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  • Part Of Guatemala's Indigenous Population
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    The Political Community The "social apartheid" that exist in Guatemala separates Guatemala into two places and does not allow the country to be united, both democratically socially. The indigenous population is separated from opportunities. Without the minimal conditions, necessary for citizens to exercise their rights in practice there is not citizenship and therefore no "true" democracy. New democratic institutions must both address the anxiety existing among Ladinos and prove to be responsive...
  • Indigenous People Of Guatemala
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    GUATEMALA Guatemala's culture is a unique product of Native American ways and a strong Spanish colonial heritage. About half of Guatemala's population is mestizo (known in Guatemala as ladino), people of mixed European and indigenous ancestry. Ladino culture is dominant in urban areas, and is heavily influenced by European and North American trends. Unlike many Latin American countries, Guatemala still has a large indigenous population, the Maya, which has retained a distinct identity. Deeply ro...
  • Guatemalas Capital Guatemala City
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    Guatemala The first fishing and farming villages first emerged around 2000 BC near the shores of Guatemala and then in 1000 BC the Mayans started to arrive in the Peten area. The Mayas developed many things and one of them was the number 0. They also calculated the year more accurately then the Europeans. The Mayan empire was not unified and the highest point of Mayan civilization was between the forth and seventh centuries. They abandoned their cities in Guatemala and moved northward to the Yuc...
  • Indigenous People Of Guatemala
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    James E Hogan Ms. Petersen English 280 Task Force Montagua: New Horizons II "And that's when my consciousness was born" -Rigoberta Menchu' In the early part of 1999 Guatemala was hit with both a hurricane and an earthquake. The United States government agreed to activate troops to be sent to Guatemala and several of its neighbors. My unit, being Military Police, was sent to provide force protection for all American service members working in and around Guatemala. I will provide some information ...
  • Indians In Guatemala
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    An Indian Woman In Guatemala: Without A Trace Of Bitterness In Her VoiceStacye Rothbard Transcultural perspectives November 11, 1996 Guatemala is the land of Eternal Springs and the home of the richly cultured and historic Mayan people. It it also the country of Rigoberta Menchu, farm worker, turned voice of oppressed people everywhere. Guatemala also has the sad distinction of being home to Latin America's oldest civil war. ' For more than three decades, left-wing guerrillas have fought a serie...

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