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Drought causing food crisis in Central America

Drought causing food crisis in Central America

Sep 16, 2014

16 September, 2014 - ACT marks International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer with a report from Guatemala and Nicaragua of the ensuing food crisis brought about by drought

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

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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)