOURS, RENTALS REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por ejemplar para promocionar su negocio. 4a calle oriente #14, La Antigua Tels: 7832-0277, 7882-4315 joyeria_isaias@hotmail.comJOYERASimply Dierent... Visit us and see for yourselfASK FOR OUR DISCOUNTSDISEOS ISAIAS

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50 A NTIGUA shops + services Enjoying your time in Guatemala? Want to give something back?WINGS provides access to reproductive health education and family planning services for low-income, rural and indigenous Guatemalans. Our ve programs Family Planning, Youth WINGS, WINGS for Men, Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment, and Advocacyaim to empower Guatemalans to make healthy, informed choices about their reproductive health. Donations can be made online at www.wingsguate.org or in person at our oce in Antigua (9a calle poniente Residenciales El Rosario #3). Email: info@wingsguate.org. WINGS is a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) nonprot organization. Please support our work with a tax-deductible donation: Taste of Tradition cont. from page 18and oer all the avor of its fried relative. However, with a variety of fun llings and Indian spices, dobladas can become a tasty fusion recipe and healthy ayurvedic meal. ere are many ways you can satisfy your palate while actually giving yourself greater health and vitality. In Guatemala these options expand once you acquaint yourself with the many bountiful delights. Have you tried the local cardamom? Lets look at Moringa. Many have heard of the value of a wheat grass yet dont enjoy the idea of drinking a shot of crushed grass. Moringa is a locally grown cousin to wheat grass and is available as a powder. Moringa con tains more than 90 nutrients and 46 antioxidants and oers great support for your health. Used for centuries in ayurvedic medicine in India, it contains four times the potassium of bananas, four times the ber of oats, 14 times the calcium of milk, nine times the iron of spin ach and two times the vitamin A of carrots and protein of yogurt. We infuse this super-food into many recipes, from smoothies to breads. Even our morning pancakes have Moringa infused into them and are a client favorite at TOSA La Laguna. Once you play with simple healthy substitutions, you can shift from satisfying hunger to building health at every meal. Food should be enjoyable and healthy and with creativity you can savor cultural gifts while support ing vibrant health. Part of any Guatemalan adventure is enjoying the many wondrous fruits, vegetables and foods that are a grand discovery. A gardeners paradise, Guatemalas rich soil provides avors to the food that have disappeared from factory farms found in other countries. Get adven turous! Allow yourself to savor the vitality of our native cuisine along with the rich avors of the local produce. And while you are enjoying yourself, why not embrace those studies that keep telling us a glass of red wine is ac tually good for our health. Guatemala imports ne wines from South America that are delicious companions for readily available and locally produced rich dark chocolate. With a little education, begin to indulge yourself without compromise!

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52 A NTIGUA shops + services 7830-6669 5408-7057English (European) style riding on t, well-trained horses Oering accompanied scenic rides & PRIVATE equitation lessons from beginner to intermediate level Intensive courses our speciality Taught by English instructress Boots and helmets provided Livery / Boarding facilities available REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por ejemplar para promocionar su negocio.myself in the market and try to nd one or two things that I have never tried before. Everything is out for display, so it is easy to just look around the baskets and see what you might like. And then if you are unsure of how to eat the item or prepare it, you can ask, Cmo se come? (How is it eaten?) Usually a demonstration en sues of how to eat or prepare the item, and you are given a little sample to try. Bring your shopping bags and dive in to see what you can nd. e morning is usually the best time for the greatest selection and to beat the afternoon rain. I guar antee youll emerge with some fantastic nds that will inspire new creations in the kitchen. At the very least youll have found a snack or two, and you wont leave empty handed. ey are often sold in little cellophane bags by the fruit vendors in the market. ey are about the size of a large stone and have a reddish-orange skin, which youll peel and then you can suck the sweet juice and pulp from the rather large pit. ey are a delicious treat. Another market favorite is the rambutan. is fruit has a bright red outer shell with what look like little spikes all over. Dont worry; the spiky-looking part is ac tually a soft fringe. Simply take one in your hand, and with your thumbs pressing in the middle, break the outer shell. Youll nd a perfect little white fruit inside that resembles a lychee. ese are wonderfully refreshing, but again, watch out for that pit. Have fun in the market and enjoy exploring and just getting lost. Sometimes I like to play a little game withTo Market... cont. from page 19

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54 Central to the life of each and every Mayan community in Guatemala are the activities of the cofrada, the traditional religious-political brotherhood, which in reality is a parallel government with its own elected ocials and mayors. In many respects the cofradia has more authority than the ocial federal government. It is the cofradia that organizes and oversees the main cultural events of the year, which include the celebration of the Saints Day, the Rubel Nimqe and of the main village festival Li Nimqe. Always part of the festivities is the traditional feast, known among the Maya-Qeqchi as the paab ank, and the whole community is invited to a delicious banquet featuring local delicacies along with traditional music, dance, prayers and speeches. And in the region of Cobn local delicacies include cak ik, a delicious and spicy turkey soup accompanied by tamalitos (small steamed cornmeal packets wrapped in a corn husk), stewed wild herbs like maqui, fresh wild fruits and never-ending stacks of steaming corn tortillas. It should be noted that the Maya were the rst do domesticate the turkey, evidence of this goes back more than 3,000 years. As the guests absorb all the sights, smells and sounds of the paab ank, they are transported to another world, a world that has its roots rmly planted in traditions going back thousands of years. A Traditional Mayan Feast REGIONAL F OO D text / photos by Captain Thor Janson

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56 I am currently writing a book on cooking and entertaining in Guatemala. In addition to writing, my partner and I cater intimate dinner parties in peoples homes. When doing so, it is a neces sary part of dinner party etiquette to meet the gastronomic needs of every one invited to the hosts table. With todays heightened awareness of food intolerances, more of us are becoming aware of what food we choose to eat. ere can be many considerations: gluten-free diets, food allergies, veg etarians, vegan, dieters and clients who prefer organic ingredients. We were recently hired to cook a dinner party for a small group which had requested that the entire dinner was to be organic. To fulll the guests organic delights of culi nary pleasures we went to our regu lar organic sources. Our rst shop ping stop was Organica located on 5a calle in La Antigua Guatemala. We frequently use products from Organica; it is a reliable source for hard-to-nd organic products of the best quality. We are also fortunate to have Caoba Organic Farm here in Antigua and we always use its produce at home and at all of the dinner parties we book. e word organic refers to the way farmers grow and process agri cultural products, such as fruits, veg etables, grains, dairy products and meat. Organic labeling is the most heavily regulated food system in the United Sates. Many factors inuence the deci sion to choose organic food. Some Shopping Organically by Shannon McCullough Food for Thought Andres Coutio at the cashiers desk. ( ) ...continued page 77

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57 dining ANTIGUA Open Mon-Sat 10am-9pm & Sun 10am-7pm 3a avenida norte #11-B, La Antigua Tel: 7832-5545

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58 As an enthusiastic cook, I am always thrilled to nd a cookbook that provides new information that is full of new avor combinations. Guatemalan avors, ingredients and menus are especially interesting to me, as I have only lived in Guatemala for one year. I must admit, when I walk through La Antiguas market, at times I am perplexed by some of the fruits and vegetables available. I have learned about many delicious Guatemalan ingredients from a friends housekeeper. I have on more than one occasion been invited to join a lunch prepared by her. She loves to cook, and I believe, if she had the opportunity and resources for a good education, that without doubt, she could have been a sous chef at any ne-dining restaurant. We have spent time in the kitchen together and shared our love of cooking. She also can dice a carrot with such skill and beauty it would make Jamie Oliver weep. I recently purchased a newlyreleased cookbook, Amalias Guatemalan KitchenGourmet Cuisine with a Cultural Flair. e author, Amalia Moreno-Damgaard, is a Guatemalan-U.S. chef, classically trained in the French culinary tradition, and a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu. It is a fascinating cookbook with considerable insights on understanding the Guatemalan food culture with delicious, easy-to-follow recipes. In her cookbook, Moreno-Damgaard also shares interesting facts on Guatemalas historic food culture dating back to ancient Mayan civilization and how it has inuenced the cuisine in Guatemala. Moreno-Damgaard has spent the last four years working on this cookbook and every page demonstrates her impressive eorts and talents in the kitchen. In a cookbook, the ingredients, avors, textures, timing and cooking methods are essential for the reader to easily understand the recipe. ...continued on following page BOO K ALERT by Shannon McCullough Gourmet Cuisine with a Cultural Flair

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59 dining ANTIGUA Live Music Every Night Andean Music (Pan Flutes) 7pm: Wed. thru Sun. with Grupo Sol Latino Fabulous Food and Drinks Served in our Beautiful GardenFresh Box Lunches Lunch and Dinner Saln de usos mltiples Banquet Rooms

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60 A NTIGUA dining Daily 7:00am to 9:30pm 4a calle oriente No.12Tel:7832-2578 La Antigua Guatemala dlxpan@gmail.com Fresh Bread & Rolls Daily Whole Wheat, Raisin, Rye, All-Grain, Potato & Onion Banana Bread & Cookies Home-cooked Meals Great Breakfasts Sandwiches & Burgers Soups & Salads Stuffed Potatoes Delicious Pies & Cakes Amalias Guatemalan Kitchen is available at Sophos Bookstore (4a avenida 12-59, zone 10 local 1-D, 2nd level, Guatemala City (sophos@sophosenlinea.com); and Colibri, 4a calle oriente #3-B, La Antigua (textilescolibri@turbonett.com), also worldwide at www.amazon.com In addition to cooking and writing, Amalia MorenoDamgaard is on the board of La Antiguas NGO Common Hope. She is also a founder and current president of Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota, a non-prot fostering womens entrepreneurship.In Amalias Guatemalan Kitchen, she shares her knowledge with easy-to-follow instructions and beautiful photos. Her style of sharing recipes allows the reader to prepare a Guatemalan meal with the ease of a gourmet chef. She has also added many recipe variations, which include vegetarian and gluten-free options. Moreno-Damgaard was inspired to cook by her grandmother. I still remember the avors I grew to love as a girl, she says. I remember the banana leaves, Guatemalan chili peppers, the cinnamon, loroco, chipiln, zamat and all those native spices and owers. I personally cooked a few of her recipes over the last few weeks. ey have inspired my interest in Guatemalan cuisine. My favorite recipe in her book so far is Lomito Adobadouisinemarinated pork tenderloin, grilled with guajillo chilis, achiote and tomatillo sauce. Muy delicioso! Book Alert cont. from previous page For the Moreno-Damgaard interview, see page 14

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62 Tel: 7832-1784 5a calle poniente No. 8 (Closed on Wed.) Hotel A NTIGUA dining RUDY GIRONPHOTOGRAPHY A DELICIOUSLY BEWITCHING PHOTOGRAPH CAN DO WONDERS IN BRINGING POTENCIAL CLIENTS TO YOUR BUSINESS AND FOR BRAND RECOGNITION + (502) 4569.4419 www.rudygiron.com photos.rudygiron.com +PHOTOGRAPHY, WEB & GRAPHIC DESIGN Santa Luca Milpas Altas, Km 34.5 (road to Antigua) T: 7756-0746 4a calle oriente #28, La Antigua Tel: 7832-2521International Supermarket Bread has become the prime symbol of nourishment and sharing bread is often a symbolic gesture. The word com panion is derived from Latin com, together, and panis, bread. Congratulations RAINBOW CAFon your 21st Anniversary Congratulations RAINBOW CAFon your 21st Anniversary

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64 e team at Recycled Roots workshop e team at Recycled Roots workshop n amazing substance that reminds me of liquid gold is found in its pur ist form here in Guatemala. e hon ey bee is known for the pollination of plants as it ies from ower to ower, drinking the nectar of the ower and collecting pollen on its legs, then passing the pollen along to the next ower and so on. But theres more. Did you know these amazing insects are not only necessary for the pollination of plants but also create the most delicious natural sweetener, which also has many health benets? Honey contains enzymes, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. ese help us in many ways including digestion, cell regeneration, im proved blood circulation and even promoting new tissue growth. Most of the health benets come from raw honey, which means that the honey has not been heated or pas teurized. Heating honey kills these important nutrients. In Guatemala honey is pureI didnt even know what good honey tasted like until now. Here in Gua temala you can look for honey sold in old liquor bottles with no labels. At rst I was skeptical, but as soon as I tried it, I was hooked. It was the best honey I have ever tasted. ere are a variety of avors and colors of honey depending on what owers the bees are pollinating, and the honeys tend to crystallize quickly, so I suggest trans ferring them to another container for easier use. e crystallization of honey is a good thing; it means that your honey is unheated and unltered, containing all those benecial nutrients. Outside of using honey as a sweetener, when raw honey is mixed with water it creates hydrogen perox ide, which is a mild antiseptic that can be used on cuts and wounds. Because of its cell-rejuvenation properties wounds heal quicker. Honey also does wonders for your skin and is a great exfoliant, containing alpha-hydroxy acids that help remove dead skin cells. ese acids also increase elasticity, balance out oily skin and stimulate collagen production, and minimize lines and wrinkles, making you look younger. It holds in moisture due to the high sugar content and helps blood circulation, giving skin a radiant glow. However you decide to use honey, one thing is for sure, we need amazing insects like bees in our world. Whether you are visiting or call Guatemala home, be sure to try one of Guatemalas amazing honeys. BE AUT Y by Melissa CollinsMelissa Collins is the owner and operator of Golden Studio in La Antigua. info@goldenstudioantigua.com liquid gold image by photos.rudygiron.com

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66 5a av. norte #9, La Antigua Tel: 7832-0519 & Calzada Santa Luca Sur #6PASTELERIA Delicious Guatemalan Breakfasts, Coees, and Homemade Cakes Delicious Guatemalan Breakfasts, Coees, and Homemade Cakes juices smoothies wraps soups salads natural supplements and exotic fruits La Antigua: 6a. calle Poniente #26 Guatemala City: 13 calle 2-75, zona 10 A NTIGUA dining 3a calle oriente #21, La Antigua Tel: 7832-6579 www.nifunifadeantigua.comSteak HouseSalad Bar Live Music every Sunday Delivery available Revue Online Business DirectoryHundreds of Guatemalan websites are one click away... Dining, Real Estate, Services, Lodging, Medical, Travel, etc.www.REVUE.gt/links/ To see FULL ME NU S of many of these ne restaurants, check outdegustantigua.com Solution to this months Cruci-Word page 72 9 8 7 6 4 E L O G I A A L R E L O G A I L S B O O T A P R C A S S I S T A N C E T I E S E R A N A D A M A N T I N E N A P T A I S A D A P T A R A N S M O O R A G E S C O G E R E N C I A during their lifetime. contain seeds and are technically fruit. and about a gallon to clean the pot.

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67 Open daily 7am 8pm cookiesantigua@gmail.com Corner of 3a av. & 4a calle, La Antigua Tel: 7832-7652 Cookies, Etc.Over 25 Varieties of Cookies Cakes made to order Coffee Bar: Gourmet & OrganicCookies, Etc. Cookies, Etc. dining ANTIGUA 39 AZUL12:30 3pm / 7 11pmClosed Wed and Sunday Evening6a calle poniente #39 Antigua GuatemalaOne of the few places in town where you really need a reservationAn international restaurant made by Nils RykkenPlease call 7832 1975 of peanut butter. has remained the same ever since

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68 Royal purple stacks of eggplant sit regally in our vegetable markets, amid the red tomatoes, tan potatoes, yellow squash, and green lettuce. e eggplant fruit is really a berry, though an impressively big one. In the markets are several varieties ranging from large globes to zucchini-like ngers, but its the purple skin of the European varieties that delights the eye among bright, brash colors in the markets. e name in Spanish, or for that matter in British English, is much more elegant than prosaic Ameri can: berenjena and aubergine sound so much better than plain old egg plant dont they? And the white esh inside the rich skin promises savory baked, deep-fried, or stewed dishes to please every taste. ough botanically related to this hemispheres potato and toma to, eggplant was rst domesticated in India from the wild nightshade. Eggplant is an important ingredient in many Indian curries and other dishes. e vine came here with the Spanish, who knew how to prepare it as in other parts around the Med iterraneanin a Greek moussaka a French ratatouille, or with local cheese as a substitute, an Italian parmigiana. Vegetarian and vegan eggplant dishes are now common in many restaurants in Guatemala. With or without meat, the white esh of eggplant soaks up fats and delicious avors however its combined. e eggplant color in crayon box es is sort of a reddish-purplish-grey, somehow not quite right. Better to admire eggplant under the soft, ltered light of indoor markets, or stacked on the ground in sunny outdoor oerings of fresh Guatema lan fruits and vegetables. e noble purple is a rich contrast to noisier Guatemalan colors in your photo graphs and paintings. eggplant SE NSUOUS GUAT EM A L A by Ken VerondaeggplantThe happiest omen for a New Year is

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69 dining ANTIGUA Tel: 7832-2767 ~ 6a av. sur #12B-2, La Antigua www.ubisushi.com ~ facebook.com/ubisushi TRY OUR NEW AND DELICIOUS KOREAN DISHES pound of potatoes.

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70 Four years ago Melissa Collins found herself in La Antigua Guatemala, and like most people she fell in love with the city and chose to make it her home. Soon after she opened Golden Studio, and this month marks its fourth anniversary. Whether you are a client or its your rst visit, everyone is most welcome to attend the Golden Studio anniversary celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. e studio is oering anniversary specials all month, including service and product packages. Collins explains, I absolutely love what I do, and the best part is meeting such interesting people. I get to talk to people from all around the world who are doing great things to help others and I have the ability to make these people happy when they leave the salon; this in turn makes me feel like I give something back. I make people feel good, and that is really amazing! Involved in the world of beauty for almost two decades, Collins specializes in hair styling and makeup artistry. Her skills have been put to good use in such venues as lm, fashion and education. Going into the fth year at Golden Hair Salon, she is branching out into editorial work with fashion designers and artists. In-salon services have expanded to include makeup for special events such as weddings and graduations, and a retail center where you can nd professional makeup and hair care products. Her beauty blog oers useful advice to care for hair, skin and makeup issues in this sometimes unforgiving climate. As a community service, Golden Studio will be hosting a Cut-Aon fundraising event on Monday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds from haircuts and/or your donations will benet Unidos para los Animales. is small, local organization is dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating dogs and puppies, then carefully matching each one in a home where it will live as a loved member of the family. For more information contact Melissa Collins at 4937-0244 or info@goldenstudioantigua.com Golden Studio Celebrates its 4th Anniversary CELEBR ATI O N

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(Feel free to use the dictionarythe main idea here is to learn new words) bilingual cruci-word Great Q25 00 Gift IdeaA book of 56 bilingual crossword puzzles and over 1000 quotations from past issues of REVUEAvailable at: 3a avenida sur #4-A, La AntiguaLearn new vocabulary words (English/Spanish) while enjoying the challenge of a crossword puzzle. Flip the book over and read quotes from some of the worlds great and not-so-great movers and shakers. THANKS TO LANGUAGEREALM.COM CRUCIGRAMA = CROSSSWORD SOLUTION ON PAGE 66 DOWN ACROSS 6. corbatas 7. diamontino 9. they will adapt 9 8 7 6 4 72

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73 A PLACE WITH HISTORY. First hotel built in Antigua Hotel AuroraAntigua, Guatemala lodging ANTIGUA Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUE REVUE Fun, Free and Informative COMFORT & EL E GAN CE AV. EL DESENGAO (502) 7casadelasfuentes@hotmail.comwww.hotelcasadelasfuentes.com CHIMALTENANGO lodging Dustin Phillips of the U.S. has the record for ketchup drink ing. He drank a 14-ounce bottle of tomato ketchup through a inch straw in 33 seconds on September 23, 1999. The table fork was introduced into England in 1601. Until then people would eat with their knives, spoons or ngers. When Queen Elizabeth rst used a fork, the clergy went bal listic. They felt it was an insult to God not to touch meat with ones ngers. keep the leather soft and the shoes smelling fresh and clean.

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74 PET Qs & As by Cynthia Burski, DVMSpitters, Scratchers, & Snappers Question: Our veterinarian recently told us that our 4-year-old male cat, Spunky, has feline leukemia and that there is nothing we can do to cure him. We are devastated. How did he catch this disease? Answer: Feline leukemia virus is highly contagious among cats of all ages and especially those less than a year old. Research indicates that it does not aect humans or other species. It is spread among felines through saliva (sharing the same water and food dishes), urine (sharing a litter box) and blood (ghting). Unfortunately, feline leukemia is prevalent in Guatemala, mainly because cats tend to roam freely and ght frequently. Also kittens can be infected in the womb. e most common signs of feline leukemia include: 1. Anemia, a lack of pink or red color in the gums (evidence of a lack of red blood cells). 2. Weight loss. 3. Recurring or chronic illness. 4. Fading Kitten Syndrome, when a kitten becomes progressively weaker. 5. A cat syndrome similar to distemper: lethargy, fever and diarrhea. 6. Persistent or recurring fevers, infections or chronic illness, breathing diculty or rapid breathing. 7. Jaundice, a yellow color in the mouth and/or the white of the eyes, although this can also be associated with other diseases. e best prevention is vaccination starting at 8-12 weeks with a booster 3-4 weeks later and then annually. Avoiding exposure with infected cats is of primary importance. Your veterinarian can take a small sample of blood and test to see if your cat is infected. Honorable Mention by judges vote in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, Nov.Tamalitos con Chorizo by Javier Quintanilla. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt

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76 Revue: How do you think people will respond to this show? Muiz: I would expect the show to receive mixed reactions. I dont really think my work is controversial; I wouldnt expect people to be oended by it. I think if you are openedminded enough, you will even see that the church is being victimized by mass media, consumerism and all of the devices of our contemporary culture. ats sometimes the response I get from some people. e work will have dierent meanings depending on who is looking at it. Mostly, I want people to just be able to breathe, enjoy the art, and not burn their brains out trying to gure out what the meaning is. Sometimes when a work of art is too complex, too esoteric, too serious, too deep, too mystical, it becomes alienated from the spectator. What I want people to get from this work is that is easy to digest, easy to understand, and easy to enjoy, but it has a deeper signicance. I think thats really important for artto be complex but easy to understand and enjoy. Patrick McGrath Muizs M@donnas exhibition of 13 oil paintings on canvas and wood will open on November 9 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at La Antigua Galeria de Arte, 4a calle oriente, in Antigua. e exhibit will continue through December 10, 2013. e artist will attend the opening. as Richard Tarnas. A lot of the ideas behind my work are based on the study of the archetypes in astrology. In this exhibition, Im exploring the archetype of the mother and child, which corresponds with the lunar archetype in astrologythe feminine. Revue: Normally I ask what artists have inuenced you, but your paintings really make me want to know what philosophers have inuenced your work. Muiz: Im very drawn to Plato, Platonism and Neo-Platonism, as wellArtist Interview cont. from page 21 Techno Madonna. Oil on canvas, 16 x 24

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77 lodging ANTIGUA people choose organic food because they prefer the taste. Yet others opt for organic because of concerns such as: toxic synthetic pesticides, toxic synthetic her bicides or genetically modied organisms (GMOs) that are used in production. Skeptics say there is no denitive evidence that organic food is worth the extra eort or money, but common sense should tell us that food grown with out harmful chemicals is the best possible way to keep ones health in good condition. e loudest skeptics are generally backed by large corporations, as in the awed 2012 Stanford University study that suggested that there is no strong evidence that organic foods are signicantly more nutritious than conventional foods. e Stanford study was rumored (and later conrmed) to have been funded by agriculture giant Cargill. e blogosphere responded loudly with cries of foul play and for the most part the Stanford study was dismissed as pure rubbish. If you have not shopped at Organica, please do. It is a great store with delicious organic and natural food choices. In addition to organic food products, you will nd a wide range of products, from personal hygiene and health products, to home cleaning products that are safe for the environment and prevent allergies and other un desirable eects. Organica also has a nice selection of fresh bread baked daily. At the end of the day the unsold bread (as well as other products) are donated to the Obras Hermano Pedro, an organization which helps those in need. Shopping at stores with responsible social ethics is always an added bonus. I nd it simple to make sense of eating organic. One of the most important health decisions you make is what you feed yourself and your family. Eat condently with the knowledge that surrounds you, and live your life as if it was forever. Shopping Organically cont. from page 56 of 25 miles per year. be giant herb plants.

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82 Those of us who live in Guatemala are familiar with or de muerto. Many people decorate the graves of family members on Day of the Dead (Da de Muertos, Nov. 1, and overlapping on Nov. 2) using this beautiful ower. Yet thousands of years ago, this plant had many other utilitarian usesactually not the ower itself, but the leaves of this marigold. Many people identify a completely dierent variety of marigold as or de muerto. So far I have not found a monograph on marigolds that can help, and every time I ask someone locally I get a dierent answer. In our own garden we consider the smaller multi-colored, orange-brown ower as or de muerto. It is also my impression that if Tagetes patula (scientic name of marigolds) is not available, some local people will call almost any colorful marigold a or de muerto (as long as it is orange, yellow or brownish-orange mixture). is year if you are visiting a cemetery on Da de Muertos and you see marigolds, keep in mind that at least one or two of the leaves from this species were common popular avorings for cacao (cocoa-chocolate like) beverages of the Maya and Aztec. And many of the spices for cacao were also used to avor tobacco, probably to smoke as a cigar, to use as snu and also to burn as incense to the gods. A few of these same dual-use plants also added a avor to incense. So two marigold species actually by Dr. Nicholas M. Hellmuth Sacred Animals and Exotic Tropical PlantsFlor de Muerto had triple-purpose (or quad-purpose if you count their potential use as medicinal). Tagetes lucida (pericon, Mexican tarragon) and Tagetes erecta or Tagetes patula (or de muerto). Dr. Nicholas M. Hellmuth is director of FLAAR Reports (Foundation for Latin American Anthropological Research). Contact: frontdesk@aar.org : Tagetes patula, French marigold ( ): Tagetes Lemmonii, mountain marigold ( )

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92 PACIFIC COAST / M ONTE RICO Hotel and Restaurant Tels: 5583-6373, 5489-5056Monterrico PORTOFINO REVUE Fun, Free and Informative REVUE Fun, Free and Informative Tels: 4221-4639, 7821-3088, 5907-2552 ~ bramishka@yahoo.com casabellamonterrico.com casabellaguatemala.comLatinale, the largest Latin American poetry festival in Berlin was held from October 15 to 23. In its eighth year participating poets included Karen Sevilla (PR), Angel Ortuo (MEX), Gloria Dnker (CHI), Rafael Montavi, Nicolas Behr, Erika Zingano and Jackal (BRA), Augusto Rodriguez (ECU), John Jairo Junieles (COL ), Laura Wittner (ARG) and the Guatemalan Wingston Gonzalez, who along with prominent German poets gave readings, lectures and workshops in the cities of Jena, Osnabrck and Berlin. Wingston Gonzalez was born in Livingston, Guatemala, in 1986. He has published books of poetry Wizards of crepculos [and blues again] (Editorial Culture, Ministry of Culture and Sports of Guatemala, 2006), CafenaMC (Cataxia Editorial, 2010; Fola Editorial, Buenos Aires, 2011), san juan Hope (Editorial Literal, Mexico, 2013) and Miss Voodoo dolls (Editorial Germinal, Costa Rica, 2013). His work appears in important anthologies of poetry, ction and essays published in several countries and he has participated in numerous literary events in dierent countries. (Photo by the author: Nicola Marcatto) Latin American Poetry Festival

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96 marketplace SWEETWATER GROUP OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS : Meets every Saturday 12 noon & Wed. 12 noon at Hacienda Tijax, Ro Dulce, Izabal. Tels: 5902-7825, 5201-5361. PANAJACHEL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: Lake Atitlns English-language church meets Sundays, 9am at member households. Visitors welcome! More info. 7762-1581 (Wayne) CALVARY CHAPEL SERVICES ANTIGUA English/Spanish church meets Sunday at 5pm. See you at the Lu theran Center, 1a av. norte #35, 4 blocks from 4a calle. Everyone is welcome. www.ccantigua.org ST. ALBANS EPISCOPAL CHURCH SERVICE IN ENGLISH Formerly St. Marks. Sundays 12:00 noon. Casa Con vento Concepcin, 4a calle oriente #41. Tel: 23660663. ANNOUNCEMENTS DR. BOCALETTI, Family Practioner, Tropical Disease Diploma: Attention to adults & children, vaccina tions, Spanish, English spoken. Pap smears done by female technician Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm. 3a. av. norte #1, La Antigua (behind the Cathedral). Tel: 7832-4835. CENTRO DE PARTO NATURAL: 15 years of water birth in Guatemala! German midwife attended. Natural birth, routine gynecology, contraception, birth preparation, rst aid, NBAC. Info: 5709-2308, email hannahcdp@gmail.com Guatemala City, house calls in La Antigua. HEALING HANDS THERAPY SPA : Physical therapy, deep tissue massage therapy, full service spa. Owned and operated by US licensed physical therapist. 3a av. norte #20A. Call Micky Morrison for appt. 78321648, 5393-2311. HEALTH SERVICES KEY LEASE FOR RISTORANT E PIZZERIA NAPOLI, several meters from La Antiguas Central Park. Restaurant, hotel & a place to live. 40 years of accreditation. To tally equipped (water, electricity, cable). Tels: 48034607, 5416-1748, doncorleone1983@hotmail.com BLUEBERRIES/ARNDANO AZUL : Organic, super tasty and very healthy. Orgnicos, dulces y muy salu dables. Tels: 7831-5799, 5671-9530. MICROBREWED BEER Brooklyn lager & Brooklyn East India Pale Ale. Deliveries for homes, parties or businesses. 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97 MARKETPLACE Free Tour of our Organic Macadamia Farm! www.exValhalla.com exvalhalla@gmail.com Tels: 5889-4925, 5671-9530, 7831-5799 15 minutes from Antigua Free samples of our macadamia chocolates, and facials with our skincare products. Learn and contribute to our sustainable development project. Ask for our product list, which includes Organic, Tasty and Healthy BLUEBERRIES IMAGE BY PHOTOS.RUDYGIRON.COM FOOD & LODGING ROOMS WITH SHARED BATH AND KITCHEN at CasaSito Volunteers House Antigua, Colonia Candelaria. Price: Q1,000 p/p for 2 weeks, Q1,600/p/p-month for single room, Q1,100/p/p/month for double room, includes internet/wireless and wa ter/coee/tea. All proceeds are used to support CasaSito Associations educa tion program. Info: www.casasito.org or call 5993-1633. GOING TO TIKAL? Stay with us, just 15 min. from park entrance. No.1 on TripAdvi sor El Remate. Hotel & Restaurant La Casa De Don David.com EMPLOYMENT FUN STUFF F LE X/A CTION SCRI P T : Positions available for P ROGRAMMERS (including trainees) staying or living in Antigua. Short and Long Term. See www.veeops.com/jobs or contact hr@veeops.com RAVENSCROFT RIDING STABLES : Tels: 7830-6669, 5408-7057 (English owners) 2a av. sur. #3, San Juan del Obispo (2 miles south of Antigua). English (European) style riding on t, well-trained horses. Accompanied scenic rides & equitation lessons from beginner to intermediate level, intensive courses our speciality. Boots & helmets provided. Please call for reservations & more info. Adventure: Mountain tours, mountain biking, mule riding, canopy tours, paint ball games, birdwatching, coee tour and tasting. Finca Filadela, Tel: 77280800, www.ladela.com.gt SAILING VACATION: Belize Barrier Reef and Islands. Sailing, Diving, Fishing, Kayaking, Snorkeling. Ro Dulce, Lake Izabal, Livingston waterfalls, and more. www.sailing-diving-guatemala.com HI-TECH RE P AIR, SU PP ORT AND SALE: Digital cameras, iPods, computers, Win dows, Mac, laptops, desktops. Virus problems and upgrades. Enlaces 6a av. norte #1, La Antigua. Tel: 7832-5555. CUSTOM U P HOLSTERY CLEANING From couches to ne rugs, draperies to chairs, we also do mattresses. Free estimates. We dont steam, we extract. Call Pa mela, Tel: 5200-8279 SWORN (LEGAL) TRANSLATOR Professional translation of legal and ordinary documents. Duly registered at the Ministry of Education, U.S. and England Embassies. Contact: po_h@hotmail.com or Phones: 5417-9079, 5693-7475, 2261-0792 CERTIFIED TRANSLATOR IN ANTIGUA Urgent translations. Contact: translationsgt@ gmail.com, Tels: 5630-2405, 7832-5306. Registered in the Ministry of Educa tion and in the U. S. Embassy. TRADUCTOR J URADO EN A NTIGUA : Traducciones juradas y libres. SERVICES IMMIGRATION SERVICES : Jos Caal will do your visa extensions, residencies, stamps from old passports to new one. Anything regarding immigration. Tel: 5518-3128 (oce hours) josecaal@hotmail.com TOSTADURIA ANTIGUA Pioneers in slow roast coe since 1994. Inventors of natu ral cacao honey bars in 2005, including stingless bee honey bars. Inventors of REAL white chocolate honey bars from Zapotec-Maya Pataxte or Theo broma bicolor. Located corner 6a calle & 7a avenida. BOHEMIA CAF, ANTIGUA Burgers Snacks Salads Sandwiches Milkshakes Conversation Relaxation and Good Vibrations. 6a calle oriente #18 TRAVEL COM P ANY : w/ 10 years of Central American experience is looking for minimum 2-year-commitment for the following positions: sales (creative de sign & pricing of individualized travel for a wide variety of clients), & opera tions. Requirements: uent English, strong computer skills & be a t with our culture of honesty, sustainability & innovation. Send detailed CV and cover letter to hr@viaventure.com NOW HIRING : Recognized real estate company in Antigua will be hiring a sales representative. Must have vehicle and speak English uently. No experience needed. Nice working environment and excellent commission program. Send resume to Monica Luna at monica@novantigua.com Elote cuerdo by Juliana Skaggs NanneEntry in the Revue Photo Contest, Nov.

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100 REAL ESTATELAKE ATITLN GUATEMALA CITY QUETZALTENANGO CIUDAD VIEJA GUATEMALA CITY EURO P EAN INVESTORS are looking to acquire land/ property in the Lake Atitln area. Owners or agents please call: 5598-5677. INVERSIONISTAS EUROP EOS buscan terrenos/casa en el rea del Lago de Atit ln. Propietarios o agentes por favor contctenos al telfono: 5598-5677. REAL ESTATE: FOR SALEANTIGUA AREA BEAUTIFUL COLONIAL TOWNHOUSE a few blocks from Central park, 3 bdrm, family room, livrm, dinrm, kit, laundry. Service bdrm, 3 bath. 1-car garage & terrace. US$195,000 ventas1antigua@gmail.com L ARGE AND BEAUTIFUL HOME in Ciudad Vieja, 7 bdrm, wooden oors, 4 1/2 bathrooms, living room, dinning room, kitchen, service area, storage room, large space for parking. Magnicent view to Agua Volcano and wonderful garden with fruit trees. Code: 5208 http://www.teamantigua.com/ Tel. 7832-7600. REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN P RO P ERTY : 65 acres above Antigua with or without excellent buildings. Turn key mission, ecotourism lodge, or agrobusiness. Incredible place! See www.unrefugioenelmundo. com then contact dimichaelelorette@gmail.com for appointment. ANTIGUA AREA Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUEANTIGUA AREA BEAUTIFUL AP ARTMENTS : 2 bdrm, liv, din, laundry, ful ly-equipped kit, 2 bath, cable TV, Wi-Fi, 24-hour security, cleaning service. 4 blocks from the park. Daily, weekly or monthly. arteceramico12@hotmail. com Tels: 5081-9476, 7832-7141, 5096-6740. BEAUTIFUL FURNISHED TOWNHOUSE : Very exclu sive area, 2 bdrm w/bath, hot water, liv/din, fully equipped kit, cable TV, internet, family livrm, re place, terrace, laundry, garage. Tels: 5578-4739, 5910-2615, 7832-7036. LAS GOLONDRINAS AP ARTMENTS : Antigua G., bed rooms: cable TV, private hot showers; apartments with complete kitchen, Wi-Fi. Dierent sizes-dif ferent prices. Daniel Ramrez Ros. Tels: 7832-3343, 5713-6429 drrios@intelnet.net.gt www.lasgolon drinasapts.com REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT BEAUTIFUL AP ARTMENT : Exclusive & secure area, qui et. Fully-furnished, 2 bdrm, liv, replace, kitchen, garden, bath/hot water. Surrounded by trees. A special place! Info: 7934-6258, 5208-6202. ANTIGUA AREA ANTIGUA AREA I NE XP ENSIVE R OOMS :15 min. walk to Central Park. 3 bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, shared bath room w/hot shower, cleaning 2x/week & WiFi. $80/ week, $170/month 4966-6386 maria.westfried@ yahoo.com /espaol 5007-8181. REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT ATTRACTIVE 3-BDRM, 2 BATHRM-HOME + SE P ARATE INDEP ENDENT A P ARTMENT sold by owner. In San Pedro El Alto. Gated community. Very quiet & se cure. Lovely gardens. Wi-Fi, cable, door opener. $249,000. Tels: 5335-3518, 7832-2139. HOUSE FOR SALE (Q2,400,000) or RENT (Q3,000/mo). After Cerro de la Cruz (6km), above El Hato. 3 bdrm, 1 baths, kitchen, livrm, dinrm. Terrace, elevator. Beautiful view of 3 volcanoes. Call 4566-0891, shaw4realty@hotmail.com 3 HOUSES FOR SALE next to the main square. They include 2 big commercial spaces. Only potential buyers need to inquire. All 3 properties need to be sold as one US$7,500,000. Terrace & beautiful view from Antigua & volcanoes. Price & payment nego tiable. Write to: antiguaguatemalarealtors@gmail. com or call 5029-4080 F ULLY E Q UI PP ED A P ARTMENT IN S AN PEDRO EL PAN ORAMA 4 bdrm w/closet, 1 bath, livrm, dinrm, kitchen, laundry. Terrace, beautiful view. US$425. Tel: 3284-8256 (Spanish) BEAUTIFUL AP ARTMENT Conveniently located in ac cess controlled complex, 3 bdrm, large closets, 2 bath, liv/din, fully equipped kit, hot water, washer & dryer ready. Cable, internet, access & other ser vices inlcd. Furn. $525/mo; unfurn. $425/mo. Tels. 7832-5390, 3007-9259, 4216-8175. HOME AWAY FROM HOME: Temporary rentals spacious furnished apartments residential area = Better than a Hotel = ALL AMENITIES @ AFFORDABLE PRICES: linen, cable TV, Internet, fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, meals $4, home delivery, maid service; walking distance super market, banks, hotels, shops; next door Fitness/heated pool. Pics upon request. T: 4111-0604. V ACATION HOME in Santa Mara de Jess. View of coastal plains. 2 bdrm, vaulted cypress ceilings, cedar nishings, 1200 M property. Near IRTRA. http://www.casaunicagt.com Tel: 4405-0338. FURNISHED AP ARTMENT Fully-equipped kitchen, cable TV, liv, 1 bdrm, hot water, washer, propane gas, Wi-Fi. Near the market. Weekly or monthly. markosaz@gmail.com 5630-2405. C OMFORTABLE ROOMS with private bath, hot show ers, shared kitchen, Wi-Fi. Weekly or monthly. Six blocks from Central Park. Tel: 7832-2549 Email: info@lacasademaco.com 4 BEDROOM HOUSE FOR RENT Located within walk ing distance to Central Park and shopping areas. Large roof top patio with wonderful views. Fully furnished and equipped. U.S.$1,300 per month. Short or long term. Tel: 7882-4114. COZY FULLY FURNISHED HOUSE 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, in secure exclusive area with nice yard. No pets, no smoking. $450. Call 4514-9083 LONG TERM RENTAL Located in Santa Catarina Bo badilla (10 minutes away from Central Park). 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, garage, roof top patio, unfur nished. U.S.$438 per month. Tel: 7832-9106. FABULOUS LOT, 3,000v located in gated community, on carretera al Salvador, Km 9.5. Excellent invest ment. Build your dream home overlooking Gua temala City and volcanoes. No brokers. Tel: 53856620 or 2369-5773. GREAT HOUSE FOR SALE OR RENT By owner. Walking distance to Central Antigua. 3 bdrm, service room, fully furnished with 2 replaces. Best feature is very large garden. Terrace with great views of vol cano. Tel: 4096-0260. bmsguatemala@gmail.com HOUSE FOR SALE IN GATED COMMUNITY IN SANTA CATARI NA DE BOBADILLA 2-story, 4 bedrooms, study, foyer, living room with replace, large kitchen, garden, garage, maids room, balcony, 375 sq. mts. of con struction. U.S.$295,000. Tel: 7832-9105 RETAIL S P ACE FOR SALE Located at the entrance of Antigua on the main road. High trac area. 140 sq. meters of construction. U.S.$65,000.00 Tel: 7832-8731. D ESIGNER S C OLONIAL C ONTEM P ORARY HOUSE in ex clusive condominium, 2 BR/2 BA plus loft with full bath, panoramic view of volcanoes, clubhouse with swimming pool. Call 4514-9083. Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation. Jim Davis Never be afraid to sit awhile and think. Lorraine Hansberry

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102 Mary Cecilia Ruggiero, Latin Americas Mother Damien, died in August, ve weeks short of her 100th birthday. Unlike her famous inspirer, Father Damien, she averted leprosy. Her religious name was Mary Natalis, but I knew her by the handle she used in the Solol aldea of Argueta: Hermana Ceci. She served this community as a nurse for 23 years. In her career she trained scores of midwives, an endeavor that made her a lifesaver countless times. Yet Ceci was also a gracious conversationalist with an encyclopedic breadth, and a wry sense of humor. Although she formally retired at 80, she retained most of her duties and continued as a sage, comforter and part-time parish. Full retirement and repatriation to the United States came at 91, with her mind and memory, if not her health, undiminished. e Massachusetts native spent her nal years at a home for retired nuns in New York. Ceci spent most of her long life abroad. After completing her nursing degree in Washington, D.C., she was sent to Bolivia in 1943 to sta a rural clinic. A year later she was reassigned to a leper colony clinic in Panama and, in 1948, to yet another leper settlement. is latter assignment, in Siuna, Nicaragua, lasted 23 years. Her nal service stint began in Argueta, Guatemala in 1971. is was then considered a dangerous posting because of the civil conict, which was underway; some friends and family urged her not to go. She refused, and used her status as a resident foreigner to be a voice for her community, even during the worst years of the conict (1981-83); locals credited her with protecting the village in this way. For one who lived in such privation, and she turned no one, even strangers, away. By one estimate, she served others for 77 years. I recall her saying that though cultural dierences varied greatly, peoples wants ultimately did not. is was, she said, the starting point for discerning the needs of both individuals and communities. We will miss Ceci. Dwight Wayne Coop Ceci Ruggiero BORDER CROSSINGprovided decades of comfort1913 2013 ( )

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103Training techniques for our animal companions have come a long way in the last decade. We are stepping away from dominance beliefs and techniques based on erroneous interpretations of wolf pack ideology. More and more dog trainers are basing their methods on the science of learning theories combining both classical conditioning and operant conditioning. Without getting too technical with the terminology, heres are a few very eective tips to teach your pet a new behavior. ONE: Make the behavior happen, but be quiet! e most common technique used is luring, where the trainer uses food to put the pet in the desired position. If you want your dog (or cat!) to learn how to sit, simply hold a treat in your hand at his nose level and move it backward over his head. When the dog achieves the desired position, praise and treat by releasing the piece of food you were luring him with. Do this about 10 times or until your pet sits easily and eagerly. TWO: Put a cue on the behavior. e next step is to put a cue on the behavior. Say your command, in this case SIT, lure your pet into the desired position, praise and reward. One important thing to remember is to only repeat your command once. Remember, your pet is still early in the learning curve so be patient. By repeating the command over and over again to make them do the behavior, you are really teaching your pet to ignore you the rst time. So your pet begins to understand what is expected, cue and lure about 10 times. THREE: Fade the food lure. By using the luring technique we have shown a hand signal to our pet. Now lets put that into practice. Say your command SIT, this time luring with an empty hand. Once your pet is in position, praise and reward. However, the food reward this time comes from the other hand, the one not luring your pet. is way your pet is guided by the motion of your hand, not the food itself. FOUR: Good job! You just taught your pet how to sit. If you want to get your training to another level, you could fade away the hand signal and put the behavior on a verbal cue only. Other things to consider are broadening the learning by practicing in dierent locations and with dierent people training your pet (generalization) or by using only intermittent rewards to keep the behavior happening! Of course, there are many other considerations when training your pet: his past experiences (or lack thereof); conditioned emotional responses, whether positive or negative and; most importantly, his motivations, like food, toys, or attention. Want to teach your pet a new trick to impress family and friends during your next get-togethernow you know how! Find what motivates your pet, smile and train!ONE-TWO-THREE-FOUR ANIMALS by Marjolaine PerraultTraining Tips for Animal CompanionsMarjolaine is a professional dog trainer and founder of El Chucho Feliz

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104 General Manager, Lena Johannessen Tel: (503) 7981-4517 elsalvador@revuemag.com EL SALVADOR REVUE OFFICE el salvador Tamales de elote ( ) the shell.

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105Garifuna cont. from page 17back I was visiting the little Garifuna outpost of Cachalate, located on the Pig Islands of Honduras (the most remote of the Bay Islands). A ski loaded with tourists arrived and the guide contracted with a young woman to prepare a lunch for the guests. I overheard the conversation. It was decided that since Garifuna fare looks kind of strange, it would be better to prepare more normallooking food: fried sh with ham and cheese sandwiches. As I am wont to do, I decided to stick my big nose into the aair and managed to convince the tourists that they needed to sample a real Garifuna meal. It was agreed, and half an hour later the tourists were presented with a huge bowl of milky-white, steaming sh broth accompanied by mountains of mashed plantain hudut served on banana leaves. e tourists looked chagrined, they did not know what to do. e proud cooks smiles quickly turned into a look of pained distress. For a moment I thought that I had orchestrated a big opthen it occurred to me: I told the hostess to SHOW them how to eat the serre and hudut. Petite and shy, she went right up to the side of a big German fellow, ladled a large portion of soup into his bowl, took a big wad of hudut in her ngers and, upon dipping it into the soup, daintily put it right into the mouth of the big guy. Big smiles! Ummm ... DELICIOUS! At that the other hesitant guests dove right in and, accompanied by an endless supply of ice-cold Port Royal beers, the party was most denitely ON! Angeles. e Garifuna people consider themselves to be members of one nation and they proudly display their own ag of black, yellow and white. Every year there are conferences and celebrations attended by Black Caribs from the entire region. One of the largest is Garifuna Settlement Day celebrated every November 19 at Dangriga Town. e event commemorates their arrival in 1832 when paramount Chief Alejo Benji led his people out of the Spanish territories to the new Promised Land in British Honduras. Settlement Day is now one of the most important celebrations in Belize and this is especially true at Dangriga with massive with parades, a settlement reenactment, music, traditional foods and all night punta drumming and dance sessions. Garifuna Cuisinee Garifuna have developed their own unique cuisine, whose foundation is built on the three most abundant regional food sources: their beloved ereba (cassava bread), delicious serre, which consists of fresh sh simmered in rich coconut milk broth, and always accompanied by mashed green plantain hudut. It is interesting to note that cassava itself is poisonousits juice contains traces of cyanide. e resourceful Garifuna use a woven, tube-like device to squeeze out all the juice from the nely grated root. After the toxic juice is extracted the remaining dough is formed into a large atbread that is toasted on a ceramic griddle. I love Garifuna food! Some years devised and the British governor gave the order: All Black Caribs were to be hunted down, shackled and loaded onto ships to be exiled to a nearby uninhabited key. Most of them would die of starvation, disease and sheer desolation of the spirit. In 1797 the British decided to exile the remaining Garifuna survivors to the remote outposts of Honduras. One of the ships was captured by the Spanish and taken to the port of Trujillo on the Spanish-controlled mainland. e other ships made it to the British Colony on Roatn (Bay Islands) where the indomitable Black Caribs were not kept as slaves but were allowed to establish their own settlements. Nature was bountiful and easily provided all the basic necessities: palm thatching for waterproof roofs; and coconut, sh and cassava roots for their delicious and nutritious food. From there the Garifuna colonized nearly the entire Caribbean coast of Central America from Belize to Honduras with small outposts in Nicaragua and northern Costa Rica. From north to south these are the main Garifuna settlements: Dangriga Town (formerly Stann Creek), Hopkins, Seine Bight (Belize); Punta Gorda, Barranco, Livingston (Guatemala); Tornab, Roatn (Bay Islands); Sambo Creek (near La Ceiba) and Cristales (Trujillo), Honduran north coast. e Garifuna are the quintessential traveling people. roughout their entire history they have been on the move and this trait continues today as we see large Garifuna settlements in New York, Chicago and Los

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tigua Guatemala. is event is open to the public. Behind the TRIBU label is the blending of traditional weaving techniques, combined with creative designers and an expert Guatemalan production team who have come up with a 100 percent Made in Guatemala fashion statement. Guatemalan Fashion FASHION by Julie Potvin-Lajoie For more information or to support the event: desle.artibu@gmail.com Some products will be available for sale the night of the event; for the full line, visit TRIBU located at 2a av. sur #21, La Antigua Guatemala. Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. e latest collection of Guatemalan fashion created by the weaving association Aj Quen under the brand TRIBU will be unveiled on Sat., Nov. 23, 6 p.m. at the Cultural Center Csar Braas in La AnProduction team members at Aj Quen, Chimaltenango.

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