natural disasters). Gallup et al. (2003, pp.41, 46) have estimated that natural disasters in Latin America over the last 30 years have cost up to $3.3 billion and in extreme disasters costs can reach 10 per cent of a country’s GDP. This, coupled with the fact that they suffer regularly from natural disasters due to their location, means that they find it harder to recover from them. The destruction of crops causes vast economic loss which cannot be regained as farmers rely on monoculture. Furthermore, many buildings in developing countries are often built from weak materials which causes mass destruction and costly re-construction which these countries cannot afford.
Deep in the heart of Central America, there resides a country. A country full of rich, raw beauty; a country full of deep ancient history and culture, but also a country full of the toils of corruption and poverty. That country's name is Guatemala.
I studied many things about Guatemala such as, the culture, religion, food, population, geography, imports, exports, and most popular of all sports. The sports of Guatemala is something I found very interesting.
A first hand documentation of a case carried out by the Holy Office of the Inquisition of New Spain against a woman accused of sorcery and witch craft in colonial Guatemala took place in 1696. The primary source case includes three witnesses testimonies with detailed insight and background regarding the beliefs about witch craft, sorcery, and religious deviance in Guatemala, Mexico during the 1690’s.
Natural disasters cause a lot of damage to the economies in Latin America when they happen. The damage can last for months, years or even decades. Natural disasters are hard for everyone, but it is even harder for Latin American countries to recover
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 rooted in the rural highlands of Guatemala, many indigenous people speak a Mayan language, follow traditional religious and village customs, and continue a rich tradition in textiles and other crafts. The two cultures
A natural disaster has the capability to cause large scale damage and destruction to an area. Seismic events have been known to alter landscapes and affect the livelihoods, health and development of communities. No two earthquake events are the same and the level of threat posed by an earthquake can vary due to both the human and physical factors of an area. The 2010 magnitude - 7.0 earthquake that occurred in Haiti is an example of where a natural disaster caused a previously vulnerable area to suffer tremendous loss and debilitating socio-economic impacts, to an already poverty-stricken nation.
Guatemala is a small country in central America, bordered by Honduras, Belize, El Salvador, and Mexico. Guatemala is best known for their indigenous Mayan culture and excavated ruins of the Mayan empire, nature, and their world class coffee. If you visit Guatemala, you’ll see that it is unique in many ways.
My grandmother was born in Guatemala into a struggling family of seven. In Guatemala, kids are often forced to leave school and start working to help provide for their family´s food and shelter. Similarly, my grandmother was not able to complete her education. Instead, she had to take care of her siblings, providing for their basic needs. As she grew up, she had three kids, including my father, and needed to find a way to give them a better life.
My country that i researched is Guatamala . The country of Guatemala is in Central America .On September 15 ,1821, guatemala officially proclaimed its independence from Spain.the guatemala flag has three vertical stripes two blue one white crest has two swords two guns and a parchment scroll bearing the date of Central America's independence from Spain, September 15 , 1821.i will be talking about the crest and how guatemala took their independence from spain,how the flag was created
I used to live in Guatemala and many of you may or may not know how dangerous Guatemala is especially for women. Thankfully, the five years that I lived there I was never a victim of assault. However, it was very common to hear stories of things that happened to different women on the news, from friends, people I worked with, and acquaintances. It was scary and almost intimidating to hear the stories, sometimes I was scared to go anywhere or do anything, and many times I always wondered why I was there. I believe I was never a victim for many reasons but one was because I never let my guard down, I was very cautious and alert of my surroundings. I never went out to the mall, restaurants, and grocery stores by myself, I always made sure I had
The Republic of Guatemala is a small country bordered by Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, and Belize. It is a country of mountains, volcanoes, and beaches. Guatemala is 42,042 square miles in area, and is only slightly larger than the United States state of Tennessee. One third of its 16,641,813 population lives in cool highland villages. Guatemala is an active region, located near the Cocos and Caribbean oceanic tectonic plates, and has frequent earthquakes and volcanic activity. There are around thirty different volcanoes in Guatemala, and six have been active or erupted recently.
When I was in first grade, my thoughts were that I was just a Hispanic person, but I later on noticed that we didn’t do the same things as other Hispanics. I was born and raised in Oklahoma City, but my parents are from Guatemala. When my parents told me that I was Guatemalan as well, I felt proud of that. At this age I wanted to know more facts about my culture and where I’m from. My parents taught me what was the difference of being part of the Guatemala country is comparing the differences to other countries. It helped me a lot more that I understood the differences of what we do and say. Time by time I felt more communicated where I’m from. I fit into the Guatemalan community through traditions, languages, and food.
Guatemala is located in Central America, bordering the North Pacific Ocean, El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras and Belize. It is the most populous country in Central America with an estimated population of around 15.47 million.
“Mangos, mangos, 3 Quetzales !!”. This is the first thing I heard and saw on my trip to Guatemala this past summer. I saw a 9 year old barefoot boy struggling to walk through the busy streets of Guatemala carrying a woven basket that contained ripe and bright orange mangos inside of it. I turned around to my dad and said, “Dad look!! Oh my gosh!! Shouldn’t he be in school?”. My dad always told me about Guatemala and the continuous struggles that he and others faced on a daily basis when he lived there. For the first time I actually saw what my dad talked to about with my very own eyes. What I was seeing was crystal clear and not what I hoped to be a dream.