Women Leaders — Guatemala’s Independence

Women Leaders — Guatemala’s Independence
Before independence, Guatemala included what is now southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica as the Captain General of Guatemala, so studies also include women’s efforts in all provinces at the time.
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Need A Holiday? Take An Adventure

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The Flags of Guatemala

The Flags of Guatemala
Guatemala’s current flag has flown over the skies of Guatemala since Aug. 17, 1871, although independence from Spain was signed on Sept. 15, 1821.
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Vultures in the Mayan World

Vultures in the Mayan World
Vultures appear in Post Classic Mayan codices featuring three-dimensional effigies, as Late Classic figurines, or as lid handles for Early Classic tetrapod bowls. You can also find vultures pictured in Mayan hieroglyphic writing, such as those at the Copán ruins in Honduras.
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Walking La Antigua Guatemala

Walking La Antigua Guatemala
The good news is that La Antigua Guatemala is a relatively small town and most stores, restaurants, markets, sights, ruins, and lodging are within walking distance of each other. The town is flat and the streets are straight, laid out in a grid matching the compass points.
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WINGS In Alta Verapaz Guatemala Re-Structured

WINGS In Alta Verapaz Guatemala Re-Structured
With 114 births per 1,000 women between 15 and 19, Guatemala is ranked seventh highest in the world for chronic malnutrition in children under the age of 5. Cervical cancer patients and deaths in Guatemalan women are expected to double by 2025.
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Stop And Smell The Coffee In Cobán Guatemala

Stop And Smell The Coffee In Cobán Guatemala
Cobán Guatemala is worth a closer look — and there is plenty to do along with delicious restaurant fare and local treats to keep you energized as you explore.
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KIDS at Café Condesa in La Antigua Guatemala

KIDS at Café Condesa in La Antigua Guatemala
It is no secret Café Condesa is one of the most popular restaurants in La Antigua Guatemala, serving world-class coffees, quiches, cakes and other delectables. What you may not know about is Condesa’s outreach work, its involvement in the community and support for local projects.
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Tourist Raft in Lago Petén Itzá, Flores, Guatemala

Tourist Raft in Lago Petén Itzá, Flores, Guatemala
The raft, built on two 27-foot floats, much like a catamaran, needs calm waters in order to provide a smooth ride for its passengers. Due to strong winds, the waters of the Río Dulce often become choppy and uneven in the afternoons. The waters in Lago de Atitlán are much the same.
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