Encomienda Politics in Early Colonial Guatemala, 1524-1544:

Wendy Kramer

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But, in the far southern reaches, the Kuna Yala, an indigenous tribe that out-stubborned the US, still lives in their own self-governed province in one of the most beautiful stretches of the Caribbean. A discussion of the media's treatment of the El Mozote massacres and the U. Department of Commerce on their market potential in the region. And at the other end of the economic spectrum, those in the small upper class drive German sports cars and avoid paying most taxes. Their illustrated accounts of the ruins sparked strong interest in the region and the people, and they have once again regained their position as a vital link in Mesoamerican heritage.

Tramping Through Mexico; Guatemala and Honduras - Scholar's

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Follow these steps to reduce the chances that you will be bitten by mosquitoes during your trip. Visit our CAFTA Damage Report to see Public Citizen's analysis of some of the most unfortunate "Yes" votes that helped pass CAFTA. Central America is an incredibly dense and diverse region. According to Americas Watch, civilian non combatant deaths attributable to government forces in Nicaragua might reach 300, most Miskito Indians in comparison 40-50,000 Salvadoran citizens killed by death squads and government forces during same years, along with similar number during last year of Somoza and still higher numbers in Guatemala.

Maya Pilgrimage to Ritual Landscapes: Insights from

Joel W. Palka

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Many European immigrants to Guatemala were politicians, refugees and entrepreneurs as well as families looking to settle. Greater thickness may mean serious structural damage, especially if rainfall accompanies or follows the tephra load. Many people plan a Guatemala vacation just for the chance to see the surviving Maya, who are known for their withstanding traditions, colorful dress, and coveted hand made wares. Finding, for instance, the airport or a street address is not easy at all.

Maize Cultivation in Northwestern Guatemala (Contributions

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Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15th and continues through October 15th. Washington Post 2/5/1983, A1,21 Philippines. It is best to spend at least one night in Flores or Tikal so that you can experience Tikal in the late afternoon and early morning when the sounds of the toucans, parrots and howler monkeys reverberate from deep within the jungle. It also controlled the sole railroad in the country, the sole facilities capable of producing electricity, and the port facilities at Puerto Barrios on the Atlantic coast. [80] Ubico saw the United States as an ally against the supposed communist threat of Mexico, and made efforts to gain its support.

Comparative Peace Processes in Latin America (Stanford

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Washington Times, 10/21/1992, A9 and Washington Post, 10/22/1992, A18 El Salvador, 1982-84. His assumption was credible, for rumors of past CIA involvement in Guatemala were among topics scheduled to be discussed in an apparently unrecorded meeting of the subcommittee with Allen Dulles on 22 March 1954. 16 Overall, available evidence suggests that Congress--counting both leaders and followers--had not just a permissive, but an enthusiastic attitude toward getting rid of the Arbenz government.

Massacres in the Jungle: Ixcan, Guatemala, 1975-82

Ricardo Falla

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And not every image is available for licensing. In Latin America, the numbers keep growing making femicide a leading cause of death for young women. "It's brutal and it's shocking," said Alice Kitchen, a member of the Catholic aid group Loretto Community, who journeyed to Guatemala earlier this year to meet with that country's Human Rights Commission. Human rights defenders and community groups speculated that the positioning of security forces may owe more to preparations to respond to potential social conflicts as development projects are put into place, mines are opened, and highways are built or expanded through communities.

Antiquities at Pantaleon, Guatemala: -1885

Charles E. Vreeland

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The Guatemalan regime retorted that it would reject in advance any military aid from a government which dared to impose conditions or interfere in its internal affairs. [29] At Carter’s request, Congress suspended military aid to Guatemala, and the administration included Guatemala on a list of “gross and consistent violators of human rights.” This directed US officials not to support multilateral loans to Guatemala from the World Bank or the Inter-American Development Bank, unless the loans demonstrably financed “basic human needs.” [30] The Israeli government immediately stepped in to fill the vacuum and a flourish of activity ensued.

Ancient Maya Political Dynamics (Maya Studies)

Antonia E. Foias

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Bringing closure to your Central American adventure, get your SCUBA certification off the coast of Roatan and celebrate your own dynamic culture and community, the one you form with your Carpe Diem group. Both candidates accusing other of connections to Battalion 3-16. The first Mennonites to live in Mesoamerica were the Old Colony Mennonites who migrated to Mexico from Canada in the early 1920s. See also Guatemalan Information and Analysis Service, “A Troubled Democracy” (Managua, July 5, 1984.) (Hereafter SIAG.) [24] Edy Kaufman, Yoram Shapira and Joel Barromi, Israel-Latin American Relations (New Brunswick: Transaction Books, 1979), pp. 107, 118. [26] El Dia (Mexico City), August 12, 1977. [27] See “Israel’s Part in Central America (II),” Central America Report, December 14, 1984, p. 386; and Black, p. 44.

Threads of Identity: Maya Costume of the 1960s in Highland

Patricia B. Altman

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It is estimated that these households will improve to Stressed (IPC Phase 2) at this time, but only until February/March, when a renewed deterioration in food security outcomes is expected to begin. Protestant groups have aggressively pursued converts in these countries. Military airport, not open for public use. Would we make it before losing our way in the twilight? The Lorenzano and Mendoza families control drug-trafficking in Zacapa and Petén, respectively.

Guatemala, the country of the future; A monograph

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Though limited in their ties to the Mexican cartels, the prevalence of MS-13 and Calle 18 in the Northern Triangle states and their extreme violence makes them a force to be reckoned with, for both the cartels and Central American governments. Look for flights out of Miami Int’l Airport or nearby Fort Lauderdale Airport. Furthermore, if you are in Guatemala for any sort of business or offical/diplomatic reason, you will almost certainly be in Guatemala City, as all such services in Guatemala are highly centralized in the capital.