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  • Guatemala - 364 Words
    The 1970s saw the birth of two new guerrilla organizations, The Guerrilla Army of the Poor (EGP) and the Organization of the People in Arms (ORPA), who began and intensified by the end of the seventies, guerrilla attacks that included urban and rural guerrilla warfare, mainly against the military and some of the civilian supporters of the army. In 1979, the U.S. president, Jimmy Carter, ordered a ban on all military aid to the Guatemalan Army because of the widespread and systematic abuse of...
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  • Guatemala - 372 Words
    The resources in Guatemala can affect the economy in several ways. One way is trade. It can increase industrial activity. In 1998, Guatemala imported $2.582 billion dollars in goods, while the U.S exported $ 4.561 billion dollars of their goods. This shows that they are developed enough to provide large amounts of natural resources. Also successful trading leads to more factories. If there are more factories, it will create more jobs. More job opportunities will have more Guatemalans working...
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  • Guatemala - 1767 Words
    Tim LeBel Anna Bernath Braden Ridgway Cassidy Hammond Professor Gizzi, CORE 103 11/19/12 Guatemalan Families and Culture Guatemala is a middle sized country within Central Latin America. Guatemala is bordered by Mexico to the north and west, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador and the Caribbean to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the south. At the top of one of the largest Mayan temples within Tikal National Park, the horizon extends far enough to actually see Mexico and Belize in...
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  • Antigua Guatemala - 1070 Words
    Antigua Guatemala As a colonial city with its conservative architectural styles of the past, Antigua street’s have bright colors and art on every wall and majestic volcanoes around the city which transcends you to its core. A contrast of beauty and history makes it one of the most visited tourist destinations in Guatemala country. The Antigua Guatemala means “Ancient Guatemala,” and was one of the most important cities of the country. The city was originally located in the Valley of...
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  • Guatemala Culture - 1171 Words
    Guatemala This paper is written in an effort to inform the reader about cultural similarities and differences between Guatemala and the United States of America in expectation that cultural knowledge will be shared. This will be done by using internet sources as references. One of the differences is the food. Although both the US and Guatemala have a great variety of international restaurants, it is not as common for the citizens of Guatemala to eat in these restaurants; they are mainly for...
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  • Femicide in Guatemala - 1230 Words
    Femicide in Guatemala “Six women and girls were killed in Guatemala last week in one day alone. Two of the girls, about 6 and 12 years old, were found strangled to death in a street in the capital Guatemala City wearing their pajamas” (Moloney 1). Guatemala has the third highest rate of Femicide in the world. Femicide is defined as the killing of a woman by a man because she is a female. In Guatemala, a significantly high number of femicide cases have been reported and I strongly believe...
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  • Religion and Guatemala - 961 Words
    Guatemala Culture Holidays: Guatemala is a land of predominantly small area festivals and larger national holidays, many of which are rooted in religious traditions. Mayan religions and traditions continue to remain strong within the indigenous population and are often intertwined with Catholic tendencies. Many of Guatemala's towns have a representative "Cofradia", which is a town-elected group of men and women who are responsible for...
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  • Guatemala and Spanish Cultures - 1223 Words
    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...
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  • Cold War in Guatemala - 1243 Words
    The Cold War in Guatemala Guatemala is known for being one of the most dangerous countries in Central America; nevertheless, it is not its fault that it is the way it is. During the Cold War there were many factors involved and many events that led to the Guatemala of today. It all began with the election of Colonel Arbenz during the “Ten Years of Springtime” which ended because President Eisenhower was influenced by his connections to Guatemala´s “state within a state,” (TWT) the United Fruit...
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  • Guerrilla Movement in Guatemala - 1734 Words
    Essay Two: Guerrilla Movement in Guatemala During the 1930s, the United States of America fell into a depression, which affected the whole world. The United States of America being one of the most dominate countries in the world, left many other nations to rely on them for economic and social growth. Once the United States fell into this depression, others did too, leaving them to deal with a catastrophe on their own. It was a huge social and economical crisis for every country all around the...
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  • Maya Civilization and Guatemala - 613 Words
    atemalaMatthew Brooks O9b 4/19/12 Visiting Guatemala Intro/attention getter: What do the Great Wall of China, Eiffel Tower, The Pyramids, and the Mayan Ruins in Tikal have in common? They are all manmade wonders located around the globe. In order to visit any of these you have to go outside the borders of the United States. Intro: In today’s society people are constantly busy with school, work, and everyday life. These activities make it hard to believe that the picture on the...
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  • belize guatemala dispute - 24960 Words
    HOW YOU CAN END THE GUATEMALAN CLAIM ____________________________ ABSTRACT: This paper is about Guatemala´s claim to the territory of Belize and the recent decision by the governments of both countries to submit the claim to the International Court of Justice for final binding adjudication and for delimiting their respective land and maritime borders. It gives a short history of the claim and describes efforts by Britain and Belize to resolve the dispute, Belize´s attainment of...
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  • Guatemala: An Economic Summit
    Alysia Santa Cruz Mr. Faulkner AP Human Geography 5 May 2014 Guatemala: Economic Summit Guatemala has a rich culture that contains a variety of places to visit for tourists to enjoy. The increasing mixture of locals keeps the country high in history and tradition allowing travelers to engulf the surroundings with the Mayan ruins, diverse foods and dress, and interesting art and history. Also, the bordering Pacific Ocean gives easy and fun access to the beach for the incoming explorers,...
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  • Civil War and Genocide in Guatemala
    Civil War and Genocide in Guatemala Hundreds of families are fleeing from their small villages because an army invaded their land that was once their home. In Guatemala the rise of the civil war and postwar has caused a disruption in the nation and extreme violence. A war that has lasted about 34 years has forced entire villages to migrate and put the nation in a state of genocide. The cause of migration varies because it is believed that there were different factors that contributed to the...
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  • Belize Guatemala Dispute - 1038 Words
    Introduction to Belizean History 1014 Sec 5 Mr. Sampson The Belize Guatemala Dispute The Belize-Guatemala Territorial Dispute Is an unresolved bi-national territorial dispute between the state of Belize and Guatemala, neighbors in Central America. Belize or Belizean- controlled territory has been claimed in whole or in part by Guatemala since 1940. Now in 2013 they plan to claim Belize again. “British Honduras faced two obstacles to independence: British reluctance until the early 1960s to...
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  • Belize Guatemala 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...
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  • 4.02 Guatemala – Práctica - 394 Words
    4.02 Guatemala – Práctica A. Answer the following questions. These answers can be found in the video. 1. Describe the life of Cesar and his family. - He has two older sisters a mother and grandmother. One sister is a substitute; the other is in college but only goes on Saturday. Their mother is a pharmacist and Cesar wants to be an electrician. They speak Spanish and there native Mayan Indian language. 2. Why is the market so important in their city? - The market is important...
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  • Gender Inequality in Guatemala - 2052 Words
    Rhode Island College Gender Inequality in Guatemala Final Exam Meredith Robinson In my final exam on the impacts of gender equality in Guatemala, I begin this paper with a case of writer’s block. Knowing that I must write about how the discrimination of women has impacted the economy on a political, social and economic level, I am somewhat at a loss as to how to begin to address the issue on the topic. Then I read a recent blog that a family member had written, titled “Let’s Stop...
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  • Position Paper about Guatemala
    Position Paper for the Second Committee of the General Assembly Plenary Our Committee is trying to agree on the topics of: Eliminating poverty and conflict by using revenues of natural resources, Finding a durable solution to the debt problems of developing countries and Fostering the South-South Cooperation. Guatemala is very concerned about developing the economy and ameliorating the financial situation. After the signing of the final peace accord in December 1996, Guatemala was...
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  • Compare Contrast Guatemala & Nigeria
    Compare & Contrast Report on Guatemala and Nigeria – Teams 3 & 4 Section 1 – Introduction The following report is a compare and contrast of the viability for starting a business in either Guatemala or Nigeria. It will also include some details on the overall business climate of both countries and other geographic, social, and economic factors. Factors that we will discuss include standards of living, education, overall economy, infrastructure, communication, transportation, geographic,...
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  • Guatemala Genocide Paper - 600 Words
     At the end of the 19th century Guatemala came under the rule of a dictator who put his country on the economic map by encouraging landowners to buy and run coffee plantations. Within 30 years Americans were the major investors. A powerful army and police force were set up to protect the wealthy landowners and their flourishing businesses. The Mayan Indians, with the status of peasants and laborers, saw nothing of the wealth being generated under the various dictators. In 1944 the dictator...
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  • Guatemala: New Culture, New Language
    New Culture, New Language Imagine being in a new place in a new country, where you can’t understand the people talking to you, or even a simple street sign. This all happened to me the summer before my first year of high school when I went to Guatemala. By working closely with the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate, there was no hesitation when my church was offered the opportunity to work internationally with such an amazing organization. Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit Christian...
    1,969 Words | 5 Pages
  • Indigenous Peoples of the Americas and Guatemalan Culture
    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...
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  • comporising and contrast - 688 Words
    Shayrung Phromcharoen Thailand vs. Guatemala Culture is the way people live their life, the way they survive. It is the area that people live in, the cuisine they consume, the clothes that they wear, the dialect that they dictate, the way they commemorate special occasion and the way they worship and believe in a religion. Both Thailand and Guatemala are two exquisite cultures that have been around for years. Although both are extraordinary cultures we have to take in mind that they...
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  • Rigoberta Menchu - 1625 Words
    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...
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  • Guatemalan Coup - 263 Words
    Guatemalan Coup Coup definition: an overthrow (sudden and illegal seizure of a government) looking to replace it with a new ruling body. The 1954 Guatemalan Coup was an operation planned by the United States Military and organized with help from the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) seeking to overthrow the President of Guatemala, Democrat, Jacobo Árbenz Guzmán. President Árbenz Guzmán was a dangerous threat to the Central American economy and to the political/economical...
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  • Popol Vuh - 4124 Words
     K’iche’ (Quiche’) Maya and the Popol Vuh K’iche’ (Quiche’) Maya and the Popol Vuh The K’iche’ (Quiché) Maya had an advanced civilization in pre-Columbian times with a high level of political and social organization. Archaeological findings have shown large populations centers and a complex class structure. While the early Mayan people did not have an exact written language the fact of oral tradition has left historians to be lucky enough to have...
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  • Rigoberta Menchu - 989 Words
    QUESTIONAIRE FOR PREPARING DOCUMENT DISCUSSIONS: 1. TITLE of document? WHO wrote this document (include all relevant facts about author's occupation, background, etc.)? The title of the document was I Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala. It was written by Rigoberta Menchu. Rigoberta Menchu was born on January 9, 1959 to a poor Indian peasant family and raised in the Quiche branch of the Mayan culture. In her early years she helped with the family farm work, either in the...
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  • Rigoberta - 642 Words
    Summary Men with Guns and I, Rigoberta Menchu Men with Gun and I, Rigoberta Menchu are two stories that tell of the oppression that the Indians of these Latin communities went through. The Indian population throughout Central and South America were being forced by the guerrillas to leave their land, controlled by the rich, and tortured. Most of the Indians joined the guerrillas or landino’s, rather then live in such circumstances. Although both stories have similarities they show two...
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  • A Thorny Path of the Quiche Indians
    A Thorny Path Of the Quiche Indians When we hear the word “Culture” every person thinks about different things. Some people might think about an ethnic dance or traditional clothes, or something totally different, like importance of the family or values of ancestors. Every culture is unique. We won't be able to truly understand different cultures, until we spend a relatively long time living deeply drowned in it. However, only living in the culture won't help people to solve issues brought by...
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  • American Civil War and United Fruit Company
    In, “Testimony: Death of a Guatemalan Village,” Victor Montejo describes events surrounding the military régimes occurring throughout Guatemala. The book itself is an eyewitness account detailing one instance of violence between the indigenous peoples village's "civil patrol" and the army. This occurrence leads to the execution and imprisonment of many villagers. Even though the book is mainly a testimony by one person, in which he discusses the personal conflicts and struggle between himself...
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  • Rigoberta Menchu - 486 Words
    The amalgamation of Rigoberta Menchu ​​Rigoberta Menchu ​​today fight for civil rights of women and indigenous people. In Latin America, in some countries, indigenous people make the largest percentage of the general population. For example, Guatemala, the country of Menchu, the indigenous people do not have the same rights as a Guatemalan who has European roots. Menchu ​​makes the difficult task to give rights to Indians and Indian women also in their culture's customs that discriminate against...
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  • Guatemalan Civil War - 1457 Words
    Insurgencies during the Guatemalan Civil War Guatemala is made up of 13 million people, the second largest country next to El Salvador in Central America. It has had a long history of violence, political instability, and foreign corporations exploiting the country’s natural and economic resources. There is a large gap in income between the rich and the poor. The indigenous Mayan Indians are the most impoverished people and yet make up the majority of the population. During the colonization...
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  • The Indigenous Eroticism and Colonial Morality in New Mexico: The Confession Manuals of New Spain
    The Indigenous Eroticism and Colonial Morality in New Mexico: The Confession Manuals of New Spain The matters of sexual interactions and social norms have always been a controversial subject all through history. After reading these confession manuals, I was a bit stunned by the content of it, but even more astonished by the question a higher priest would ask. Their obsession with knowing what's now considered personal behavior, was what stunned me the most. The Spaniards believed...
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  • Short Story Personal Response
    When Bad Things Happen to Good People Requiem Guatemala reflects the affects of spreading Catholicism during a time of war. The novel, by Marshall Bennett Connelly, creates an image of the horrific killings of the five boys during the time of the civil war in Guatemala. The priest that survived to retell the tragic stories of the killings was explained as they occurred in Penny Lernoux’s People of God, which differs than that of Connelly’s story. The theme of his story is how good...
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  • The Fall of the Mayan Society - 673 Words
    There is much speculation regarding the collapse of Mayan society. Many reasons seem to contribute to this and many fall into the category of agriculturally unsustainable geography and climate. The Mayans were able to adapt to their land for many centuries but were unable to continue this path forever. It proved difficult for them to carry out their slash and burn process. The droughts were also another setback for Mayan ...
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  • El Mozote - 786 Words
    Whitne' Blackburn September 27th, 2012 Hist. 162: Central America Prof. Martivon Galindo The Tattoo Soldier: Review The Tattooed Soldier, a novel written by Hector Tobar, tells a story of a Guatemalan immigrant by the name of Antonio Bernal, trying to make a new life in Los Angeles, California, but at the same time heal the wounds inflicted by painful memories of his murdered wife & son, Elena & Carlos. The worse of the memories is of the murderer, Sargento Guillermo Longoria,...
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  • What Can Young People Do To Help Stop The Destruction of Our Environment?
    The question has been asked by community members and parents everywhere, what can be done to help prevent the destruction of our environment and can young people make a difference. The answer is yes anybody can have their say, including young people of today. It is even more important for young people to take interest because this land is there future, and needs to be there for future generations. Anyone who wants to make a difference can, but the most important thing in order to do so is to...
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  • Humanities - 568 Words
    Maryann Rayyan April 1, 2013 Prof. Stanislaw Humanities 121 What caused the collapse of the Maya Civilization? While reading Three articles concerning the collapse of the maya civilization, I read about debates why the civilization fell apart. Ancient Mayan empire was approximately A.D 250 to A.D 900. The mayan Civilization once extended through out the area of Texas, southern Mexico, and Northern Central America, This includes the countries of Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, and...
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  • Review of "Bitter Fruit" by Stephen Schlesinger and Stephen Kinzer
    Bitter Fruit by Stephen Schlesinger and Stephen Kinzer Book Review and Critical Analysis The year is 1954. Government agencies resurrect secret plans previously discarded until a more forceful administration comes to power. Behind the scenes, the CIA and State Department are fervently working in over time trying to engineer a government overthrow against a populist nationalist in their own backyard who has the dare audacity to threaten both US economic and geopolitical interest....
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  • Gaspar Antonio Chi Journal
    Connor Davis Dr. Hamilton Colonial Latin America Gaspar Antonio Chi There are many interpreters that helped the Spanish assimilate into the Mayan culture. But, why did people like Gaspar Antonio Chi help so willingly? Gaspar Antonio Chi was a Mayan nobleman that was born before the Spanish invasion of the Yucatan. Chi played an important role as an interpreter of Mayan language, customs, and also mediated relations between his people and the Spanish. Chi wrote of his understanding of the...
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  • Spanish - 405 Words
    1. ¿Quiénes eran los dos ganadores del Premio Nobel del país de Guatemala? Miguel Angel Asturias y Rigoberta Menchu ​​Tum 2. ¿Para qué recibieron el Premio? Miguel es premio para la literature y rigoberta es premio para la paz 3. ¿Cómo se llama el libro más famoso de Miguel Ángel Asturias? El mas famoso libro es Hombres de Maíz 4. ¿De qué escribe Menchú Tum? 5. ¿De qué grupo indígena escribieron estos dos autores? Que tanto escrinieron El Maya B. Access the Four web sites...
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  • Posadas - 498 Words
    Did you know that a posada is one of the biggest celebrations that takes place in Mexico? A posada is a celebration that has been going on for years. I am going to talk to you about 3 main things about posadas. First of all I am going to talk to you about what a posada is. Secondly I am going to talk about when and where the posadas are celebrated. And thirdly about the importance of this topic. First of all im going to talk about what a posada is. A posada is a Traditional party that is...
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  • Mayan Civilization Advantages and Effect on America
    Amayrani Mateo May 30,2012 KIPP-2016-NEU Social Study Mayan Research Paper Did you know that Mayan civilization left back beautiful landmarks they made with their advanced technology? The Mayan spread throughout Mexico, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. They Mayans had really advanced technology to look at the sky and be able to make calendars. They were able to observe the sky and make inferences. The Mayan civilization was different from any other...
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  • UFCOThe United Fruit Company Was An
     UFCO The united fruit company was an American corporation that traded in tropical fruit (primarily bananas) grown on central and South American plantations for sale in the United States and Great Britain. The UFCO caused the US to have relations with Guatemala because that is where they UFCO grew the bananas and a place to ship the bananas from. The UFCO made many investments in the local economy and distributed land. Jacobo Arbenz was the successor too Juan Jose Arevalo as the Guatemalan...
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  • Effects of Sublimation - 8575 Words
    Guatemala From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article is about the country in Central America. For other uses, see Guatemala (disambiguation). Republic of Guatemala República de Guatemala Flag Coat of arms Motto: "Libre Crezca Fecundo"[1] "El País de la Eterna Primavera" "The Land of the Eternal Spring"[2] Anthem: Himno Nacional de Guatemala National anthem of Guatemala Capital and largest city Guatemala City 14°38′N 90°30′W Official languages Spanish Ethnic groups...
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  • El Salvador Fame - 505 Words
    December 15, 2013 4th Period Spanish 2 Alvaro Torres is a very successful singer from El Salvador. He has recorded many very successful songs and albums for the Latin American Culture. He also had the iconic Selena record a duet with him, Buenos Amigos. Alvaro Torres was born in Usulután, El Salvador. His birthdate is April 9, 1954. Alvaro is most known for his singing career, but he is also successful in acting and writing. He was a short-lived actor in Selena: Greatest Hits...
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  • Genocide in the Mayan Highlands - 698 Words
    Genocide in the Mayan Highlands “They took them one by one to a ravine that was about twenty meters from where we were. We heard shots, screams and crying.”- Jesús Tecú Osorio. This was a testimony given by one on the survivors of the Guatemalan genocide of the Mayan highlands. The Guatemalan government used its counter insurgency force, to put pressure upon the Mayans who claimed they were starting a communist group. The Mayans natural allies the guerrillas added to the uprising human rights...
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  • Ilir - 1200 Words
    The main enemy of coffee The coffee plant is a perennial crop which begins to rise after four years of being planted . the life of the coffee bean can be more than 40 years and its production is given once a year during what is called coffee cycle. Coffee , one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world , grows in large proportion in areas such as : Latin America , Asia and Africa .The warm weather in these parts of the world makes it essay to plant and grow. However, moisture...
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  • The Possible Causes for the Disappearance of the Ancient Mayan Civilization
    During A.D. 300 and 900 mayans flourished through much of Central America and in Yacatan in Southeren Mexico. It is said that there could be many reasons for the dissappearance, or the decline of the Ancient Mayan Civiliztion. There are many theories about the mayan civilization that some think was due to lack of food, frequent warfare, and over population. The decline started around A.D. 900, the Mayas left thier stone palaces and abandond their cities. That soon was barred by the jungle but...
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  • mayas - 270 Words
    SUMMARY OF THE MAYAS The Mayan civilization was the height of pre-Columbian culture. They made significant discoveries in science, including the use of the zero in mathematics. Their writing was the only in America capable of expressing all types of thought. Glyphs either represent syllables or whole concepts and were written on long strips of paper or carved and painted n stone. They are arranged to be read from left to right and top to bottom in pairs of columns. The Mayan calendar begins...
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  • Unit 3 - Workplace Culture
    Unit Three – Workplace Culture Workplace culture has been one of the most difficult adjustments I have had to make since moving to Guatemala. Businesses and government offices are rarely computerized and most records, even the most important, tend to be kept on paper. Huge paper ledgers tower to the ceiling of almost every office and finding records or copies of bills can be a time-consuming process. Even in our local Sherwin Williams paint store every transaction is recorded, by hand, in a...
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  • Guatemalan Genocide - 2516 Words
    Carlos G. “Genicidio Silencioso” “Whenever the power that is put in any hands for the government of the people, and the protection of our properties, is applied to other ends, and made use of to impoverish, harass or subdue them to the arbitrary and irregular commands of those that have it; there it presently becomes tyranny, whether those that thus use it are one or many” From the majestic words of the brilliant Philoshope John Locke, a governmental system has the...
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  • The Collapse of Mayan Society - 673 Words
    There is much speculation regarding the collapse of Mayan society. Many reasons seem to contribute to this and many fall into the category of agriculturally unsustainable geography and climate. The Mayans were able to adapt to their land for many centuries but were unable to continue this path forever. It proved difficult for them to carry out their slash and burn process. The droughts were also another setback for Mayan ...
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  • Meaning of Life and Action Movie
    I’m not a big fan of action movies. What bothers me is not that the protagonist is most often chased throughout the movie, jumping out of (through, onto) moving vehicles, dangling from or climbing the walls, delivering shots or skillfully escaping various projectile weapons. It’s that once the excitement is done, nothing much remains. It gets tired and tiring very quickly, and in the end makes me feel that I would have as good of a time trying to cross a very busy Toronto...
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  • What Is Unethical Behavior
    How important is human life, is it safe to say that research is always done properly with out lives lost? This writer has evaluated an article regarding unethical research held between United States and Guatemala. Brief History It all started in the 1940’s where nearly 83 humans have passed due to studies as if they where guinea pigs. Details within the research were regarding sexually transmitted deceases. How far with society in other countries go to seek valid information to cure the...
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  • Spanish II- Study Guide
    Spanish Study Guide 2 La Ropa El abrigo- coat Los aretes- earrings La blusa- blouse La bolsa- purse Las botas- boots Los calcetines- socks La camisa- shirt La camiseta- T-shirt La cartera- wallet; handbag Las chanclas- flip-flops La chaqueta- jacket El cinturon- belt La corbata- tie La falda- skirt La gorra- baseball cap El impermeable- raincoat Los jeans- blue jeans Las medias- stockings Los pantalones- pants El reloj- watch La ropa- clothing La ropa interior-...
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  • Story of a Man - 1399 Words
    The Man With The Scar by William Somerset Maugham It was on account of the scar that I first noticed him, for it ran, broad and red, in a great crescent from his temple to his chin. It must have been due to a formidable wound and I wondered whether this had been caused by a sabre or by a fragment of shell. It was unexpected on that round, fat and good-humoured face. He had small and undistinguished features, and his expression was artless. His face went oddly with his corpulent body. He...
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  • Tikal Civilization - 524 Words
    MWF 9:05-9:55 Dr.Moloye Tikal Civilization Civilization-societies in which large numbers of people live in cities, are socially stratified, and are governed by a ruling elite working through centrally organized political systems. Tikal meaning “at the waterhole,” derived from the Yucatec Maya language is the modern name for the largest archaeological sites of the ancient ruined cities of the Mayan civilization. It emerged as an important site due to its relative altitude in the region....
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  • Can the Subaltern Be Seen?
    In his article, Grandin tells the affects of nation building in Quetzaltenango the Guatemalan highland city. At the beginning of the 20th century photographer Tomas Zanotti arrives Quetzaltenango and starts taking photos of the dwellers of the city. At the beginning the photos are used for official documents, later on dwellers start to come more often to his studio. Photography used as a tool of hegemonic power by classifying, fixing and coding. Growth of a bureaucratic state, expansion of...
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  • Mayans - 642 Words
    Mayan Mystery Theory Professor Wilkinson Strayer University HUM 111 Shaun Broadnax October 31, 2012 Mayan Mystery Theory The Maya are often referred to as the most well-known classical civilization of the Mesoamerican region. They are thought to have first originated around 2600 B.C. in the Yucatan and their society flourished during the Classic Period from 300 A.D. to 900 A.D. They inhabited the land presently known as Southern Mexico, Guatemala, Northern Belize, and Honduras....
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  • The Rigoberta Menchu Controversy - 1849 Words
    The Rigoberta Menchú Controversy I, Rigoberta Menchú at first seems like an autobiography, but that is not what it is meant to be. Menchú wrote the book as a testimony of her people's lives to be a voice for her people and show the world what is going on. There was a lot of controversy about whether Rigoberta deserved the Nobel Peace Prize, and if this book should be taught to students. There are allegations that she fabricated a lot of the story. People say that the book is not an accurate...
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  • I, Rigoberta Menchu - Chapter Xvi - Issues
    In Chapter XVI of I, Rigoberta Menchu, theme-changing issues are raised which lead to turning points in the attitude of Menchu's dealing with suffering. Issues are raised such as the communal tradition of her people; the realization of oppression through inward comparison; the change from the acceptance of suffering as fate, which is unpreventable, to the realization of injustice and exploitation as preventable; and finally the road of action that these realizations lead too. The title of...
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  • Who Killed the Maya - 373 Words
    Who Killed the Maya This video series was very interesting to watch because I really had no real knowledge of this culture or what they were about. It is so hard to believe that one person who wanted so much power would have been the catalyst so many years later to have a people destroy themselves. One of the key points I felt this video shared would be that of hidden history. This group of people has so much history, a 2000 year old history chock full of so many details. Researchers have...
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