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July 2010 Year 19, No. 5

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◗ Could Weeds Turn Guatemala Green? ◗ Antigua Patron Saint Festivities ◗ Profile: Carole Wilson Lewis


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cover to cover 12 HISTORY by Joy Houston How ‘bout a Coffee? Coffee has played a major role in Guatemala’s development as well as the world market, where next to oil it remains the most-traded commodity. photos: Jack Houston

12 Guatemalan coffee is featured in this café on the town square in Bratislava, Slovakia

11 Ask Elizabeth by Elizabeth Bell Who was St. James?

42 youthful musings by Eduardo Linares Batres Up the Carretera a El Salvador in a Gullwing

14 community projects by Kathryn Rousso The Art of the Gourd 17 preservation by Michael Sherer CIRMA Expands Access 18 in the garden by S.C. Johnson Could Weeds Turn Guatemala Green? 20 lake views by Dwight Wayne Coop How I got Gelded and Respected 22 ecology by Dwight Wayne Coop ‘Heart of the Forest’

44 holistic thoughts by Dr. Karmen Guevara A Code to Live By 64 cooking with love by Dianne Carofino Profile: Carole Wilson Lewis with traditional recipies 80 sports by Asa Bjorklund and Judith Gibbons Equestrian Sports Psychology 84 lifestyle by Dr. Al Thompson Vertical Garden 100 border crossing Gerald Edward Smith (1949-2010) 108 Guatemala history by Bob Makransky a.k.a. Aj Pop’o Batz

80 Providing principles that can be applied not only to equestrians and horses, but to other athletes, and possibly even to the education of children. 8 » revuemag.com

124 sensuous guatemala by Ken Veronda Emerald


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24 DATEBOOK JULY guide to culture and upcoming events patron saint day

9 La Antigua celebrations SECTIONS 10 From the Publishers 45 Health Services 48 Vet Q & A 92 Travel 112 Classifieds 116 Real Estate 121 El Salvador 122 Advertiser Index ON THE COVER Jungle green by Thor Janson, wildlife conservationist, photographer, author, adventurer and environmentalist (also see page 124)

Fotokids photography exhibit, July 7

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REGIONS Guatemala City services / shopping dining lodging La Antigua services / shopping dining lodging Lake Atitlán Quetzaltenango Monterrico/Pacific Coast Cobán Tecpán El Petén Río Dulce Deadline for the AUGUST issue » July 9

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Sun., — CELEBRATION: Día de Santiago (St. James Day) honoring the patron saint of La Antigua Guatemala. There will be processions and cultural festivals throughout the month. Following is a listing of the festivities. More info at www.munideantigua.com

photo by leonel mijangos/enantigua.com

ANTIGUA GUATEMALA PATRON SAINT CELEBRATIONS 9 Fri., 7pm — BEAUTY CONTEST:

Elección y Coronación de Señorita Antigua 2010-2011. Q50. Salón César Brañas 5a calle poniente # 44-A. 10 Sat., 2-5pm — DANCE: Folk dances featuring municipal dance groups. Salón César Brañas. 10 Sat., 8-4pm —ART: Outdoors Painting Festival. Central Park.

11 Sun., 7pm — MUSIC: Concert by

Colectivo Dharana, Central Park. 16 Fri., 7pm — PARTY: In honor of Señorita Antigua 2010-2011. Q50. Salón César Brañas, 5a calle poniente # 44-A. 18 Sun., 8:30am — SPORTS: XXIX Medio Maratón Las Rosas, start and finish at Central Park. Registration: 5a calle poniente #30 (Surtiaceites Méndez), Q50.

18 Sun,. 8:30am — ART: Exposition and sale of handicrafts made at the Municipalidad mini-factories, as well as from the Mercado de Artesanías and the Compañía de Jesús. Central Park. 18 Sun., 12pm — GOURMET FESTIVAL: Festival Gastronómico, organized by Municipalidad de La Antigua, CAT, INGUAT and INTECAP. Salón César Brañas. 19 Mon., through Sat., 24 — ART: Esposition of paintings by artists Roberto Mux, Patricia Pol and Juan Ramón García Gómez. Palacio del Ayuntamiento (City Hall), Central Park. 25 Sun., 4pm — PROCESSION: with Santiago Apóstol around Antigua streets. 25 Sun., 6pm — MUSIC: Concert by several marimba groups, fireworks. Central Park. revuemag.com « 11


FROM THE PUBLISHERS

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reen has pervaded our July pages in several shades and forms, starting with Jungle green on the cover. Few can capture natural beauty as vibrantly as phototographer and wildlife conservationist Thor Janson. From the palette of Ken Veronda’s Sensuous Guatemala we are offered Emerald in all of its splendor. In Could Weeds Turn Guatemala Green?, Oliver Thornwhistle looks at two common weeds that could hold the keys to independence from petroleum imports. The green from Dwight Wayne Coop’s article comes from The Heart of the Forest, 40 hectares dedicated to an education and reforestation center. A Vertical Garden was Al Thompson’s green solution to the eyesore of his neighbor’s new, very high, white wall. July brings celebrations all month long in honor of Antigua’s patron saint. On the opposite page local historian Elizabeth Bell answers the question Who was St. James? You can find information on the Santiago festivities in DateBook and on page 9. Check our smart-phone-friendly website for updates (revuemag.com). Throughout the magazine you will find a sampling of memorable photographs taken by a friend of the Revue (and many others) who passed away last month. Atitlán’s Gerald (Jerry) Edward Smith is fondly remembered in Border Crossing on page 100. Also in this issue... Joy Houston on Guatemalan Coffee, Bob Makransky on Guatemalan history, Kathryn Rousso on Guatemalan gourds and Dianne Carofino on Guatemalan food. Feel free to browse. —John & Terry Kovick Biskovich 12 » revuemag.com

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ASK ELIZABETH by Elizabeth Bell

Who was St. James?

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a Antigua Guatemala was founded as Santiago de Guatemala (St. James of Guatemala). Located previously at the Kaqchikel site of Iximché in 1524 and then next door to Ciudad Vieja (San Miguel Escobar) in 1527, the first city council met in this valley on March 10, 1543. Since St. James is the patron saint of Spain and was the patron saint of the conquerors, many cities throughout colonial Spanish America were named after him. When the capital was moved to Guatemala City in 1774, the “old” Santiago de Guatemala was referred to as “La Antigua Guatemala.” St. James was certainly one of the 12 apostles. He was John the Apostle’s brother and is also known as “James the Greater” to distinguish him from James the Less. St. James was one of the first apostles to join Jesus. James, it appears, was executed by sword. His remains are said to be in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. That town is considered one of the most holy towns in Catholicism (after Jerusalem and Rome). The traditional pilgrimage to his grave is known as the Way of St. James and was the most popular pilgrimage in the Middle Ages. Many would say that tourism began here!

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How St. James got to Spain might be intriguing: (1) that St. James preached in Iberia as well as in the Holy Land; (2) that after his martyrdom, his disciples carried his body by sea to Iberia or (3) legend has it that after being decapitated in Jerusalem, his body was taken by angels and sailed on an unattended boat to Iberia, where a massive rock closed around his relics which were later removed to Compostela. For Spanish America, the conquerors “knew” that he miraculously appeared to fight for the Christian army during the battle of Calvijo (and hence called matamoros—the Moor slayer) and that is how he became the conqueror’s patron saint. Spain was gracious in donating the bronze sculpture of St. James to La Antigua in 1969. It is now located on the Hill of the Cross and overlooks the valley. St. James’ Day is July 25 and La Antigua Guatemala comes to life all month with a cultural festival. Many cultural and sports groups have special activities, and Señorita Antigua AND Señorita de las Perpetuas Rosas are elected! The Antigua Municipality is in charge of the program and has become high-tech this year posting it online at www.munideantigua.com. revuemag.com « 13


HISTORY

by Joy Houston photos: Jack Houston

How ‘bout a Coffee?

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right inset: Coffé Baum, Leipzig, was Germany’s first coffeehouse

chumann, Wagner and Goethe met frequently to chat at Coffé Baum in Leipzig, Germany. Established in 1694 and Germany’s oldest coffee house, Coffé Baum still serves satisfied customers and includes a popular coffee museum on the third floor. In his spare time from his duties as choirmaster at Thomas Church in Leipzig, J.S. Bach composed his Coffee Cantata in 1732, for performance by his special musical group at Café Zimmerman. Mm! How sweet the coffee tastes, Lovelier than a thousand kisses, Mellower than muscatel wine. Coffee, I must have coffee; And if anyone wishes to give me a treat, Ah, then, just give me some coffee!

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Coffee houses were popular in Germany at that time, although coffee was not yet acceptable in homes. Beer was the true German drink of the day. Attempts to cultivate coffee in Europe had failed, and coffee came primarily from Brazil. The first mention of coffee dates to Arab writings of the 9th century, when Maya civilization in Guatemala was on the decline. Legends of coffee’s discovery include that of goats, who became agitated after eating the beans from a bush. The stimulating beans became popular with monks at a local monastery, who had trouble staying awake for evening prayers. By the end of the 16th century coffee had made its way through the Middle East to Europe, where Italian clergy thought it dia-


21st century coffeehouse, Vienna, featuring coffee from Guatemala

Traditional café, Vienna, Austria Guatemalan workers sort coffee cherries in Mazatenango

Although records show no export of coffee until 1853, since the Liberal Revolution of 1871 coffee has been Guatemala’s dominant export. bolic. But the pope, after trying it, decided it would be a shame to leave it to the infidels and, rather than condemning it, awarded it the church’s seal of approval. Meanwhile, Santiago de los Caballeros, now La Antigua Guatemala, was officially established in 1543, with monasteries going up all over, aimed to some degree at appeasing the powers that caused repeated natural disasters of earthquakes and volcanoes. The beloved Bishop Francisco Marroquín had died, the Jesuits had begun teaching basic reading, the Franciscans and Dominicans were building elaborate monasteries and the first nuns had arrived in town. Santiago had two convents for women in the mid-17th century, while London women were banned from cafés, which eventually became men’s clubs. At one point the

cafés were closed, considered to be places of sedition. That didn’t last long. They reopened in 11 days. By the turn of the 18th century cafés had opened in Holland, Vienna, Boston, New York and Philadelphia. Santiago de los Caballeros had no cafés, but it did have seven monasteries, four convents, sixteen orders and three dozen churches. The first coffee plants were brought to Guatemala from Jamaica and Cuba by the Jesuits in the mid-1700s. They were used as ornamental plants at their monastery in Santiago de los Caballeros. The Jesuits were expelled from Guatemala in 1767, but by then beans or cuttings had been taken to other parts of the country. Despite Guatemala’s fertility for coffee ...continued on page 104 revuemag.com « 15


COMMUNITY PROJECTS

text and photos by Kathryn Rousso

The Art of the Gourd The future income-producing ability of a town in Baja Verapaz may be connected to the gourds that grow in the area

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ayan Hands is a small, fairtrade organization that has been working with Mayan artists since 1989. It works with approximately 200 weavers, organized in groups of 12 to 50 women in 11 western and northern Guatemalan highland communities. Its mission is to assist these women by providing the skills and markets necessary to earn a regular income, enabling them to provide for their families and gain control over their lives.

as it turns out, might be with gourds. Rabinal is famous for gourd (jĂ­caras or morros and guacales) art. Gourds (C. alta H.B.K.) grow in the area and are often used as containers and cups. In pre-colonial times gourds were ornately decorated, very highly valued and traded extensively. During colonization the Spaniards even added silver trimmings to the already decorated gourds. Gourds were also associated with many rituals and social gatherings.

One of these groups is from an aldea of Rabinal, Baja Verapaz. Its members perfected the art of weaving beautiful scarves, but recent low market demand forced them to question their product and try a new idea. The answer,

Traditional gourd patterns often resemble figures found on prehistoric pottery, and are accomplished with red, yellow, black and white paints or engraved. The engraving is done with a crude knife on a cleaned

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left: The women show their latest creations (the author is in the front on the right) above: Working as a group to bring the town a new source of income

gourd dyed black with lampblack, obtained from the smoke of ocote (pitch pine) mixed with grease. After the design is complete the gourd is polished with a waxy material called nij, which is obtained from an insect (Coccus nige or Coccus axuua) that lives on resinous trees in the region. The wax is extracted from the insects by boiling them and squeezing it out of the body. To thicken and make it soft enough for a good polish, the nij is mixed with linseed oil and lampblack. It is repeatedly rubbed on the gourd with the palm of the hand as more is added to achieve a high gloss. Another common local material is the tecomate or bottle-shaped calabash (Lagenaria

siceraria [Molina] Standl), which is turned into instruments or water containers. To clean out the interior, a small hole is cut in the narrow top, and the seeds and pulp removed from the dry fruit. For rattles, small clay pellets and stones are inserted, and then a piece of cornhusk is placed in the hole. For water containers, a dry corncob is placed in the hole to prevent spillage. As it turns out, gourds are common and popular in many worldwide locations, and through Jim Widess (a gourd enthusiast who has written a number of books on the subject), owner of the Caning Shop in Berkeley, California, Mayan Hands contacted me, and I was invited to teach a workshop on making gourd dolls. revuemag.com ÂŤ 17


Thirty women learned looping techniques and worked with maguey fiber, beads, cordage, fabric and feathers. One young woman even used her own hair. The first day everyone created tecomate shaped dolls, with the exception of one, who made a chicken. Morros were turned into decorated bowls. The second day more animals emerged, and ideas and gourds got more colorful. The women worked hard and had fun. Now the task of growing morros and tecomates, plus exploring new forms and added materials is upon them. As with other traditional arts of Guatemala, the evolution into contemporary styles can provide new markets, and with these, increased income is possible. So, as the women from this small aldea look toward their future, help support them, and be on the lookout for unique gourd products in the marketplace, and the label Mayan Hands. 18 Âť revuemag.com

above: Tools of the trade; gourds, maguey fiber, beads, fabric and feathers below: Creating tecomate shaped dolls, each with

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PRESERVATION

text and photos by Michael Sherer

CIRMA Expands Access Light begins to shine on buried treasure

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Japanese Ambassador His Excellency Kazumi Suzuki presents a donation to CIRMA in May, 2010

CIRMA, or the Center for Regional Investigations of Mesoamerica, has a history dating back to 1978, when it began as an effort by two dedicated U.S. scholars to preserve Guatemala’s history. It has since become an international treasure and resource, visited by scholars and students from all over the world.

Entrance to the CIRMA building

ot far from La Antigua’s Central Park lies a newly refurbished Guatemalan version of Ali Baba’s cave. Walk two blocks east on 5a calle, past the original University of San Carlos and what’s now a museum. Then another half block to the ornate wooden doors and the dark red-brick exterior with a small sign that reads CIRMA.

The Japanese Ambassador His Excellency Kazumi Suzuki was there in May, speaking of his country’s appreciation for the preservation of history and culture. Japan recently donated money for a new roof, structural work and a photo-processing wing, complete with new computers, cameras and scanners. Banzai, Japan!

Access to CIRMA, however, had been limited to graduate students or those academics who could provide a letter and a reasonable request to delve into the stacks–but that’s changing. Part of the reason for the apparent mystery has been because of what’s in there. With over 7,500,000 documents and a million photographs, it’s taken a bit of time to organize things. When you have over 70,000 volumes of fragile books, dating from the late 1700s to the present, a limited staff and funds, this is not your typical used bookstore. ...continued on page 70 revuemag.com « 17


IN THE GARDEN

by S.C. Johnson

Oliver Thornwhistle on—

Could Weeds Turn Guatemala Green?

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ould two common weeds hold the keys to Guatemala’s independence from petroleum imports? Chances are you’ve seen them, just not recognized them as you drive about Guatemala, especially since one flourishes in the coastal lowlands and the other is widespread in the highlands. The piñon or the higuerilla, at about 38 percent and 19 percent by weight respectively, are two weed seeds which when refined into super-fine diesel may hold the keys to independence from the diesel smoke clogging Guatemala’s highways and your lungs. Then replace gasoline with ethanol, distilled from Guatemala’s prolific sugar production (fifthlargest producer in the world) and voila! A green Guatemala. Piñon, native to Guatemala, grows in lowland soils and climates. It is fast becoming better known as jatropha, from its official name Jatropha curcas. Used mainly in arid regions as fencing, since cattle do not like

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the taste of its foliage, until recently it served principally as a free fence post for farmers. Now there are thousands of acres under cultivation, and the pioneering research into jatropha is being carried out in Guatemala, fittingly enough for a native plant. Millions of acres are under cultivation in Brazil, Indonesia and India. Users of the first commercial quantities of jatropha-based “diesel” produced here report that it burns cleaner than even the highest-grade diesel obtainable in international markets (Guatemala’s trucks and buses use an inferior grade) and is easier in wear and tear on diesel engines. Jatropha, under ideal cultivation, management and processing, yields about 38 percent pure diesel by weight, and the simple distillation process can be worked out by a high school chemistry student. It sounds too good to be true—“A desert weed that animals don’t eat—just throw it on fertile soil, stand back and get rich over-


night.” That’s the pitch of a new breed of jatropha hucksters, peddling cheap Mexican desert acreage as an ideal investment. Sure enough, it can be planted in Mexican deserts, but the cold nights (remember, it is native to Guatemala’s warm coastal lowlands) preclude maturity to commercial yields. Researchers here are now homing in on basic facts about commercial jatropha production. Soils, rainfall patterns and basic spacing and pruning techniques are key elements in commercial production—too much rain befuddles jatropha, more used to arid climates.

out to pick a bunch to experiment with, beware since castor beans and leaves can produce nasty skin rashes. Add ethanol, the sugar-based gasoline substitute already produced in massive quantities, to jatropha and castor diesel, and Guatemala becomes independent from fossil fuels. Dreaming? above: wild castor beans, Panajachel, alt. 5100 ft,

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below: wild jatropha, El Estor, alt. 100 ft., 100° F

Higuerilla, Ricinis officinus, prolific in Guatemala’s Highlands, is better known worldwide as the castor bean. Its yield by weight when converted to diesel is about half that of jatropha, but since its price is twice as high it is competitive. Dreaded castor oil is not the most important use for the castor bean. That role falls to it as the key ingredient in Castrol lubricants. Before you run revuemag.com « 19


Lake Views by Dwight Wayne Coop

How I got and

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e all recall that Rodney Dangerfield’s one-liner, “I get no respect,” became his middle name. His fans (including me) suspected that before turning pro, Rodney worked countless, tedious day jobs. But there was (and still is) something that any man can do to summon for himself beaucoup respect, one that will knock him on his back— somewhat literally. I refer to vasectomy at one of Guatemala’s APROFAM clinics. The arrival of my third son, Aaron, was unplanned, but I rejoice hourly for his presence. He and his brothers have channeled so much joy into my life, even prenatally, that I could wish the stork could continue to visit at 40-month intervals. But the wife and I are quite middle-aged, and I realized that if this keeps up, I might be in Depends before my kids are out of Pampers.

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So, further pregnancies would have to be averted. Not that there was any big risk, since at my age marital congress can be as infrequent as blue moons. Even so, next time that it really is that time of the decade, morning sickness must not follow. So I volunteered to be neutered, to save the wife from being spayed. It seemed like the, uh, manly thing to do. Most people think APROFAM is governmental, but it is in fact a foundation seeking to reduce Guatemala’s soaring natural increase, which rivals the Dominican Republic for first place in the Americas. Countrywide, APROFAM has dozens of clinics; these provide operations for folks wanting to avoid pregnancies, and pre- and postnatal care for those who do not. At the time of my own visit (2007), men were fixed for Q25—cheaper than a Mac


Attack, yet better both for posterity and for one’s arteries. Women were fixed for Q75. My arrival on the appointed day was cause for elation among the clinic employees, almost all of whom were women. The reason was not “Look girls! Mr. Expat Make-out Man, whose fame precedes him, is through sewing wild oats!” No, it was more like, “Look girls! There are two men here today!” And so there were. In the packed waiting room, myself and one other dude, among dozens of women, held appointment cards. Other men were present, but not as patients. They were there to provide bedside support or to see for themselves that the thing would be done. I had spoken over the previous weeks with the APROFAM file clerk, the secretary, the nurse and the social worker—all women. Each treated me as if I were the Pope granting them a private audience. Each adored me with the same fixation as did women in the old Charles Atlas ads—where the 97-pound weakling chases off the bully after undergoing body-building. Are you Rodney Dangerfields paying attention? A one point I was surveyed, since APROFAM wants to know who their customers are. They asked about how many children I already had, about my age, about my profession—and even about my religion. That raised my eyebrows a little. But these people were on a good mission, so I had best cooperate.

The women’s operation entails not only more invasiveness, but more preparation. So, a whole room is set aside for them to recline in after the nurse administers injections on the shoulder and in the groin. The waiting women were all led off for this, leaving me alone with Pablo (the other guy) and his wife, Yoli. We chatted and became fast friends. We were brothers in what is apparently Central America’s second-smallest fraternity (the smallest being tuk-tuk operators who read Miss Manners). The social worker remarked that this was the first time she had seen two men on the same day. On most days, she added, they see none. She estimated, unofficially, that spay patients outnumber neuter patients by 45ish to one.

We were brothers in what is apparently Central America’s second-smallest fraternity. The social worker remarked that this was the first time she had seen two men on the same day. Pablo, the braver of us two, went first. Yoli and I talked some more. She told me how much she appreciated Pablo for insisting that he, not she, would have an operation. And she gave me the same “You are a real man!” smile that I got from the clinic workers. After 15 minutes, however, Pablo emerged from the operating room, taking tiny steps and cupping his, uh, jewels. ...continued on page 88 revuemag.com « 21


ECOLOGY by Dwight Wayne Coop

‘Heart of the Forest’ Showcases Mushrooms and Temescales

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f snack wrappers blemishing the Guatemalan countryside dishearten you, take heart. There are places you can go where litter is not only unseen, its demise is being plotted. They are snapshots of Guatemala’s glory before the modern container revolution. And, primero Dios, they are foretastes of the coming restoration of that glory. The revolution in question sprung upon Guatemala only a generation ago. Sugary drinks, salt-laden crunchies and puffed pig fat began appearing on tienda shelves, attired in zany, mass-market packaging. They 22 » revuemag.com

were still a poor value, but at least cheap enough to be occasionally within the reach of almost everyone. Unlike a banana wrapper, however, these synthetic skins had a way of sticking around long after their usefulness. Indeed, those discarded 30 years ago are still with us, marring roadsides and bulking out clandestine dumps. “One reason,” says Brittany Sickler, “is that people may take for granted that such packaging [unlike organic peels, etc.], decomposes.” The North Dakotan Peace Corps volunteer says that she herself goes to the mercado and buys blocks of cheese and other foods wrapped


Rossmery Jocón displays a candleholder and some of the pine-needle típico of Corazón del Bosque.

Roadside project offers litterless R & R to curious tourists, utopians, and epicures in “organic” packaging like milpa leaves. Sickler labors alongside Guatemalans at the Corazón del Bosque (Heart of the Forest) reserve in the village of Novillero, at kilometer 145 on the Panamerican Highway. This education and reforestation center, which covers about 40 hectares in Sololá Department, is one of eight such projects in the province. They operate through the cooperation of several governmental agencies with Vivamos Mejor, a Panajachel-based NGO. Most of the reserved areas are in lakeshore communities such as Santa María Visitación, with the one in Novillero being an exception. The Novillero site, however, is an ideal showcase for the entire campaign, located as it is on the most-traveled highway in Guatemala. Garbage is nowhere to

be seen—save for in receptacles, and even most of that is sorted onsite for recycling. The presentation at the education building is targeted to schoolchildren, whom the educators consider the conscience and future of Guatemalan environmentalism. It begins with a video of a puppeteer mimicking a whimsical bird with his own painted hands. The bird, unfettered by limits of time and space, shows the wasteland that Guatemala might become if erosion and deforestation continue unabated. This is followed by an orientation to tree planting, technical yet geared to young minds. ...continued on page 96 For more information about visiting or volunteering at Corazón del Bosque, call 7723-4140, or go to www.corazondelbosque.com

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DateBook JULY Guide to culture & upcoming events

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Sat., 11am — ART: Acrylics by Peruvian artist Luis Antonio Cisneros. Colegio Santo Tomás de Aquino, 1a av. norte #23, La Antigua.

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Sat., 5pm — (Spanish) THEATER: Makuto y Malaka, una historia de amor, humor y horror. Q40/Q35 students with carnet. Proyecto Cultural El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), La Antigua.

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Sun., 12pm-4:30pm — PICNIC: Celebrate U.S. Independence Day with good food and drink, lively conversation and games for the kids. Donation Q50 (children under 6 free). For more information contact John Chudy at 7832-4581. Casa Convento Concepción, Calle Concepción #41, La Antigua.

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Tues., 6:30pm — ART: Exposition and sale of paintings and xylographies (wood engraving) by Olga Arriola de Geng. Adm. free, parking Q30. Museo Ixchel, 6a calle final z. 10, Centro Cultural Cultural UFM, Guatemala City.

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Wed., — PHOTOGRAPHY: Inauguration of Visiones, photos by various artists from Fotokids. Mesón Panza Verde (tel: 7832-2925), La Antigua.

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Tues., 5:30pm — (English) TALK: Guatemalans Generating their Own Opportunities through Modern Community Libraries. The Riecken Foundation’s mission is to promote democracy and prosperity in Central America through modern community libraries. In Guatemala, this organization supports and coordinates 11 lending libraries that offer dynamic programming that engage communities to generate opportunities for themselves in everything from strengthening pride in their local culture and language, to developing leadership and communications skills and entrepreneurial ideas and ambitions. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 7832-1919) La Antigua.

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Fri., 6pm — FOOD TASTING: Club Degusta Food Tasting. Cocktails, Asian drinks and courtesy sushi. Ubi’s Sushi (tel: 7832-2767) 6a av. sur #12 B-2, La Antigua. Please submit your DATEBOOK entry for the August 2010 edition of the REVUE by Monday, July 12

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Sat., 11-3pm — VOTER REGISTRATION for U.S. mid-term elections. For more information contact John Chudy, 7832-4581. (See Sat., 26th for La Antigua listing). Bruno’s Restaurant & Bar, Río Dulce.

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Sat., 11am — (Spanish) CONFERENCIA ILUSTRADA: La Ciudad de Santiago de Guatemala with Miguel Álvarez Arévalo. Colegio Santo Tomás de Aquino, 1a av. norte #23, La Antigua.

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Sat., 7pm — MUSIC: Voces e Historias que Cantan by Capella Cantorum. Donation Q60/Q50 students with carnet. Proyecto Cultural El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), La Antigua.

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, 17 & 24 Sat., 8pm — (Spanish) TEATRO: La Mota with Colectivo Andamio Teatro Raro, directed by Luis Carlos Pineda. Q50 (mayores de 18 años). La Esquina, 6a calle poniente #7, La Antigua.

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Sat., through Sat., 31st — ART: Metálica, sculpture by Fernando Ponce. El Attico (tel: 2368-0853) Salón del Coleccionista, 4a av. 15-45, z. 14, Guatemala City.

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Sat., 4-7pm — ART: Eterno Retorno, with work by Guatemalan artist Rogelio Barillas featuring over 30 of his latest oils and acrylics. Barillas is well known for his voluminous and voluptuously round figures; for this show he has re-interpreted icons of art history, Mona Lisa, The Meninas, The Kidnapping, and others. His paintings convey a great sense of humor while challenging the viewer to go beyond established concepts of beauty. La Antigua Galería de Arte (tel: 7832-2124) 4a calle oriente #15, La Antigua.

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Tues., through Mon., 28, 9am5pm — ART: Arte y Bordado by Cecilia Bianchi. Free. Parking Q30. Museo Ixchel, 6a calle final z. 10, Centro Cultural Cultural UFM, Guatemala City.

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Tues., 5:30pm — (English) TALK: Partnering with the Poor: Inequality, Education and Opportunity in Guatemala presented by Jeff Barnes. Partnering with over 2,600 students and their families who work to break the cycle of poverty, Common Hope/Familias de Esperanza offers hope and opportunity to people working to improve their lives through education, healthcare, and housing. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. #8, La Antigua.

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Thurs, 6:30pm., through August 6 — ART: Inauguration of Mil Ventanas al Cambio by artist Karla Higueros. Cocktail. Galería Guatemala, Fundación G&T Continental, Lobby del Banco G&T Continental, 6a av. 9-08, z. 9 Guatemala City.

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Fri., & Sat 17th, 10am-4pm — GARAGE SALE: Sunshinetenango NGO hosts a summer garage sale. Donations are still accepted to replace the bags of clothing given to Agatha victims. Sarah: 7832-3555, Karen: 5313-0458. 7a av. norte #24, La Antigua.

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Sat., 1pm — DANCE & MUSIC PRESENTATION: The Niños de Aguas Calientes dance and play the marimba, flutes and bombas. Donations benefit educational pursuits. Free. La Peña de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468), La Antigua.

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Sat., 7pm — MUSIC: Sones y Danzas Mayas, arrangements for guitar by A. Consenza. Q70/Q60 students with carnet. Proyecto Cultural El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), La Antigua.

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Sat., 4pm — CULTURAL EVENT: A glimpse at indigenous culture as a Mayan sacerdote (priest) presents an authentic ceremony/ritual. Free. La Peña de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468), La Antigua.

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Tues., 5:30pm — (English) TALK: Microloans: Myths and Management presented by Franklin Voorhes with As Green As It Gets, an NGO focusing on economic development and environmentally sustainable agriculture in Guatemala. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 78321919) 7a av. #8, La Antigua.

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, 23, 30 Fridays, 9:30am-12:30pm — WORKSHOP: Wood engraving by Guillermo Maldonado. Q700 (does not include materials). Museo Ixchel, 6a calle final z. 10, Centro Cultural Cultural UFM, Guatemala City.

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Primitive - Contemporary Guatemalan Art Gallery & Museum 4a calle oriente #10 Interior Casa Antigua, El Jaulón La Antigua Guatemala www.centrodeartepopular.com Open daily The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. —Albert Einstein

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Andean Music (pan flutes) by Grupo Sol Latino 7:00pm Wednesday through Sunday

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La Cueva de Panza Verde

5a av. sur #19, La Antigua

(tel: 7832-2925)

Mondays — New Orleans Blues with Nelson Lunding. Piano & vocals. Wednesdays — Live Jazz Trio; Sax, piano, bass. Thursdays — Buena Vista de Corazón; Cuban Jazz. Conga and vocals by Ignacio. Fridays — Latin Trio; guitar, conga and piano. Sundays — New Orleans Jazz with Nelson Lunding. Piano & vocals.

La Peña de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468) 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua. Mondays, 7-10pm — Carlos Trujillo, Classical & Latin Guitar music to complete your intimate dining experience. Free. Tuesdays, 7-10pm — Ramiro plays Trova Cubana. Free. Wednesdays through Sundays, 7-10pm — Sol Latino plays Andean music (pan flutes). Free.

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Rainbow Café

(tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua

Mondays, 7:30pm — Don Ramiro will serenade you with some beautiful Latin folk music. Free. Tuesdays & Fridays, 7:30pm — Sergio, reggae music Wednesdays, 7:30pm — Open Mike Night hosted by Juan-Jo and friends. A complimentary drink for all performers. Free. Thursdays, 7:30pm — Güicho will astound you with his guitar skills and improvisation of Latino and pop classics. Saturdays 7:30pm — At.One.Ment. Come and listen to Luke and his band. You cannot miss it. Enjoy a few drinks and relax to some classics. Sundays, 7:30pm — La Raiz: Luis, Juan-Jo & Choko, great improvised classics. Free.

Posada de Santiago (tel: 7721-7366), 1 km south of Santiago Atitlán, Lake Atitlán

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Fridays, 7:30pm — Mark Weinstein’s Marco Trio will perform a variety of jazz, blues & rock ‘n’ roll. Saturdays, 7:30pm — La Trova del Lago featuring Juan Sisay, Carlos Rangel and Noe Vásquez. If music be the food of love, play on. —William Shakespeare

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Circus Bar (tel: 7762-2056) Avenida de los Árboles, Panajachel Mondays — the fabulous piano master Chris Jarnach plays jazz and favorite tunes; Circus Bar Latin Ensemble plays boleros, salsa, son cubano and other latin rhythms Tuesdays — Nayno Flamenco, Rumba and Latin Ensemble, Trova del Lago Wednesdays — Nayno, Latin Ensemble Thursdays, 7:30pm — Carlos and Carlitos, swing and latin rhythms. Trova del Lago, trova Fridays — a fascinating show of Circus Bar Allstars Saturdays — Los Vagabundos, hot rhythms in a fusion of rumba flamenca and Guatemalan traditional elements Sundays — Latin Ensemble

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Fri., 5:30pm — (English) TALK: MuJER: Women for Justice, Education, and Awareness. Based in Guatemala City, their mission is to empower women sex workers, who are traditionally stigmatized and discriminated against, to become socially and politically active by creating programs that range from literacy and vocational training to emotional well-being and violence prevention. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. #8, La Antigua.

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Sat., 7pm — ART: Otra Perspectiva, by painter, sculptor and writer Carlos Matul. Free. Cocktail. Proyecto Cultural El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), La Antigua.

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Fri., 8pm — ARABIC DANCING: on stage, Colombian dancer Ángel and Argentinan-Arabian dancer Munira. Q70/Q60 students with carnet. Proyecto Cultural El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), La Antigua.

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Sun., — CELEBRATION: Día de Santiago (St. James Day) honoring the patron saint of La Antigua Guatemala. There will be processions and cultural festivals throughout the month. Following is a listing of the festivities. More info at www.munideantigua.com

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Sat., 11am — (Spanish) BOOK PRESENTATION: Lágrimas de Cocodrilo de la escritora Aída Nuderheitmann, comentan César Montes y Miguel Ángel Sandoval. Colegio Santo Tomás de Aquino, 1a av. norte #23, La Antigua. Subscribe Now! revuemag.com/feed

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3 Sat., 9am — CARRIAGE PARADE:

Candidates for the title of Señorita Antigua travel throughout the streets of the city.

7 Wed., 8am-12pm — VOCAL CONTEST: Organized by the Municipal School of Art. Salón César Brañas, 5a calle poniente # 44-A.


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9 Fri., 7pm — BEAUTY CONTEST: Elección y Coronación de Señorita Antigua 2010-2011. Q50. Salón César Brañas 5a calle poniente # 44-A. 10 Sat., 2-5pm — DANCE: Folk dances featuring municipal dance groups. Salón César Brañas. 10 Sat., 8-4pm —ART: Outdoors Painting Festival. Central Park.

11 Sun., 7pm — MUSIC: Concert by Colectivo Dharana, Central Park.

16 Fri., 7pm — PARTY: In honor of

Señorita Antigua 2010-2011. Q50. Salón César Brañas, 5a calle poniente # 44-A.

18 Sun., 8:30am — SPORTS: XXIX Me-

dio Maratón Las Rosas, start and finish at Central Park. Registration: 5a calle poniente #30 (Surtiaceites Méndez), Q50. 18 Sun,. 8:30am — ART: Exposition and sale of handicrafts made at the Municipalidad mini-factories, as well as from the Mercado de Artesanías and the Compañía de Jesús. Central Park. 18 Sun., 12pm — GOURMET FESTIVAL: Festival Gastronómico, organized by Municipalidad de La Antigua, CAT, INGUAT and INTECAP. Salón César Brañas. 19 Mon., through Sat., 24 — ART: Esposition of paintings by artists Roberto Mux, Patricia Pol and Juan Ramón García Gómez. Palacio del Ayuntamiento (City Hall), Central Park. 25 Sun., 4pm — PROCESSION: with Santiago Apóstol around Antigua streets. 25 Sun., 6pm — MUSIC: Concert by several marimba groups, fireworks. Central Park. 32 » revuemag.com

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Sat., 11am-3pm — VOTER REGISTRATION for U.S. mid.term elections. Conexion (tel: 7832-4581) 4a calle oriente #14, La Antigua.

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Tues., 5:30pm — (English) TALK: Combating Poverty through Education; the mission of Safe Passage/Camino Seguro is to empower the poorest, at-risk children of families working in the community of the Guatemala City garbage dump, by creating opportunities and fostering dignity through the power of education. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. #8, La Antigua.

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Sat., 10am — (Spanish) CONFERENCE: Usos, Bondades y Beneficios de la Hoja de Té de Limón, conferencista Silvia de Izaguirre. Conozca sobre la siembra y produccion de la hoja de te de limón y el enriquecimiento de ésta a través de su propia materia orgánica. Utilizando los desechos y su propio abono. Además presentación de productos de acuerdo a sus bondades y beneficios con una tendencia de productos naturales, amigables con el ambiente. Ideales para el cuidado de su salud, higiene personal, aromaterapia, jardín, limpieza de su casa y mascotas. Vivero y Café La Escalonia (tel: 7832-7074) 5a av. sur final #36-C, La Antigua.

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Sat., 7pm — MUSIC: Jazz & Fusion, blues, jazz, rock and fusion with Hedras Ramos Jr. (lead guitar), Helbert Arias (piano), Fernando Martin (drums), Hedras Ramos Sr. (bass) and Ale Matamoros (rhythm guitar). Q70/Q60 students with carnet. Proyecto Cultural El Sitio (tel: 78323037), La Antigua. DATEBOOK continues on page 36


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unday, August 8, 5pm — FUNDRAISER: Reforestation for Education, join us in supporting the effort to plant 50,000 trees around Lake Atitlán. This event will contribute to the improvement of the lake area’s ecological health, empower Maya youth and promote environmental education. The event includes an information exhibition, cocktail party, raffle and full bar; 7pm —dinner and silent auction, plus music and fire dancing performance. Tickets on sale July 10 and must be purchased or reserved in advance. For more info., contact Mesón Panza Verde (tel: 7832-2925) 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua.

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YOUTHFUL MUSINGS

by Eduardo Linares Batres

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing coupe

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ore than a quarter of a century ago, a pal of mine lucked into acquiring a Mercedes-Benz classic, a used-but-babied 300SL “Gullwing.” To say that this is one of the all-time, absolute greatest cars ever made is, in my opinion, an understatement. When it was introduced around 1952-3, it was as an all-out race car driven by the likes of Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio “El Chueco,” a five-time world champion, and racing great Stirling Moss. This car beat the daylights out of everything from a Ferrari and Maserati to an Aston Martin and Alfa

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Romeo—the Lotus, Cooper and Porsche weren’t even players in those days. A couple of years later Mercedes put out a half-tamed version; the Gullwing nickname came from the way the doors opened, up toward the roof. The bodywork looked so beautifully modern that, even very few cars, if any, can better esthetically express fast and furious power. A few days after my friend purchased the Gullwing, he took me for a ride up the Carretera a El Salvador, which at that time was a two-lane road. It was around five in the afternoon in the rainy season, but not raining, and the air was crystal clear as can be, and as golden as the sun, falling toward the hills to the west of the Valle de la Asunción, could make it. “Technicolor” doesn’t even begin to describe the beauty of the nuances of such an afternoon. We passed every car in sight going up the hills—not that in those years there were a lot of cars; on a crowded afternoon, from valley’s bottom to top of the hills, you’d pass perhaps a dozen cars at most. Additionally, around that epoch was the very first time when one could actually choose the music one wanted to hear in a car, instead of having to hear what was coming through the radio. There were two music-reproduction formats: 8-track cartridges (older) and cassettes (newer); in the couple of days since he’d gotten the car, my pal had put in a cassette tape-deck and, as we raced up the Carretera a El Salvador ...continued on page 78


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Moments of Mindfulness by Dr. Karmen Guevara holistic psychotherapist

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hen you wake up in the morning and look in the mirror are you happy with the person who greets you? If you look yourself directly in the eye do you quickly look away? Before we put on our face and plunge into the day, what we see is who we are. Raw and exposed, we’re packaged up by the code that we live by.

Everyone needs a code to live by. The question is which code? There’s no shortage of codes from which to choose. For example, the 10 moral imperatives handed down from the mountain, the Golden Rule, the Five Precepts of Buddhism, the American Indian Code of Ethics and the Mayan Lak’ech. We can draw upon these codes to direct our moral thinking and behaviors. Together with cultural moral codes individual and social behaviors are guided and regulated. Whether religious, spiritual or secular, morality means the same—essentially it’s about what’s right and wrong as considered by others. 44 » revuemag.com

A different perspective is that a moral core is innate in each individual. Therefore, moral values and choices are directed from within. The Dalai Lama calls it “human business and not religious business.” A difference between the two is that external codes have morality cops who sit on shoulders whipping out fear and guilt. A big fear is that we will not be seen as a “good” person doing the “right” thing. At the center of an internal moral code sits an angel, a Buddha or a God conducting an orchestra of thoughts, actions and deeds. They’re the guardians of our conscience. It’s simple, says the Dalai Lama: “There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple…” Regardless of whether the code you live by is internal or external, consider the advice of Henry David Thoreau: “Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. So aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.”


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Pet Q’s & A’s by Cynthia Burski, DVM

Question: Our veterinarian has repeatedly told us that Oscar, our 5-year-old black lab, is overweight. We have tried to put him on a diet, but he is always hungry and we feel bad restricting his food. How important is it that he is a “little bit” overweight, and what can we do about it? Pets suffer, just like people do, from being overweight. That extra weight is associated with, and exacerbates and compounds, several serious medical conditions, including arthritis, back problems, heart and lung problems, diabetes, heat exhaustion and fatal heat stroke. Extra weight puts additional stress on limb joints, eventually damaging and wearing out the joint cartilage, resulting in progressively painful joint movements and a much less active patient. The end result is a patient that is in chronic, debilitating pain. Extra fat in the chest cavity stresses the 48 » revuemag.com

heart and decreases its ability to effectively pump oxygenated blood to all of the body tissues, including the brain. It also decreases the patient’s ability to breathe and pant and doesn’t allow the lungs to inflate adequately. All of this results in your pet having breathing difficulties and tiring more easily. You can start by switching to a low-calorie food, which gives him volume to fill him up without the extra calories. Start and gradually increase an exercise program and importantly, drastically reduce or cut out treats (a major source of extra calories). Ideally, he should be consuming 30 calories per pound a day (calculated on using his ideal weight). Because a dog’s metabolism slows with age, and spaying and neutering decrease energy expenditure by almost 40 percent, his calorie requirements change throughout his lifetime. Work with your veterinarian to figure out the quantity and type of food Oscar should be eating. ---


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Our specialties are taken from the best traditional cuisines worldwide and served with an aesthetically pleasing presentation.

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COOKING WITH LOVE

by Dianne Carofino food photos: Rudy A. Girón

PROFILE

Carole Wilson Lewis

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arole Wilson Lewis is one of many Guatemalan food lovers who enjoyed traditional Guatemalan meals as they were growing up but today do not know how to prepare it themselves. Therein lies the problem: how to learn to prepare traditional Guatemalan food in today’s decidedly untraditional world. Carole recounts that, as a child, she loved to spend time in her grandmother’s kitchen. During that time, she says, the family cook held a respected and full-time position, not only in her grandmother’s home, but in many Guatemalan homes. The cook’s position needed to be full time, because food preparation was so time consuming. Carole remembers that when she was very young, the cook still went to the Guatemala City mercado by horse and carriage. Then, when 64 » revuemag.com

the food arrived home, it took hours of preparation before the wonderful meals flowed out of the kitchen. Although her grandparents built one of the first modern homes in Guatemala, designed by a protégé of the well-known French architect Le Corbusier, Carole’s grandmother insisted upon building a poyo into her kitchen. There, alongside her modern appliances, the traditional poyo burned coals on its surface. On top of these coals, meat and a variety of vegetable were boiled together, producing the delicious broth of a cocido. A dos fuegos was used to produce a roasted meal. Food would be placed in a pan on top of the coals of the poyo. Another pan, also with coals in it, would be placed on top of the first, providing heat from both top and bottom. Preparation of tortillas would, of


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course, begin with the grinding stone, or piedra de moler. In search of the meals of her childhood and youth, Carole has utilized many older cookbooks. In some recipes, she has found that the given amount of ingredients can still be used today. But, with the oven replacing a dos fuegos, for example, it is difficult to accurately judge cooking temperatures and time. In other recipes, the amount of ingredients to use is difficult to determine. The oldest cookbook Carole has utilized, Lybro de Cocyna, which dates from 1844, is an anonymous compilation of recipes published by the University of San Carlos. One of the recipes calls for “one cent’s worth of cinnamon.” What is the equivalent amount of cinnamon for today’s recipe? A teaspoon? A tablespoon? More? Less?

The oldest cookbook Carole has utilized, Lybro de Cocyna, which dates from 1844, is an anonymous compilation of recipes published by the University of San Carlos Carole’s passionate hobby of the past several years has been to authentically adapt ingredients and cooking methods from traditional recipes to today’s lifestyle. This has involved Carole’s analysis of many versions 66 » revuemag.com

of a specific recipe, which results in her own compilation, or “consensus” recipe, and then trials of that recipe in Carole’s own kitchen. Starting with the 1920s cookbook by Doña Crecencia de López, Carole has utilized, among others, the cookbooks of Doña Catalina de Balsells, Doña Aurora Sierra Franco de Álvarez and Doña Julia de Montano. Who knows? There may one day be a cookbook by Doña Carole Wilson Lewis, one that would include an easier version of these recipes for the modern lifestyle.

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arole’s own education in cooking began as a young bride. Her first husband, André Trombetta, was a Frenchman whose mother had learned to cook with the noted French chef, Mme. Bonnamour. Mme. Bonnamour, among her other culinary achievements, supervised the cooking in the boyhood home of Prince Phillip, husband of Queen Elizabeth of England. Carole recounts that her husband “was always talking about how to bone a chicken or how to make puff pastry.” Her husband’s descriptions further fueled Carole’s own interest in all things related to cooking, and in the early 1980s, she opened Le Marmiton, “The Kitchen Helper,” a cooking store in Zone 9, Guatemala City. The store sold kitchen utensils, and various well-known individuals gave cooking lessons. Copeland Marks, a food historian who wrote for Bon Appétit gave lessons on Southeast Asian cooking. Marks was also


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the author of False Tongues and Sunday Bread: A Guatemalan and Mayan Cookbook. Jean Francois, now owner and chef of Tartines, taught French cooking at Le Marmiton. With the death of her husband, Carole closed Le Marmiton and eventually moved to La Antigua Guatemala. Carole shares with us the following traditional recipes, updated for today’s cook and

kitchen, but retaining special traditional features, such as the use of the jug with a small mouth, the tinaja. She has also provided the Spanish words for ingredients, for our English speakers who would like to shop in the mercado or smaller tiendas, as well as the prices which she has most recently experienced. The Piloyada Antigüeña is one of the dishes which was prepared using traditional methods from Carole’s childhood, and which we can all enjoy today, with the use of our modern appliances.

Fresco de Súchiles This is a fermented drink made from fruit, most commonly from pineapple. In an earthen jug with a small mouth (a tinaja) place the following: • Peel of one pineapple (piña) • 1 cup toasted dried kernels of yellow corn (maiz amarillo) • ½ brick of panela, diced (panela is a cake of brown sugar) • 1 inch of fresh ginger, crushed (jengibre) • ½ cup toasted barley (cebada) • 4 dried jocotes (jujubes) found at spice stalls in the mercado (optional). • 10 cups of water Tie up the following in a piece of cheesecloth and add to the jug. • 5 toasted allspice seeds (pimienta gorda) • 1 tsp toasted anise seeds (anís) Cover the tinaja with cheesecloth and let ferment undisturbed for three days. Strain and serve cold. Add more water as needed. ...continued on page 74

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Grand plans for the future include a virtual museum of Guatemalan history, dating from 1808; the creation of the premier photographic museum of Latin America; the continuing international alliances with major universities; and the formation of presidential archives, to be given to the care of the government. The first collection of the illustrious President Juan José Arevalo is scheduled to be handed over to the Presidential Palace in the near future. The staff is dedicated: Dr. John T. Way, Lucrecia Arriola de Paniagua and a few others are working to open the doors to the public and let the light shine in on the cultural treasures hidden within. According to Mrs. Paniagua, anyone can now access the archives, historical or photographical. Come to the front desk and make an appointment. Send them email or call. The staff is helpful but limited. Hopefully, it won’t always be this way. To make an appointment, visit www. cirma.org.gt, email lpaniauga@cirma.org. gt or call 7832-1004.

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The Black Cat Inn

Hotel, Restaurant, bar Awesome Terrace, Just 2 blocks from Central Park

5a calle poniente #11A, La Antigua Tels: 7832-0374, 7832-4698 www.blackcathostels.net It takes only one drink to get me drunk. The trouble is, I can’t remember if it’s the thirteenth or the fourteenth. —George F. Burns

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Chinchivir A típico drink of Antigua, is made from a “secret” recipe passed from generation to generation. Very few people have the recipe. Café Ana has it on its menu. You can also buy it at Ferretería Armas on 7a avenida norte (a hardware store where you can also buy cucurucho costumes in all sizes) and at a house next to Colegio La Salle on 4a avenida norte. If you mix • ginger beer or • ginger tea with Fresco de Súchiles, you can come up with your own version of Chinchivir.

Refresco de Chan This is a refreshing drink made from the seeds called Chan (Hyptis suaveolens), a favorite drink of the peoples of the New World. The conquistadors rejected it because of its association with ¨pagan¨ rituals. It is high in protein, and is taken to avoid constipation. You can find it in the mercado at the spice stalls. Soak 2 oz. of chan seeds (semillas de chan) in 2 quarts of water until the seeds swell, about one hour. Add: • Sugar, or other sweetener, to taste • 1 cup lime juice Serve over ice or very cold.

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Hooka Bar

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Piloyada Antigüeña Bean Salad, Antigua style Piloyes are large red beans with white stripes. They can be bought in the market for about Q8 a pound. (Prices depend on season and harvest) In a large heavy pot, soak overnight in water to cover 1 lb. Piloyes with 1 head of garlic and 1 large onion The next morning, bring the pot to a boil and add: • 1 lb pork tenderloin or other pork (pork tenderloin is lomo de cinta and costs approximately Q20 per pound) Boil gently until both beans and meat are done. The cooking time will be approximately 35-60 minutes, depending on the type of pot you use. Do not overcook the beans. They should remain whole. Take out the meat and drain the beans. While still hot, toss the beans with • 2 tbsp vinegar Cut the meat into small cubes, mix with the beans and set aside to cool. 76 » revuemag.com

While the meat and beans are cooling, prepare the following: • Queso duro, to taste, grated (Queso duro is a salty cheese used grated like parmesan) • ¼ Queso de capas cut in cubes (Queso de capas is a fresh cheese, similar to fresh mozzarella, found in the supermarket • 1 bell pepper, chopped (Chile pimento Q1.25) • 12 black or white butifarras (see below) boiled for 20 minutes and then sliced • 8 ripe tomatoes, chopped (Q3/1b) • 1 large onion, chopped (Q1.25) • ¼ cup parsley, chopped (perejil) Mix the above with beans and meat and season with the following: • ½ tsp black pepper • 1 tsp fresh thyme (tomillo) chopped • 2 bay leaves (laurel) • Salt, to taste • Oil, to taste (about 6 tbsps) • Vinegar, to taste (about 1 tbsp) Refrigerate. This recipe will serve 15 as a side dish, or 6 as a main course. *Butifarras are sausages, originally from Cataluña, which were brought to the new world during the Colonial era. They are made with ground lean pork, salt, pepper, bacon and spices. White butifarras are made with meat only and black butifarras are made with some pork blood. These can be bought in the small tiendas of Antigua, supermarkets, and the mercado.


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Youthful Musings

QUINCHO’S MARISCOS Delicious and large selection of Sea Food and other dishes! Avenida la Recolección No. 55, La Antigua Tel: 7832-3000

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hills, we were listening to the Beatles’ Back in the U.S.S.R., full blast. Aside from the idiotic lyrics, I still think that its beat and rhythm is the best rock music to pound the road in a very fast car. Another piece, Runnin’ Down a Dream, by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, runs a close second. A bit after El Mirador—the lookout to the valley—a car appeared right behind us on a curve. It was a race-prepared BMW 2002 Alpina—2002 was the model, not the year. The BMW was going to the racetrack up on the highland for a late tryout, where there was to be a formal race the next day, a Sunday. Instantly, the race was on, the music became much more syncopated, with the banshee wail of the engines perfectly complementing the rock music, and the colors of the afternoon becoming way more intense. The Alpina was about 15 years newer than the Gullwing, but that Merc was THE Merc of all time. My friend was a good driver, but much more prudent than the racecar driver in the Beemer. The other guy passed a truck on the wrong side, squeaking through an impossibly narrow slot, and gained the advantage on us. But he couldn’t get away; we stayed on his bumper, at very high speeds, all the way to the entry to Los Volcanes raceway. We went on, while the Beemer went in. The whole time the Beatles were pounding away and Back in the U.S.S.R. kept coming up. Adrenaline rush? Hedonism? Youth? Magic on an afternoon? I think all four. I’m grateful we survived the experience. And so I’ll close by recalling a quote that seems apropos, “you only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”


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Excellent “Típica” Meals Buffet-style Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

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SPORTS text Asa Bjorklund and Judith Gibbons photos by Asa Bjorklund

Psychology and Equestrian Sports

Sandy Venneman (inset, left), psychology professor and equestrian, teaches local students learning theory and sports psychology

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ave you ever “choked” in the face of an important competition? Many athletes have panicked and become paralyzed in the arena, even to the point of giving up sports they really liked. In June, Sandy Venneman, psychology professor and equestrian, visited Club Ecuestre La Ronda in Finca Azotea in Jocotenango, where she explained learning theory and sports psychology, providing principles that can be applied not only to equestrians and horses, but to other athletes and animals, and possibly even to the education of children. With respect to the “choke” effect, Dr. Venneman suggested that we put the com80 » revuemag.com

petition into perspective. It is not a life-ordeath situation, paling in comparison to endemic poverty, volcanic eruptions and mudslides. Another strategy to avoid “choking” is to practice under competition-like conditions, even to the extent of wearing your show clothes for practice. In using learning theory to train your horse to step forward quickly, you squeeze your legs tight against him, and he moves forward. You should then (a) keep up the pressure, (b) press harder to make him go faster, or (c) release the pressure? According to learning theory, you need to (c) release the pressure, ...continued on page 120


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Breakfast Service • Wireless Internet • Cable TV Single, Double & Triple Rooms • Private Parking Resv. tels: (502) 7832-5155, 7832-7965, 7832-7966 TelFax: (502) 7832-0217 4a calle oriente #16 haurora@conexion.com.gt www.hotelauroraantigua.com If your parents never had children, chances are you won’t, either. —Dick Cavett

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Comfortable Rooms (single, dbl, trpl) - Full Breakfast included - WiFi Internet Cable TV - Large Gardens - Private parking - Charming corridors 7a av. sur #11, Antigua Guatemala ( 3 blocks from central park) Tel: 7832-2823 www.hotelcasasantana.info

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By the week or month. Nice, clean, Internet, WiFi, Cable TV, Free Intl. calls Calle de Las Ánimas #10 (in front of Colonia Candelaria) La Antigua Tels: 4285-9510, 7832-0004 casafincamorelia@hotmail.com • Clean & comfortable rooms • Private bath /hot water • Shared kitchen • 6 blocks from Central Park • Wireless internet for laptops 1a av. norte #22-A TelFax: (502) 7832-2549 info@lacasademaco.com www.lacasademaco.com

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What do you do when your neighbor’s new wall blocks your once-unobstructed view?

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hat might one do with a garden wall constructed of block painted white, other than wonder what one might do with such a wall so common in Antigua? Frequently, your 10-foot wall has been challenged by new construction behind it, which may exceed yours by another eight or 10 feet. Yes. What might one do other than become distraught about what will become an eyesore? Our 10-foot garden wall to the east of the property looked decent enough with a few hanging baskets and a bougainvillea or two doing their thing. That was until construction broke our sense of quiet and an expansive view to the east. Remembering that two heads are better than one, and three better than two, Carolyn, our handyman Pablo and I addressed the problem, which grew with every course of block cemented into place for the neighbor’s wall. Our meeting of minds suggested we create a “vertical garden.” (That was before we spotted such a concept in magazine advertisements focusing on New York). Our goal was to extend our horizontal garden vertically on the east wall. How might one “attach” plants to a vertical wall? Our solution was to make a series of “H’s” out of 1/4-inch rebar with rebar joining the the top of the “H.” Our “H’s” 84 » revuemag.com


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are four feet wide and five-six feet tall. Holes were drilled into the top cap of our original wall and the legs of the “H’s” slipped into the drilled holes. With the neighbor’s permission, a 30-foot length of 1½-inch angle iron was attached, using metal toggles, one foot below the top of the neighbor’s wall. Thus, we had a secure frame-

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work onto which we could support/hang myriad planter baskets, typical Guatemalan pots containing bromeliads, branches, and other materials to support and sustain an unusual variety of flora. Watering? A PVC pipe now runs from the lower level to the veranda at the second floor. The pressure is sufficient to provide the vertical garden with a fine, 10-minute drink each day. Pablo weeds and fertilizes once a month, secure in knowing the rebar is guaranteed safe. He made it. And so, because of the vertical concept, our garden is now 50 percent larger while butterflies, hummers and we enjoy what might well have been a sight for sore eyes! revuemag.com ÂŤ 87


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Oops! The real man in me began to falter. The nurse apparently noticed, for she said, “Pues, it’s not what you think. He’s not in pain. Just following doctor’s orders.” Pablo himself gave me a look that said, “If I could, you’d better.” And so I did. It was not wholly painless, as zero-growth campaigners sometimes claim. But it was easier than many trips to the dentist. The harder part was that the operation was performed by a boy surgeon under the observation of two young female medical students. In my state of full blush, I was still fully clothed by the time I was on the table. The medical crew had seen this before, evidently. So, with some determined wrenching they dropped my drawers for me without any hint of “oh-he’s-one-of-those!” 88 » revuemag.com

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I thought, “Wow—strange women are undressing me!” The wife thinks this happens a lot (PS: it never happens even with unstrange women). I could not look these women in the eye; maybe I was afraid to see them seeing me. But their dispassion and professionalism calmed me, unexpectedly. Weeks later I recognized one of them on a Sololá street, coming my direction, so I altered my course just in time. My inner voice exclaimed, “That chick has seen me naked!” Later I regretted this, since the manhood that such women must admire is not about anatomy but character, and it is always good to meet admirers. And so, four years later, Aaron remains my baby. Marital congress remains rare, but the door may be opening for my greatest hope: adopting a little girl who will grow up counting her Dad a real man.


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a private and comfortably furnished house just for you!

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use, nurseries for trees and edible fungi, and a line of handicrafts featuring such unique items as vases woven from pine needles. The restaurant offers international, típico and vegetarian fare; there is even rabbit creole and a locally famous mushroom entrée prepared by the chef, “Grandma Rosa.”

Heart of the Forest

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The youngsters are then taken to an area where a special hole in the ground has been prepared for each one, and given a tree— pine, cypress, broadleaf oak or the endangered pinabete—and allowed to put their learning into practice. Vivamos Mejor executive Estuardo Girón speaks of the eight reserves as a circuit that he expects nature aficionados will someday follow. He admits that not all of the other seven “bosques” are as developed as the Novillero one. But eventually, he foresees all of them boasting a similar array of attractions. Aside from the education center, these include nature trails, rental cabins, a restaurant, picnic areas, a playground, herbalist and cooking classes, appropriate technology exhibits, Mayan altars that are in regular 96 » revuemag.com

One of the appropriate technology applications saw a setback because of the May rainstorms. “We actually had a miniature hydroelectric project,” says Sickler. “It was not only a learning tool, but it provided about half of the electricity for Corazón del Bosque.” Sadly, the rainstorm breached the little dam that was built across the small river crossing the bosque. But the other appropriate technologies on display are still up and running, such as small animal husbandry and wall construction using bottles filled with— what else?—snack wrappers. This latter form of reclamation has long been pioneered by German activist Susana Heisse, founder of the bosque reserve in San Marcos la Laguna. The presentations are given to visitors on a drop-in basis, but perhaps the best way to experience the Corazón del Bosque is to overnight there at one of the cabins. These are at the end of trail, in the pine-scented heights. Each has an attached private temescal, or Mayan sauna, in the form of a dome made of stones. The cabins also have kitchenettes and outdoor dining facilities. Children are reported to love the three-level bunk beds.


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BORDER CROSSING

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J

erry Smith, who passed last month at 61, always reminded me of people I knew in college who were manifestly brighter than I was, yet liked me anyway, and listened to my opinions, and brought out the best in others. Centuries from now, children will still be pondering the faces of their ancestors, immortalized by Jerry and his longtime partner, Stephanie Riegel, who preceded him in 2008. Over the years, Smith and Riegel distributed 8x10 printed enlargements of photos to their own subjects. They became locally famous for this, drawing crowds of jostling children wherever they went in the Atitlán Basin. Most of the parents were too poor to lose a day’s work and hire a studio photographer to do this for them, but Smith and Riegel never charged a choca. CD collections of their photos are still available in bookstores. Smith and Riegel owned many Revue magazine photo credits. It was my privilege to collaborate with Jerry on myriad occasions. For me as a writer in search of an image, he was my stitch in time. His do-gooding did not end with the free photos. Jerry, whose knowledge of the Maya was encyclopedic, was dedicated to them personally. The Canada Maya Scholarship called him the “anchor” of its project 100 » revuemag.com

in Guatemala. He built the internet blogs, scouted scholarship candidates, helped with formal interviews, photographed the students, collected their documents, befriended, monitored and advised. This passion even diverted him from his own gainful employment as a structural engineer. In the old country, Jerry, a native of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, refurbished mansions and customized yachts for the wealthy, but he also restored historical buildings, sometimes pro-bono. He began visiting Guatemala in the ‘70s, and once told me that his permanent arrival in 2000 was a “millennial transition.” But whatever his motives, he was as sanguine as they come: warm, affable, never angry, nonplussed by his own generosity, and able to converse with dazzling erudition on any topic. He was also conspicuous for his grasp of software arcanities; I habitually introduced him as the world’s foremost computer expert over the age of 25. In his senses of humor and of irony, he had few peers. His talk was always at the level of ideas; with little preamble, Jerry might accost you in the street with his latest take on an archeological find or a world event. We will miss him terribly. — D. Wayne Coop Visit Jerry Smith’s website: www.atitlan.net


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How ‘bout a Coffee?

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cultivation, coffee plants were primarily ornamental for nearly a century, growing to 12 or 14 feet, with little use other than medicinal, such as “to be taken as a curative to prevent fever,” recorded Regina Wagner in The History of Coffee in Guatemala. Still, apparently news of the pleasures of drinking coffee had reached Guatemala. Records show that coffee crowned the inaugural banquet celebration in 1745 of the first archbishop of Santiago in his palace next to the cathedral. In the same year King Frederick the Great of Prussia built Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam, near Berlin, where Voltaire visited frequently. The lower level kitchen, now a museum, included a separate room with all the paraphernalia to equip the new custom of entertaining guests with coffee and cake: containers for beans, grinders, water pots, cups, cake molds, cake plates, cake servers. A new, round table was introduced for the living room, on which to serve the coffee and… That said, Frederick himself was a tea drinker, agreeing with those who thought coffee to be a women’s drink, not manly. He preferred wine or beer for his guests to loosen their tongues. Nonetheless, he later recognized the income potential of coffee and established coffee roasting companies. In Guatemala, what little consumption of coffee there was in the early 1800s was satisfied with local production and imported beans, mills and pots. Dyes of indigo, then cochineal, produced by a beetle, remained the chief exports until mid-century, when a plague hit the beetle. It was bad timing for the beetle, with chemical dyes developing and coffee consumption increasing. By the time the beetle recovered, just a few years later, attention had turned to coffee. Demand was outpacing production. But records show no export of coffee until 1853. 104 » revuemag.com

Then began the boom. The Industrial Revolution had increased trade, drawing Guatemala and other Latin American countries into the world economy. The Germans, with their craze for coffee, came and stayed, buying up large properties for coffee cultivation and introducing their custom of drinking coffee in public places. Foreign immigration was welcomed, bringing new ideas, technology and capital. While the country developed roads, rails and ports, banks and borrowing systems, there was a lot to learn about planting, pruning and processing the crop. And there was a lot to learn about competition, currencies and corporations. Everything was done “to support, stimulate and protect production of the ‘golden bean’,” wrote Wagner. “Ever since the Liberal Revolution of 1871, coffee has been Guatemala’s dominant export.” The film Out of Africa opens with a Danish woman’s soft, haunting voice lamenting, “I once had a farm in Africa.” A coffee farm, of course. The complicated industry has risen, fallen and risen again, surviving pests and plagues, drought, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, two world wars and the Great Depression. Alas, the coffee habit has the world hooked. Coffee has played a major role in Guatemala’s development as well as the world market, where next to oil it remains the most-traded commodity. Prints of globalization are everywhere. While coffee plants still trim the plaza of the old Jesuit monastery in La Antigua, the menu of a lively chocolate/ coffee café on the square of Bratislava, Slovakia includes ‘Espresso Guatemala.’ And both Leipzig and traditional Vienna now have Starbucks, which buys coffee from Guatemala.


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GUATEMALA HISTORY

by Bob Makransky

Juan Matalbatz a.k.a. Aj Pop’o Batz

The only instance, in the entire Spanish conquest of the Americas, when the local chieftain was permitted to retain the power of government.

B

y the year 1543, after several unsuccessful military expeditions against the warlike Q’eqchi’ Indians, the Spanish conquerors were desperate. At the same time, it had become evident to the chieftain of chieftains of the Q’eqchi’s—Aj Pop’o Batz—the ruler of Tuzulutlan (the Land of War), that the Spanish invaders could not be forever held off by force of arms.

from the crown of Spain to send missionary priests to Tuzulutlan to try to bring the Indians peaceably to the cross and crown. Las Casas sent three Dominican priests, Juan de Torres, Luis Cancer and Pedro de Angulo, to the land of war. And these three, bearing gifts and a band of musicians from Mexico, journeyed to Tuzulutlan, establishing missions and baptizing converts as they went.

Although he commanded one of the fiercest tribes of the Maya race, Aj Pop’o Batz was as wise as he was courageous. He decided to try to find some political modus vivendi to the crisis presented by the Spanish conquest. As a first step, he gave one of his daughters in marriage to the chief of Zacapulas, who had already been converted to Christianity, and he thereby opened a channel of communication to the Dominican priests under the direction of Father Bartolomé de las Casas.

By the time they arrived at the capital of Tuzulutlan (now San Juan Chamelco) in May 1543, they were already able to speak Q’eqchi’, and they were cordially welcomed by Aj Pop’o Batz and his lords. Aj Pop’o Batz quickly accepted conversion to Christianity, and had himself baptized with the name Juan Matalbatz on June 24 (the day of St. John the Baptist). He also directed all the members of his tribe to be baptized as well.

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This conversion of their chieftain caused great consternation among the Q’eqchi’ people, who lamented the loss of their own god Tzul-tak’a (mountain valley).


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As a consequence, there were in the beginning (and down through the years) attempted revolts by disaffected Q’eqchi’s against Juan Matalbatz, which he put down by whatever means necessary. He protected the Dominican missionaries with his life and forged a firm alliance with them. In February 1545 Juan Matalbatz and several of his lords journeyed to Spain under Dominican auspices and were received at the court of the Holy Roman Emperor, King Charles V. They presented the king with gifts, including 2,000 quetzal feathers and live, singing birds in cages. The king was delighted, and observing the Indians’ meager garments in the cold climate of Madrid he praised them as “men of steel.” He in turn presented them with religious images for

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Juan Matalbatz

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their churches, silver crosses and censers, and the bronze bell which still hangs in the church of San Juan Chamelco. Just as Juan Matalbatz found it necessary to keep his followers in line, so too did Bartolomé de Las Casas have to vigilantly guard against incursions by other Spanish colonists, who generally treated the Indians brutally. He maneuvered adroitly in both Guatemala and the Spanish court to make Tuzulutlan a Dominican fiefdom, answerable only to the crown. These efforts were successful, and in September 1554 the Dominicans installed Juan Matalbatz as the first provincial governor. This is the only instance, in the entire Spanish conquest of the Americas, when the local chieftain was permitted to retain the power of government. As governor, Juan Matalbatz was even granted the right to arrest and punish Spanish transgressors of the law, which was considered a great affront by the conquistador mentality of the time. The great alliance of the Spanish and Q’eqchi’s was celebrated in 1548 by the change in name of the province from Tuzu110 » revuemag.com

lutlan (land of war) to Verapaz (true peace). Although there was always friction between the two races—even rebellions at times through the years—the Verapaz basically escaped the violent upheavals that characterized the conquest elsewhere. Communal Indian ownership of the land was respected, and the Q’eqchi’s preserved their own language and culture to a remarkable degree. To this day it is assumed in the Verapaz that a Ladino will speak Q’eqchi’, not that an Indian will speak Spanish. The Dominican rule endured until the mid-18th century, and thereafter the sheer physical isolation of the Verapaz from the rest of Guatemala shielded it from the revolutions of the 19th century. It was not until the 1880s, under President Justo Rufino Barrios, that the land of the Verapaz was finally expropriated from its Indian owners, thus ending the accord originally forged by Juan Matalbatz and Bartolomé de las Casas. Nevertheless, the synchronism of these two powerful men of peace made what is now Alta Verapaz an island of relative tranquility in the turbulent sea of the conquest during the three centuries that followed them.


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DR. BOCALETTI, Family Practioner, Tropical Disease Diploma: Attention to adults & children, vaccinations, Spanish, English spoken. Pap smears done by female technician, Mon-Fri mornings/afternoons, also; Massage Therapy. 3a. av. norte #1, La Antigua (behind the Cathedral) Tel. 7832-4835. CENTRO DE PARTO NATURAL: 15 years of water birth in Guatemala! German midwife attended. Natural birth, routine gynecology, contraception, birth preparation, first aid, NBCA. Info: 5709-2308, e-mail hannahcdp@ gmail.com Guatemala City-house calls in La Antigua.

SWEETWATER GROUP OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Meets every Saturday 12 noon & Wed. 12 noon at Hacienda Tijax, Río Dulce, Izabal. Tels: 5902-7825, 5201-5361. AA OPEN MEETINGS IN ENGLISH IN ANTIGUA: Mon. 6-7pm Discussion & Thurs. 6-7pm Step/Big Book (Doña Luisa’s Restaurant 2nd floor, 4a calle oriente #12). www.antiguaguatemalaaa.org CLUB ROTARIO: Meets every Wednesday 7pm at Porta Hotel Antigua. (Last Wed. of the month, please call Flor). Tel: 7832-7600. THE LIGHT OF GOD IS IN EVERYONE: Join us for silent meeting in the manner of friends (Quakers) on the first Sundays of the month. Contacts: 7849-5970, 7832-5653 mardugan@earthlink.net progresa3@gmail.com PANAJACHEL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: Lake Atitlán’s Englishlanguage church meets Sundays, 9am at member households. Visitors welcome! More info. 7762-1581 (Wayne) ST. MARKS ECUMENICAL CHURCH SERVICE IN ENGLISH. Sundays 11:30am. Chapel of Obras Sociales del Hermano Pedro, corner 6a calle & 3a av., La Antigua. Tel: 52931076, 5492-5707. MEDITATION: Diamond Way Buddhist Center. Wednesday 7:30pm. Antigua Center (Rumbar) 7a calle poniente #11, corner 5a av. Contact 4294-1717, maramar4@hotmail.com NEW LIFE & PEACE FELLOWSHIP: English & Spanish Service, Sun. 10:30am, Wed. 7pm Bible studies & youth groups (Spanish). San Pedro El Panorama, Lote 10 Sección D, La Antigua. Tels: 7821-0742, 5042-0159. ART WORKSHOPS IN GUATEMALA: Nature Drawing/Field Sketching with Cynthia Padilla July 23-30. For more info. visit www.artguat.org or email Liza at info@artguat.org

FOR SALE BLUEBERRIES/ARÁNDANO AZUL: Organic, super tasty and very healthy. Orgánicos, dulces y muy saludables. Tels: 7831-5799, 5671-9530. 112 » revuemag.com

WEIGHT LOSS TREATMENT, COLON CLEANING, BODY & FACE MEDICAL SPA: Latest technology Dermocell machines. ALSO: Beautiful comfortable rooms starting at $30. Rd. to Ciudad Vieja Km 1.5, Legión de Santiago #2, La Antigua. Tels: 7882-4251, 5785-1694 info@hotelhealthy. com www.hotelhealthy.com 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 7832-1648, 5393-2311. WELLNESS RETREAT IN ANTIGUA, August 15, 2010. 1 week dedicated to your well being. Includes ayurvedic massages, yoga/meditation sessions, day trips, healthy food and more at B&B “Villa Serena”, located near Antigua’s old quarter. Call for info (502) 7832-8448.

FOR SALE VENDO TOLDO DE LANCHA DE 15’ NUEVO y PLANCHA DE GAS NUEVA, tipo negocio para todo uso. Mediana, seminueva. Buen precio. En La Antigua G. Tel: 5251-1265. RARE BOOKS FOR SALE: *10 Volume collection of works by Stevenson published in 1906 (bios, essays, novels, dramas...) Q1600 for the lot. *10 Volume collection of books on Abraham Lincoln published in 1939. Q1600 for the lot. Proceeds to benefit La Biblioteca Community Library (Fundación Cultural Duane Carter). All in good condition. 6a calle poniente#2, La Antigua UNIQUE GIFTS FOR SALE: Used Books, Shoes, Clothing, Jewelry (new, costume and vintage), Video Games (PC), Furniture, Toys, large size Blouses for women, Handbags, books on tape, Postcards, Candles & much more. 6a calle poniente #2, La Antigua. Sales benefit AWARE (Animal Welfare Association Rescue/Education) in Sumpango. Donations gratefully welcomed!


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Join us in faith and in seeking God´s grace. Lively interchange of belief and opinion in English. Drop-ins welcome. Weekly devotional every Sunday 5-6 pm. Lord´s Supper is provided along with singing, scriptures and prayers. ALL FAITHS WELCOME! Church of Christ (Iglesia de Cristo) behind Escuela de Cristo, Calle de Belén #11, La Antigua. candcheffington@yahoo.com I started out with nothing. I still have most of it. —Michael Davis

He hasn’t an enemy in the world—but all his friends hate him. —Eddie Cantor

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Horseback Riding, English Equitation Classes: from beginner to intermediate level. Taught by English instructress. See also ad under “Fun Stuff” - Ravenscroft Riding Stables. New Tel #: 7830-6669 , 5408-7057.

RAVENSCROFT RIDING STABLES: Tel#: 7830-6669 5408-7057 (English owners) 2a av. sur. #3, San Juan del Obispo (2 miles south of Antigua). English (European) style riding on fit, well-trained horses. Accompanied scenic rides & equitation lessons from beginner to intermediate level, intensive courses our speciality. Boots & helmets provided. Please call for reservations & more info.

MEDITATION COURSE, Primordial sound by certified 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. YOGA: Taught by Rae Ishee, Liz van Leeuwen and Nancy Payne. Different levels & all welcome 7 days a week. Yoga Q40-Q50. Monday 8:30-10am; Tuesday 8:30-10am; Wed 10-11:30am; Thurs 8:30-10am; Friday 8:30-10am; Sat. & Sun. 9-10:30am. Galería Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19. pr@ panzaverde.com Tel: 7832-7920 or 5262-8161, or nancy. payne@gmail.com TOEFL/SAT PREP Y CLASES DE INGLÉS para jóvenes y niños. Oxford Language Center. Maestros extranjeros y clases pequeñas. Centro Luterano, 1a av norte #35, La Antigua. Tels: 2368-1332 /1231 olcantigua@gmail.com. How soon ‘not now’ becomes ‘never’. —Martin Luther

FREE TOUR AROUND MACADAMIA FARM! Free samples of our chocolates, nuts etc. Free facials with our cosmetic products. Learn & contribute to our sustainable development project. Call or e-mail for reservations exvalhalla@gmail. com 7831-5799, 5889-4925, 5675-9530/English. MAYAN SPIRIT WORLD ADVENTURES, make that connection! Get INTO the real Guatemala and the Mayan world instead of just skimming the surface. Also: hiking, caving, swimming, tubing. A very unique place! www.dearbrutus.com/donjeronimo.

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Babysitting Service for your Pet. Registered Establishment with lots of T.L.C. Call: 2478-1649 AWARE (Animal Welfare Association-Rescue/Education) is a non-profit, non-governmental charitable organization registered in Guatemala and with 501(c)3 status in the U.S. that cares for and finds loving and responsible pet owners to adopt abandoned animals. AWARE has a 10-acre site in Sumpango where about 170 dogs and 70 cats live. A permanent spay/neuter clinic is also on site and public education is another key objective of AWARE. Donations of cash, dog and cat food, metal food dishes, towels, used books (for resale) and building materials are always welcome. Volunteers are urgently needed and opportunities are many. For more info: visit www.animalaware.org or call Xenii, (502) 7833-1639 or 5401-3148 114 » revuemag.com

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WINGS provides educational talks and information, financial resources and access to reproductive health services for low-income, rural and indigenous Guatemalans. We help Guatemalans have the opportunity to make informed choices about their reproductive health and so improve their quality of life.

Our three main programs are: * Family Planning * Youth Reproductive Health Education * Cervical Cancer Screening Please support our work with a donation

$25 provides all reproductive health education materials to fully train five men in our new WINGS for MEN project. $75 provides cervical cancer detection and treatment for five women $100 provides all educational materials to fully train one teen to become a health peer educator. Donate online at: www.wingsguate.org or email us: info@wingsguate.org WINGS is a U.S. registered, 501(3) non-profit organization based in La Antigua Guatemala.


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PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE: In Antigua & surrounding villages, volcanoes, organic macadamia & coffee farms, Will show the best places Antigua can offer. Certified & professionally trained. 11-years experience. Tels: 52004100, 4134-3955 rocaeldiaz@hotmail.com

RETIRED U.S. TAX SPECIALIST: Now residing in Guatemala, accepting new clients living in Central America who want to reduce or eliminate U.S. tax obligation. 24 years experience in individual and corporate tax planning and preparation. Contact: Steven Pittser, email: stevenpittser@yahoo.com or Tel: (502) 4374-1199.

SWORN (LEGAL) TRANSLATOR: Legal and free translations, Spanish/English. Tels 2261-0792, 5417-9079. We also work ads in FREEHAND AND PHOTOSHOP in both languages. ACADEMY & BEAUTY SALON “IMAGEN” offers courses & services of relaxing and reflexology massage. Facials, manicure, pedicure, haircuts, depilation & more. Calzada Santa Lucía norte #26, La Antigua. Tel: 5298-9365, 5083-0329, 5653-8761. Large appliance repair: washer/dryer, stove, etc. Ya no busque quien repare su lavadora, secadora o estufa eléctrica, yo se la reparo en su casa. Llámeme: 2475-5399, Oscar Chacón. Trabajos garantizados. VISA EXTENSION AND PROCEDURE RESIDENCIES: Visas for tourists, investors, missionaries, pensioners, business owners. Legal advice. Mobile 5752-9223, 5527-6944. androbles@ live.com. Scheduled appointment. Hotel Posada de Don Quijote. 1a calle poniente #22A, La Antigua. FINE FURNITURE & DECORATION, Victorian upholstery workshop. Furnishing embassies, hotels & homes. Specialized in the best leather furniture. Curtains & carseat coverings. ALSO, we sell imported leather. San Cristóbal el Alto, La Antigua Tel: 5220-9315 / Enrique.

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5a Av N. #2 (2nd floor), on the park, La Antigua Community Library -- 5000 visits per month. Administered by the Fundación Cultural Duane Carter — Donations gratefully accepted — fcdcantigua@hotmail.com Tels: 7832-8381, 7832-8384 Fax: 7832-3651

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HI-TECH REPAIR, SUPPORT AND SALE: Digital cameras, IPods, computers, Windows, Mac, laptops, desktops. Virus problems and upgrades. Enlaces, 6a av. norte #1, La Antigua. Tel: 7832-5555. HANDYMAN General services: electrical work, painting, repairs, etc. Tel: 4559-2470 Daniel. FIRM OF LAWYERS, NOTARIES & ACCOUNTANTS: Characterized by reliability & professionalism in the fields of tax & financial law; commercial societies constitutions. Schedule appointment. Mobiles: 5746-5123, 47408352. Office 7882-4101. 7a av. sur #3B, apartment 1, La Antigua Guatemala. STERLING FOUNDRY: Fine arts & architectural bronze casting. Lost wax ceramic shell & sand casting. Quality & service. Call Gregorio (Spanish) Tels: 5965-4093, 7943-9750, 7943-9393 or Rae (English), Tels: 78824282, 5490-8905 INTERNET SERVICE: No contracts-immediate connection. Fast & reliable internet for your home, apartment or business. Choice of speeds, no downtime, skype active. Antigua, San Pedro las Huertas, San Pedro el Alto, Ciudad Vieja, Jocotenango, all surrounding areas & any condominio. Daily, weekly or monthly accounts. 7-day customer support. Tel: (502) 5777-6675, www. veridas.com

FOOD & LODGING ROOMS WITH SHARED BATH AND KITCHEN at CasaSito Volunteers’ House – Antigua, 7a av. norte. Price: Q1,000 p/p for 2 weeks, Q1,500/mo. p/p for single room, Q1,100/mo. p/p for double room, includes internet/wireless and water/coffee/tea. CasaSito Volunteers’ House is a charity project, all proceeds are used to support the education program of Chocantariy Nursery. Info: www.casasito. org or call 5993-1633. RÍO DULCE: Beautiful restaurant, hotel, free kayaks, internet, birdwatching, walk to town and Castillo San Felipe. Best place to stay. TORTUGAL 5306-6432.

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COZY APARTMENT: Livrm, dinrm, kit, 1 lg bdrm, bath. Internet, cable, telephone. Access to washer & dryer. Garden. Tel: 5501-1101 (Ana).

LOFTS, APARTMENTS, HOUSES for Rent or Sale. Furnished/ Unfurnished. We have what accomodates your budget. Different prices & sizes. ALSO LAND AND CONDOS FOR SALE. Tels: 4134-3955, 5200-4100 or rocaeldiaz@hotmail.com

BEAUTIFUL FURNISHED APARTMENT: Very exclusive area, 2 bdrm w/bath, hot water, liv/din, fully-equipped kit, cable TV, internet, family livrm, fireplace, terrace, laundry, garage. Tels: 5910-2615, 7832-7036. LOOKING FOR 2 ROOMMATES, equipped home: washer, dryer, linens, internet. 15 min walk from Central park. Secure area & a very nice colonial style home. Contact Karla at 5297-4777 or at Lax Travel Antigua. Price: U$250 /month (utilities included). 2 APARTMENTS: 1 bdrm w/kitchenette, fully-furnished, cable TV, internet, quiet & secure close to La Merced in colonial-style house. Maximum 2 people. $235/$345. Tel: 7832-0672. BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT: Exclusive & secure area, quiet. Fully-furnished, 2 bdrm, liv, fireplace, kitchen, garden, bath/hot water. Surrounded by trees a special place! Info: 7934-6258, 5208-6202.

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BRAND NEW CHARMING COLONIAL MODERN COMPLETELY FURNISHED 3/3 ENSUITE. Views, gardens, terraces, fireplace. Includes TV/phone/internet, W/D, maid & gardener, close in. 2 month to 1 year lease at $1500/mo. Negotiate for more or less. Tel: 7832-9871. LAS GOLONDRINAS APARTMENTS: Antigua G., bedrooms: cable TV, private hot showers; apartments with complete kitchen, Wifi. “Different sizes-different prices”. Daniel Ramírez Ríos. Tels.: 7832-3343, 5713-6429 drrios@intelnet.net.gt www.lasgolondrinasapts.info BEAUTIFUL APARTMENTS: 2 bdrm, liv, din, laundry, fullyequipped kit, 2½ bath, cable TV, WiFi, 24-hour security, cleaning service. 4 blocks from the park. Daily, weekly or monthly. arteceramico12@hotmail.com Tel: 7832-7141, 5096-6740.

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BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT, Furnished & equipped for couple. 2 bath w/shower e/o, closets, liv/dinrm, kit, cable TV. Maid & laundry service incl. Also 2 studios for rent, Calle de los Pasos #32A & 6a calle poniente #42. No Comisionistas. Tels: 7832-2750, 4442-4827.

CHARMING APARTMENT, Short Term: One block from Antigua’s central park. Large bedroom with windows on the street. Private bath with adjoining dressing room. Fully-equipped kitchen. Nicely furnished throughout. Spectacular views from private rooftop patio. WiFi and flat-screen cable TV. Info: antigua.apartment@gmail. com or Tel: 7931-4500

SPACIOUS HOUSE, SHORT TERM. San Pedro el Panorama area. 2 levels, volcano view. Safe area. Garage, hall, livrm, dinrm, kit, 3 bdrms each w/bath. Livrm, studio, maid quarters. Equipped & furnished. Cable TV, DVD, Internet, WIFI. 10-person capacity. E-mail: interland.inmobiliaria@ gmail.com. Tel: (502) 5312-1818. WE SPEAK ENGLISH.

ROOMS FOR RENT in a traditional private home in the heart of Antigua. Rooms are spacious and open onto the courtyard. Each is tastefully appointed with quality bedding, linens and full bath facilities. $100 /wk includes continental breakfast & WiFi. Tel: 5297-5481 or lospasosguesthouse@gmail.com LOCAL (WAREHOUSE) FOR RENT in Calle Real de Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepéquez. Excellent location. Total area 907m², covered are 224m². No intermediaries. Information: 5375-9626.

BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT, Conveniently located in accesscontrolled complex. 3 bdrm, large closets, 2½ baths, liv/ din, fully-equipped kitchen, hot water, washer & dryer ready. Cable, internet access & other services incl. $525/ mo. furn, $450/mo. unfurn. Tels: 7832-5390, 4216-8175. APARTMENT & ROOMS, 1/2 block from Central Park. 5a calle poniente #8. Tel: 7832-1784.

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WONDERFUL HOUSE, PRICE REDUCED. San Pedro la Laguna, Lake Atitlán. Super location, walk to all shops. Beautiful gardens & panoramic view. 2 bedroom, 3½ bath, garage. Perfect for retiree. Tel: (502) 5515-5105.

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eliminating the unpleasant leg pressure to reward the horse for responding. This is called negative reinforcement. Parents use the same principle when they release their teenage children from being grounded when they improve their grades in school. According to Sandy, the best way to use learning theory is to provide positive reinforcement to increase the likelihood of a desired behavior. Horses may respond to pats, carrots or “good boy.” She says that, “for most humans, including riding students, significant others and children, acts of service, praise, gifts, food, quality time and touch are effective rewards.” 120 » revuemag.com

Velvet Beard reflected on what she had learned from the clinic: “Getting a different perspective and seeing how Sandy got my horse to relax by getting me to relax. It was challenging because it is very hard to change your habits. For example, when I relaxed my body I felt like a rag doll in the saddle, but the effect it had on my horse was amazing,” she said.

While giving the equestrian clinic at Finca Azotea, Sandy enjoyed the natural beauty of the setting, commenting, “what a spectacular place to ride, with volcanoes in the background.”


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LODGING

Guatemala City

lake ATITLÁN

Casa Santorini ........................................... Hostal Café City .......................................... Hostal Los Faroles ..................................... Hostal Los Volcanes .................................. Hostal de Don Pedro ................................ Hotel Airport Inn ...................................... Hotel Antaño ............................................. Hotel Casa Blanca .................................... Hotel Casa de los Nazarenos .................. Hotel Residencia del Sol ......................... Hotel Villa Toscana .................................... Mariana’s Petite Hotel .............................. Novohostal .................................................

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Antigua

All Suites El Marqués ................................. A Place to Stay ............................................ Casa Encantada .......................................... Casa Familia Ovalle ................................... Casa Morelia ............................................... Casa Rustica ................................................ El Mesón de María ..................................... Hostal San Nicolás .................................... Hostel 5 ....................................................... Hotel Aurora ............................................... Hotel Casa Concepción ........................... Hotel Casa de las Fuentes ....................... Hotel Casa Noble ...................................... Hotel Casa Quinta .................................... Hotel Casa Santana .................................. Hotel Cirilo ................................................. Hotel Dos Loros ........................................ Hotel El Carmen ........................................ Hotel La Sin Ventura ................................. Hotel La Tatuana ....................................... Hotel La Villa Serena ................................. Hotel Mesón del Valle ............................. Hotel Palacio de Doña Beatriz .............. Hotel Mesón Panza Verde ....................... Hotel Panchoy ........................................... Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo .............. Hotel San Jorge ......................................... Hotel Un Paseo por La Antigua ............ La Casa de Maco ....................................... Palacio de Doña Leonor Hotel .............. Posada de los Leones .............................. Posada El Antaño ..................................... Posada El Ensueño .................................... The Cloister ................................................

B’alam’ya ..................................................... Club Ven Aca .............................................. El Aguacatal ............................................... Hotel Atitlán .............................................. Hotel Dos Mundos (Pana) ....................... Hotel Fonda del Sol (Pana) ..................... Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo ............... Hotel Primavera ......................................... Hotel Rancho Grande Inn ........................ Hotel Real Santander ............................... La Casa del Mundo ................................... Laguna Lodge ............................................ Posada de Santiago (Santiago) ..............

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Finca Ixobel (Poptún) ............................... 112 Hotel Ecológico y Rest. Mon ami ........... 112 Palomino Ranch ......................................... 112

COBÁN

Bruno’s ......................................................... 111 El Tortugal ................................................... 111 Hacienda Tijax ............................................ 111 Hotel Catamaran ....................................... 111 Isla Xalaja .................................................... 111

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monterrico / PACIFIC COAST

Asociación Ola Verde ................................ 105 Atelie del Mar ............................................. 107 Cabo Tortuga ............................................. 107 Cafe Del Sol ................................................. 107 Casa Bella ..................................................... 107 El Cayman .................................................... 106 Hawaian Paradise ...................................... 106 Hotel Dos Mundos ..................................... 105 Hotel Honolulu ........................................... 107 Hotel Lahaina ............................................. 106 Hotel Pez de Oro ........................................ 107 Johnny’s Place ............................................ 107 Playa Quilombo Eco-Hotel ...................... 107

QUETZALTENANGO

Dicap Residence ........................................ 103 Hotel Modelo ............................................. 103

TECPÁN

Casa Xara / Molino Helvetia ................... 109

RESTAURANTS / BARS Guatemala CITY

Bar Central ................................................... Caffé De Fiori .............................................. Ciao ............................................................... Cheers ........................................................... Kloster .......................................................... Lai Lai ............................................................ Pecorinos Ristorante ................................. Posadas Restaurante ................................. Restaurante Altuna ................................... Romano Pizzeria ........................................ Trovajazz ..................................................... William Shakespeare Pub ........................

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Café Bombay ................................................ 98 Circus Bar ...................................................... 99

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Casa del Bosque ........................................ 109 Hotel Posada Don Antonio ..................... 109 Park Hotel .................................................... 109

RÍo Dulce

RESTAURANTS / BARS Appletiser .................................................... 63 Bagel Barn ............................ inside cover Bistrot Cinq .................................................. 63 Black Cat Antigua ....................................... 73 Café Barroco ................................................. 73 Café Condesa .............................................. 71 Café de la Rúa ............................................. 62 Café Panchoy ............................................... 71 Café Sky ......................................................... 73 Caffé Mediterraneo ..................................... 77 Caffé Opera .................................................. 62 Casa Escobar ................................................ 69 Chez Christophe ......................................... 70 Christophe Pizza ......................................... 77 Como Como ................................................. 73 Cookies, Etc ................................................... 75 Doña Luisa Xicotencatl .............................. 72 El Rincon del Conquistador ...................... 70 El Sabor del Tiempo .................................... 77 El Viejo Café ................................................. 73 Epicure ........................................................... 61 Filadelfia Restaurant .................................. 69 Fridas ............................................................. 75 Gaia ................................................................ 75 Kabuki ........................................................... 75 La Casbah ...................................................... 67 La Cocina ...................................................... 78 La Cuevita de Urquizú ............................... 79 La Fonda de la Calle Real .......................... 79 La Peña del Sol Latino ............................... 65 Las Palmas .................................................... 50 Mesón Panza Verde .................................... 67 Monoloco ...................................................... 77 Ni Fu Ni Fa ..................................................... 77 Nokiate .......................................................... 73 Ocelot ............................................................ 63 Personajes ..................................................... 71 Quincho’s Mariscos ..................................... 78 Rainbow Café ............................................... 61 Restaurante Tipico Antigüeño ................ 62 Sabe Rico ...................................................... 75 Tabacos y Vinos ........................................... 4 The Refuge Coffee Bar ............................... 79 Tienda Delicio, S.A. (Deli) .......................... 72 Ubi’s Sushi .................................................... 62 Welten .......................................................... 60 Wiener ........................................................... 75

Quetzaltenango

Bazar del Café ............................................. 102 Black Cat ...................................................... 102 El Sabor de la India .................................... 103 El Elixir .......................................................... 102 La Cafetera ...................................................102 La Parranda ................................................. 102 Restaurante Portofino .............................. 102 Shai Long ......................................................103 Giuseppe´s Gourmet Pizza .......................103 Woon Kook ...................................................103

TECPÁN

Restaurante Chichoy ................................. 109 Restaurante El Pedregal ........................... 109 Restaurante Katok ..................................... 109 Kape Paulinos ............................................. 109


ADVERTISER INDEX HEALTH SERVICES

SERVICES

SHOPS

Guatemala City

Guatemala City

ANTIGUA

Adaesa Car Rental ....................................... 34 Angel Fire Kennels ...................................... 114 Budget ........................................................... 35 Efisa ................................................................ 40 Habla Guate ................................................. 34 Hertz ............................................................... 125 Immigration Services ..................................113 Union Church ................................................ 34

Bravo ............................................................ 57 Casa de los Gigantes ................................ 57 Casa Del Tejido ........................................... 58 Colibrí ........................................................... 59 El Mástil ........................................................ 3 El Patio Antiques ........................................ 59 El Sol Maya ................................................... 58 Joyería del Angel ................... back cover La Casa del Conde (books, etc) ................ 52 Liverpool ....................................................... 54 Pablo’s Silver Shop ..................................... 54 Ritual ............................................................. 53 Santa Chivita ............................................... 56 Tuunich ......................................................... 59 Un Poco de Todo ........................................ 113 Vivero La Escalonia ..................................... 78

Day & Night .................................................. DDS. Jorge E. de la Cruz ............................ Dr. Milton Solis Plastic Surgery ................ Dr. Rossell Plastic Surgery ......................... Excelencia Acupuncture ........................... Pediadent ...................................................... Pediatrics: Dr. & Dra. Hernandez ..............

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Antigua

Antigua

Antigua Technology Services .................... 58 CaTours ........................................................... 52 Church of Christ ........................................... 113 Club Ecuestre La Ronda .............................. 52 Frank Salon .................................................... 53 Funky Monkey .............................................. 77 Golden Hair Design .................................... 54 JennyStar DVD Rentals ............................... 59 SCHOOLS Kinky Afro ...................................................... 58 Antigua Pixelscut ......................................................... 113 Promotores de Seguros ............................. 56 Christian Spanish Academy ..................... 51 Stile Piú ........................................................... 57 Probigua ....................................................... 58 Tatoo Antigua ................................................ 52 Wings ..............................................................114 Adprogua .................................................... 119 Antigua Real Estate ................................... 118 Quetzaltenango Artesanías Innova ........................................ 102 Carstens S.A. ................................................119 North & South Bookstore .......................... 103 Casa Nova .................................................... 116 Lara Real Estate .......................................... 119 REMAX Colonial ..........................................117

Guatemala City

Asian Tropics ................................................. Bernina (Sewing Center) ................................. Quetzaltenango Camas Siesta .................................................. Clinicas Dentales Profesionales .............. 102 Colección 21 .................................................. El Hormiguero ............................................... TRAVEL / TOURS Geminis Bookstore ....................................... In Nola (Textiles) ............................................ Guatemala City Jungle Skate Shop......................................... Trans Galgos ................................................. 92 Lin-Canola, S.A. ............................................ Super Verduras .............................................. Antigua The North Face .............................................. Antigua Tours ............................................... 27 Vivero Botanik, S.A. ...................................... Don Quijote Cruisers .................................. 53 Filadelfia Coffee Adventure ...................... 55 Guinness Travel ........................................... 93 Lax Travel ....................................................... 93 EMERGENCY Litegua .......................................................... 93 Monja Blanca ................................................ 92 ASSISTANCE Sinfronteras .................................................. 93 Tabarini Rent a Car ...................................... 54 Police: 120 Fire: 122 Turansa .......................................................... 92

MISC.

Casa Vieja Lodge ......................................... Eternal Spring .............................................. Fish Guatemala (Parlama) ........................ Rancho Carrillo ............................................ Transportes Turísticos Atitrans ................

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REAL ESTATE

SHOPS

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CULTURAL Guatemala City

El Attico ......................................................... Galería de Arte El Tunel ............................. Museo Ixchel ................................................ Museo Popol Vuh .......................................

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Antigua

Galería Museo Centro Popular ................ 27 La Antigua Galería de Arte ...................... 31

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GUATEMALA

Antigua’s Gym .............................................. 47 Casa Madeleine Spa ................................... 57 Centro Visual G & G ..................................... 46 Clinica Dental ............................................... 47 Clinica de Bienestar .................................... 46 Clinica y Óptica Santa Lucía ...................... 45 Clínicas Ovalle .............................................. 47 Clínica Veterinaria El Arca ......................... 114 David Elron, Holistic Therapy ................... 49 Dental Care ................................................... 45 Dermatologist Dr. Samayoa ...................... 47 Dietetic Consultant .................................... 45 Emily Wolfe ................................................... 47 Family Psychotherapist .............................. 46 Gail Terzuola ................................................. 47 Holistic Psychotherapy .............................. 46 Hospital Privado Hermano Pedro ............ 46 Hotel Healthy ............................................... 48 House of Health Sta. Lucía ........................ 47 Le Visage Cosmetology .............................. 53 Mario E. Morfin, M.D. ................................. 49 Maxillo Facial Centre .................................. 49 Mayan Spa.................................................... 81 Optyma Visión y Moda ............................. 45 Reginadawn Villa Spa ................................ 48


SENSUOUS GUATEMALA by Ken Veronda photo: Thor Janson

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es, emeralds are found in our jewelry stores, but only imported gems. Emerald, however, is a rich sight in the Highlands of Guatemala, especially now with the rainy season polishing the leaves and enriching the grasses. And yes, we’ve our own emerald stones too, the deep imperial of Guatemala’s very special jadeite jewelry, but it’s the deep green tones of the hillsides and gardens that we’re really admiring this month. As the Spanish had learned from the Moors, and brought to their colonies, most homes around La Antigua tuck their patios and gardens inside where families can use and enjoy them, instead of planting big lawns out front for neighbors to see. It’s considered fine to peek through open gates while walking around town, glimpsing the marvelous courtyards inside. Even if the great portons are closed along walled sidewalks, emerald leaves spill over the white facades, and there’s much more emerald in 124 » revuemag.com

the coffee plantations and pine forests that surround us. More emerald takes a bit more observation, and luck. The Antiguan city flags are emerald, at least when new before the brilliant sun fades them. On our patron saint celebrations this month, the municipal government usually breaks out a few new emerald flags, so enjoy them when you can. Bellies of hummingbirds glisten with green flashes in the sun as they migrate north now and south in a few months. Down on the Pacific coast, emerald means a good field of sugar cane; up in Alta Verapaz, emerald might be seen if you’re lucky enough to find a quetzal bird fluttering among the emerald pines. Some sea turtles are deep emerald if you find them waddling along the beach or paddling alongside you in the water, and emerald tropical fish can be spotted in the warm waters of lowland lakes. It’s a gem of color on our Guatemalan palette.


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