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Guatemala’s Presidential Election and Security as People’s Top Concern - Poverty and crime are common in Guatemala; it has one of the worst crime rates in Latin America. Forty-three percent of children under the age of five are chronically malnourished and the murder rate last year was forty-two per a hundred thousand people—one of the highest in the world. Presidential elections in Guatemala ended on Sunday, November sixth of this year. The elections were base on the voters’ concerns for security. After suffering through more than a few decades of military dictatorship and civil war, this country of about thirteen million people craved for a leader who would provide them with safety....   [tags: Guatemala]
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Guatemala Earthquake of 1976 - Table of Contents Executive Summary 2 1.0 Disaster Location 3 2.0 Disaster Drivers 4 3.0 Disaster Context 4 4.0 Hazard Magnitude and Frequency 6 5.0 Lesson of Precedent 7 6.0 Impact of Human Activity 8 7.0 Magnitude of Losses 9 8.0 Mitigation and Future Recommendations 10 Works Cited 11 Executive Summary Guatemala is a country that is very prone to natural disasters. It is a developing nation with many areas that must be addressed in order to take proactive measures, for disasters that may occur in the future....   [tags: Guatemala Earthquake Report]
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El problema del analfabetismo en Guatemala - Según Las Naciones Unidas el reto más intruso y desafiante en el mundo de hoy es la inseguridad. La inseguridad puede significar diferentes cosas a diferentes personas, pero en todo los partes del mundo es un obstáculo muy grande que necesitamos superar. En las regiones diferentes del mundo, la manera en que la gente puede superar este estorbo es diferente, pero todas necesitan enfocar en un factor muy importante: la educación. En latinoamérica, la educación necesita ser más desarrollado. La situación es muy grave con mucha gente sin educación....   [tags: analfabetismo en Guatemala]
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Guatemala as Cold War History, by Richard H. Immerman - From the time of its colonization at the hands of Spanish Conquistadors in the early 1500’s, Guatemala has suffered under the oppression of dictator after dictator. These dictators, who ruled only with the support of the military and only in their own interests, created a form of serfdom; by 1944, two percent of the people owned 70 percent of the usable land. The Allies’ victory in WWII marked democracy’s triumph over dictatorship, and the consequences shook Latin America. Questioning why they should support the struggle for democracy in Europe and yet suffer the constraints of dictatorship at home, many Latin Americans rallied to democratize their own political structures....   [tags: Guatemala and Global Politics]
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An Indian Woman In Guatemala - An Indian Woman In Guatemala 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, an illiterate 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 series of rightist governments in Guatemala. The war has killed an estimated 140,000 in the country, which has 11 million people." (N.Y....   [tags: Guatemala India History Historical essays]
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The 1954 CIA Coup in Guatemala - The 1954 CIA Coup in Guatemala The 1954 coup that deposed the democratically elected government of Guatemala has long been acknowledged to have been the result of CIA covert action. Recently declassified documents have shown a new, and more sinister light, on the CIA's involvement in an action that gave birth to some of the most brutally dictatorial regimes in modern history. No one at this point will dispute the original involvement, but there are still those who maintain that this is all water over the dam of history and that the US has not had direct responsibility for the actions of a Guatemalan government since the 1954 coup....   [tags: CIA Guatemalan Government Economy Essays] 4707 words
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Human Rights Violations in Guatemala - Guatemala is among one of the countries that is suffering from major human rights violations. The topics that I will be covering include the three main laws of human rights that are being violated in the country of Guatemala, as well as evidence and stories of victims, and the changes that this country is going through. I will be bringing up the topic of Guatemala’s human rights violations and acts of injustice, including giving my opinion on these matters. Guatemala is a country that has yet to recover from past wars, and the country is lacking in peace between society, government and authorities....   [tags: Human Rights Essays]
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The Beautiful Country of Guatemala - Guatemala is a beautiful land in Central America is bordering the Northern Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras, and Belize. In this paper I will focus on Guatemala’s geography, anthropological history, cultural behavior, spiritual needs, and current evangelical activity. The primary objective of this paper is to identifiy the spiritual needs and how to pray for this nation and its peoples. Geography • Total Area: 108,890 sq km (42,042 sq mi) • Land Area: 108,430 sq km (41,865 sq mi) • Land Boundaries: 1,687 km total; Belize 266 km, El Salvador 203 km, Honduras 256 km, Mexico 962 km • Natural Resources: crude oil, nickel, rare woods, fish, chicle • Language: Spa...   [tags: Geography, Culture, Central America, Religion]
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The Mayan Languages of Guatemala and Mexico - ... [xaro], col. [šaro]); (15), Spanish donor word - cebolla ‘onion’ (mod. [seβoya], col. [şebolʸa]); (19), Spanish donor word – cidra ‘a grapefruit-like fruit (mod. [siðra], col. [ṣiðra]); (20), Spanish donor word - vacas ‘cows’ (mod. [bakas], écol. [βakaṣ, vakas]); (22), Spanish donor word – rábanoṣ ‘radishes’ (mod. [ráβanos] col. [ráβanoṣ], [rávanoṣ]); Local Birds (11), Spanish donor word - patos ‘ducks’ (mod. [patos], col. [patoṣ]); Cooking and cooking utensils: (13), Spanish donor word - sartẻn ‘frying pan’ (mod....   [tags: linguistic comparison to Spanish]
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STD Inoculation Studies in Guatemala - An Exercise in Bioethics A study by Reverby (2011) was carried out in Guatemala on prisoners to search for STDs cure was ethically wrong. According to the article, there had been a series of studies that were carried out on prisoners at Guatemala between 1946 and 1948. The purpose of the study was to find possible cures and preventive measures to diseases like gonorrhea, syphilis and chancroid. The research was carried out by inoculating the STDs into the prisoners and trying various treatment options....   [tags: Bioethics]
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All Saints Day in Guatemala - ... It use to be that these where served separately, but then it came to where they made them into one big dish of food.6 Since the fiambre salad is made of favorite foods, there are many different recipe variations from one family to the next.7 The four main divisions one could make of the ingredients used are meats, vegetables, toppings, and dressings.8 These dressings are made of spices or of vinegar and mustard. When there is not meat used in the salad, it is called fiambre verde. Another kind, fiambre rojo has beets in it and while fiambre blanco does not....   [tags: fiambre salada, traditions and customs]
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El Cuidad de Guatemala - Ciudad De Guatemala Yo quise escribir mi reporte sobre la Ciudad de Guatemala porque yo nací en Jutiapa. Jutiapa está en Guatemala. Después de nacer yo vivía en ciudad de Guatemala. Yo viví en Guatemala por 14 meses. Guatemala es más o menos del tamaño de Tenessee. México está al norte de Guatemala; Belize, Honduras, y El Salvador estar el este de Guatemala. La ciudad de Guatemala está situada en un valle en la parte central de la montaña. El nombre del valle es "Valle de la Ermita". En la ciudad el clima es templado, pero a partir de noviembre hasta febrero el clima puede ser más frío.La temperature promedio es de entre 22ºc y 28ºc (72ºf-82ºf) en el día y de entre 12ºc y 17ºc (54ºf-63ºf...   [tags: culturales, clima, capital, zonas] 662 words
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CIA's Intervention In Guatemala - This essay will study the Central Intelligence Agency’s intervention in Guatemala, and how they assisted Colonel Carlos Castillo Armas in the coup d’état against Jacobo Arbenz. It will describe the reasons of the intervention, the United States’ interest in Guatemala, and how it affected Guatemalans. Such events help explain much about the role that the United States has in their own migration. The paper argues that the United States’ political interest in Guatemala played a fundamental role in the migration of Guatemalans to its borders....   [tags: United Fruit Company, Foreign Investment]
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Our Nightmare to Guatemala - ... Abi and Hannah went back to get supplies off the plane. I tended to Corban. He finally opened his eyes. “Where are we?” Smiling, I answered, “On Treasure Island.” He smiled and closed his eyes again. Drew and Samii came back announcing that the beach was sheltered by a cove and that there was a better location down aways. We all gathered back together. “I think we should stay here at least for the night, it will be safer then trying to find something this close to sunset.” “I am not sure....   [tags: personal narrative] 2021 words
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Country Report: Guatemala - Guatemala has experienced many significant changes to their government in the past sixty years. The government faced military coups, governmental reforms along with political and social revolutions. Many political forces have influenced Guatemala and transformed it into the country that it is today. When a nation’s system is highly extractive, there are higher stakes to gain power. When there is a high desire for power, more coups are carried out and there are more shifts in the power of the government....   [tags: development, wealthy elites, revolution]
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Impunity in Guatemala: Institutions, Strategies and Problems - ... Subsequently, since 2003, under the command of President Portillo, the Government of Guatemala requested assistance to the Department of Political Affairs of the UN to investigate and prosecute violent illegal groups. This evidenced the recognition on the part of the country, of its weak justice system. The State couldn’t cope with the reforms that ought necessarily face. Discussions continued with the Department of Political Affairs, and the agreement to establish the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), was signed with the United Nations on December 12, 2006 ......   [tags: punishment, judicial indolence, corruption] 1921 words
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Marxist Analysis of Social Media in Guatemala - ... He acquired the cable companies after making a deal with the Guatemalan government (El Universal, 2007) and in 2011 he renewed the contract with president Álvaro Colom. Through the decades Ángel González has played a vital role in the campaigns of every presidential candidate (Gutiérrez, 2012). A we can see in this example Ángel González has acquired different media outlets under the umbrella of his company Albavisión, and through it he has the possibility of shaping the public opinion of Guatemalan people....   [tags: Corruption, Politics, Television]
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The Struggle for Human and Labor Rights in Guatemala - In a time where the United States was guarding against the spread of Communism to Latin America, the workers of Guatemala faced a difficult time organizing to demand benefits and rights from their employers. Among others that struggled to form organized labor through the various repressive governments, the union at the Coca-Cola Bottling Plant in the capital city was one of the most successful. This success can be attributed to the favorable rulings of Guatemalan labor courts, the tenacity of the union’s members, international support and the cooperation of the transnational corporation of Coca-Cola, headquartered in the United States....   [tags: Business Management]
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The Involvement of the Cold War in Guatemala Conflict - ... One can assume that the Congo Crisis was in some ways caused or at least impacted by the Cold War. Patrice Lumumba, which was elected democratically as the Prime Minister of the Congo asked the UN to attack the Katanga region to help him reunited the Congo . However, one must remember that it is not part of the UN’s role to attack another state, so the UN was forced to refuse. Therefore, Lumumba turned to the Soviet Union for help. The Soviet Union, to take an advantage over the United States decided to equip Lumumba’s force with transport planes ....   [tags: congo, korean, communism, soviet union] 1317 words
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The Power of the Internet and Women’s Rights in Guatemala - Introduction With the rapid growth of new digital media technologies, such as the Internet, the public has more choices and opportunities to communicate with people globally. As Bill Gates proclaimed, “the Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.” Media can determine the tremendous role its play in not only our daily lives but also its profound impact on modern society’s cognitive perception of the world. The initial proposal for this paper is to answer how the Internet transforms Guatemalan society as well as improves Guatemalan women’s right, in particular, indigenous women in rural areas....   [tags: Women's Rights ]
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guatemala - 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 rooted in the rural highlands of Guatemala, many indigenous people speak a Mayan language, follow traditional religious and village customs, and continue a rich tradition in textiles and other cra...   [tags: essays research papers] 1248 words
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The Political Community in Guatemala - 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 to a sizeable segment of the national community that has previously been excluded based on language and ethnicity....   [tags: essays research papers] 755 words
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Genocide from the Jews in the Holocaust to the Mayans in Guatemala - ... It lasted for nearly two years. The Guatemalan government mass slaughtered the Mayan people. “More than 600 massacres occurred in villages destroyed by the army, a half million people were displaced, and more than 200 thousand civilians were murdered” (Sanford). “Eighty three percent of the victims were Mayan civilians, predominantly, older adults, children, and women” (“Mayan”). The main reason for the genocide was racism and that country’s Guatemalan government believed that the Mayans were terrorists because they were supporting the guerilla movement....   [tags: fascism, extermination camps, massacres]
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A History of Syntehtic Fertilizers: From Europe to Guatemala - A History of Synthetic Fertilizers: From Europe to Guatemala The day is April 19, 2013 in West, Texas. As newspapers flood the streets and reports flood airwaves saying the death toll has raised to fourteen, sixty town residents are still unaccounted for. Two days ago an explosion at the West Fertilizer Company production plant caused what would eventually total to fifteen deaths, over 160 injured residents, and the damage and destruction of over 150 buildings and 50 homes. Ten of these deaths were volunteers who were the first to arrive on the scene of a fire at the plant who were soon consumed by the explosion that preceded the initial flames....   [tags: chemical plants, fertilizer, agriculture] 2503 words
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Guatemala and Spanish Cultures -      Guatemala has more people than any other Central American country, with an estimated population of 11,980,000 it is home to many different cultures. The population can be divided into two groups; Indians and people of mixed Spanish and Indian ancestry. But in Guatemala, being called an Indian or a non-Indian does not depend entirely on a person's ancestry. It is basically a matter of how people live and of how they categorize themselves. For example, a Guatemalan is considered an Indian if he or she speaks an Indian language, wears Indian clothing, and lives in a community where the people follow the Indian ways of life....   [tags: essays research papers]
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The Popol Vuh: The Guatemala Myths - ... In Popol Vuh, the twins Hunahpú and Xblanqué are called to assist Huracan, the K’iche’ god of wind and storm with a particularly arrogant god named Vucub Caquix. Vucub Caquix had built up a large following among people on earth, claiming that he was either the sun or the moon. Vucub Caquix was also terribly vain, weighing himself down with metal adornment and a set of jeweled false teeth. The twins attempt to sneak up and shoot him with a blowgun, Vacub Caquix is knocked out of the tree, but was only injured....   [tags: creation, structure, lineage, events] 708 words
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Me or My Family? My Decision to Leave Guatemala in Search of Better Opportunities - My biggest fear was the decision of whether to stay in Guatemala with my mother and sister, or move to the US with my father to seek better opportunities. One decision meant keeping the usual deposits from my father, while the other involved a cut in half of this child support. The harsh choice to leave my mother with a living spend of 500$ a month or stay in Guatemala and somehow convince my father to keep on sending 1000$. Both of these horrified me to no extent, but a decision had to be made....   [tags: support, money, employment] 1075 words
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The Negative Consequences of the US Intervention in the Guatemalan Civil War - The Guatemalan Civil War was a 20th century civil war that raged from 1954 until 1996. It has profoundly affected geopolitical relationships in Central America, as well as and US policy toward hostile governments. The war shaped geopolitics in that region and impacted not just Guatemala but the countries vested in the so-called Cold War as a whole. There is disagreement among historians, however, concerning how much US influence guided the outcome of the conflict. Through extensive research, it is clear that the United States of America’s impact on the war was both highly significant and highly detrimental to the US’s geopolitical interests....   [tags: Guatemalan Civil War]
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Rigoberta Menchu's Book - Rigoberta Menchu, a Quiche Indian woman native to Guatemala, is a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for politically reaching out to her country and her people. In her personal testimony tittled “I, Rigoberta Menchu” we can see how she blossomed into the Nobel Prize winner she is today. Following a great deal in her father’s footsteps, Rigoberta’s mobilization work, both within and outside of Guatemala, led to negotiations between the guerillas and the government and reduced the army power within Guatemala....   [tags: Guatemala Nobel Prize] 1621 words
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Belize Guatamala territory dispute - British lumberjacks set up settlements in the eventual Belize. The Spanish granted them the territory. When war broke out in Europe there was an attack which was repulsed. Over the next 20 years the British had grown into the assigned area and some unsettled areas of South America establishing the now existing Belize. The Spanish never had any rule over the territory. Up to 1859 the British continued to exercise exclusive jurisdiction over the settlement, further establishing administrative control and implementing a comprehensive legal and legislative system....   [tags: essays research papers] 1126 words
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Growing Up Guatemalan in the United States - In 1964, Guatemala was being run by a military junta, violence was a part of every day life, the economy was in shambles, and jobs were scare (Cuevas, 2011). It was in this setting that a young man, my future father-in-law, took a chance at a better life for he and his family. Enticed by rumors of prosperity in the United States, Alex and his brother Rene saved their money to journey to Chicago, leaving their families behind in a search for hope that was borne of desperation. Alex left his wife Ruth with 20 Guatemalan Quetzal, the equivalent of $20 dollars, and their three children, Vivien, 5, Ingrid, 3, and Marvin, a newborn baby....   [tags: Immigration ]
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The Anglo Guatemalan Dispute - The beginnings The original inhabitants of Belize were the Mayas, whose highly advanced civilization reached its peak in the years 250 to 1000 ad. After the society went into decline however, the Mayas continued to inhabit the territory in scattered villages and communities. The Spanish who claimed the territory as a part of the Americas granted them by the pope, encountered the Mayas in the 16th and 17th centuries, but they failed to permanently subdue them and the Spanish never settled the territory....   [tags: essays research papers] 1157 words
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Extended Credit Facility Programs - ... 14 March 2014. <http://www.doingbusiness.org/~/media/giawb/doing%20business/documents/profiles/country/GTM.pdf>. "Guatemala." The World Factbook. 2014. Web. 30 January 2014. <https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gt.html>. "Guatemala Recipes." Food In Every Country. 2014. Web. 30 January 2014. <http://www.foodbycountry.com/Germany-to-Japan/Guatemala.html>. "Housing Situation." Constru Casa. 2013. Web. 31 January 2014. <https://www.construcasa.org/en/living-in-guatemala/housing-situation>....   [tags: Guatemalan eligibility for World Bank Aid]
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The Dominican Republic-Central America-United Stats Free Trade Agreement - ... Despite this opposition, supporters of CAFTA-DR promoted the projected economic and security advantages that would be the direct result of “free trade between signatory countries through the elimination of tariffs and other trade barriers” (Wade, 2007, p. 651). With this hope, the ratification of CAFTA-DR was passed and is currently in effect in every country that signed the agreement. An Outline of the Economic and Social Status of Guatemala Guatemala, located in Central America bordering Mexico and the Pacific Ocean, is home to approximately 13 million people....   [tags: economic growth and development] 1226 words
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Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in Latin America - As the head of the national reconciliation commission in Latin America, I will be addressing the different pathways towards reconciliation. The different pathways towards reconciliation I will make my recommendation off of are the Truth Commissions, Justice, and Forgiveness. Additionally, to support my points and arguments towards the idea that Latin American should move forward with reconciliation is I will be discussing the case studies about Guatemala and Argentina. Drawing upon these case studies about Guatemala and Argentina will allow for me to back up the Truth Commissions, Justice, and Forgiveness pathways....   [tags: International Conflict ]
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Latin American Destination Project - ... The average rainfall in San Jose is 1 inch in March, making the time Petfrct for visiting. 6. What type of clothes would you want to wear during this average weather. I would wear shorts and a t-shirt in this weather in Guatemala City. I would wear sneakers or flip flops if I were at the beach. I would bring a sweatshirt in case the nights are colder. I would wear shorts and a t-shirt to Mexico City in April. I would wear flip flops or walking shoes, depending on what I am doing. I would wear capris and a tshirt and a sweatshirt in San Jose in March....   [tags: trip, location, weather, tourist] 1807 words
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Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq by Stephen Kinzer - As stronger nations exercise their control over weaker ones, the United States try to prove their authority, power and control over weaker nations seeing them as unable to handle their own issues thereby, imposing their ideology on them. And if any of these weaker nations try to resist, then the wrath of the United States will come upon them. In overthrow the author Stephen Kinzer tells how Americans used different means to overthrow foreign government. He explains that the campaign & ideology of anti- communism made Americans believe that it was their right and historical obligation to lead forces of good against those of iniquity....   [tags: Stephen Kinzer]
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Rigoberta Menchu - Liar or Educator? - In the article “Liar, Rigoberta Menchu” by Dinesh D’Souze(1999) he states that anthropologist David Stoll and New York Times reporter Larry Rohter found evidence that Rigoberta Menchu lied in her autobiography and therefore her book should not be used in schools and universities. First of all it is said that Rigoberta Menchu claims that she never went to school but she actually has the equivalent of a middle school education which she received due to a scholarship and attended two prestigious private boarding schools that were operated by Catholic nuns, this was verified by her half-sister who also said that Rigoberta could have not spent eight months on coffee and plantation fields and wor...   [tags: Biography] 595 words
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Nonviolence Serves Justice in Hector Tobar´s The Tattooed Soldier - In Hector Tobar’s The Tattooed Soldier, Antonio migrated from Guatemala saw Longoria in the L.A. who killed Elena and Carlitos, who are Antonio’s spouse and son. People lived in Los Angles were frustrated with the government and power system at the time. Consequently, Antonio got revenge against Longoria for Antonio’s family, others who were murdered by Longoria in Guatemala, and his justice. Justice is based on an absolute human right: the right to life, and whatever violates that right is unjust....   [tags: goverments, revenage, murder, justice] 1469 words
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American Cold War Policies: Attack the Second World - American Cold War policy was aimed to help the First World, help the Third World, and attack the Second World, respectively. America always had the interests of its self and its allies in mind when developing a plan of attack in the Cold War. Both the politicians and the American people could agree with pursuing economic, social, and bureaucratic interests. The second goal of America’s actions during the Cold War was helping the Third World. America aimed their foreign policy decisions toward helping the people of the third world advance themselves, and saving them from communism....   [tags: American Cold War, government, military, politics,] 1214 words
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War or Peace? - If you think about war and then think about peace is war really all that bad. Without wars there would basically be no human life because no one would have anything really. Wars are defiantly not all good but they are also not all bad if there are not a bunch of them. A successful war in transition to peace was the Guatemalan war of 1960-1996 because they are still living in a bit peaceful country today but are making major progress. An example of an unsuccessful war in transition to peace is the 1991 Somalia Civil War which is still ongoing today....   [tags: War]
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Measuring Economic Participation and Social Protection - An increase in economic participation leads to a number of positive outcomes, including better standards of living, access to education and other social factors that increase the well-being of a population. Employment is a main measure of economic participation in an economy and the issue of inequality, in terms of income and gender, plays an important role in the social protection available in an economy. It is common to find that individuals in the lower quintile of the population are greatly affected by income inequality, not only because they receive a small amount of total income, but they don’t have the necessary resources to develop themselves, both academically and personally....   [tags: politics, economic participation]
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The United Fruit Company Outline - ... The rise of this financial giant was due to the increase of production of bananas within the area. “ The fruit company began establishing plantations, transportation infrastructure, and work camps along the Caribbean coast of Central America and Colombia” Banana Wars (49) Transportation of bananas was an extreme difficulty originally because they are perishable and easily damaged. To reduce fruit loss, the fruit company used the railroads made for transporting the bananas quickly and safely....   [tags: great forces in Latin America] 661 words
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The Oppression of Women - ... As years passed, the girls grew up together always searching for some form of purpose in their lives. Esther watched as her friend Josephina let boys use and take advantage of her. She saw her friend Alicia be bullied to the point where when the circus visited her town she was made so much fun of by the children in her class, she joined it. Her third friend Sandra, always searched and yearned for boys attention. Trying to impress them one night at a party, she decided to swim across a wide lake only to find herself caught in a storm....   [tags: The River of Lost Voices, Islam, Somalia] 1331 words
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Discussion of State Sovereignty and Globalization - This paper aims to discuss the rather amorphous concepts of ‘state sovereignty’ and ‘Globalization’ and how the notion of sovereignty has been diluted over the years by this phenomenon of globalization. To narrow down the analysis this paper will consider the dilution of sovereignty under the light of a primary force of globalization; Transnational Corporations. With the birth of the state, the concept of sovereignty originated. This included both internal and external sovereignty; however, the latter was recognized much later after the end of the ‘Thirty Years War’ and the signing of the Treaty of Westphalia....   [tags: transnational corporations]
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History of Belize - History of Belize Mayan civilization flourished in what is now called Belize between 300 and 600 AD, but had collapsed around 900 AD. By the time the Spanish arrived in the mid 16th century there were few Mayans left, and their buildings had already become ruins. Although the Spanish explorers laid claim over the area, the first permanent European settlement was established by shipwrecked English seamen in 1638. The English settlers’ raided Spanish ships while Spain retaliated with repeated attacks on the settlers, but in 1763 Spain granted the British settlements the right to begin logging....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1095 words
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The Horror of Genocide in Our World - ... In Guatemala Daniel Goldhagen explored a burial grave for many of the victims killed during the genocide finding bones and remains of those killed so that families will have a piece of there loved ones. Stated in the movies genocide happened in Guatemala in the 1980’s and outside of the country very few people even know that genocide happened in their country. During the genocide in Guatemala victims were lined up by the large hole dug and then shot until they would fall into the hole and sometime they weren’t dead yet when they were buried in the holes and they were left to suffer....   [tags: killing, war, victims] 1074 words
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