Despite the arrival of the ¿New Dawn' as prophesised by the Maya, Guatemala is still a country beset with social tension and disparities in wealth. Topics covered include: History: From the classic Maya to the Colonial period; Politics: The long night of military rule, human rights and the peace process; Economy and Society: The wealth of the land, the private sector and development alternatives; Religion and culture: Religious diversity, Mayan identity and US influence.
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Given the turbulent history of many Central American and Latin American countries, travellers need as much information as they can get in order make the most of a visit. These illustrated titles offer up-to-date coverage of the main historical, economic, political, social and the environmental issues affecting a country. Published by the Latin America Bureau, an independent research group working to broaden public understanding of issues of human rights and social and economic justice in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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