History of Guatemala

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  • Guatemalan Civil War Research Paper

    Plan of investigation/Identification and evaluation of sources The question that this investigation will focus on is “What were the causes of the Guatemalan Civil War?”, while also analyzing to what extent did each of these issues affect Guatemala and its outcome after the war as a whole. Although guatemala had many detailed points of conflict, This question is significant, in that it is necessary in understanding the fundamental detailed internal conflict that led to the eventual outcome of the Guatemalan civil war. The scope of the investigation focuses on the effect of local government on indigenous leftist rebel groups and the pursued power and beliefs of particular leaders during the guatemalan civil war from 1960-1996. Investigation…

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  • Garifuna Tribe Analysis

    Activism and Consumer Culture in Honduras” and “Bad Boys and Peaceful Garifuna” Anderson presents how this community homogenized by world through stereotyping. He mentions that his interest on this community because Garifuna is rarely understood in Honduras. Their area is depicted as violent place because of the stereotyping of black areas in North America. However, Garifuna also known as “pacificos” humble, peaceful people and unique from other black descendent communities. He argues,…

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  • Guatemala Case Study

    In analysing the usefulness of these theories in explaining the case of Guatemala, history and socioeconomic contexts prior to and during the development process is worth observing. The United States’ political and economic interests on the Latin American region was officially expressed with the articulation of the Monroe Doctrine in 1823 (Gilderhus, 2008: 5). The doctrine mainly served as a declaration of political independence of the American Continent from European colonial powers, yet the…

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  • Montt's Violation In Guatemal An Analysis

    In contemporary Guatemala, many of those who identify as Mayan or have Mayan ancestry remain touched by the chaotic and bloody rule of General José Efraín Ríos Montt in the early 1980’s. His regime is noted to be the most violent in Guatemala’s already tumultuous history. The recent history of Guatemala included a relatively short democratic break, followed by multiple coups, dictatorships, and military-run governments. The cumulating rising tensions of the Mayan people equally endured the…

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  • Mayan Astronomy Research Paper

    The architecture in their building showed knowledge of over 700 different regular patterns in the universe. The Greeks, who are renowned for their astronomy only had knowledge of 400 to 500 of the patterns by most estimates. What makes this even more surprising is that Mayans came first! One funny thing is that they never recognized the Big Dipper. The knowledge that the Mayans possessed, even during the early days of their reign preceded even the knowledge of Galileo in multiple topics. Galileo…

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  • Berta Caceres, Indigenous Activism: Article Analysis

    These indigenous people are there from the origination of the Latin American countries, but due to having minority population in a country the indigenous community has gone through several difficulties. The article shows that activist Berta Caceres was fighting for the Indigenous peoples’ rights in the Honduras because the corporation building hydroelectricity is polluting the environment, which would affect the Lenca indigenous people. This is the present situation of Latin American countries;…

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  • Guatemala Research Paper

    Belize- Guatemala territorial dispute is in imprinted in history from more than a century ago. Today it still floods, Belize and Guatemala’s social media and news reports; and is the hottest topic for discussion in everyone’s mouth currently in both countries. This dispute is the cause of Spain’s claim to the New World also known as the Treaty of Tordesillas. Mayas had driven out the Spanish, and shipwrecked English seamen had begun settling in the area. The Godolphin Treaty of 1670 stated that…

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  • Difference In Rigoberta's Life

    The opportunity of success present to everyone equally. It should be up to that person what they do in their life. I, Rigoberta Menchu was a book that showed the horrible life that the Indian people endured and in some places still enduring. The indigenous people of this book went through the pain and suffering that I know from the history of African Americans. This kind of pain is something I can only read or hear about and Menchu does a good job telling about it. This book opened my eyes to…

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  • The Mayan Civilization

    The Mayans It is very interesting and intriguing to study history and ancient civilization. Though we may not know all of the answers to different cultures in History, many artifacts from many different cultures were left behind to try to tell a story or leave a message for our society today. As I studied the history of the Mayan civilization, it was interesting to learn what they left behind to be recognized today. They were a group of Indian people that had a great history behind their…

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  • Five Reasons Why People Code Switching

    I remember the day when my mother dropped me off at the front door of my pre-school class- the welcoming teachers who were extra tender, the vibrant wall decorations, and the clueless children who were dominantly from Mexican heritage, but the image that strikes me most is of me hugging my Guatemalan mother’s leg, telling me “Todo ba estar bien mijio.” translated in English as “son, everything will be fine.” Only I knew understood my mother 's words since she spoke in Guatemalan Spanish instead…

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