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3 October 2014 Year 23, No. 8 Guatemalas English-language MagazineAvailable worldwide at www.revuemag.com FREEPhoto Contest: Pets of Guatemala The Coffee Harvest Interview: Selaine dAmbrosi

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2 TRAVEL & INTERNATIONAL MEDICINEFEBRUARY 8-14th, 2015 Panajachel, GuatemalaThis meeting is best of breeda wonderful educational experience in a beautiful place that also aords an opportunity to learn about the history, people and Mayan culture of Guatemalas highlands. Paul Auerbach, MD Program and registration online: MayanCME.com or write: drgilmobley@gmail.com or phone 1-417-848-6100 Internationally renowned faculty Diverse and fascinating curriculum World-class hotel and conference center Once-in-a-lifetime experiences An amazing week lled with inspirational people Special evening presentations for the entire family Abundant hiking, day trips and tours Explore volunteer opportunities Adventure for the Entire Family25 Hours CME credit

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8 Guatemala City La Antigua Lake Atitln Quetzaltenango Pacic Coast El Petn Tecpn Ro Dulce31 44 83 88 89 94 95 96DateBook: Oct. Health Services Travel Marketplace Real Estate El Salvador22 39 80 97 100 104 12 45 52 85 106From the Publishers MAP: La Antigua Vet Q & A MAP: Lake Atitln Advertiser IndexDeadline for the NOV. 2014 issue Oct. 10ROADS TO ADVENTUREby Capt. Thor JansonThe Coffee Harvest TRADITIONSby Kerstin SabeneA Kaleidoscope of Color AMALIAS KITCHENby Amalia Moreno-DamgaardBoquitas: Guatemalan Tapas with recipes ART Ramn vila exhibit 2014 SPIRITby Sri Ram Kaa & Kira RaaNon-verbal Communication GUATEMALA INSIGHTby Elizabeth BellAdopt a Kilometer EMBASSY NEWSby Matt BokorThe new U.S. Ambassador PHOTOGRAPHY Exhibit for the A.I.S. featuring the works of Leslie C. Wilson BUSINESSby Linda ConardImpact Hub THE TAX CORNERby John OheQ & A Forum Are You Compliant? INTER VIEWby Susanne KennedySelaine dAmbrosi of Ayuda SENSUOUS GUATEMALAby Ken VerondaCinnamon 16 18 20 30 32 36 37 46 56 76 82 108Jose Fares Rafa Martnez William Montepeque Tana Gwordske Marixa Snchez Sagastume Annaly Castillo de Villatoro 14 40 40 70 80 86Pets of Guatemala18 SECTIONS REGIONS MISC.photo contest:All of the Oct. entrants can be seen at fb.com/revuemagazine. Here are the winners Pets of Guatemala PHOTO BY AURA MARINA PREZ ContentsContents 16

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12 ON THE COVERGuatemalas English-language Magazine@revuemag.comREVUE 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 Wil Rushmer SAN JO AQUN PRODUCCIONES S.A. John & Terry Kovick Biskovich Matt Bokor Jos CaalREVUE OFFICES: EL SALVADOR @ 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: 5704-1029PRINT STUDIOLA ANTIGU A 3a avenida sur #4-A (Central Oce) TEL: (502) 7931-4500 @revuemag.com Csar Tin, Luis Toribio Hadazul Cruz Club Fotogrco de Guatemala: http://clubfotograco.org ohn & erry ovick iskovich From the publishers www.REVUEmag.comPRINT MOBILE ONLINEPBX: (502) 7931-4500 ventas@REVUEmag.comAmigo Fiel San Juan La Laguna, Solol by Gerardo Elas Cotuc Prez The photo cover Faithful Friend by Gerardo Elas Cotuc Prez is our tribute to animals, coinciding with this months photo contest subject Pets and the Blessing of the Animals/World Animal day on Oct. 4. Following this theme, we bring you Susanne Kennedys interview with Selaine dAmbrosi on Ayuda and its unique approach to helping animals. Also inside is e Gift of Non-verbal Communication by Kira Raa, plus Spitters, Scratchers & Snappers, our long-running Q & A column by Dr. Cynthia Burski, DVM about animal health. To round it out, we hope youre entertained by the sprinkling of quotes about animals. e avors of Guatemala are represented by or Jansons e Coee Harvest; Amalia Moreno-Damgaard presents Boquitas: Guatemalan Tapas and Ken Verondas Sensuous Guatemala oers up Cinnamon. Community news includes Linda Conards coverage of Impact Hub: Antiguas New Space for Synergy; Elizabeth Bells Guatemalan Insight is Adopte Un Kilmetro; in e Tax Corner John Ohe asks the question, Are you Compliant? Matt Bokor explains why the New U.S. Ambassador isnt new to Guatemala. Plan ahead alerts include a heads-up for Nov. 1: A Kaleidoscope of Color and Tradition by Kerstin Sabene and Galera Panza Verdes photographic exhibit inauguration on Nov, 5, Wide Awake and Feeling Mortal by Leslie Claxton Wilson. Lastly, a welcome back to Robert and Carmen Prince and e Antigua Players. e live-theater season kicks o in October with Picasso at the Lapin Agile, see DateBook for details. ank you for reading the Revue, wishing you a pleasant month.

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14 1st PLACE by judges vote in the Revue Photo Contest, Oct.: Pets of Guatemala La Lupe quiere pintar by Jose Fares -Prize: Q200

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15 Dr. Marconi JuracnCardiologa, Ecocardiografa, Cateterismo Cardiaco, Marcapasos Transport from Guatemala city or Antigua straight to Quetzaltenango Tel: (502) 5308-5106 17 avenida 4-42, zona 3 Tel: (502) 7767-2707 Km 210.5 Carr. al Pacico, Zunil, Quetzaltenango Tel: (502) 5304-2102 (502) 5399-0029 14 ave. A 2-31, zona 1 Quetzaltenango Tel: (502) 77612529 9 calle 9, zona 9 Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Tel: (502) 7761-2084, (502 )7761-4435 & (502) 4019-4732 Dr. Ricardo Bonilla 5a calle 14-35, zona 3, Quetzaltenango, Edicio las Tapias Of. 104 Tel: (502) 7767-3593, (502) 5308-2431 E-mail: glaucomaxela@gmail.com E-mail: info@adrenalinatours.com www.adrenalinatours.com E-mail: info@dentist.com.gt www.dentist.com.gt E-mail: hotelmodelo1892@yahoo.es hotelmodelo1892.com E-mail: sanatoriosnmiguel@yahoo.com E-Mail: info@lascumbres.com.gt www.lascumbres.com.gt Tels: (502) 7767-7685 y (502) 7767-7686 E-mail: centrocardiologico.guatemala@gmail.com www.medicaltourismxela.com

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16 After a sack of coee beans is weighed the picker dumps his days harvest into a giant feeder bin. Here the picker and the picked part company but this is far from the end of the road for the coee bean. It must now go through a complex train of events including processing, grading, wheeling and dealing with traders, transport, export and nal roasting and toasting before it eventually ends up in your steaming cup of joe that braces you, invigorates you, and comforts you on some cold, drizzling day in the Pacic Northwest. Like by magic, coee conveys to the sipper the feeling, as if it contained the memory, of its warm equatorial origins; brightening your day even in the middle of the gloomiest of northern winters. THE WORKDAY BEGINS just after midnight when plantation foreman Chahl opens the door to the mill. A half-dozen kitchen assistants are already waiting to get in, each hefting a heavy sack of corn, The Coffee Harvest which they had boiled and soaked in lime water since the previous afternoon. e mill is powered by water rushing down a ume, turning a waterwheel that is attached to a long belt, which drives the mechanism. e contraption makes quite a racket. e sacks of macerated corn are emptied into the feeder and out the other end emerges thick dough. Once ground, the corn dough or masa is stued back into their costals and the men trudge back to their respective kitchens under the starry sky. By now Victoria Bernal, her mother and sister have arisen, splashed some water on their faces and are busy stoking the wood res heating the huge clay griddles and a humongous pot of water and coee. e Bernal family is from the town of Nebaj in the province of El Quiche and has been contracted by the plantation to provide all the food for its text/photos by Capt. or Janson / ./rRoads to Adventure fe Bernal family from Nebaj

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17 team of 50 coee pickers, all also from Nebaj. Patting out and grilling tortillas for 50 people takes several hours. e morning ration consists of a stack of tortillas containing black beans and a cup or two of sweet coee. By 3:30 a.m. the workers, who sleep in a large dormitory, are beginning to stir. As they amble out into the twilight one of the Bernal sisters hands them a cup of coee and greets them in the Ixil language. Soon the kitchen area is abuzz with activity amid jovial laughter as they savor their humble breakfast. By 4:30 a.m. they begin their trek to work. It is nearly a two-hour walk and 2,000 feet up the ank of volcn Atitln to the area known as La Chusita. is is the upper plantation where the coveted, high-elevation Arabica beans will be harvested. Coee beans do not ripen at the same time, which is why coee must be handpicked. e pickers must return to the same eld three or more times over several weeks until all the coee ripens and is harvested. A large percentage of the pickers working on the plantations, which drape the upper Pacic slopes of volcanoes Atitln, Tolimn and San Pedro, come from the northern province of El Quiche, where little remunerated work is available. e campesinos of El Quiche are able to grow most all of their own food corn, beans and squashand raise few domesticated animals, including chickens, turkeys and pigs. But for cash they have to migrate to other regions where they can work for wages. A man from Nebaj may have to By 4:30 a.m. they begin their trek to work. It is nearly a two-hour walk and 2,000 feet up the ank of volcn Atitln to the area known as La Chusita. ...continued page 72Elda Lili with coee nower.

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18 I returned to La Antigua Guatemala last October because I so enjoy living among the ancient ruins and architecture that give this city its stunning colonial atmosphere. I especially love the Guatemalan people and their many sacred traditions and was excited to experience for the rst time the colorful celebration of gigantic kites barriletes giganteson All Saints Day, Nov. 1. I was traveling with a small but eclectic group of visitors by minivan to Sumpango, a Mayan village less than 10 miles north of Antigua. e day was magical from beginning to end. Sumpango means Place of the Skulls, explained our tour guide, Manuel, as our bus navigated rugged Guatemalan terrain. ousands of people from all over the country as well as foreigners descend on Sumpango to witness these magnicent Mayan masterpieces that community groups from all walks of life have been working on tirelessly for months. One of our companions, a woman from California, had traveled to Guatemala specically for this event because it had been a life-long dream to view the resplendent kites. Many of the kites on display in Sumpango can be as large as 20 meters in diameter and are constructed by barilleteros, professional kite architects and builders. All of the A Kaleidoscope of Color and Tradition text and photos by Kerstin Sabene

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19 materials are natural, including the glue, which is made of yucca our mixed with lemon peel and water. While woven stalks of castillaa plant similar to wheat form the skeletons of smaller kites, frames for the larger kites are made from bamboo, and then tied with hemp and wire to form a polygonal shape in a process called lunada del barrilete. e larger kites, which are not own, are hoisted up by rope, sometimes requiring over a dozen men. After an easy, 15-minute hike uphill past the Sumpango cemetery, we arrived at the periphery of a vast soccer eld where, towering in the distance, the kites stood on display in all of their magnicence. It literally took my breath away! From this vantage point, it seemed as though the kites were giant paintings when in fact, they were made purely of tissue paper. Barilleteros, with the assistance of many dierent groups of people, work for months cutting and meticulously pasting colored tissue paper to create these brilliant works of art. I was especially struck by some e Maya believe that on All Saints Day, souls of the departed come to the festival and are freed. ...continued page 54

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20 On a recent trip throughout northern Spain, I had the pleasure of tasting the most amazing food, including tapas and pintxos. Popular throughout Spain, tapas in general are snacks or bread served on small plates with a variety of toppings. e origin of tapas is unclear. Pintxos, born in the Basque country, are the cousins of tapas served specically in that region. e main dierence is that pintxos from the Euskara language meaning pinchos in Spanish and skewers in English are small portions of food held with small skewers. Tapas and pintxos bars are a social way of life in Spain where small groups usually gather to eat casually standing at a bar and around hightops. e term tapear refers to a tapas-eating and bar-touring experience allowing visitors to sample a variety of treats in dierent bars in one evening. In Guatemala, bars and restaurants always accompany cocktails, wine and beer with boquitas (literary meaning little mouths), the tapa equivalent. Because of the fusion of cultures during colonial times, it is likely that this custom came to Guatemala with the Spaniards. However, just as Spanish foods were adapted to local tastes in other Latin countries, tapas became boquitas and a custom closely linked to Guatemalan culture. Boquitas vary depending on setting and occasion. At social events at home and prior to a meal, people often serve easy and light boquitas, such as poporopo (popcorn), papalinas or plataninas (artisan or commercial potato or green plantain chips), manas (Spanish peanuts), chicharrones (spicy barbecue pork cracklings) and other ready-toeat snacks along with alcoholic drinks. At bars and restaurants, boquitas can be more elaborate and are often mini-versions of mercado (market) fast foods, casual or street fare, such as mini-tostadas (crunchy tortillas with a variety of toppings), caldo or soup (small cups of broth or soup), ceviche (seafood and vegetables marinated in citrus juice) and more. Boquitas are also a booming business in Guatemala. Hotels, restaurants and caterers tailor boquitas to the taste and budget of customers ranging from simple and casual to more elaborate and fancy. As opposed to the U.S. norm, boquitas rarely constitute the only food at a party or gathering and usually precede the main meal. During a reception, people drink and eat a variety of boquitas from light to heavy, sweet and savory. Many bares de mala muerte (hole in the wall bars) in Guatemala City that have been around forever share a special boquita culture and are famous for their specialty. For my wedding celebration in Guatemala City some time ago, I hired a neighborhood boquita catering business that delivered the prettiest, most deBoquitas: Guatemalan Tapas text t photos by chef and author Amalia Moreno-DamgaardAmalias Kitchen Mini-replicas of Guatemalan popular and traditional foods like chiles rellenos (stued peppers)...

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21 licious and sweetest bites presented in basket trays lined with banana leaves. ey were a hit! ese were minireplicas of Guatemalan popular and traditional foods like chiles rellenos (stued peppers), chuchitos (tamales in corn husks), rellenitos (ripe plantain dumplings), huevos con salsita (quail eggs in home-style tomato sauce) and others. For your next gathering, I encourage you to explore Guatemalan boquitas. It will be a fun experience for you and your guests. To get you started, below I share a couple of easy yet scrumptious delights that are as pleasing to the eye as the tongue. To create a boquitas menu of your own, observe street food vendors and visit local mercados to see what foods they oer. Ask questions, make a list of easiest ones, and use your imagination to bring your boquitas to life. Stock your bar with Guatemalan beer, such as Gallo, Monte Carlo and Dorada, in addition to awardwinning rum Zacapa Centenario, and let the party begin!Sald! (Cheers!) TOSTADAS GUATEMALTECASCrispy Corn Tortillas Topped with Guacamole, Beans and SalsaTostadas are one of my familys favorite dinners at home, especially when we have very little time to prepare a full meal. Tostadas are not only fun to prepare, but also delicious to eat. ey can make dinnertime fun for kids. Set up a tostada bar and have the kids form a line and assemble their own tostadas. To make the tostadas more substantial, add store-bought rotisserie chicken, carne asada, roasted pork, or any other protein to the traditional ingredients listed in this recipe. In Guatemala, tostadas are sold on the street at sidewalk shacks, festivals, fairs, church atriums, plazas and parks. is is my healthy version, which uses baked tostadas instead of the traditional fried ones. To make boquita-size tostadas, buy either small tortillas at the market, or cut mini-tortillas according to size from larger ones using a plastic cup or round cookie cutter. Serves 4 to 6 people 12 to 16 corn tortillas 1 batch salsita de tomate ciruela (quick plum tomato sauce, recipe follows) 1 batch guacamol para tostadas (Guatemalan guacamole, recipe follows) Adorno (Garnish) 1 cup thinly julienned red or yellow onion 1 cup chopped at-leaf parsley Guatemalan queso seco (or cotija cheese), crumbled ...continued page 64

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22 datebook OCTOBER 2014 GUIDE TO CULTURE AND UPCOMING EVENTSCOMPILED BY MERCEDES MEJICANOS 8 Wed., 6pm (English) PRESENTA TION: Antigua: Behind the Walls with Elizabeth Bell. Enjoy a one-hour slide show of Antigua and its heritage through vintage and contemporary photographs collected over the past 40 years, accom panied by Elizabeth Bells expert narra tion. Proceeds benet educational pro grams in Antigua. Q30 per person. Ques tions encouraged. Autographed books available. Join us at Hotel Sor Juana, 4a calle oriente #45, La Antigua 3 Fri. DINING at KIDS Restaurant: Resv: kidsrestaurant@gmail.com; tels: 4550-7798 or 5251-0202. 5pm : shut tle in front of Cafe Condesa (5a av., cen tral park, Antigua), San Gaspar Vivar5 Sun., 9am-8pm STAR FANS GT: 2014 Saga Star Wars fans celebration. Expositions of Star Wars collectionists, stands with souvenirs and toys for sale, also lots of surprises. info@starfansgua temala.com Q25. Hotel Camino Real An tigua, Saln La Conquista, La Antigua2 Thurs., 5:45pm (Spanish) BOOK PRESENTATION: Tesoros, recetas con historia by Euda Morales. Museo Ixchel7 Tues., 5.30pm (English) TALK: La Escuelita-San Pedro Las Huer tas provides academic help for children from low-income families, aiding in their chances to progress to the next class grade. Find out about this wonderful extra-curricular school. Suggested dona tion Q25, directly to the NGO. Info. & res ervations, tel: 7832-1919. Rainbow Caf, 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua4 Sat.,9am-2pm COUNTRY FAIR: Join in for a fun-lled morning with food, arts & crafts, door prizes, contests and fellowship. Free. Tickets for food, games, etc. available for purchase at the door. Union Church, 12 calle 7-37, z. 9 (tel: 23612037), Plaza Espaa, Guatemala City4 Sat. through Nov. 5th ART: Abstrac ciones featuring 12 new oils by acclaimed Guate malan artist Vctor Hugo Valenzuela. This collection displays intensity in the strokes, the composition and his creative intention. The artist will be present at the opening. La Antigua Galera de Arte, 4a calle oriente #15, La Antigua8 Wed. through Nov. 26th, 9-11am (Spanish) WORKSHOP: Mis colecciones, mis tesoros Cmo con servarlos? conduced by eight experts in this eld. Q1,000/Q750, students & tour guides Q750. Museo Popol Vuh, 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guatemala City9 Thurs., 7pm ART FESTIVAL: Fes tival de Arte Antigua enjoy a mov ing concert by Coro Capella Cantorum. Q80. Museo de Arte Colonial (former Uni versidad de San Carlos), La Antigua7 Tues., 6:30pm ART: Watercolor exposition by Asociacin de Damas Itali anas. Instituto Italiano de Cultura (tel: 23668394), 16 calle 2-55, z. 10, Guatemala City4 Sat. BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS: Animals are brought to churches on St Francis feast day because of his love for animals as expressed in his Canticle of Creatures. This day is an opportunity to teach children about endangered, abused and homeless animals and what can be done to help them. This feast co incides with World Animal Day

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23 DATEBOOK 11 Sat., 5pm MUSIC: Ms msica menos violencia a unique musical recital by students of sistema de Orques tas de Guatemala, (SOG). All proceeds support SOG & its programs. Suggested donation Q150. Info & reservations, tels: 7955-8282 & 7832-2925. Mesn Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua15 Wed., 3pm (English) TOUR: Open Windows Learning Center, San Miguel Dueas; join David Dean on a visit to this educational and community development foundation. Meet in front of the Cafe Condesa, Central Park; return by 4:40pm. FREE! www.openwindows foundation.com, La Antigua17 Fri., 4:30-7:30pm EVENT: 10 aos de agradecimiento, Con stru Casa will be celebrating 10 years of building better lives in Guatemala with its partners and supporters in Antigua. More info., a formal invitation or to RSVP please email ocina@construcasa.org or call 7832-8348. Los Tres Tiempos, 5a av. norte #31, La Antigua13 Mon., through Sat., 18 GASTRONOMY: Semana del sa bor Alianza Francesa and Francophone businesses celebrate Flavor Week featuring regional dishes from France, Switzerland and Belgium participatants incl. Metiz Delicatessen, Chocola lala, El Rincn del Conquistador, Luna de Miel, Como Como, Le Petit St. Malo, Tartines, Chez Christophe and El Sitio. La Antigua15 Wed., 6:30pm PHOTOG RAPHY: A return to the golden age of lm photography by Juan Pablo Ramrez; twelve exposures per roll, the subject, Cuba where much has been fro zen in time. Museo Ixchel, 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guatemala City14 Tues., 6pm (Spanish) MEDI TATION COURSE: Meditacin, una experiencia de libertad Free. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081), 6a calle nal z. 10, Guatemala City11 Sat., 6:30-9:30pm WINE TASTING PARTY: Open to mem bers of the American Society of Gua temala as well as non-members. Dont miss this delightful evening of wine tast ing, delicious food, meeting friends and making new ones. Q150 incls. admission, a glass of wine or other beverage, boqui tas and music. Proceeds for charity TBA. Tickets available at the restaurant and from society members. Los Tres Tiempos, Calle del arco, (5a av.) # 41, La Antigua14 Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK: Sonidos para la Vida is a local non prot with the mission to teach music to children & youth from low in come families, or those at risk. Enjoy a performance by some of the students. Through music, they have an opportu nity to transform their lives. Suggested donation Q25, directly to the NGO. Info. & reserv., tel: 7832-1919. Rainbow Caf, 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua18 Sat., 7pm GASTRONOMY: Cocktail, closing of Semana del Sabor Alianza Francesa Antigua, 2a av. sur #25, La Antigua16 Thurs., 4pm (Spanish) CONFERENCE: El gobierno de Jos Mara Reina Barrios (1892-1898) by Mara Lorena Castellanos. Q30/Q15, students & tour guides. (Info., http:// casapopenoe.ufm.edu/el-gobierno-dejose-maria-reina-barrios-1892-1898/ or historia-ufm@ufm.edu) Tel: +502-23387959. Casa Popenoe, 6a calle oriente #16, La Antigua20 Mon. HOLIDAY: Revolution day Most banks and businesses closed. Plan ahead. Countrywide21 Tues., 5.30pm (English) TALK: Community Center Edu cArte a Guatemalan NGO promoting social justice through education and art; serving families that face severe socioeconomic limitations in Ciudad Vieja (near Antigua). EducArte believes that education is the basis for social develop ment and everyone has a right to educa tion. Suggested donation Q25, directly to the NGO. Info. & reserv,. tel: 7832-1919. Rainbow Caf, 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua14 Tues., & 15 Wed., 8pm MU SIC: Capella Cantorum. Q50; tels: 2470-3415 & 2470-3416. Museo Miraores, 7a calle 21-55, z. 11, Guatemala City16 Thurs., 7:30pm MUSIC: Piano concert by Domenico Co dispoti. Info., tel: 2366-8394. Auditrium J.B. Gutirrez, Universidad F. Marroqun, Guatemala City18 Sat., 5pm MUSIC: Piano concert by Domenico Codispoti. Info., tel: 2366-8394. Museo de Arte Co lonial, La Antigua21 Tues., 22 & 23, 6pm (Span ish) WORKSHOP: Photo lighting, by members of the Club Fotogrco de Guatemala. Museo Ixchel, (tel: 2361-8081), 6a calle nal z. 10, Guatemala City18 Sat., 10am-1pm OPEN HOUSE: Jardin Infantil Mundo de Juguete (bilingual) invites you to its open house where individualized in struction is based on multiple levels, children age 1 to 4 years. Also, day care & vacation course. Tel: 3026-7482. Colonia Candelaria #14-A, La Antigua21 Tues., 6:30pm MUSIC: Two Hot Daltonics guitar concert. In stituto Italiano de Cultura (tel: 2366-8394), 16 calle 2-55, z. 10, Guatemala City21 Tues., through Nov, 7th, 9am-5pm PHOTOGRAPHY: Una calle, una historia en La Antigua within the celebration of the XXXV anni versary of the declaration of La Antigua as Cultural Heritage Site. Compaa de Jess, La Antigua Please submit your DATEBOOK entry for the NOV. 2014 edition by Oct. 10

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24 REVUE is not reponsible for event cancellations or date/time changesDATEBOOK You can nd Revue DateBook online: www.REVUEmag.com24 Fri.-8pm, Sat., 25th-7pm, Sun. 26th-6pm (English) THEATER: On stage The ANTIGUA PLAY ERS presents Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Written by Steve Martin, it is a brilliantly funny play about the evening Picasso walks into his favorite caf and walks out a changed man. Community cast members: Shawn Michael, Turlough Cott, Brendan Byrne, M. Catherine Oli verSmith, Juan Pablo Therreaux, Julio Benard, Reinhard Prosch, Carmen Prince, Mindy Grantham and Ricardo Lpez. Di rected by Robert Prince. (Ticket info., visit www.facebook.com/AntiguaPlayers.) El Sitio, (just west of 7a av.) 5a calle poni ente #5, La Antigua 25 Sat., 10am DEMONSTRA TION: Textiles Dye with indigo and Sacatinta by Olga Reiche. Museo Ix chel, 6a calle nal z. 10, Guatemala City23 Thurs., 6:30pm throuth Nov. 7th ART: Trazos de Luz 2015 a collective exposition by Fundal. Galera Guatemala, z. 9, Guatemala City24 Fri., 5pm EVENT: Celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Oxford Bilingual Montessori The good people at Troccoli along with new friends at Baco, are providing a beauti ful roof-top terrace over looking three volcanoes, and will host a sunset wine tasting from around the world. Please join us for a wonderful evening and a bit of education for us adults. All proceeds go to build the new Oxford Montessori childrens playground. Ticket incls. wine tasting and pairing & a rae to win ex cellent prizes provided by many favorite businesses in Antigua. Tickets at Oxford in Guatemala City or Antigua, or call to reserve a ticket, tels: 7832-5969 or 23681332. Almacen Troccolli, calle del arco (5a av.) & 3a calle poniente, La Antigua28 Tues., 6:30pm (Spanish) BOOK PRESENTATION: Plantas Tintoreas de Guatemala by Olga Reiche. Museo Ixchel, 6a calle nal z. 10, Gua temala City29 Wed., 6:30pm DEAD DAY CELEBRATION: Legends Night lights out at the museum; ashlights and caramel-milk skulls workshop, incls. nar ratives by Antonio Gonzlez. Fun for kids 8 to 14 years. Museo Popol Vuh, 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guatemala City25 Sat. TRAVEL: Guided visit to San Cristbal Totonicapn & Salcaj Details, tel: 2338-7836. Museo Popol Vuh.22 Wed., 7pm MUSIC: Two Hot Daltonics guitar concert. Info., tel: 2366-8394. Convento de Capuchinas, corner of 2a calle & 2 av., La Antigua22 Wed., 9am WINE: Vino, las variedades regionales by Acca demia Italiana della Cucina. Instituto Ital iano de Cultura (tel: 2366-8394), 16 calle 2-55, z. 10, Guatemala City25 Sat., 3-5pm MUSIC: Marim bas join together within the cel ebration of the XXXV anniversary of the declaration of La Antigua as Cultural Her itage Site, featuring Marimba del cuerpo de ingenieros del Ministerio de la De fensa Nacional, Marimba del Ministerio de Trabajo y Previsin Social, Marimba de Bellas Artes and Marimba del INGUAT. Central Park, La Antigua23 Thurs., 7pm MUSIC: Nation al Chorus of Guatemala, Bellas Artes within the celebration of the dec laration of La Antigua as Cultural Heritage Site. Convento Capuchinas, La Antigua26 Sun., 6:30pm EVENT & MU SIC: Closing of the celebration of the XXXV anniversary of the declara tion of La Antigua as Cultural Heritage Site; 7:30 Marimba los Nazarenos & launching of globos. Plaza Central, La Antigua30 Thurs., 7pm PHOTOGRA PHY: Monthly contest of the Club Fotogrco de Guatemala. Museo Ixchel, 6a calle nal z. 10, Guatemala City30 Thurs., 6:30pm (Spanish) CONFERENCE: El Itacayo: Un ser sobrenatural de las selvas peteneras by Weagly Casasola. Q30/Q15, students. Museo Popol Vuh, Guatemala City30 Thurs., 7pm (Spanish) AS TRONOMY: View through profes sional telescopes with a group of experts, experience the thrill of observing lunar craters; also, a short talk about lunar ge ography. Q30. Info & tickets: tels: 24703415 & 2470-3416. Museo Miraores, 7a calle 21-55, z. 11, Guatemala City31 Fri., Halloween Party! Live music, special oers, prizes for best dressed and more! Rainbow Caf, 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua28 Tues., 5.30pm DANCE: Per formed by indigenous children from Nuevo Amanecer (New Dawn), a charity dedicated to helping more than 30 children in San Andres Itzapa. Its programs focus on health, education and preserving local traditions, includ ing language and dance which is being lost at an alarming rate. Enjoy the show and learn more about this project! Sug gested donation Q25, all goes directly to the NGO. Info., & reserv., tel: 7832-1919. Rainbow Caf, 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua

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25 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 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 Mon -Thurs 10:30am 6:30pm Friday 10:30am 7:30pm Sunday 9:30am 6:30pm Come and participate in our Chocolate workshops: 11am, 1:30pm y 4pm. Q180 per person.Everything about Cacao & Chocolate4a calle oriente #14, Antigua Tel: 7832-4520DATEBOOK www.antiguatours.netAuthor of Antigua Guatemala and other publicationsANTIGUA CULTURAL W ALKING TOURMon, 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 $25 Inquire about other tours and travel arrangements in GuatemalaAntigua Oces: *3a calle oriente #22 -Tel: 7832-5821 *Inside Casa del Conde (Central Park) -Tel: 7832-0053 *Lobby, Hotel Casa Santo Domingo -Tel: 7832-2629 NEW When Democrats vote, Democrats win! If youll be abroad during the elections, you can still use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) at www.votefromabroad.orgU.S. Citizens Dont forget to vote in the November mid-term electionsEmail us if you need help at da_guatemala@democratsabroad.orgWe promise according to our hopes, and perform according to our fears. Franois VI de la Rochefoucault The best way to keep ones word is not to give it. Napoleon Bonaparte

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26 DATEBOOK THROUGHOU T T HE MON T H Te invitamos a participar en nuestro CONCURSO FOTOGRFICO de noviembre 2014 con el tema Comida de GUATEMALA. Enviar UNA (1) foto en ALTA RESOLUCIN con el ttulo, lugar donde fue tomada, su nombre y el sitio web para el crdito a: fotos@revuemag.com Habr premios para las fotos ganadoras, incluye Q200 para los dos primeros lugares. Para ms informacin www.Revuemag.com Sern elegibles las fotos que se reciban hasta el 10 de OCTUBRE de 2014 We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for November 2014 with the theme Food of GUATEMALA. Please send ONE (1) HIGH RES photo with caption/location and your name & website for the credit line to: photos@revuemag.com There will be prizes for winning photos including Q200 for both 1st place categories. More information at www.Revuemag.com Submissions entered by the 10th of OCTOBER will be eligible. Community cast members: Shawn Michael, Turlough Cott, Brendan Byrne, M. Catherine OliverSmith, Juan Pablo Therreaux, Julio Benard, Reinhard Prosch, Mindy Grantham, Carmen Prince and Ricardo Lopez. Directed by Robert Prince. (presented in English) For ticket information visit facebook.com/AntiguaPlayers Picasso at the Lapin AgileOct. 24th Fri-8pm / 25th Sat-7pm / 26th Sun-6pmWritten by Steve Martin, a brilliantly funny play about the evening Picasso walks into his favorite caf and walks out a changed man.Live, onstage at El Sitio5a calle poniente #5 (west of 7a av.), La Antigua present Through Oct. 12 ART: Ilusiones a terracotta sculpture exhibit by Oscar Ros Ochoa. La Anti gua, Galera de Arte, 4a calle oriente #15, La Antigua Thursdays., 8:30am TOUR: Visit Ciu dad Vieja, youll see where many Nios de Guatemala families work and live. Also, visit the school built by Nios de Gua temala. Q200/Q100, students. Proceeds benet Nios de Guatemala projects. An tigua_oce@ninosdeguatemala.org; tel: 7832-8033. La Antigua/Ciudad Vieja Thursdays, 5-6pm DOCUMEN TARY: Wings presents Blessed Fruit of the Womb: The Fight for Reproductive Rights in Guatemala. Free. The Bagel Barn, 5a calle poniente #2, La Antigua Mondays, 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 CityMondays, 10am & Thursdays, 2:30pm : Common Hope oers a free two-hour village tour, learn about its edu cation, health care & housing programs. Meet at the fountain, central park; also private tours avail., tel: 7922-6600. (Visit www.commonhope.org) La Antigua All Month: ANTIGUA FOOD & WINE: Ex clusive Syrah wine pairing specials in 28 restaurants in Antigua organized by De gustantigua and the Spanish School of Sommeliers. (see page 68) Info & details visit degustantigua.com Thu., 2 : BBQ w/Burger Innovation Labs Sat., 11 : Impact Hub Launch Party Mon., 13 : Ocial Opening Sat., 18 : Hueristica Meet Up Fri., 24-Sat., 25-Sun., 26 : 3-Day Startup! A successful global bootcamp pro gram to accelerate your business idea. Applications due Oct 7th. Info., http:// guatemalacity.3daystartup.org/PLAN AHEADon page 34IMPACT HUB (candidate) 1 av. norte #12, La AntiguaAll events open to the public (English & Spanish) www.ImpactHubAntigua.netSee article on page 56

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Trova Jazz tel: 2334-1241 Via 6, 3-55, zona 4, Guatemala CityFriday Concerts Call for schedule: Live music Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridas tel: 7832-1296 Calle del Arco #29, La AntiguaFridays World music. 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. Thursdays, 8-10pm Csar Barrios, Latin American guitar. Q35 cover Fridays, 8-10pm Latin Trio, Denis Medina on Cubano Tres. Q35 cover Saturdays, 8-10pm Sergio Zepeda, guitar. Q35 cover Oct 11, Sat., 5pm MUSIC: Ms msica, menos violencia a unique musical recital by students of Sistema de Orquestas de Guatemala, (SOG). All proceeds support SOG and its programs. Suggested donation Q150La Cueva de Panza Verde tels: 7955-8282, 7832-2925 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua Saturdays, 8-10pm Sergio Zepeda, guitar. Q35 cover

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29 Mondays Eric Fry: enjoy a great mix of western and rock music! Tuesdays Gustavo: this local musician plays a mix of Latin and western classics Wednesdays Open Mic Night! Hosted by dierent musicians; come along and show your skills! Thursdays Gustavo: this local musician plays a mix of Latin and western classics Fridays Bonre Night! Dierent guest artists and drink specials from 8pm 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 Free Live Music Nightly from 8:00pm TRATTORIA LA NONNATel: 7840-4036 Km 86.5, Carretera Interamericana, TecpnSaturdays 7-10pm: Live music El Restaurant (El Convento)Tel: 7720-7272 2a av norte #11, La AntiguaThursdays 6:30-9:30pm: Enjoy free owing from our soul with some jazz music. Los Tres TiemposTel: 7832-5161 5a av norte. #31, La AntiguaSundays 2-5pm: Live music: Bolero Kape Paulinos tel: 7840-3806 Km 87.5 Carretera Interamericana, TecpnSundays 1 to 4pm: Live marimba band Mondays & Tuesdays, 7-9pm Noches de boleros en guitarra Wednesdays & Thursdays Bossa, soft rock & cuban Fridays & Saturdays with CaribeLas Palmas tel: 7832-9734 6a av. norte #14, La Antigua

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30 Exhibition featuring Ramn vilathe work of renowned artist Galera Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua G. Through Nov., 2.

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31 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 shopping & services GUATEMALA CITY

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32 Science is catching up with intuition! A study published Aug. 19 by PLOS ONE documented the rst direct brainto-brain communication. e words hola and ciao were sent between two people thousands of miles apart. e evolution of civilization points to a progressive increase of the interrelations between human minds, where by mind we mean a set of processes carried out by the brain. We were able to directly and noninvasively transmit a thought from one person to another, without them having to speak or write, stated coauthor Dr. Alvaro Pascual-Leone, a neurologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and Harvard Medical School professor. e excitement this study created oers greater insights into the way we communicate with each other and especially our non-speaking friends of the animal kingdom. Animals are bound by their nature and as this study suggests, the mind is a set of processes carried out by the brain. Animals do not carry judgment about how they speak with us so are not limited by belief or nonbelief in telepathy. Living with animals of any species, one rapidly learns that they are communicating through the processes of their own brain. ere is the knowing that comes from eye contact or the way a head is held. Body language is a communication language all unto itself and most veterinarians will admit a large part of diagnosis comes through reading body language and other non-verbal cues from the animal. Ultimately the greater question is not if the ability to communicate non-verbally exists, it is simply: Are we listening? When we listen with our heart and our eyes, along with our ears, we discover a vast language that is speaking clearly and loudly. Our animal friends have mastered this language, a beautiful dance that integrates all of the senses. As you take in the sights of La Antigua Guatemala, myriad animals are speaking to you. Birds in the Parque Central dance to e Gift of Non-verbal Communication 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 Raa2014 Spirit photos by: Renaud Ruhlmann ()and Laurel Baker ()

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33 18 calle 21-31, z.10 Blvd Los Prceres www.in-nola.com Telephones: 2367-2424, 2337-4498 In Nola In NolaFabrics by the yard & more REPAIRS & ALTERATIONS13 calle 5-24, z. 9, Guatemala City Tel: 2332-4017Weaving, Embroidery and Sewing Supplies International Interdenominational tel: 2361-2037, 2361-2027 email: unionchurchguatemala@gmail.com web: www.unionchurchguatemala.com 12 calle 7-37 zona 9 Plaza Espaa, GuatemalaSunday Services Contemporary 8:15 am Traditional 11:00 am The Worship Experience 6:00 pm Thursday Services Contemplative 12:15 pmCaring for the English-speaking Community Were your best choice, so leave everything in our hands. We guarantee weekly Consolidated Cargo Service, door-to-door from Miami to Guate mala. Contact us and nd out why we are the best option.IMPORTING?transcargogt@gmail.com Tel: 2360-0407 IMPORTACIONES? Somos su mejor opcin, deje todo en nuestras manos. Garantizamos un Servicio de Carga Consolidada, semanal, puerta a puerta desde Miami a Guatemala. Contctenos y compruebe porque somos lo mejor opcin.TRANSCARGO Lin Canola5a calle 9-60, zona 1. Centro Histrico, Guatemala City TelFax: 2232-0858 Tels: 2253-0138 Credit Cards Inside parking www.lin-canola.comArtesanas tpicasAll kinds of native textiles Fabrics by the yard Wood, leather & more shopping & services GUATEMALA CITY What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? Robert H. Schullermeet a seed or piece of bread as the horses breathe and sigh ever aware of their surroundings. And then, there are the dogs, oering the opportunity to hone your non-verbal communication skills through a variety of communications. Everything from the one that breaks your heart as it is seeking food and care, to the one that is happily dancing by its owner eager to please. ere are also the ones that are clearly saying stay away. Engage a lively conversation with a Mayan elder on the subject of talking animals and he will share story after story of the power and accuracy of these communications. Ultimately it is our ability to want to listen to our animal partners that is awakening our inner awareness. Collectively humanity has arrived at the moment where we must gaze within at the correlation between human survival and global deterioration. Our animal partners are quickly losing habitat and perhaps it is our animal friends who hold a powerful key to our future. One aspect of this key is the gift of non-verbal communication that cannot be manipulated; a rare gift of clarity and focus inviting us to remember the best that we can be. So as you take that stroll through the Parque Central, why not take a moment and communicate with the animals that are speaking to you. Have fun and discover a world that has always been there, all you have to do is listen.

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34 Caf Bar Meals DrinksVa 6, 3-55, Z. 4, Guatemala City Resv: 2334-1241 Shakespeare PubNear all Major Hotels. 13 calle y 1a av., zona 10, local 5 Torre Santa Clara II Tel: 2331-2641 Shakespeare PubGUATEMALA CITY dining Sat., Nov. 8, 2pm OPEN HOUSE: Oxford Bilingual Montessori, families welcome! (Info., tel: 7832-5969; Email: oxford.montessori@olcenglish.com) 1a av. norte #35-B (enter Centro Luterano), La AntiguaSun., Nov. 2 through the Sat., 8th Sacred Journey Writing & Yoga Re treat : On the shores of Lake Atitln we invite the four shamanic directions to inspire our meditation, yoga and daily self-exploratory writing. Mystical Yoga Farm. aimee@thestorytellerwithin.com or www.thestorytellerwithin.com) Sat., Nov. 1 CELEBRATION: All Saints Day Guatemalans prepare ambre and visit cemeteries, bringing owers to hon or departed family members and friends. Special celebrations in many towns, in cluding Santiago and Sumpango Sacate pquez feature huge kites. See article on page 18. Most banks and businesses will be closed. CountrywideWed., Nov. 5 PHOTOGRAPHY: Wide Awake and Feeling Mortal by Leslie Wil son, proceeds from the sale & live auc tion to be donated to the AIS scholarship fund. See article on page 46. Galera Pan za Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua PLAN AHEADDATEBOOK ...continued from page 26 The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. Pablo Picasso

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35 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 dining GUATEMALA CITY Large salon for special events. Live marimba music every day. Plenty of parking. Present this ad for a special surprise.5 avenida 3-27 zona 1 Guatemala, Guatemala Delivery service: (502) 2238-0242 Tels: (502)2238-0242 / 2238-0172 / 2238-0784 E-mail: promociones@arrincuan.com Monday Sunday 7:00 am 10:00 pm 5 avenida 10-22 zona 9 Guatemala, Guatemala Delivery service: (502) 2360-5555 Telfono: (502)2360-5555 E-mail: zona9@arrincuan.com Monday Sunday 7:00 am 10:00 pm Buet breakfast from 7:00 AM on Sundays CENTRO HIST RICO Z ONA 9 www.arrincuan.com

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36 At the end of a year in the late 1990s La Antigua Guatemala was full of street trash and potholes, and many of us complained to the mayor. Victor Hugo del Pozo kindly advised that the city had no funds. We sent a spy over to the treasury to, indeed, nd that the meager budget in those days had run out for that year. e private sector has always been VERY active in the city whether through civic committees like Salvemos Antigua or esta committees and education programs. At that time Fundacin para la Conservacin de La Antigua Guatemala, founded in 1986, took the lead and set up a clean-up committee with paid workers. Many of us contributed with small and large donations to keep Antigua clean with its campaign Pasemos a La Antigua en Limpio. During the last administration, the city began to do a much better job as Mayor Vivar increased the municipal work force from 400 to about 1,000 employees. Fundantigua began working on the road to Guatemala City Ruta del Orgullo in July 2007, and today it IS one of the nicest roads in Guatemala! After planting more than 700,000 plants (and counting), today we have 32 full-time workers, one water truck, two garbage trucks and take pride in the project. We clean the road beginning in Antigua and continuing through Magdalena Milpas Altas, Santa Luca Milpas Altas, San Lucas and Mixco. Meager budget? Dont think so with Q2.6 million budgeted for this year. Adopte un kilmetro was set up for corporate Guatemala to contribute, and some of us contribute with smaller donations. We appreciate the contributions from the mayors of San Lucas and Mixco and through local companies where guests may add a contribution to their bill. Contact the project at the Hotel Casa Santo Domingo/tel: 7820-1220. ADOPTE UN KIL METR O! by Elizabeth Bell /Guatemala Insight

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37 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 lodging GUATEMALA CITY A familiar face is returning to the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala City. is time, Todd D. Robinson will carry the title of Ambassador. Robinson, a career diplomat with extensive experience in Latin America, served as deputy chief of mission in Guatemala City from 2009 to 2011. President Barack Obama nominated Robinson in June to succeed former Ambassador Arnold A. Chacn, who served since August 2011. e U.S. Senate conrmed Robinson by a voice vote on Sept. 16. In his remarks to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in July, Robinson said: Guatemala is at a critical moment. While the nation has made signicant progress since the signing of the peace accords in 1996 that ended a three-decade long internal conict, signicant challenges remain. Tracking of humans, weapons and drugs; high rates of violence; impunity and corruption; poor education and employment opportunities; and chronic malnutrition are all serious issues and all particularly damaging to Guatemalas youngest, most defenseless citizens. ... e United States and Guatemala are already making some progress. Guatemala has made advances in the ght against tracking in persons and is committing additional funding in a constrained budget environment to its anti-tracking eorts. ere has been strong cooperation on counternarcotics, judicial strengthening, and maternal and child health issues, he continued. Since his transfer from Guatemala in 2011, Robinson served as deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Aairs in Washington, D.C. Previously Robinson served as consul general in Barcelona, Spain, and was chief of the political and economic section in the U.S. Embassy in Tirana, Albania. Before that, he served at U.S. Embassies in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (2000-03); La Paz, Bolivia (1997-99); the Holy See, Vatican City (1995-97); Rome, Italy (1993-95); San Salvador, El Salvador (1989-91); and Bogot, Colombia (1987-89). Originally from New Jersey, Robinson joined the Foreign Service in 1986, one year after his graduation from Georgetown University. New U.S. Ambassador isnt new to Guatemalaby Matt Bokor

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38 HEALTH SERVICES e Valle Verde School in Guatemala City held its annual photo contest (2014) -here are the top 3 entrants.First Place: Descanso armonioso by Sebastin Coronado, 11th grade Second Place: Belleza acutica by Natalia Prez, 5th grade ird Place: Pez tigre by Carlos Rivera, 4th grade www.valleverde.edu.gtStudent Photo Contest Winners martes a domingo de 10 am a 9pm

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39 FUN, FREE and INFORMATIVE Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUEHEALTH SERVICES And Also : : Platelet-rich brin matrix Tel: (502) 7832-9746 ~ www.optyma.com.gt Avenida El Desengao No. 33, La Antigua Guatemala M.D. Ophthalmology In everyones life, at some time, our inner re goes out. It is then burst into ame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. Albert Schweitzer

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40 HEALTH SERVICES REVUE PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS, Oct, theme: Pets of Guatemala1st Place by popular vote: Premio al mejor amigo by Rafa Martinez. Prize: Q200. 3rd Place by popular vote: Adoptame no me dejes by William Montepeque. Prize: Carved Jade Paper Weight from Jades Xibalb

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41 M.D. OphthalmologyTel: (502) 7882-4281 Avenida El Desengao No. 33, La Antigua Guatemala www.optyma.com.gt www.tuclinicadelacruz.comEastman Dental Center | Univ. of Rochester N.Y.(502) 7832-01253a avenida norte # 11A La Antigua Guatemala Blvrd. Los Prceres 18 calle, 24-69 zona 10, Torre 1 Of. 10-07 Empresarial Zona Pradera(502) 2261-6875Jorge E. De la Cruz DDS, P.C.Implants Cosmetic dentistry Root canals Laser bleaching Custom dentures Crowns and bridges HEALTH SERVICES Hermano Pedro Medicine and General Surgery Pediatrics Maternity & Gynecology Traumatology, Orthopedics & Arthroscopy Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Laparoscopic Videosurgery Otorhinolaryngology Urology Cardiology Urology Clinic Laboratory Pharmacy Videoendoscopy Videocolonoscopy X-rays Electrocardiogram Ultrasound Electroencephalogram Osseous Densitometry Computerized Axial Tomography Mammography Ambulance Service hphpedro@intelnet.net.gt www.hospitalhermanopedro.netWE ACCEPT WORLD WIDE MEDICAL INSURANCE! Av. de La Recoleccin #4, La Antigua (in front of the bus station) PBX: 7832-1190, 7832-1197, Fax: 7832-8752 24-hour Emergency Service Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is power ful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody. Benjamin Franklin

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42 DR L UIS RAMREZ, DDS, OMS, Spanish, English and German Spoken Calle Real de Santa Ines #9A La Antigua Guatemala Tel: 7832-6002 info@maxillofacialcentre.comwww.maxillofacialcentre.comMaxillofacial Centre is the ONLY ONE with 3D Dental Tomography and CAD/CAM Dental Lab in Guatemala. General Dentistry Maxillofacial Surgery Dental Implants Oral Rehabilitation TMJ Therapy Jaw Surgery Teeth Whitening Orthodontics is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, dental implants, and oral rehabilitation. HEALTH SERVICES Major surgeries, Cancer treatment, U.S. Nurse companions

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43 Medical Clinics & Diagnostics Calzada Santa Lucia Sur #7, La AntiguaWe accept major credit cards Emergency Service from 7:00am to 7:00pm Tels: 7832-3122, 7832-5789 HOUSE OF HEALTH REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por ejemplar para promocionar su negocio.HEALTH SERVICES Cornea, Cataract and Lasik surgeon Vitreous-Retinal and Aesthetic medicine surgeonSpecialized OphthalmologistsPrincipal: Branch: Make your appointment online at www.centrovisualgyg.com If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others. Franois VI de la Rochefoucault Those who are quite satised sit still and do nothing; those who are not quite satised are the sole benefactors of the world. Walter Savage Landor

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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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46 Featuring photography by Leslie Claxton Wilson, plan ahead to attend this new exhibit at Galera Panza Verde on Nov. 5 beneting the scholarship fund of the Antigua International School (AIS), which is celebrating its third anniversary. e exhibit, Wide Awake and Feeling Mortal, is a collection in black and white that showcases Leslies particular eye for beauty in the details. She has worked as a photographer for more than 40 years, lives in northern California but grew up in Guatemala City in the 1950s. During this time, she developed a lifelong love of Guatemala, its culture and its people. e visceral inuences of Guatemala, its heritage and its people, have had a profound and lasting impact on my work as a photographer, Leslie says. Her photography has been shown at design studios in San Francisco and New York and has received awards in juried shows in Northern California at the Bedford Gallery and Piedmont Center for the Arts. Her work is in private collections in the U.S. and internationally. Most recently Leslie has become a supporter of AIS, which was co-founded by her friend, Christine Wilson. AIS is an independent, not-for-profit school established in 2011 committed to teach children how to think critically so they may reach their highest purpose and make a meaningful contribution to Guatemala and the world. Now completing its third year, the school has a student body of 165 in grades K-10, with a faculty of 21. Seventy-ve percent of the students are Guatemalan; the remainder represents 18 other nationalities. Half of the student body receives scholarship funds. Leslie is generously donating the proceeds from the exhibit and is actively working on the capital campaign for the new AIS campus set to open August 2015 e opening reception on Nov. 5 will include a sale and live auction of photographs. All proceeds from evening sales, as well as through the month-long duration of the exhibit, will be donated to the AIS Scholarship Fund. Plan Ahead: Photographic Exhibit at the Galera Panza VerdeWide Awake and Feeling Mortal Wide Awake and Feeling Mortal opens at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Galera Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua Guatemala. e restaurant at Mesn Panza Verde oers a 20 percent discount that evening for dinner guests who attend the reception. e exhibit runs through Dec. 7. For more information about the artist, visit leslieclaxtonwilsonphotography.com and for the school, antiguais.org.

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47 shops & services ANTIGUA Phone +502 7832 1669 E-mail: tours@greenbellyadventure.com GREEN BELLY ADVENTURE CO. facebook.com/greenbelly.gt www.greenbellyadventure.com See the Past, with the future Fast, fun, comfortable o-road version Located in San Sebastian Park, just north of the San Sebastian church ruins on the right hand side. Antigua Tour La Azotea Coee Tour Adventure Ride/Sightseeing Pacic Beach Tour 5 Minute walk from Central park, north on 7a avenida until the end, or take a Tuk Tuk for Q10. Callejn San Sebastin No. 2B, Antigua Guatemala Segway Tours Daily Central Park Home Accessories & GiftsLa Antigua Guatemala Manufacturer & Exporter Open daily 9am to 6pm7a calle oriente #18 Tel: (502) 7832-0685 7832-4656 Fax: 7832-4659info@casadelosgigantes.com www.casadelosgigantes.com

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48 Registered Establishment with lots of T.L.C. Tel: 5704-1029 Cynthia Burski, D.V.M. / Hugo Sican Pelen, D.V.M. 2a calle oriente #6, La Antigua Tel: 7832-0245Dogs, Cats, Birds, ExoticsSurgery Hospitalization Laboratory X-Ray General Medicine Boarding NOW ON SA LE Coee for a Cause English, French, Spanish spoken Mon-Fri: 8am-1pm & 2:30-6pm Sat: 9am-1pm 2a av. sur #61-B Tels: 7832-3624, 5732-4808Vaccinations Surgery* X-ray -Dental clinic Ultrasound -Laboratory Services -Emergencies *Gas anesthesia usedDr. Juan Pablo Calderon Garcia Tel: (502) 3418-2243 elchuchofeliz.com info@elchuchofeliz.com /elchuchofeliz ANTIGUA GUATEMALADale a tu mascota el mejor regalo! Dog Training / Educacin Canina Sumpango, Sacatepquez. AWARE (Animal Welfare Association Rescue/Education) is a no-kill animal shelter that has been helping abandoned and injured domestic animals in Guatemala since 1981. We are currently housing 320 dogs and 80 cats, all spay/neutered, vaccinated, and cured of any health problems, and are looking for homes or sponsorship. AWARE provides low or no cost spay/neuters for the community, as well as humane education outreach. AWARE helps send animals to the USA, Canada and Europe. AWARE is a 501(c)(3) non-prot in the USA and is registered as an NGO in Guatemala. For more information see our website www.animalaware.org or facebook animalaware or contact Xenii at xenii-2@ usa.net ANTIGUA shops & services

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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 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! REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por ejemplar para promocionar su negocio.shops & services ANTIGUA A healthy attitude is contagious but dont wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier. Tom Stoppard Casual & Formal Mens Wear Imported Suits, Tuxedo Rental, Top Brands of Clothing, Footwear and Accesories 6a. Av. Norte No. 3A, La Antigua Guatemala Tels: 7832-8508 4337-0042 ventas_solex@yahoo.com 100% Natural color cotton.Nature gave them color. We gave them shape.3a Calle Oriente # 33, La Antigua Guatemala Tel. 78322605 www.algodonesmayas.com When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, May luck be yours on Halloween. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins.... Merry October! Rainbow Rowell

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50 La Antigua Guatemala, 6a. Av. Norte #1 Tel: 7832-5555 www.enlacesantigua.netRepair services for computers, printers, Digital cameras, Iphone, Ipads and more with original parts. Networking and telephony. House calls. Is technology giving you a headache?ANTIGUA shops & services 7832-4345, 5106-6860 4323-0726 Antigua es nica y nosotros somos unicos en la AntiguaThere is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream. Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills. Voltaire

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51 AVAILABLE AT Sophos Bookstore (4a av. 12-59, z. 10, loc 1-D, Guatemala City (sophos@sophosenlinea.com) Colibri, 4a calle oriente #3-B, La Antigua (textilescolibri@turbonett.com) AmaliaLLC.com Amazon.com barnesandnoble.com Amalia Moreno-Damgaard is a native of Guatemala, an award-winning author, chef consultant, Latin food and culture strategist and entrepreneur. Gourmet Cuisine with a Cultural Flair WINNER OF FIVE NATIONAL AND REGIONAL AWARDS IN THE U.S.Amalias Guatemalan Kitchenshops & services ANTIGUA

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San Juan del Obispo, 2a av sur #3 (10 min by car from Antigua) Tels: 7830-6669 or 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 ANTIGUA shops & services 52 Spitters, Scratchers, & Snappers PET Qs & As by Cynthia Burski, DVM Question:I have a 1-year-old Boston terrier who pulls so hard on his leash when he sees another dog or person that he starts coughing and gagging. Can this lead to health problems? e collar is pressing against your dogs airway when he pulls on the leash, making breathing dicult and potentially causing physical damage. Head halters can guide a dog with leverage without putting pressure on the airway and can be used without removing their collars. However, they are harder to t on short-faced dogs like Boston terriers. Another alternative is the body harness with a front chest attachment point for the leash; both the head halter (especially useful on larger dogs) or the body harness (especially useful on smaller dogs) allow you to steer your dog away from distractions without putting any pressure on his throat. But the bottom line is that your dog needs to be trained so he doesnt hurt himself or intimidate people. He needs to learn to listen to you even when he is excited. So please nd a training class, invite a trainer to work with you in your home or buy a training guide book so you and your dog can enjoy many years of good, well-behaved companionship together. CONSEJO PUBLICITARIO #2ANNCIESE SABIAMENTE Mayor informacin: ventas@REVUEmag.comCIRCULACIN CIRCULACIN CIRCULACINMs revistas, mayor nmero de clientes potenciales It is an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem. For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much the wheel, New York, wars and so on whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man for precisely the same reasons. Douglas Adams If a rabbit dened intelligence the way man does, then the most intelligent animal would be a rabbit, followed by the animal most willing to obey the commands of a rabbit. Robert Brault

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54 of the elaborate images and messages that the kites portrayed. Manuel explained that because of advances in technology, some of the artists use computers to more easily create intricate images that can then be transferred to the tissue paper. e kites now send important political and social messages addressing issues such as protecting the environment and womens rights. One A Kaleidoscope of Color and Traditon cont. from page 19kite may take as many as 20,000 sheets of tissue paper to decorate and can cost upwards of $5,000, Manuel added. Groups that create smaller kites attempt to y them later in the afternoon. e kites that stay up the longest and travel the farthest are declared the winners. e Maya believe that on All Saints Day, souls of the departed come to the festival and are freed. Many believe that the kites serve as a conduit to the spirits who wish to visit Earth on this day, and that they are assisting the souls on their journey to heaven. e tradition of barriletes began in Santiago, Sacatepequez 115 years ago, said Ignacio Ochoa, director of the Nahual Foundation, a think tank by and for indigenous people of the Americas. Other towns such as Sumpango, Santa Maria Cauque and Santo Domingo Xenacoj eventually followed suit and have picked up the ritual in just the last 30 years, he added. Prizes are also awarded for the larger kites. According to Ochoa, who has been a judge three times at this festival, the grand prize this year will be 45,000 quetzales (approximately $5,800 USD). Prizes are based on size, innovative design and meaning of the kite. e kites that stay up the longest and travel the farthest are declared the winners. Antigua Tours is oering a day trip to Sumpango on Nov. 1, departing Antigua at 9 a.m. For more info, go to www.antiguatours.net or call (502) 7832-2046.

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56 Many people dream of working from a home oce in beautiful La Antigua Guatemala, but the reality isnt always so dream-like. Telecommuters often deal with spotty Internet coverage, distractions, isolation and a home that starts to feel like work. Even working from local restaurants and cafs has its drawbacks. Michelle Berkowitz Sultan, founder of Social & Environmental Impact Consulting, found herself caf-hopping between three or four places daily. Every few hours I needed to change location because I didnt want to be rude to the establishment, she said, and buying something at each spot got expensive. Worse, working alone precludes the synergy of daily oce conversations those aha! moments when you run into a colleague has exactly the idea you need, or vice versa. A workspace that is collaborative, where you can share ideas with other people, bounce ideas o each other, and have the energy of a work environmentthats really attractive to me, said Chris Barry, program director for the U.S.based Central America Health Initiative. Creating opportunities for synergy and that energy of a work environment are two primary reasons that Richard Ambrose and Mark Jacobson, co-founders of the impact investment group Pomona Impact, created the new co-working space, Impact Hub Antigua (candidate). Co-working spaces allow telecommuters to save money by sharing oce space, services and equipment. Impact Hub, started in London in 2005, takes it a big step further by creating co-working communities made up of professionals who promote sustainable impact. ese may be social entrepreneurs and nongovernment organizations, as well as professionals in supportive roles like attorneys, accountants, graphic designers, copy editors and others. Internationally, Impact Hub now has more than Impact Hub: Antiguas New Space for Synergy Text and photos by Linda Conard...continued on following page

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

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58 7,000 members in 54 Hub environments on six continents. Twenty additional locations, including Impact Hub Antigua, are candidates completing the approval process. Antiguas Impact Hub is in Casa de los Milagros, a Spanish colonial building on 1a avenida norte, across from La Fabrica gym. Everything in the Hub is designed to inspire networking and collaboration, while allowing for focused, independent work. Shared oce spaces, large enough to hold up to 20 people per room, open onto a central courtyard surrounded by bamboo chair swings. Reliable 10MB Wi-Fi (the fastest speed currently available in Guatemala) is accessible from anywhere in the Hub, and members have free use of a large copier, printers, scanners and other oce equipment. Rustic desks line the shared workspaces, and members can choose from oce swivel chairs, beanbag seats and yoga balls. In addition to individual memberships, a small oce of two to seven people might opt to rent a Hublet, where the team can work together in a more private, self-contained space. Members have free use of conference rooms, which nonmembers can also rent for meetings. e lunchroom and kitchen feature a fridge and microwave, plus unlimited free coee, while an onsite caf and juice bar will oer specialty coees, smoothies and sandwiches. After a week working in the Hub, Barry, one of the charter members, said, e lighting is great, theres fresh air, its a quiet space, the Internet is fast and reliable, there are plugs everywhere, theres coee, theres a gym right across the street and the people running it are really are trying to create the right environment for people to interact. Hub eventsranging from yoga workshops and Sexy Salad Days to presentations on nancial management and measuring social impactkeep members informed and motivated. An upstairs terrace, with postcard-worthy views of Antiguas three volcanos, will be the site of Friday winedowns and other social events, making it easy to connect. After her rst week, Sultan, another charter Hub member, said, Ive already met some extremely bright and motivated people here. Although the Hub is already attracting international telecommuters, the Hub is also developing targeted alliances with local universities and institutions, and creating a scholarship program to cover membership costs for promising young Antigua-area entrepreneurs. Ambrose expects the crosspollination of international and local enIMPACT HUB cont. from previous page ...continued on following page

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60 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 ANTIGUA dining IMPACT HUB cont. from previous pagetrepreneurs, NGOs, start-ups and support professionals in Antigua will be especially valuable. eres a real opportunity to stimulate much greater collaboration in the community where all of these circles meet, he says. Wed love to house that discussion. ats really part of the goal. Both Ambrose and Jacobson hope that Impact Hub Antigua will cultivate a new wave of entrepreneurship here in Guatemala. Ambrose adds, Its a grassroots approach that has had a lot of success around the world, and we know can be successful here. Impact Hub Antigua (candidate) is oering a 50% discount for the rst six months for members who sign up by the grand opening on Oct. 13. For more information, see www.ImpactHubAntigua.com, or contact Flavia Ladino at avia.ladino@gmail.com or (502) 3339-9483. 1a av. norte #13, La AntiguaBehind every small business, theres a story worth knowing. All the corner shops in our towns and cities, the restaurants, cleaners, gyms, hair salons, hardware stores these didnt come out of nowhere. Paul Richards

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61 dining ANTIGUA 2a calle oriente #9-D, La Antigua Tels: 7832-2495, 4652-6077 If you havent eaten here, its like you havent been to AntiguaExcellent Tpica Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust A stranger stabs you in the front. A friend stabs you in the back. A boyfriend stabs you in the heart. Best friends poke each other with straws.

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62 Tel: 7832-1784 5a calle poniente No. 8 (Closed on Wed.) Hotel 2a calle oriente #9-A1, La AntiguaCALL FOR DELIVERY tel: 5293-3361 Want a Great Pizza?10am-9pm Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUEANTIGUA dining GUATEMALA 13 calle, 2-75 zona 10 In front of Topacio Azul, Tel: 2334-3884 Hours: Mon to Fri: 7:00AM 4:30PM Sat: 9:00AM 5:00PM Sun: Closedwww.pitayajuicebar.com info@pitayajuicebar.comANTIGUA GUATEMALA 6ta. Calle Poniente #26, in front of Antiguas Gym, Tel: 7832-1172 Hours: Mon to Sat: 8:30 6:00PM Sun: 9:00AM 4:00PM 3a calle oriente #21, La Antigua Tel: 7832-6579 www.nifunifadeantigua.comSteak HouseSalad Bar Live Music every Sunday Delivery available RestauranteLa EstrellaChinese Food 7a av. norte #42, La Antigua DELIVERY SERVICE tels: 7832-4303, 7882-4409Restaurante Chinese Food La Estrella Looking for easy online access to Revue advertisers? S C A N TH I S ... BUSINESS DIRECTORY at REVUEmag.com/links/...or check our 4a calle poniente y 7a av. norte, house #6 (corner) 5a av. norte #15, interior Calzada Santa Luca Sur #6 Delicious Guatemalan Breakfasts, Coees, and Homemade Cakes Tel: 7832-0519

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63 4a avenida sur #1 (near the Cathedral) La Antigua Tel: 7832-9133 caeoperabistrot.comA corner of Italy in AntiguaMon-Thur 12:00-15:30 & 18:30-22:00 (clsd Wed) Fri-Sat 12:00-23:00 Sun 12:00-22:00dining ANTIGUA A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when theyre not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when theyre not so bad. Arnold H. Glasgow I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing. Katherine Manseld

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64 Bake the tortillas in a toaster oven at 350F until they are crispy (5 to 7 minutes). Keep a close eye on them, as they can burn easily. Weigh them down with a small wire cooling rack to keep them from curling up. Once the tortillas are crispy, tostadas keep for days. Prepare all the remaining ingredients. Set up all the ingredients in salad bar fashion. Or set up all the ingredients at the table. Invite diners to assemble their own tostadas. For boquitas, make them on the spot. If you make them too soon before they are eaten, they will be soggy. Assembly suggestion: Spread salsa, guacamole or beans (if using) on a tostada. Add garnishes in the order listed. Top the tostada with your protein of choice, if you like.SALSITA DE TOMATE CIRUELAQuick Plum Tomato Sauceis delicious sauce is a staple in many Guatemalan homes, and its uses are endless. You can use it for tostadas, crispy rolled tacos, or fried or hardboiled eggs. Build the sauce further by adding other ingredients, such as celery, herbs, spices and chile peppers. Panfry the sauce in 1/2 tablespoon of canola oil for a twist in avor. Makes a little over 1 cup 1 cup roughly chopped Roma tomatoes 2 tablespoons chopped onion 2 garlic cloves 1/8 teaspoon thyme 1/8 teaspoon crumbled oregano 1/2 bay leaf 1/4 cup water Sazn (Seasonings) 1/2 teaspoon white wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Cook the rst 7 ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a quick boil. Lower the heat, cover, and simmer for 5 to 8 minutes. Pure all ingredients and season them with vinegar and salt. Return to the saucepan and heat through. Taste and adjust seasonings, if needed. Use the sauce immediately or save it in a jar for later. It lasts in the refrigerator for 1 week. Boquitas cont. from page 21...continued on following page

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65 dining ANTIGUA National & International FoodLive Music Every Night starting at 7:00 pm Big screens for sports games5a. Calle Poniente #15C, La Antigua Guatemala.Tel. 7882-4468 www.lapenaantigua.com

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66 GUACAMOL PARA TOSTADASGuatemalan Guacamole for TostadasGuacamol is what Guatemalans call the delicious simple avocado mash known in the United States as guacamole. e secret for a perfect guacamol is in the quality of the avocados. Guatemalan avocados are thicker-skinned, rounder and darker than California avocados. e texture of a Guatemalan avocado is milky and buttery. Guatemalans often add them in chunks to soups and salads. is basic avocado pure has multiple uses in the Guatemalan kitchen as a side dish and even as a sauce. To make a sauce, add herbs, chile peppers, water and a little olive oil. is recipe for tostadas is simple because the toppings add a lot of avor. To convert this recipe to a side dish for churrasco (barbecue), add tablespoon of shredded onion and teaspoon of crumbled oregano to the mixture. Makes about 1 3/4 cups 3 ripe avocados, mashed to a chunky texture 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them well. Taste and adjust seasonings, if needed. Boquitas cont. from previous page

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67 dining ANTIGUA 5a av. sur nal #36-C La Antigua Guatemala Tel: 7832-7074 www.laescalonia.com Mon-Sun 8am to 6pmPLANTS A CCESSORIES DELICATESSEN MUSIC & BOOKS HANDMADE CRAFTS SPECIAL MENUS EVERY WEEKEND

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69 REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por lector para promocionar su negocio.dining ANTIGUA Mon -Thurs 10:30am 6:30pm Fri 10:30am 7:30pm Sun 9:30am 6:30pm Tasty Specialties of Cacao & Chocolate 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.

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72 make do on an annual income of 8,000-10,000 quetzales, which his family spends on essentials not produced at home, such as clothing, shoes, school supplies and perhaps a sheet or two of galvanized, corrugated metal to plug up a persistent roof leak in his primitive cottage. It is worth noting that Maya men often spend 2,000 quetzals or more per year on their wifes and daughters traditional costume (traje) even when cheap, used clothing from the States, at the ubiquitous paca, is abundantly available. Against all odds the colorful and unique Mayan textile tradition continues to survive; for how long, no one knows. Toot toot! Toot toot! Donde, caporal, donde? Each cuadrilla, the group of pickers, is overseen by a plantation foreman (caporal) whose job it is to move the harvesters from one eld to another where the coffee is puro cereza, pure cherries, alluding to its bright red color when ripe. e caporal has a little silver horn, which he toots to tell the people to come his way. Some of these horns are heirlooms, being passed down from father to son. One such horn we saw was stamped Made in England and dated 1895! e picking proceeds at a leisurely pace, each worker with a basket slung from his waste, pacing himself, for the day is long and because rushing is unpleasant and can even lead to mistakes. e caporal keeps a close eye especially on the young pickers, quick to chide them if he sees too many green beans in their baskets. Only the red-ripe cerezas are to be picked. A few camaguas or semi-ripe beans are allowable but take care not to mistakenly pluck too many green ones, as that will incur a ne. When the eld is full of red cherries, the workers are very happy because that means a productive day. e pickers are paid by the pound and when a eld yields but a few ripe beans the mood can turn rather sour, as the disgruntled harvesters work hard for meager results. Suddenly, someone screams: Caporal! Una culebra! A SNAKE! Sure enough, when the caporal arrives he nds a meterlong coral snake, deadly poisonous to be sure, having cobra-like venom. e foreman dispatches the reptile with a swift swipe of his machete and buries it as the excitement quickly fades. Snakes and a variety of biting and stinging critters go with the terrain. Late in the morning there are more shouts in the distance: Muerzo Muerzo! e shouts sound rather comical as the mans voice ascends into the upper registers of falsetto. Lunch, he is shouting. Its Peter Bernal who had trudged up the The Coffee Harvest cont. from page 17Suddenly, someone screams: Caporal! Una culebra! A SNAKE! ...continued page 78El Caporal and his silver horn.

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73 A PLACE WITH HISTORY. First hotel built in Antigua Hotel AuroraAntigua, Guatemala lodging ANTIGUA FUN, FREE and INFORMATIVE Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUEEggs and oaths are easily broken. Danish Proverb Promise little and do much. Hebrew Proverb Promises are like the full moon, if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day. German Proverb Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once. Norman Vincent Peale

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76 THE TAX CORNER by John Ohe If you would like to submit a tax-related question, please email: info@holaexpat.com. Responses are provided by John Ohe (IRS-authorized enrolled agent), who resides in Antigua.In September Prensa Libre reported that roughly 110 countries either have Foreign Account Tax Compliant Act (FATCA) agreements in place with the United States or are in discussions. us far, Guatemala has not yet signed an agreement. But the recent article in Prensa Libre leads us to believe that FATCA, a reporting requirement that is part of a broader eort by the U.S. government to combat oshore tax evasion, is coming soon to Guatemala. e newspaper article positioned FATCA as if an agreement has already been signed. Our guess is that the Prensa Libre may have knowledge on certain internal discussions within the Guatemalan government. Simultaneously, local banks have begun collecting W-9s from U.S. citizen account holders. e key information on a W-9 is the Social Security number. When Guatemalan banks begin transmitting bank account information along with a SSN, the IRS will be able to easily pursue U.S. citizens and green card holders for not reporting foreign earned interest. Technology is making the world a lot smaller. Computers will be able to instantly ag many delinquent taxpayers. Prior to FATCA, expat tax returns were largely based on an honor system. With FATCA, the IRS has the ability to electronically reconcile expat tax returns with foreign bank account information. It may take the IRS several years to actually pursue someone, but that is clearly not a desirable situation. Along with penalties for not reporting interest income, there may be penalties for not ling the Foreign Bank Account Report or Form 8938 (if applicable). Our best guess is that Guatemala will become a FATCA-compliant country within the next 12 months. For U.S. expats living in Guatemala, its a good idea to get compliant before FATCA becomes eective. Prensa Libre article on FATCA predicts more foreign bank account regulationsAre You Compliant?You cant overestimate what happens when you encourage regulators to believe that the goal of regulation is not to regulate. Joseph Stiglitz Banking, I would argue, is the most heavily regulated industry in the world. Regulations dont solve things. Supervision solves things. Wilbur Ross

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80 TRANSPORTES TURSTICOS T OUR OPERA T ORinfo@atitrans.net www.atitrans.net ventas@atitrans.netShuttle Service, Organized Tours, Packages and more...7832-3371, 7831-0184, 7882-4369 6a av. sur #8, La Antigua TR A VEL 2nd PLACE by judges vote in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, Oct.: PetsGato y la luna by Marixa Snchez Sagastume Prize: Q300 certicate to El Sereno La Antigua If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth. Chief Seattle of the Suquamish Tribe Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUEMan is rated the highest animal, at least among all animals who returned the questionnaire. Robert Brault Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar. Bradley Millar I care not much for a mans religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it. Abraham Lincoln

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82 Though homeless, sick, injured or starving dogs and puppies are still conspicuous in villages surrounding Lake Atitln, the situation has been greatly improved by the tireless eorts of Selaine dAmbrosi and her animal welfare organization Ayuda Para La Salud De Perros y Gatos. She explained how Ayuda helps these dogs and puppies as we walked down Panajachels main street. Recognizing most of the dogs we passed, she also lled me in on Ayudas success in vaccinations, spayings and neuterings at Ayuda-sponsored clinics. REVUE: How did you get started in animal activism and welfare? dAmbrosi: My formal education was in human health, as a nurse. I later got involved in notfor-prots in the States, and nally I worked with a large animal welfare sanctuary in the southwest. But I have loved and had animals since I was a girl. After arriving to Guatemala in 2006, I became involved in various initiatives to improve the domestic animal welfare situation in the Panajachel-Lake Atitln area and ultimately founded Ayuda in 2009. We are a registered Guatemalan association that is funded through grants and private donations. We get a lot done with a very small amount of money because we are an all-volunteer group. One of our strongest supporters remains the Fondation Brigitte Bardot. REVUE: What is Ayudas primary focus and philosophy? dAmbrosi: We are focused on the health and well-being of needy dogs and cats around Lake Atitln. We provide monthly sterilization clinics in four major villages: Panajachel, Solol, San Marcos and Santiago Atitln. We also sponsor as-needed clinics in several other lake villages. e Ayuda standard care package includes sterilization, rabies and combo vaccinations as well as internal and external parasite treatments. e package is oered at a low cost or for bartered services to pets with families which qualify along with our roaming, community animals. In 2013, we provided vaccinations for around 1,000 dogs and cats and the same number were dewormed and treated for parasites; 486 animals were sterilized. Catch, treat, release, maintain is the essence of our strategy when working with roaming community animals. I have learned from experience that animal shelters just dont work. ey are often bottomless pits that dont encourage people to take responsibility for solving the problemout of sight out of mind. at being said, there are always exceptions! When a situation arises where a dog or cat does need long-term Ayuda for the Health of Dogs and Cats in Guatemala INTERVIEW by Susanne Kennedy SELAINE DAMBROSI with Princesa

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recovery in a shelter, we call on our trusted partners at Unidos Para Los Animales. Along with the catch, treat, release, maintain philosophy, we utilize foster homes for those who are too young or too sick to return to the streets while we seek proper homes. Last year Ayuda was responsible for homing 42 lucky dogs and 11 cats. Volunteerism is at the heart of Ayuda. We are all volunteers. Ayuda has always been a community project or not at all. REVUE: What about animals who have owners but are not receiving proper care? dAmbrosi: First of all, it is humane to treat other living creatures kindly. It is also sensible because animal health directly aects human health. Humans are susceptible to all sorts of zoonotic diseases and parasites. Not only does Ayuda nd ways to treat sick animals, we teach their owners about good hygiene and how to take proper care of their animals, and we are available for ongoing consultations. REVUE: So the animal welfare conversation inevitably leads to other interconnected discussions? dAmbrosi: Absolutely. As educators, our responsibilities spill into so many areas. For instance, it is often necessary to explain that, in most cases, the animal does not have the disease, it is simply carrying the problem. A tick, ea or worm can be eradicated without eradicating the dog or cat! is may sound like an exaggeration but poisonings (mass or individual) are not uncommon, although less so these days. Recently in one of our villages, roaming animals were getting into the rubbish left on the streets so the council used strychnine to kill them en masse. It was devastating. In this case (after the incident), we proposed a design for animal-proof concrete rubbish bins with lids. But the council was not interested because they were concerned this solution would interfere with garbage collection revenue We have to undo this sort of pretzel logic all the time and just keep the conversation going. Poisoning any animals is absolutely unacceptable. It is cruel, inhumane and denes a society in less than attering terms. REVUE: What are the most vivid lessons from your decades of promoting and working in animal welfare? dAmbrosi: ere have been so many lessons. One of my biggest was recognizing the best way to approach the subject of animal welfare with people and that is the intrinsic con-...continued page 107 SELAINE DAMBROSI with Princesa Ayuda cont. from previous page

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86 HOTELFonda del Sol 15 Comfortable Rooms Calle Principal 1-74, Z.2 Tel: 7762-1162 Panajachelh_fondadelsol@yahoo.comFonda del Sol 3a av. 3-45 Z. 2, Calle Santander, Panajachel Tels: 7762-2915 /17 Fax: 7762-1117 email: necos@itelgua.com Comfortable rooms Cable TV Private bath w/ hot water Parking Laundry Your Hotel in Panajachel on Calle Santander LAKE ATITLN Rooms Daily, Weekly & MonthlyHotel Casa Colonial Calle Monterrey, Panajachel Tel: 7762-0743 www.casacolonialpanasurf.comird Place by judges vote in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, Oct: Pets of GuatemalaNosotros by Annaly Castillo de Villatoro. Prize: Carved Jade Pencil Holder from Jades Xibalb. Lots of people talk to animals. Not very many listen, though. Thats the problem. Benjamin Hoff Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know theyre in the game. Paul Rodriguez

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87 Tels.: 7762-6114 / 15 Calle Monterrey, zona 2, Panajachel, Solol reservaciones@jardinesdellago.com www.jardinesdellago.com Rest and relax in front of the most beautiful lake in the world: AtitlnLAKE ATITLN

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88 6a calle y 14 av 13-42, zona 1 Quetzaltenango Tels: 5687-3305, 7765-4687 www.hostalcasadonamercedes.com.gtOering comfortable rooms with private and shared bath. Clean, Safe, Good AtmosphereCasa Doa MercedesHostal PBX: 7761-2521, 7761-9439 15 av. y 4a calle Zona 1, C.C. Santa Rita 2do Niv, QuetzaltenangoPasta Wine Cakes and the Best Pizza in Xela! (home delivery service) #1 in Entry in the Revue Photo Contest, Oct.: Pets See page 15 for more Quetzaltenango servicesEl rey del oro by Israel Monterroso Villatoro All entries can be seen at fb.com/revuemagazineQUETZALTENANGO Since 1892 Hotel Modelo has warmly welcomed visitors to Quetzaltenango and through our personalized service we strive to make our guests feel at home, away from home www.hotelmodelo1892.com hotelmodelo1892@yahoo.com 14 Avenida A 2-31 zona 1 Tel: 7761 2529

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90 las lisas hawaii PACIFIC COAST / LAS LISAS / HAWAII If you have an important point to make, dont try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time a tremendous whack. Winston Churchill Tels: 5588-6747, 7821-3088, 5907-2552 ~ bramishka@yahoo.com casabellamonterrico.com casabellaguatemala.comWhen in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap. Cynthia Heimel

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92 The Coffee Harvest cont. from page 78the beans are transferred to giant woodred kilns, which slowly rotate, drying the coee to perfection. roughout all this process a parade of national and international inspectors visits the farm to see how things are going. Ocials from the National Association of Coee Producers (ANACAFE) tour the plantations not only to ensure quality standards are being maintained but also to oer technical advice and assistance to the growers. Samples are taken to be test roasted and sampled by outside experts. Representatives from international certifying agencies also visit the farms to make sure workers are being treated fairly and that no children are working among the pickers; this leads to producers getting the coveted fair trade stamp of approval demanded ever more by discerning consumers. TARRALES COFFEE FINC A AND NA TURE RESERVE For coee acionados who would like a more intimate look at coee production in Guatemala, many plantations welcome visitors and oer coee tours. Certainly one the most interesting and accessible plantation is Tarrales Farm, located near San Lucas Tolimn on Lake Atitln. Here a guide will take you for a walk and explain the entire procedure from grove to dried bean ready for export. e harvest is in high gear from October through December, and this is the best time to visit. Tarrales still uses a 19th century vintage steam engine to run its wood-red drying kilns. Finca Tarrales was established around 1870, and its rst owner was a Belgian immigrant, Don Pedro Latour. A little later the farm passed into the hands of Don Saturnino Blen, originally from Spain. It was at this period that the farm rst began producing sugar cane and coee. e coee and boiled-down bricks of raw sugar called panela were transported by oxcart to San Lucas Tolimn on Lake Atitln to the farm depot and pier, where a steamboat would pick up the cargo and take it to Panajachel. Drying Coeedumps his days harvest into a giant feeder bin. From there the beans fall into a trough of rushing water conveying them to the pulper, where the bright red fruit is removed. From the pulper the coee continues on to machines that do initial grading by size. en on to the fermentation vats, where the coee rests. is process removes all remaining mucilage adhering to the bean. At dawn the next day the clean beans are raked onto the drying patios under the bright sunlight for drying and curing. During the day beans are continually being raked to evenly expose all sides to the drying sun while quality control inspectors, working on hands and knees, comb through them picking out any defective beans. e coee must be dried to exacting standards. On days when the sun is insucient ...continued following page

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93 pezdeoro@intelnett.comReservations: L Elegance Guatemala City Tel: 2368-3684www.pezdeoro.comMonterrico Beach, Taxisco www.hawaianparadise.com 8 kms after Monterrico Tels: 5361.3011, 5204.9140, 5407.0874 Reservations 4005-0500 & 4503-0386, Km. 8 Carretera de Monterrico a Hawai www.hotelhonolulu.com.gt honoluluhotel@gmail.comPACIFIC COAST / MONTE RICO Hotel and Restaurant Tels: 5583-6373, 5489-5056 www.hotelportonomr.comMonterrico PORTOFINO

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94 EL PETN hotelmonami@hotmail.com www.hotelmonami.comTours to arq. sites Yaxh & Nakum 4x4 vehicle. Tickets for Tikal, Belize, Chetumal & PalenqueHotel y Dormitorio Ecolgico. RestauranteMon ami Tarrales Nature Reserve from previuos pageover by Joseph Burge Jr. and his wife, Mary, also from Tennessee. e rst thing the young couple did was to declare the property a nature reserve, prohibiting all hunting use of slingshots. It would not be an exaggeration to say that Tarrales is one of Guatemalas rst wildlife reserves, protecting a large swath of the southern slope of volcn Atitln. In the early 1980s the responsibility of administering the farm passed to grandson Andy Burge, who has continued the family tradition of protecting the forest and all the creatures that nd shelter there. Tarrales is now part of Guatemalas growing system of private nature reserves, open to the public, Mon to Fri, 9ampm, Sat, 9ampm. To arrange for a visit or book a coee tour, birding tour, buttery tour or a cloud forest expedition to search for the rare Atitln unicorn visit www.tarrales.com or call (502) 59198882, 2478-4606 or fax (502) 2478-4901. Tarrales Nature ReserveFrom there large wagons, pulled by mules, took the products to Guatemala City. In 1922 Tarrales was purchased by the Gordon & Smith Company of London whose purpose was to supply the coee houses of Europe. In 1940 an American entrepreneur from Tennessee came to Guatemala looking for high-quality hardwoods. Don Joseph Burge fell in love with Tarrales and decided to purchase the farm for his retirement home. Don Joseph reforested the farm, planting many white mahoganies, Spanish cedar and other valuable wood species. Tarrales continued to prosper as the demand for coee grew worldwide. In 1952 administration of the farm was taken Tarrales is one of Guatemalas rst wildlife reserves, protecting a large swath of the southern slope of volcn Atitln. ree generations of coee producers. Burge family. Tarrales Nature Reserve Captain Thor Bushman Ollie Janson, ecologist, conservationist, synergetic geometrician, yachtsman and all around bon vivant, is the author of 15 books, the founder of Guatemalas Fundacion Defensores de la Naturaleza, and was responsible for establishment of the Manatee Biotope located at Ro Dulce. brotherijah@hotmail.com facebook.com/nubliselva

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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. 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. Q279/case. 5844-6503 VIDA REAL TV CHURCH : Join us for an experience with God. Sundays: Hotel Casa Santo Domingo, audito rium Los Atrios, 8am and 10am; and Hotel Intercon tinental, 14 calle 2-51, z. 10, 3rd level, 10am, simul taneous translation. Special program for children. FINGERPRINT-PASSWORD DOOR LOCKS Adele : Guaran teed t, easy instalation, reversible handle. Metal construction resists breakage and vandalism. Mechanical keys for emergency use. Contact Mul tibusiness Group, S.A. ventas@mbg-sa.com Tels: (502)5204-4260, 4990-2468. AA OPEN MEETINGS IN ENGLISH IN ANTIGUA : Mon. 6-7pm, Discussion. Tues. 6-7pm, Big book. Thurs. 6-7pm, Steps. All at Doa Luisas restaurant, 2nd oor rear dining room. 4a calle oriente #12. www. antiguaguatemalaaa.org Tel: 4735-8955 CLUB ROTARIO Meets every Wednesday 7pm at Por ta Hotel Antigua (except last Wed. of the month). Call 7832-7600 http://www.rotaryantigua.org/ DIANNE SENA MSW, LISW Psychotherapist U.S. Cer tied and Licensed. Treating anxiety and depres sion. Teaching interpersonal problem-solving skills. Encouraging personal growth. Oce in An tigua. Tel: 7937-0278. C OUNSELING FOR A DULTS & A DOLESCENTS Relation ships, Substance Abuse, Trauma and Recovery. Licensed Psychotherapist Gail Terzuola, MSW, LA DAC. La Antigua. Tel: 7832-5639. FUN, FREE and INFORMATIVE Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUE PANAJACHEL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: Lake Atitlns English-language church meets Sundays, 9am at member households. Visitors welcome! 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99 INSTRUCTION SERVICES EMPLOYMENT REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por lector para promocionar su negocio. 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 water/coee/tea. All proceeds are used to support CasaSito Associations education program. Info: www.casasito.org or call 5993-1633. GOING TO TIKAL? Stay with us, just 15 min. from park entrance. No.1 on TripAdvisor El Remate. Hotel & Restaurant La Casa De Don David.com HORSEBACK R IDING, English Equitation Classes : from beginner to intermediate level. Taught by English instructress. See also ad under Fun Stu Ravenscroft Riding Stables New Tel #: 7830-6669, 5408-7057. MEDITATION COURSE Primordial sound by certied instructor from the Deepak Chopra Center (Calif.). For more info. please call or drop by (mornings only). Tel: 7832-0245, 2a calle oriente #6, ask for Cynthia. Classes in English or Spanish. HI-TECH REPAIR, SUPPORT AND SALE: Digital camer as, iPods, computers, Windows, Mac, laptops, desktops. Virus problems and upgrades. Enlaces 6a av. norte #1, La Antigua. Tel: 7832-5555. SWORN (LEGAL) TRANSLATOR Professional transla tion of legal and ordinary documents. Duly reg istered at the Ministry of Education, U.S. and Eng land Embassies. Contact: po_h@hotmail.com or Phones: 5417-9079, 5693-7475, 2261-0792 CERTIFIED TRANSLATOR IN ANTIGUA Urgent transla tions. Contact: translationsgt@gmail.com, Tels: 5630-2405, 7832-5306. Registered in the Ministry of Education and in the U. S. Embassy. TRADUCTOR J URADO EN A NTIGUA : Traducciones juradas y libres. 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 F LE X/A CTION SCRIPT : Positions available for PRO GRAMMERS (including trainees) staying or living in Antigua. Short and Long Term. See www.veeops. com/jobs or contact hr@veeops.com TRAVEL COMPANY : w/ 10 years of Central American experience is looking for minimum 2-year-com mitment for the following positions: sales (creative design & pricing of individualized travel for a wide variety of clients), & operations. Requirements: u ent English, strong computer skills & be a t with our culture of honesty, sustainability & innovation. Send detailed CV and cover letter to hr@viaven ture.com marketplaceS E BU S CAEJECUTIVO(A) DE VENTAS CON EXPERIENCIACV a: ventas@revuemag.com o contactar a John al 7931-4500 Enjoy a great cup of coee while helping support animal welfare programs. Available at 3a avenida sur #4-A, Antigua. Proceeds from sales of Dawg-Gone Good Coee are used to help animals in distress. COFFEE FOR SALECOFFEE FOR A CAUSE IT COACH/SUPPORT needed. User empowerment. Leadership. English and Spanish. Proven IT skills. Advanced level in Oce (Pivot Tables, Macros, Mailshots). Problem determination and resolu tion, hardware and software problems, emphasis and focus on user training. Send detailed CV and cover letter to hr@viaventure.com WEAVING CLASSES in La Antigua. Casimira Tubac has been weaving since her early childhood, following the Mayan traditions. No English spoken, a good way to practice your Spanish. Call 5705-4875. FUN STUFF RAVENSCROFT RIDING STABLES : Tels: 7830-6669, 54087057 (English owners) 2a av. sur. #3, San Juan del Obispo (2 miles south of Antigua). English (Euro pean) style riding on t, well-trained horses. Ac companied 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, paintball games, birdwatch ing, coee tour and tasting. Finca Filadela, Tel: 7728-0800, 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 FREE VISIT TO OUR ORGANIC MACADAMIA FARM! Free samples of our chocolates & nuts, facials with our skincare products. Learn & contribute to our sustain able development project. Contact us for reserva tions at exvalhalla@gmail.com, www.exvalhalla. com or 5889-4925, 5671-9530, 7831-5799. BIRDING TOURS! 5am-12pm. Breakfast & lunch bags $5 each. Oering 3 great options: Guatemala city (Parque la Democracia) $150. Antigua Guatemala (Finca El Pilar) $175. Paln (Finca El Zur) $200. Pric es include: Jeep 4x4, 1-4 tourists, small back pack. Biologist-ornithologist Fenando Aldana, mobile: 5560-0333 or fernandoaldana63@gmail.com 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 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY GREAT OPPORTUNITY : Selling hotel & restaurant in Antigua. Six rooms, garden & terrace. All equipped. Near central park. Info. hoteldionisioinn@gmail. com or tel: 5923-0257. CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Fine rugs, carpent ing, couches, chairs and mattresses. Non-toxic. Free estimates. Let us extract all that dirt, dust and much more. Contact Pamela 5200-8279. LAVACENTRO OFFERS LAUNDRY & FOLDING, TRADITIONAL CLEANING, DRYING 10 calle 1-08, zone 10, across from the CANTERA. Tel 55133768 Close to hotels and zona viva. follow us on Facebook as LAVA CENTRO. I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the lower animals (so called) and contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man. I nd the result humiliating to me. Mark Twain Until one has loved an animal, a part of ones soul remains unawakened. Anatole France Never wear anything that panics the cat. P.J. ORourke

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REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE REAL ESTATE: FOR SALEANTIGUA AREA ANTIGUA AREA BEAUTIFUL APARTMENTS : 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: 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. REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT ANTIGUA AREA LAS GOLONDRINAS APARTMENTS : Antigua G., bed rooms: cable TV, private bathrooms with hot show ers; apartments with complete kitchen, Wi-Fi. Dif ferent sizes-dierent prices. Daniel Ramrez Ros. Tels: 7832-3343, 5713-6429 aptslasgolondrinas@ gmail.com www.lasgolondrinasapts.info real estate BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN PROPERTY : 65 acres above Antigua, available with or without excellent buildings. Turnkey mission, ecotourism lodge, or agrobusiness. Wondrous place! Visit www.unrefu gioenelmundo.com then contact dimichaelelor ette@gmail.com for appointment. 1 Acre = 43,560 ft21 Acre = .4047 hectare 1 Acre = 4047 mt21 Acre = 5645.4 varas21 Manzana = 10,000 vr21 Manzana = 6,988 mt21 Manzana = 1.7 acres 1 Vara = 32.9 inches 1 Yard = 36 inches (3ft) 1 Meter = 39.37 inches 1 mt2 = 10.764 ft21 mt2 = 1.431 vr2CONVERSION CHART LARGE COMFORTABLE FURNISHED APARTMENT 10 min. from Antigua. Bus/car access. 1 bdrm, liv, din, kit, laundry, cable TV, Wi-Fi, parking, safe & quiet area. Great price. Tels: 7888-7886, 5973-9053. ROOMS FOR RENT central, for single and group. Pri vate and shared bathroom, hot water, wi-, cable TV, puried water, patio, garden, pergola and terrace. Living room, dinning room. Secure area, gated. COMMERCIAL LOCALE, across from Coop eracion Espaola Tels: 4285-9510, 4188-2335. 102 Thinking of buying a home? La Reunion Golf Resort and Residencies is a world class residential project that you should consider for its luxury lifestyle and as an investment. Villas located near or on the golf course oer easy access to amenities. Contact Century 21 Antigua Fine Homes info@c21afh.com Tel: (502) 7832-2153 www.C21AFH.com (code revue_oct.) TWO APARTMENTS 1 OR 2 BEDROOMS fully furnished, kit, dinrm, livrm, bath w/hot water, Wi-Fi, cable. 3 BEDROOM HOUSE fully furnished in a safe and nice environment. Call 4214-1600/ 5938-2299. ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT kitchen, dinrm, livrm, fully furnished, equipped, free Wi-Fi, cable TV. No pets. Call: Ana Mara, 5501-1101. WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEND A WEEKEND OR A HOLIDAY IN BEAUTIFUL ANTIGUA GUA TEMALA? Comfortable, colonial house for rent, in condo, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, furnished & equipped. Q3,500 (Fri. 4pm Sun. 4pm) for families only. Res ervations: inversionesconvision@gmail.com Tel: 5998-4158. No pets allowed, non smokers. GRANJA (FARM) EN LA ANTIGUA Vendo granjita de 11,535 varas cuadradas, con casa de 3 recamaras y casita para visitas, guardiania, con jardines pre ciosos llenos de Flores, arboles Frutales, ubicada entre el Centro Comercial del El Panorama y la Car retera 14. Tel (502) 4221-6962.CIUDAD VIEJA, Sacatepquez LAKE ATITLN EUROPEAN INVESTORS are looking to acquire land/ property in the Lake Atitln area. Owners or agents please call: 5598-5677. INVERSIONISTAS EUROPEOS buscan terrenos/casa en el rea del Lago de Atit ln. Propietarios o agentes por favor contctenos al telfono: 5598-5677. HOUSE in the CENTER of ANTIGUA: 2 blocks from cen tral park, 320m incls. 4 bdrms, 2 large livrms., kitchen/diningrm, 2 bathrm + 1 bath, antique pila in the patio. No brokers. Tel: 4580-5733. P ERFECT HOME FOR GROWING FAMILY OR NGO The compound has more than 1300 meters of land and the home has over 600 sq meters of construction. 7 bedrooms, 4.5 bath. Call for more details. Carstens Bienes Raices S.A. (502) 7832-7600, 7832-7412. 2 STORY 2 BEDROOM 2 BATH MAIN HOUSE WITH 3 SEPARATE LIVING Q UARTERS all with full bathrooms overlooking lake Izabal, beautiful mountain & lake views; carport with long concrete driveway recent complete renovation. $70,000. Contact owner at 502-4074-2968 or riodenizen@gmail.com.LAKE IZABAL Carr. al Salvador, Km.9.5, home in gated commu nity with all amenities. Large house, parking for 15 cars, view of city; will listen to oers, a must see. No brokers. For more information call: 5385-6620.GUATEMALA CITY BRAND NEW BEAUTIFUL 3 BEDROOM HOUSE 3 minutes from central park. Laundry room, 2.car garage, re place, hot water, internet and cable ready. Info (502) 4221 6962. HASS AVOCADO FARM San Pedro Sacatepquez 15,822.70mt producing, well-maintained, great investment. GRANJA AGUACATERA San Pedro Sacate pquez, 22,643vr produciendo, muy bien cuidada. Q.1,800,000. Tels. 5516-4747, 5378-5360, 5994-6256, www.proyectosmodulares.com.gt E X CLUSIVE RESIDENTIAL FARM near Antigua Gua temala, lovely countryside, house: 400mts eld: 9,779.19mt gardens, fruit trees, etc. EX CLUSIVA GRANJA RESIDENCIAL muy cerca de Anti gua Guatemala, preciosa area campestre, casa: 400mts terreno: 13,995vr jardines, frutales, etc. US$675,000. Tels.5516-4747, 5378-5360, www. proyectosmodulares.com.gt ANTIGUA AREAI saw a bank that said 24 Hour B anking, but I dont have that much time. S teven Wright

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Hotel Mesn del Valle ............................. Hotel Posada del Hermano Pedro ....... Hotel San Jorge ......................................... Hotel San Rafael ....................................... Hotel Sor Juana ........................................ Hotel Panchoy ........................................... GUATEMALA CITY Hotel Antao ............................................. Novo Hostal ............................................... LAKE ATITLN Balamya ..................................................... Hotel Casa Colonial .................................. Hotel Dos Mundos (Pana) ...................... Hotel Fonda del Sol (Pana) .................... Hotel Real Santander .............................. Jardines del Lago ..................................... Posada de Santiago (Santiago) ............. TOSA Resort & Spa ................................... PACIFIC COAST Asociacin Ola Verde ............................... 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Trattoria La Nonna .................................... CHIMALTENANGO Finca La Loma ........................................... QUETZALTENANGO Shai Long .................................................... Giuseppes Gourmet Pizza .....................HEALTH SERVICESGUATEMALA CITY Antrionika Insurance ............................... Dr. Milton Solis Plastic Surgery ................ Fibonacci Spa ............................................... ANTIGUA Antiguas Gym .............................................. Ceiba Porta Hotel Spa ................................ Centro Visual G & G ..................................... Clinicas de la Cruz ....................................... Clnica Veterinaria El Arca ......................... Dermatologist Dr. Samayoa ...................... Gail Terzuola ................................................. Gimnasio La Fabrica ................................... Guatemala Medical Travel ......................... 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Transportes Tursticos Atitrans ................SERVICESGUATEMALA CITY Angel Fire Kennels ...................................... Budget Rent-a-Car ...................................... Hertz ............................................................... Immigration Services .................................. Transcargo ..................................................... Union Church ............................................... Utz Ja Water Filters ..................................... ANTIGUA Aero Casillas Online Shopping ................. Antigua FM ................................................... Antigua Rentals ............................................ El Chucho Feliz .............................................. Empleoseg ..................................................... Enlaces ........................................................... Frank Salon .................................................... Fumigadora Antigua ................................... 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Ayuda cont. from page 84 If you would like more information about Ayuda, please visit http://ayudagt.wordpress.com/ nection between animal and human health. is is the most eective way to get peoples attention on animal welfare issues. It is also absolutely true. e other thing Ive learnedthe hard wayis that it is best to work in a methodical rather than an obtrusive way. Of course you need to let people know what you are doing, through radio, television and face-to-face. But it is equally important to wait for them to come to you. ere needs to be buy-in at all levels for our program to be successful. is means the cofradias (the church representatives), the central de salud oce as well as the mayor and cocodes (neighborhood leaders). ere is no point in driving home a message before people, the community, are ready to hear and act on it. REVUE: What other strategies have you found to be eective for improving the lot of animals around the lake? dAmbrosi: You have to get to the womens groups. eyre the ones who deal with the kittens and puppies and who understand about reproduction. e best places to get to them are on the streets, in the mobile clinics, in their homesin situ, in the community. We talked about the animal welfare conversation being so interconnectedI cant tell you how many times a young woman has pulled me aside and asked, Can I get that (sterilization) done to me? REVUE: Have you seen signicant change to attitudes or behavior in the lake region since founding Ayuda ve years ago? dAmbrosi: Cultural change is denitely happening. Dogs used to be put on the street to roam for food but there is more of a sense of responsibility now. We have had some great partnerships in some of the villages, for instance, with the mayor of San Marcos. We have regular clinics in San Marcos and receive a great deal of support from him and his council. REVUE: What do you have planned for the future? dAmbrosi: We piloted a new internship program, the Darlena Lake Fellowship, in San Marcos in August. Funds were secured for the fellowship to run for two years. It will accommodate four newly qualied veterinarian interns to live and work in the village for a term of six months each. Students need to fulll an internship under a licensed Guatemalan vet after their academic studies before receiving their diploma. So the model has been designed with this in mind. e mayor and local council committed to a building for use as a small hospital facility and agreed to provide water, electricity and security for the duration of the program. e model is about exposing the next generation of vets to the rural situation and helping them understand that they are part of the sustainable solution. It has wonderful potential. 107

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108 Cinnamon is part of the sensuous sights, smells and tastes of Guatemala travels. Reddishbrown rectangular patches of little nca elds give color to Highland hillsides, cinnamon shades from wheat stubble, peanut plants, corn stalks and furrows of the rich volcanic soil itself. Photos of the ncas, lined up on steep mountain slopes, are iconic images of the western region. e farmland looks like cinnamon rolls from the distance of the highways, with the spicy tones contrasted against blue skies and green elds. Cinnamon bark isnt grown here, but plenty of the sweet and savory spice is imported for use in chocolate production, to add to coees and in avoring candies. Richly fragrant cinnamon aroma can be snied around our cafes and bakeries all year, tempting a taste of the drinks and pastries on sale inside. Doesnt everybody like cinnamon? e fragrance, the avor, on its own or enhancing foods and drinks, a familiar spice over holidays and year-round. Several dierent trees produce cinnamon bark for export, most of the worlds supply coming from Sri Lanka. Its called canela in Spanish. ats because the conquistadors found a dierent tree around the Caribbean and the Florida Keys, the canella or wild cinnamon, that smells and tastes pretty much like real cinnamon bark, but not as intensely rich. Colonial governments tried to grow the imitation plant to compete with the genuine stu, but it didnt sell. Only the name canela is left, now the languages label for the genuine spice. Once real cinnamon started coming to Guatemala, indigenous people began to use it in tea as a digestive aid, or in honey as a avoring, or in medicines. In village markets around the Petn, stalls sell liquor bottles relled with wild, unltered honey and sticks of cinnamon. Four hundred years ago, natives in the Guatemalan jungles pounded imported cinnamon bark to extract the essential oils for use on wounds, a natural antiseptic only recently adopted by some in Europe and North America. Petn villagers found centuries ago that cinnamon oils work as eective ant and insect repellants too, while adding fragrance to homes and gardens. Memories of cinnamon taste, scent and shades of hillside colors are a rich part of the Guatemalan experience. Enjoy cinnamon in each of its sensuous forms. Cinnamon e fragrance, the avor, on its own or enhancing foods and drinks, a familiar spice over holidays and year-round. SENSUOUS GUATEMALA by Ken Veronda

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