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Guatemalan mother seeks justice through UN review

Guatemalan mother seeks justice through UN review

Oct 25, 2012

The same week that human campaigner Blanca Rosa Quiroa de Hernández attends a United Nations review of civil rights in Guatemala, she also comes painfully close to finding the remains of her son who disappeared 28 years ago.

Central America: Agatha's destruction

Central America: Agatha's destruction

Jun 07, 2010

ACT Alliance emergency workers in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are struggling to get aid to communities cut off by Tropical Storm Agatha

Guatemala: greenhouses mean more varied diet

Guatemala: greenhouses mean more varied diet

Mar 10, 2010

In the highlands of Guatemala, sweet peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes can now be grown

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About Guatemala
  • Population: 14 million (UN, 2009)
  • Capital: Guatemala City
  • Major languages: Spanish, more than 20 indigenous languages
  • Major religion: Christianity, indigenous Mayan beliefs
  • Life expectancy: 67 years (men), 74 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 quetzal = 100 centavos
  • Main exports: Coffee, sugar, bananas, fruits and vegetables, meat, petroleum, cardamon
  • GNI per capita: US $2,680 (World Bank, 2008)
  • Population: 10 million (UN, 2009)