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  Guatemala   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
The Republic of Guatemala is a country in Central America, in the south of the continent of North America, bordering both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
From the 4th to the 11th century, the lowlands area of the Peten region of Guatemala was the heart of the flourishing Maya civilization.
Guatemala's unicameral parliament, the Congreso de la República (Congress of the Republic) with 113 seats, is elected every four years, concurrently with the presidential elections.
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 Guatemala - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Guatemala still has to build an operative democracy based on the rule of law, equality before the law and respect of individual rights.
Guatemala's unicameral parliament, the Congreso de la República (Congress of the Republic) with 158 seats, is elected every four years, concurrently with the presidential elections.
All of the major cities are situated in the southern half of the country; the major cities are the capital Guatemala City, Quetzaltenango and Escuintla.
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 Guatemala - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From the 3rd century BCE to the 11th century CE, the lowlands area of the Petén region of Guatemala was the heart of the flourishing Maya civilization.
Guatemala has long claimed all or part of the territory of neighboring Belize.
Except for the south coastal area, and the vast lowlands of the Peten in the north, Guatemala is mountainous, with a hot tropical climate – more temperate in the highlands, and drier in the easternmost departments.
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 Guatemala Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
From the 4th century4th to the 11th century, the lowlands area of the Peten region of Guatemala was the heart of the flourishing Maya civilization.
Guatemala's unicameral parliament, the ''Congress of GuatemalaCongreso de la República'' (Congress of the Republic) with 158 seats, is elected every four years, concurrently with the presidential elections.
In MormonismMormon culture, Guatemala is the most popular traditional location of the Book of Mormon land of Lehi-Nephi, though this is not official doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsLDS Church.
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 Market Demographics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Demographics comprises selected characteristics of a population (age and income distribution and trends, mobility,educational attainment, home ownership and employment status, for instance) for purposes of social studies.
The term demographics is often used erroneously for demography, the study ofhuman population and its structure and change.
Demographics is interested in any population characteristic that might be useful in understandingwhat people think, what they are willing to buy, and how many...
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 Knowledge King - Guatemala   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
A guerilla war was ended in 1996, leading to democratically held elections in 1999.
Current president Portillo sees it as his task to improve the economic situation of Guatemala, and has strengthened ties with Mexico and the United States.
Most of the major cities are situated in the southern half of the country; the major cities are the capital Guatemala, Quetzaltenango and Escuintla.
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 Encyclopedia: Guatemala-City
Guatemala City (in full, La Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción; locally known as Guatemala or, informally, Guate) is the capital and largest city of Guatemala and in Central America.
Within the confines of modern Guatemala City is the ancient Maya city of Kaminaljuyu.
Guatemala City is the economic, governmental, and cultural capital of the Republic, and functions as the main port of entry into the country with the country's largest international airport, La Aurora.
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 Cuba and Guatemala   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Guatemala was freed from Spanish rule in 1821, and subsequently passed through various periods of dictatorships, military rule, and civil wars, with periods of representative government interspersed.
In contrast to this, Guatemala’s population grew 122% during the 1950-1975 period, and 103% from 1975-2000.
Guatemala has increased in per capita emissions until the 1980s when they actually decreased, and its improvements have been quite noteworthy.
www.globalchange.umich.edu /globalchange3/current/students/cuba_guatemala/chapter1.htm   (1865 words)

  
 Guatemala: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Guatemala
Guatemala's parliament, the Congreso de la Republica (Congress of the Republic) with 113 seats, is elected every four years, concurrently with the presidential elections.
Westernized Mayans and mestizos (mixed European and indigenous ancestry) are known as Ladinos.
However, the Peace Accords signed in December 1996 provide for the translation of some official documents and voting materials into several indigenous languages (see summary of main substantive accords).
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The Republic of Guatemala is a country in Central America, in the south of the continent of North America, bordering both the Pacific Ocean and the
Guatemala became independent of Spain in 1821, first as as a part of the
In Mormon culture, Guatemala is the most popular traditional location of the Book of Mormon land of
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 Guatemala
Guatemala City is the economic, governmental, and cultural capital of the Republic, as well as the greatest metropolis in all of Central America.
Guatemala (Republic of Guatemala, The Republic of Guatemala), GT (Republic of Guatemala), republikken Guatemala (Republic of Guatemala, The Republic of Guatemala).
Guatemala (Republic of Guatemala, The Republic of Guatemala).
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 Guatemala Business   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
FUNDESA -- Composed of businesspersons from all sectors of Guatemala.
Asociacion bancaria de Guatemala --A private association of banks and financial institutions in Guatemala.
Asociacion de Gerentes de Guatemala --Association of Managers in Guatemala and its publication in the web.
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 Demographics of Guatemala -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
More than half of (A republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; noted for low per capita income and illiteracy; politically unstable) Guatemalans are descendants of indigenous Maya (The people who live in a nation or country) nations.
Most of Guatemala's population is rural, though (The social process whereby cities grow and societies become more urban) urbanization is accelerating.
The predominant religion is (The beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church based in Rome) Roman Catholicism, into which many indigenous Guatemalans have incorporated traditional forms of worship.
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 Guatemala   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Guatemala sintió bien al independent de España en 1821, primero como como parte de las provincias unidas de America Central.
Esta confederación bajó aparte en una guerra a partir de 1838 a 1840, y Guatemala se convirtió en una nación independiente.
Guatemala todavía no ha tratado la injusticia de una economía agrícola basada donde el 1% de los controles de la población sobre el 60% de la tierra y de la abundancia.
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 Crisis Planning Among Guatemalan Small Businesses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Guatemala’s economy is built on two major economic sectors, agriculture and retail, which provide the engine for economic development.
Guatemala is primarily an agricultural country, where the North American style of business crisis management is a relatively new concept.
Guatemala also seems to fall into the category of experiencing large amounts of crime, and consequently violence in the workplace.
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 Demographic trends (from Guatemala) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Within Central America, Guatemala has one of the highest birth, death, and fertility rates, in addition to a low life expectancy.
Capital of the former captaincy general, Antigua Guatemala was once the most important seat of Spanish colonial government between Mexico City and Lima, Peru.
Founded as Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala in 1527, it was destroyed by an eruption that swept down from...
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 Demographics Of Guatemala Encyclopedia Article, History, Biography at Karr.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
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 IDP's in Guatemala   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Guatemala: Lack of progress in implementing peace accords leaves IDPs in limbo
An estimated 200,000 people were killed during Guatemala's 36-year civil war, mostly at the hands of the armed forces and their paramilitary allies.
The war began in the early 1960s with an insurgency by guerrilla forces fighting for economic and political reforms, following a century and a half of authoritarian regimes and the exclusion of the indigenous majority from wealth and power in Guatemala.
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 Latin Trade: Guatemala becomes prime destination for foreign investment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
When Guatemala President Oscar Berger andhis political advisers traveled to New York in September to promote their country in financial circles, interest was high among investors.
Guatemala's promoters also work closely with the Guatemala Chamber of Industry so that local manufacturers can offer investors cluster industrial support for assembly work.
Invest in Guatemala is seeking investments in manufacturing processes that will increase the value of its exported produce.
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 Encyclopedia: Demographics of Guatemala
The population of Guatemala is 55% Mestizo (mixed Indigenous-Spanish or Mayans assimilated to Mestizo culture).
Headquartered in Rome, Italy, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations programs seek to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living; to improve the production, processing, marketing, and distribution of food and agricultural products; to promote rural development; and, by these means, to eliminate hunger.
The Cakchiquiel are a group of indegenous people of Mayan descent, native to the midwestern highlands of Guatemala.
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 Guatemala - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
It is bound by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize and the Caribbean Sea to the east and Honduras and El Salvador to the southeast.
Average annual temperature ranges in Guatemala City are from 12 to 23 degrees Celsius (54 to 73 degrees Fahrenheit) in January to 16 to 29 degrees Celsius (61 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit) in May.
A planned referendum to settle the issue planned for Nov. 28, 1993 was canceled by the Supreme Court, although it was later agreed to hold the reform referendum in Jan. 1994.
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 Demographics By Country Encyclopedia Article, History, Biography at Karr.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
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 Demographics of Guatemala Definition / Demographics of Guatemala Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Demographics of Guatemala Definition / Demographics of Guatemala Research
Most of Guatemala's population is rural, though urbanizationurbanization is the expansion of a city, namely the proportion of total population or area in urban localities or areas (cities and towns), or the increase of this proportion over time.
It can thus represent a level of urban relative to total population or area, or the rate at which the urban proportion is increasing.
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 Guatemala resources
Guatemala now has a passport requirement instead of a tourist card.
Although Guatemala is no longer plagued by the instability of years past, visitors are advised not to flaunt their relative wealth and to take sensible precautions when traveling to remote areas.
Demographics: With 10 million people living in a land roughly the size of Ohio, Guatemala is Central America's most populous nation and third largest in area.
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 TradePort Country Profiles from World Trade Press
Despite low international prices for Guatemala's main commodities, the economy grew by 3 percent in 2000 and 2.3 percent in 2001.
Guatemala, along with Honduras and El Salvador, recently concluded a free trade agreement with Mexico and has moved to protect international property rights.
Guatemala still ranks as the biggest economy in Central America, although a series of weather-related catastrophes have upset the very important agricultural sector.
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 Entremundos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
An example of the impotence felt by the population occurred in the wake of the famine that claimed dozens of lives in the east of the country last year; President Portillo readily admitted that he was not surprised that this had happened considering the dreadful state of things in the country.
As the state tries to work out what a democracy really is, Guatemala has seen the emergence of a bewildering number of political parties, even in the last few years, that continue to change and metamorphize as allegiances shift and realign.
A return to the days when in Guatemala, “instead of general elections there are simply elections of generals” The Peace Process is ignored, repression resumes and leftist parties have no choice but to resume armed conflict.
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 Agriculture-Based Environmental Degradation
      By 1980 Guatemala had the most skewed distribution of land in Latin America (Healy,), a framework which has come to be referred to as bi-modal or dualistic in reference to the vastly different production and consumption patterns characterizing  the two separate components of the economy.
       Considering that populations growth is inherent in the future of developing countries,  land demographics is an unavoidable issue and vital to both the economic and environmental health which will face future generations.
   The largest threat to Guatemala’s environment is continued deforestation as well as the soil erosion associated with the exhaustion of marginal lands.
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 AgExporter: Guatemala's Cool Dessert Craze: A Growing U.S. Opportunity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Guatemala has a major sweet tooth for baked snacks like cookies, cakes, pies and biscuits.
All exporters are getting more opportunities, however, thanks to a growing middle class in Guatemala, and an easing of import restrictions five years ago.
Frozen bakery products, the most profitable snack for U.S. exporters, are usually sold in supermarkets located in the high-income residential areas around Guatemala City and, to a lesser degree, in the middle class sectors.
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