Guatemala

Guatemala is a Central American country bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Honduras and El Salvador to the southeast, the Caribbean to the east, Belize to the northeast and Mexico to the north and west.

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Guatemala

What kinds of problems are facing Guatemala?

Guatemala is facing deforestation, a high crime rate, and poverty.

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Oceans and Seas
Guatemala

What oceans surround Guatemala?

The Pacific Ocean, to the west (and the Caribbean Sea, to the east).

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Continents

What continent is Guatemala in?

Guatemala is in Central America, which is considered part of the continent of North America.
WELL........I think that the continent Guatemala would belong to would have to be South America. I mean it's right next to the place! Does anyone look at a map anymore!?

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What is the capital of Guatemala?

The capital city of Guatemala is Guatemala City

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Football - Soccer
Guatemala

What do they call soccer in Guatemala?

In Guatemala, soccer is called fútbol.

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Geography
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Mexico
Population

What are the largest cities in Mexico?

Following are the 20 largest cities in Mexico. Twelve of them are over one million cities, and all of them account for 44% of total Mexican population (2010 census):

  1. Mexico City: 20,137,152
  2. Guadalajara: 4,434,252
  3. Monterrey: 4,080,329
  4. Puebla: 2,668,347
  5. Toluca: 1,846,602
  6. Leon: 1,792,047
  7. Tijuana: 1,751,302
  8. Juarez: 1,328,017
  9. Torreon: 1,215,993
  10. Queretaro: 1,097,028
  11. San Luis Potosi: 1,040,822
  12. Merida: 1,035,238
  13. Mexicali: 936,145
  14. Aguascalientes: 932,298
  15. Cuernavaca: 875,598
  16. Acapulco: 863,438
  17. Tampico: 858,620
  18. Chihuahua: 851,971
  19. Saltillo: 823,098
  20. Morelia: 806,822
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Bracelets

How do you make Guatemalan friendship bracelets?

With string

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What is the Guatemalan national animal?

The quetzal.

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France in WW2
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Radio

Radio azul esterio de jacaltenango huehuetenango Guatemala?

quiciera escuchar radio azul esterio 90.5

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Belize
Guatemala

Did Belize belong to Guatemala at some point?

part of the British EmpireIn the early 19th century, the British sought greater control over the settlers, threatening to suspend the Public Meeting unless it observed the government's instructions to abolish slavery. Slavery was abolished in the British Empire in 1838, but this did little to change working conditions for labourers in the Belize settlement. Slaves of the colony were valued for their potentially superior abilities in the work of mahogany extraction. As a result, former slave owners in British Honduras earned £53.6.9 on average per slave, the highest amount paid in any British territory.[11]

Soon after, a series of institutions were put in place to ensure the continued presence of a viable labour force. Some of these included greatly restricting the ability of individuals to obtain land, a debt-peonage system to organise the newly "free." The position of being "extra special" mahogany and logwood cutters undergirded the early ascriptions of the capacities (and consequently limitations) of people of African descent in the colony. Because a small elite controlled the settlement's land and commerce, former slaves had no choice but to continue to work in timber cutting.[11]

In 1836, after the emancipation of Central America from Spanish rule, the British claimed the right to administer the region. In 1862, Great Britain formally declared it a British Crown Colony, subordinate to Jamaica, and named it British Honduras.[12] As a colony, Belize began to attract British investors. Among the British firms that dominated the colony in the late 19th century was the Belize Estate and Produce Company, which eventually acquired half of all the privately held land in the colony. Belize Estate's influence accounts in part for the colony's reliance on the mahogany trade throughout the rest of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century.The Great Depression of the 1930s caused a near-collapse of the colonial economy as British demand for timber plummeted. The effects of widespread unemployment were worsened by a devastating hurricane that struck the colony in 1931. Perceptions of the government's relief effort as inadequate were aggravated by its refusal to legalize labour unions or introduce a minimum wage. Demonstrations and riots in 1934 marked the beginning of an independence movement. In response, the government repealed criminal penalties for workers who violated the terms of their labour contracts regarding unions and granted workers the right to join unions.

Economic conditions improved during World War II (1939-1945) when many Belizean men entered the armed forces or otherwise contributed labour to the war effort. Following the war, the colony's economy again stagnated. Britain's decision to devalue the British Honduras dollar in 1949 worsened economic conditions and led to the creation of the People's Committee, which demanded independence. The People's Committee's successor, the People's United Party (PUP), sought constitutional reforms that would expand voting rights to all adults.

IndependenceConstitutional reforms were initiated in 1954 and resulted in a new constitution ten years later. Britain granted British Honduras self-government in 1964, and the head of the PUP-independence leader George Price-became the colony's prime minister. British Honduras was officially renamed Belize in 1973. Progress toward independence, however, was hampered by a Guatemalan claim to sovereignty over the territory of Belize. When Belize finally attained full independence on 21 September 1981, Guatemala refused to recognise the new nation. About 1,500 British troops remained to protect Belize from the Guatemalan threat.

With Price at the helm, the PUP won all elections until 1984. In that election, the first national election after independence, the PUP was defeated by the United Democratic Party (UDP), and UDP leader Manuel Esquivel replaced Price as prime minister. Price returned to power after elections in 1989. Guatemala's president formally recognised Belize's independence in 1992. The following year the United Kingdom announced that it would end its military involvement in Belize. British soldiers were withdrawn in 1994, but the United Kingdom left behind a military training unit to assist with the newly formed Belize Defence Force.

The UDP regained power in the 1993 national election, and Esquivel became prime minister for a second time. Soon afterwards Esquivel announced the suspension of a pact reached with Guatemala during Price's tenure, claiming Price had made too many concessions in order to gain Guatemalan recognition. The pact may have curtailed the 130-year-old border dispute between the two countries. Border tensions continued into the early 2000s, although the two countries cooperated in other areas.

The PUP won a landslide victory in the 1998 national elections, and PUP leader Said Musa was sworn in as prime minister. In the 2003 elections the PUP maintained its majority, and Musa continued as prime minister. He pledged to improve conditions in the underdeveloped and largely inaccessible southern part of Belize.

In 2005, Belize was the site of unrest caused by discontent with the People's United Party government, including tax increases in the national budget. On February 8, 2008, Dean Barrow was sworn in as prime minister after his UDP won a landslide victory in general elections.

Throughout Belize's history, Guatemala has claimed ownership of all or part of the territory. This claim is occasionally reflected in maps showing Belize as Guatemala's twenty-thirddepartment. As of March 2007, the border dispute with Guatemala remains unresolved and quite contentious.[13][14] Guatemala's claim to Belizean territory rests, in part, on the terms Clause VII of the Anglo-Guatemalan Treaty of 1859 which (supposedly) obligated the British to build a road between Belize City and Guatemala. At various times the issue has required mediation by the United Kingdom, Caribbean Community heads of Government, the Organization of American States, Mexico, and the United States. Since independence, a British garrison has been retained in Belize at the request of the Belizean government. Notably, both Guatemala and Belize are participating in confidence-building measures approved by the OAS, including the Guatemala-Belize Language Exchange Project.[1

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Imperialism

What European country colonized Guatemala?

Spain colonized Central and South America (with the exception of Brazil, British Guyana, Surinam, and French Guyana). Spain

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Religion & Spirituality
Guatemala

Who delivers gifts to children in Guatemala during the holiday season?

Jesus Christ Does

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Languages and Cultures
Guatemala

What languages are spoken in Guatemala?

The primary non-Spanish language for many Guatemalans is in the Mayan linguistic group. Various forms of Mayan were spoken prior to the arrival of Spaniards, and many have kept the language alive. There are also a couple of other indigenous languages that are still spoken.
Some people in Guatamala speak English and Spanish
The language spoken in Guatemala is Spanish. Spanish is the official language of Guatemala. There are also a variety of dialects spoken in this area as well.
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Spanish is the official language of Guatemala, but 21 ethno linguistic Mayan groups have kept their ancestral languages alive.

Garífuna and Xinca are also spoken. These languages also have their own phonetic, grammatical and structural base. English is spoken in all main tourist centers. Spanish is, together with English, one of the most important languages in the World, currently spoken by more than 300 million people worldwide. This fact makes it worthwhile learning, and Guatemala offers the best prices and opportunities to do so.
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Spanish, spoken by some 60% of the population, is the official and commercial language.

Twenty-one distinct Mayan languages are spoken, especially in rural areas, as well two non-Mayan Amerindian languages, Xinca, an indigenous language, and Garifuna, an Arawakan language spoken on the Caribbean coast.

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^The above link is a map to the different languages of Guatemala and where they are spoken.
The official language is Spanish. About 59-60% of the population is of European and Scandinavian descent. About 40% of the remaining population is Amerindian. Many of them speak at least one of the 22 distinct Mayan languages.

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Guatemala

What has Alvaro Colom Caballeros done as president?

he is going to be the president 4 2008 and 2012

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International Cuisine
Guatemala

What are some common Guatemalan foods?

whole grain rice

black and white beans

yellow bananas

red meat

white eggs with a special yellow yolk

chicken

pizza

chips

strawberries

curry

tomato

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English to French
Guatemala

How do you say Guatemalan in french?

guatémaltèque

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Similarities Between

What are the similarities between the us and Guatemala?

There are many similarities. For one, they are both countries. They also both have people living in them.

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Preguntas en Espanol
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Spanish to English

Numero de telefono de la embajada de Guatemala?

la dirrecion de la embajada de guatemala en la ciudad

de guatemala

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United States of America
Guatemala
United States

What is located between the USA and Guatemala?

Mexico.

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Credit and Debit Cards
Credit Reports
Debt Collection
Guatemala

Does the Fair Debt Collection Act apply only to the United States or does it apply also to Guatemala?

Only the U.S.

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Geography
Guatemala

What is the name of the capital of Guatemala?

Guatemala City

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Preguntas en Espanol
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English to Latin

Como puedo crear un nuevo correo electronico?

Para crear una cuenta en Yahoo Mail (está disponsible en Español pero hay que cambiarlo al español - donde se dice "Idioma" puedes seleccionar español) vete al enlace abajo.

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Demographics
Literacy

How many people can read and write in Guatemala?

1.1 millon

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Guatemala's mestizo population calls itself the?

better-off mestizos call themselves landinos

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Religion & Spirituality
Guatemala

What is Guatemala's main religions?

Roman Catholic, varied Christian Protestant and various Mayan religions. y candy

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