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The Academia de Lenguas Mayas de Guatemala, or ALMG (may be translated into English as Guatemalan Academy of Mayan Languages) is a Guatemalan organisation that regulates the use of the 22 Mayan languages spoken within the borders of the republic.
Acul is a town in the Quiché Department in Guatemala.
ADIVIMA (The Association for the Integral Development of the Victims of the Violence of the Verapaces, Maya Achí) is a non-profit human rights organization in Guatemala that works to find solutions to the social, economic, political, cultural, and educational problems that resulted from the Guatemalan Civil War.
Aguacatán is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Huehuetenango.
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The American School of Guatemala is one of several private K-12 college preparatory schools in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Anti-communist mass killings are the political mass murders of communists, alleged communists, or their alleged supporters by people, political organizations or governments opposed to communism.
Álvaro Enrique Arzú Yrigoyen (March 14, 1946 – April 27, 2018) was a Guatemalan politician who was the 32nd President of Guatemala from January 14, 1996, until January 14, 2000.
Óscar Arias Sánchez (born 13 September 1940 in Heredia, Costa Rica) was President of Costa Rica from 1986 to 1990 and from 2006 to 2010.
Balmy Alley (formally Balmy Street) is a one-block-long alley that is home to the most concentrated collection of murals in the city of San Francisco.
In political science, the term banana republic describes a politically unstable country with an economy dependent upon the exportation of a limited-resource product, e.g. bananas, minerals, etc.
Blowback is a term originating from within the American Intelligence community, denoting the unintended consequences, unwanted side-effects, or suffered repercussions of a covert operation that fall back on those responsible for the aforementioned operations.
Bowling for Columbine is a 2002 American documentary film written, produced, directed, and narrated by Michael Moore.
The Burning of the Spanish Embassy (sometimes called the Spanish Embassy Massacre or the Spanish Embassy Fire) refers to the occupation of the Spanish Embassy in Guatemala City, Guatemala, on January 31st, 1980, by indigenous peasants of the Committee for Peasant Unity and their allies and the subsequent police raid that resulted in a fire which destroyed the embassy and left 36 people dead.
Byron Barrera Ortiz is a Guatemalan journalist noted for his reporting of human rights abuses by the Guatemalan government during and after the Guatemalan Civil War, for which he received repeated threats against his life.
The Cadereyta Jiménez massacre occurred on the Fed 40 on 12–13 May 2012.
The Cadillac Gage Commando, frequently denoted as the M706 in US military service, was an American armored car designed to be amphibious.
Campeche, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Campeche (Estado Libre y Soberano de Campeche), is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico.
Carlos Castillo Armas (November 4, 1914 – July 26, 1957) was a Guatemalan military officer and politician.
Catarina Castor (c. 1980 – December 30, 2012) was a Guatemalan politician and a member of the Patriotic Party.
The Cathedral of Guatemala City, also Metropolitan Cathedral, officially Catedral Primada Metropolitana de Santiago, is the main church of Guatemala City and of the Archdiocese of Guatemala (Archidioecesis Guatimalensis).
Article 35 of the Guatemalan Constitution guarantees the right to freedom of expression, with an attached clause banning offensive or criminal speech.
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the United States federal government, tasked with gathering, processing, and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT).
Centro Educativo Pavarotti (Pavarotti Education Center) is a junior high school for children aged 12–17 located near Lake Atitlán in San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala.
Cerro Quiac (K'iaq and K'iaqb'al in the K'iche language) is a small Maya archaeological site located at an altitude of, overlooking the Plains of Urbina in the Guatemalan Highlands.
The Chilean transition to democracy began when a Constitution establishing a transition itinerary was approved in a plebiscite.
Christian Tomuschat (born 23 July 1936 in Stettin, Germany (now Szczecin, Poland)) is a German jurist.
The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has a rich history of intervention over many decades in Guatemala, a country in Central America that the US government has generally viewed as "its backyard." Guatemala is bordered by the North Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Honduras (also known as the Caribbean Sea).
The Civil Defense Patrols (Patrullas de Autodefensa Civil, PAC) were local militias created by the government of Guatemala during the Guatemalan Civil War.
A civil war, also known as an intrastate war in polemology, is a war between organized groups within the same state or country.
Clyde Snow (January 7, 1928 – May 16, 2014) was a well-known U.S. forensic anthropologist.
The Cold War was a state of geopolitical tension after World War II between powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its satellite states) and powers in the Western Bloc (the United States, its NATO allies and others).
Rates of crime in Guatemala are very high.
The actions by governments of communist states have been subject to criticism.
Cubulco is a small town located in the Guatemalan department of Baja Verapaz, at.
Cunén is a municipality in the El Quiché department of Guatemala.
Deliberately causing death through the effects of combustion, or effects of exposure to extreme heat, has a long history as a form of capital punishment.
A death squad is an armed group that conducts extrajudicial killings or forced disappearances of persons for the purposes of political repression, genocide, or revolutionary terror.
The Decade Volcanoes are 16 volcanoes identified by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI) as being worthy of particular study in light of their history of large, destructive eruptions and proximity to populated areas.
Decree 900 (Decreto 900), also called the Agrarian Reform Law, was a Guatemalan land reform law passed on June 17, 1952, during the Guatemalan Revolution.
The Defense industry of Israel is a strategically important sector and a large employer, as well as major supplier of the Israel Defense Forces.
José Efraín Ríos Montt (June 16, 1926 – April 1, 2018) was a Guatemalan general and politician who was born in Huehuetenango.
El Chal is a pre-Columbian Maya archaeological site located in the upper San Juan River valley of the southeastern Petén Basin region, Guatemala.
El Estor is a municipality in the Izabal department of Guatemala.
El Norte (English: The North) is a 1983 British-American independent drama film, directed by Gregory Nava.
Ellen Urbani (born March 21, 1969) is an American author residing near Portland, Oregon.
Emilio del Valle Escalante (born 1970) is a Guatemalan/Maya K’iche’ professor and researcher in Latin American and indigenous literatures and cultures currently at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
There have been various ethnic groups in Baltimore, Maryland and its surrounding area since it was founded as a British colony in 1661.
Ethnic violence refers to violence expressly motivated by ethnic hatred and ethnic conflict.
The Exposición Centroamericana -Central American Expo- was and industrial and cultural exposition that took place in Guatemala in 1897 and which was approved on 8 March 1894 by the National Assembly by Decree 253 by a suggestion made by president general José María Reina Barrios, at a time when both coffee - only Guatemalan export at the time- and silver international prices were at an all-time high.
General Fernando Romeo Lucas García (4 July 1924 – 27 May 2006) was the 25th President of Guatemala from 1 July 1978 to 23 March 1982.
The First Lady of Guatemala is the title held by the wife of the President of Guatemala.
In international human rights law, a forced disappearance (or enforced disappearance) occurs when a person is secretly abducted or imprisoned by a state or political organization or by a third party with the authorization, support, or acquiescence of a state or political organization, followed by a refusal to acknowledge the person's fate and whereabouts, with the intent of placing the victim outside the protection of the law.
The United States has been involved in a number of foreign interventions throughout its history.
The foreign policy of the United States is its interactions with foreign nations and how it sets standards of interaction for its organizations, corporations and system citizens of the United States.
Franja Transversal del Norte -or Northern Transversal Strip in English- is a region in Guatemala delimited on the north by an imaginary line between Vértice de Santiago in Huehuetenango and Modesto Méndez Port in Izabal and in the south by La Mesilla in Huehuetenango and Izabal lake.
Frank La Rue (born 1952) is a Guatemalan labor and human rights law expert and served as UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, from August 2008 to August 2014.
Fredy Peccerelli (born 1971), a forensic anthropologist, is the Director and one of the founding members of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation in Guatemala City, a nongovernmental organization that exhumes mass graves of victims of Guatemala's civil war.
The genocide of indigenous peoples is the mass destruction of entire communities of indigenous peoples.
The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG) came into effect in January 1951.
Genocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious or national group.
The Treasury Guard (Guardia de Hacienda), also known as the Treasury Police, was a police agency active in Guatemala from 1954 until 1997 when it was formally abolished along with the National Police and the PMA as a result of the peace accords which ended the 36-year Guatemalan Civil War.
Guatemala, officially the Republic of Guatemala (República de Guatemala), is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, Honduras to the east and El Salvador to the southeast.
Guatemala City (Ciudad de Guatemala), locally known as Guatemala or Guate, officially Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción (New Guatemala of the Assumption), is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Guatemala, and the most populous in Central America.
The Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA (GHRC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, humanitarian organization that monitors, documents, and reports on the human rights situation in Guatemala.
In July 2005, in an abandoned warehouse in downtown Guatemala City, Guatemala, delegates from the country's Institution of the Procurator for Human Rights uncovered, by sheer chance, a vast archive detailing the history of the defunct National Police and its role in the Guatemalan Civil War.
Guatemala-Mexico relations refers to the historical and current bilateral relationship between Guatemala and Mexico.
Guatemala–Spain refers to the current and historical relations between Guatemala and Spain.
Guatemala – United States relations are bilateral relations between Guatemala and the United States.
The Guatemalan Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Guatemalteca or FAG) is a small air force composed mostly of U.S.-made aircraft throughout its history.
Guatemalan Americans (guatemalo-americanos, norteamericanos de origen guatemalteco or estadounidenses de origen guatemalteco) are Americans of full or partial Guatemalan descent.
The Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation (Fundación de Antropología Forense de Guatemala,. or FAFG) is an autonomous, non-profit, technical and scientific non-governmental organisation.
A general election was held in Guatemala in two rounds on 9 September and 4 November 2007.
The Guatemalan genocide, Mayan genocide, or Silent Holocaust refers to the massacre of Maya civilians during the Guatemalan military government's counterinsurgency operations.
There is a large Guatemalan diaspora in Mexico.
The Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity (in Spanish: Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca, URNG-MAIZ or most commonly URNG) is a Guatemalan political party that started as a guerrilla movement but laid down its arms in 1996 and became a legal political party in 1998 after the peace process which ended the Guatemalan Civil War.
The Guatemalan Party of Labour (Partido Guatemalteco del Trabajo) was a communist party in Guatemala.
The Guatemalan Peace Process lasted from 1994 to 1996 and resulted in the Guatemalan Peace Accords.
The Guatemalan Revolution (Revolución de Guatemala) was the period in Guatemalan history between the popular uprising that overthrew dictator Jorge Ubico in 1944 and the United States-orchestrated coup d'état in 1954 that unseated President Jacobo Árbenz.
The Guerrilla Army Of The Poor (EGP – Ejército Guerrillero de los Pobres) was a Guatemalan leftist guerrilla movement, which commanded a lot of support among the indigenous Mayan people during the Guatemalan Civil War.
Héctor Alejandro Gramajo Morales (11 August 1940 – 12 March 2004) was a general in the Guatemalan Army who served as Defense Minister from February 1st 1987 to May 20th 1990, during the long years of the Guatemalan Civil War (1960–1996).
Health in Guatemala is focused on many different systems of prevention and care.
Helen Mack Chang (born 19 January 1952) is a Guatemalan businesswoman and human rights activist.
In 1994 Guatemala's Commission for Historical Clarification - La Comisión para el Esclarecimiento Histórico (CEH) - was created as a response to the thousands of atrocities and human rights violations committed during the decades long civil war that began in 1962 and ended in the late 1990s with United Nations-facilitated peace accords.
The Maya civilization (2,000 BC – 250 AD) was among those that flourished in the region, with little contact with cultures outside Mesoamerica.
Human settlement on the present site of Guatemala City began with the Maya who built a city at Kaminaljuyu.
Guatemalan migrants are the 10th largest migrant group in the United States., and the 3rd largest immigrant group from Central America.
The history of the Hispanics and Latinos in Baltimore dates back to the mid-20th century.
Human height or stature is the distance from the bottom of the feet to the top of the head in a human body, standing erect.
Human rights is an issue in Guatemala.
The Galil is a family of Israeli small arms designed by Yisrael Galil and Yaacov Lior in the late 1960s and produced by Israel Military Industries (IMI) (IMI privatized their small arms division, now called IWI) of Ramat HaSharon.
Immigration in Guatemala constitutes less than 1%, approximately 140,000 people, and most come from neighboring countries.
Intercultural bilingual education in Guatemala was begun as part of a 20th-century educational reform effort intended to promote the country's cultural diversity.
Ixcán is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of El Quiché.
The Ixil Community is a name given to three neighbouring towns in the Quiché department in the western highlands of Guatemala.
The Ixil (pronounced) are a Maya people indigenous to Guatemala.
Iximche (or Iximché using Spanish orthography) is a Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican archaeological site in the western highlands of Guatemala.
Javier Antonio Payeras (b. Guatemala City, 6 February 1974) is a Guatemalan poet, novelist, and essayist.
Jennifer K. Harbury (born 1951) is an American lawyer, author, and human rights activist.
Jessica Lagunas (born 1971) is an artist and graphic designer whose work focuses on "the condition of woman in contemporary society, questioning her obsessions with body image, beauty, sexuality and aging." Lagunas was born in Nicaragua in 1971, but grew up in Guatemala, where she studied graphic design at the Universidad Rafael Landívar.
John Gordon Mein (September 10, 1913 – August 28, 1968) was the first United States ambassador to be assassinated while serving in office.
Dr Jorge Mario García Laguardia is a Guatemalan jurist.
Monsignor Juan José Gerardi Conedera (27 December 1922 – 26 April 1998) was a Guatemalan Roman Catholic bishop and human rights defender who was long active in working with the indigenous Mayan peoples of the country.
The Kaibiles (singular: Kaibil) are a special operations wing of the Armed Forces of Guatemala.
Karl Borromäus Maria Heinrich Graf von Spreti (21 May 1907 – 5 April 1970) was a German diplomat.
Killer's Paradise is a 2007 documentary exploring the high murder rate of women that has persisted unsolved in Guatemala since the end of the Guatemalan Civil War.
La Línea corruption case began in Guatemala on April 16, 2015, when the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (Comisión Internacional Contra la Impunidad en Guatemala, CICIG) and State prosecutors accused a number of politicians in the administration of President Otto Pérez Molina of setting up a customs corruption ring with the help of high-ranking officials in the tax and customs administration.
La Libertad is a municipality in the El Petén department of Guatemala.
Lake Atitlán (Lago de Atitlán) is a lake in the Guatemalan Highlands of the Sierra Madre mountain range.
Spanish is the official language of Guatemala.
Historically speaking, bilateral relations between the United States and the various countries of Latin America have been multifaceted and complex, at times defined by strong regional cooperation and at others filled with economic and political tension and rivalry.
Currently, there are over 20 million immigrant women residing in the United States.
The Latin term bellum civile was first used of the Roman civil wars that began in the last third of the second century BC.
The following list ranks wars and times of war by their duration, including both historical and ongoing wars.
This page lists all recorded conflicts, terrorist actions and wars that have or are currently taking place in the continent of North America.
While the Cold War itself never escalated into direct confrontation, there were a number of conflicts related to the Cold War around the globe, spanning the entirety of the period usually prescribed to it (March 12, 1947 to December 26, 1991, a total of 44 years, 9 months, and 2 weeks).
Guatemala is one of the most dangerous countries for journalists and media workers in Latin America.
The following is a list of George Foster Peabody Award winners and honorable mentions during the decade of the 2010s.
This is a timeline of incidents in 1982 that have been labelled as "terrorism" and are not believed to have been carried out by a government or its forces (see state terrorism and state-sponsored terrorism).
This is a list of UN peacekeeping missions since the United Nations was founded in 1945, organized by region, with the dates of deployment, the name of the related conflict, and the name of the UN operation.
This is a list of United Nations Security Council Resolutions that have been vetoed by one of the five permanent members of the security council between 16 February 1946 to the present day.
This is a list of wars that began between 1945 to 1989. Other wars can be found in the historical lists of wars and the list of wars extended by diplomatic irregularity.
This is a list of wars and anthropogenic disasters by death toll.
This is a list of wars involving the Republic of Guatemala.
Luis Cardoza y Aragón (June 21, 1901 - September 4, 1992) was a Guatemalan writer, essayist, poet, art critic, and diplomat born in Antigua Guatemala but who spent a good part of his life living in exile in Mexico.
Luis de Lión, born José Luis de León Díaz (August 19, 1939 - June, 6 1984) was a Guatemalan writer kidnapped on May 15, 1984 by elements of Guatemalan Army intelligence, and henceforth "disappeared".
Luis Francisco Ortega Menaldo has been a prominent figure in Guatemalan politics and society since the 1970s, when he gained prominence as a military intelligence officer in the country's public finance ministry during the Luis Garcia administration.
Mack is a surname, of Gaelic origin, meaning son.
Guatemala is one of the richest biodiversity hotspots in the world.
Manny Marroquin (born September 21, 1971) is a Guatemalan-born American mixing engineer.
Mano Blanca (White Hand), was a Guatemalan right-wing, anti-communist death squad, set up in 1966 to prevent Julio César Méndez Montenegro from being inaugurated as the president of Guatemala.
Mario Casariego y Acevedo, CRS (13 February 1909 – 15 June 1983) was a Spanish-born Guatemalan Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.
Mario Enrique Ríos Montt, C.M. (born March 17, 1932 in Huehuetenango, Guatemala) is an emeritus auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Guatemala, public figure and human rights activist.
Mass murder is the act of murdering a number of people, typically simultaneously or over a relatively short period of time and in close geographic proximity.
Florian Max Hardberger (born November 19, 1948) is an American adventurer, ship captain, aviator, ship recovery specialist, admiralty lawyer and author of maritime fiction and non-fiction adventures.
The Maya peoples are a large group of Indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica.
Mayan Americans are Americans of Indigenous Mayan descent.
The Mayan languagesIn linguistics, it is conventional to use Mayan when referring to the languages, or an aspect of a language.
Mesoamerican languages are the languages indigenous to the Mesoamerican cultural area, which covers southern Mexico, all of Guatemala and Belize and parts of Honduras and El Salvador and Nicaragua.
Micheline Aharonian Marcom (born 1968) is an American novelist.
Miguel Ángel Asturias Rosales (October 19, 1899 – June 9, 1974) was a Nobel Prize-winning Guatemalan poet-diplomat, novelist, playwright and journalist.
The military history of North America can be viewed in a number of phases.
MINUGUA (United Nations Verification Mission in Guatemala) was a United Nations humanitarian mission in Guatemala that involved, at the most critical point in the peace process, a three-month peacekeeping mission.
Murder of Danilo López and Federico Salazar is about the murders of two Guatemalan journalists that happened in Mazatenango Park, Mazatenango, located in the southern part of Suchitepéquez Department, Guatemala.
Myrna Mack Chang (24 October 1949 – 11 September 1990) was a Guatemalan anthropologist.
The National Convergence Front (Frente de Convergencia Nacional, FCN–Nación) was a political party in Guatemala.
Known as Palacio Nacional de la Cultura (National Palace of Culture) also known colloquially as "Palacio Verde", it is identified as Guatemala City's symbol in its architectural context.
The Nicaraguan Revolution (Revolución Nicaragüense or Revolución Popular Sandinista) encompassed the rising opposition to the Somoza dictatorship in the 1960s and 1970s, the campaign led by the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) to violently oust the dictatorship in 1978–79, the subsequent efforts of the FSLN to govern Nicaragua from 1979 until 1990 and the Contra War which was waged between the FSLN-led government of Nicaragua and the United States-backed Contras from 1981-1990.
North American Congress in Latin America (NACLA) is a left-wing non-profit organization founded in 1966 to provide information on trends in Latin America and relations between Latin America and the United States.
Operation Charly (Operación Charly), was allegedly the code-name given to a program undertaken by the military establishment in Argentina with the objective of providing military and counterinsurgency assistance to Central America to kill left-wing activists.
Operation PBFORTUNE, also known as Operation FORTUNE, was the name of a covert United States operation to overthrow the democratically elected Guatemalan President Jacobo Árbenz in 1952.
Otto Fernando Pérez Molina (born 1 December 1950) is a Guatemalan politician and retired military officer, who was President of Guatemala from 2012 to 2015.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Guatemala: Guatemala – sovereign country located in Central America bordering Mexico to the northwest, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize and the Caribbean Sea to the northeast, and Honduras and El Salvador to the southeast.
The Pan-Mayan Movement is an ethno-political movement among the Maya peoples of Guatemala and Mexico.
Panabaj, located on the edge of Lake Atitlán in the western highlands of Guatemala, is a small village (canton or aldea) within the municipality of Santiago Atitlán, bordering the city of Santiago Atitlán proper, in the department of Sololá.
Panajachel (Pana) is a town in the southwestern Guatemalan Highlands, less than 90 miles from Guatemala City, in the department of Sololá.
Panzós is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz.
Patriotic Labour Youth (Juventud Patriótica del Trabajo, abbreviated JPT) was the youth wing of the Guatemalan Party of Labour (PGT) from the late 1950s to 1981.
Paul Pines is a poet, writer and psychotherapist.
The Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer is a low-wing tandem-seat training aircraft, manufactured by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland.
Plan de Sánchez is a village in the municipality of Rabinal, Baja Verapaz department, Guatemala.
The Plan de Sánchez massacre took place in the Guatemalan village of Plan de Sánchez, Baja Verapaz department, on 18 July 1982.
Playa Grande ("Big beach") is the administrative centre of the municipality of Ixcán in the Guatemalan department of El Quiché.
The Policia Militar Ambulante (Mobile Military Police, Ambulant Military Police or PMA) was an elite paramilitary corp active in Guatemala during the Guatemalan Civil War.
Próspero Penados del Barrio (August 28, 1925 – May 13, 2005) was a Guatemalan prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.
Pueblo a Pueblo is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides programs in health, education, and food security in rural communities in Latin America, especially Mayan communities in Guatemala.
Quetzaltenango, also known by its Maya name, Xelajú or Xela, is the second largest city of Guatemala.
Rabinal is a small town located in the Guatemalan department of Baja Verapaz, at.
Rafael Castillo Valdez (15 January 1928 – 17 March 2015) was a Guatemalan politician.
Ramiro de León Carpio (January 12, 1942 – April 16, 2002) was the President of Guatemala from June 6, 1993 until January 14, 1996.
The RBY Mk 1 is a light armoured reconnaissance vehicle that was produced by the RAMTA Division of Israel Aircraft Industries.
The Rebel Armed Forces (Fuerzas Armadas Rebeldes, FAR) was a Guatemalan guerrilla organization established in 1961 and lasting until the peace agreements in 1996.
Regina José Galindo (born 1974) is a Guatemalan performance artist who specializes in body art.
Roman Catholicism was the official religion during the colonial era and still is today.
Revolutionary Movement 13th November (in Spanish: Movimiento Revolucionario 13 Noviembre) was a leftist movement in Guatemala.
Revolutionary Organization of the People in Arms (ORPA)(Organización Revolucionario del Pueblo en Armas) was one of the four groups of armed resistance during the Guatemalan Civil War.
The Revolutions of 1989 formed part of a revolutionary wave in the late 1980s and early 1990s that resulted in the end of communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe and beyond.
Ricardo Rosales Román (born February 14, 1934) was the head of the Guatemalan Party of Labour (PGT) beginning in 1974 through 1998.
Rigoberta Menchú Tum (born 9 January 1959) is a K'iche' political and human rights activist from Guatemala.
Rodolfo Ignacio Quezada Toruño (8 March 1932 – 4 June 2012) was a Guatemalan cardinal of the Catholic Church.
Rodrigo Asturias Amado (30 October 1939 – 15 June 2005) was a Guatemalan guerrilla leader and politician.
Comandante Rolando Morán (December 29, 1929 – September 11, 1998) was the nom de guerre of Ricardo Arnoldo Ramírez de León, leader of Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity (URNG), an armed Guatemalan resistance organization.
Rosalina Tuyuc Velásquez (born San Juan Comalapa, department of Chimaltenango, 1956) is a Guatemalan human rights activist.
Sacapulas is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of El Quiché.
The Salvadoran Civil War was a conflict between the military-led government of El Salvador and the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), a coalition or "umbrella organization" of several left-wing groups.
San Andrés Itzapa is a municipality of Chimaltenango, Guatemala.
San Andrés Sajcabajá is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of El Quiché.
The village of San Carlos is located in the North of Belize, in Orange Walk District, on the northern bank of New River and surrounded by jungle.
San Cristóbal Verapaz is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz.
San José Ojetenam (San José: in honor to Saint Joseph, Ojetenam: from mam oje that means "ancient" and tenam that means "town") is a municipality in the San Marcos department of Guatemala.
San Juan Comalapa is a municipality in the Chimaltenango department of Guatemala.
San Juan Cotzal is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of El Quiché.
San Pedro La Laguna is a Guatemalan town on the southwest shore of Lake Atitlán.
Santa Cruz del Quiché is a city in Guatemala.
Santiago Atitlán (from Nahuatl atitlan, "at the water", in Tz'utujil Tz'ikin Jaay, "birdhouse") is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala.
The Secret Anti-Communist Army (Ejército Secreto Anticomunista, ESA) was a front organization that operated in Guatemala and El Salvador during the Guatemalan Civil War.
Sino-Third World relations refers to the general relationship between the two Chinese states across the Taiwan Strait (the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China) and the rest of the Third World, and its history from the Chinese perspective.
Social cleansing (limpieza social) is class-based killing that consists of elimination of members of society considered "undesirable," including but not limited to the homeless, criminals, street children, the elderly, sex workers, and sexual minorities.
Promoting recovery from conflict is not limited to simply a humanitarian, security or development issue and often involves a combination of all three.
State terrorism refers to acts of terrorism conducted by a state against foreign targets or against its own people.
Tamarindito is an archaeological site of the Maya civilization located along an escarpment in the Petén department of Guatemala.
Tejutla is a municipality in the western highlands of Guatemala, in the department of San Marcos.
The Sinister Pig is the sixteenth crime fiction novel in the Joe Leaphorn / Jim Chee Navajo Tribal Police series by Tony Hillerman, first published in 2003.
The United Nations has authorized 71 peacekeeping operations as of April 2018.
Tree Girl is a book which was published by Ben Mikaelsen in 2004.
The 2006 United Nations Security Council election began on 16 October 2006 during the 61st session of the United Nations General Assembly, held at United Nations Headquarters in New York City.
United Nations Security Council resolution 1094, adopted unanimously on 20 January 1997, after expressing support for the peace process in Guatemala which had been monitored by the United Nations since 1994, the Council authorised the attachment of 155 military observers to the United Nations Verification Mission in Guatemala (MINUGUA) after the end of the civil war.
Several scholars have accused the United States of conducting state terrorism.
United States involvement in regime change has entailed both overt and covert actions aimed at altering, replacing, or preserving foreign governments.
Universal jurisdiction allows states or international organizations to claim criminal jurisdiction over an accused person regardless of where the alleged crime was committed, and regardless of the accused's nationality, country of residence, or any other relation with the prosecuting entity.
The Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (USAC, University of San Carlos of Guatemala) is the biggest and oldest university of Guatemala; it is also the fourth founded in the Americas.
Torture, the infliction of severe physical or psychological pain upon an individual to extract information or a confession, or as an illicit extrajudicial punishment, is prohibited by international law and is illegal in most countries.
Violence against women in Guatemala reached severe levels during the long-running Guatemalan Civil War (1960-1996), and the continuing impact of that conflict has contributed to the present high levels of violence against women in that nation.
The Visis Cabá biosphere reserve is a protected area in the department of El Quiché.
A war correspondent is a journalist who covers stories firsthand from a war zone.
Well-Founded Fear is a 2000 documentary film from directors Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini.
When The Mountains Tremble is a 1983 documentary film produced by Skylight Pictures about the war between the Guatemalan Military and the Mayan Indigenous population of Guatemala.
Women in the Americas are women who were born in, who live in, and are from the Americas, a regional area which encompasses the Caribbean region, Central America or Middle America, North America and South America.
Xavier Lyceum (Liceo Javier) is a Catholic private school, located in the City of Guatemala and founded in 1952 by the religious order of the Society of Jesus.
Xeni Jardin (born Jennifer Hamm, August 5, 1970) is an American weblogger, digital media commentator, and tech culture journalist.
Zury Mayté Ríos Sosa de Weller (born 24 January 1968) is a Guatemalan politician.
The 1954 Guatemalan coup d'état was a covert operation carried out by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that deposed the democratically elected Guatemalan President Jacobo Árbenz and ended the Guatemalan Revolution of 1944–1954.
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The following lists events that happened during 2016 in Guatemala.