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.
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.
In 1964, Guatemala was being run by a military junta, violence was a part of every day life, the economy was in shambles, and jobs were scare (Cuevas, 2011). It was in this setting that a young man, my future father-in-law, took a chance at a better life for he and his family. Enticed by rumors of prosperity in the United States, Alex and his brother Rene saved their money to journey to Chicago, leaving their families behind in a search for hope that was borne of desperation. Alex left his wife Ruth with 20 Guatemalan Quetzal, the equivalent of $20 dollars, and their three children, Vivien, 5, Ingrid, 3, and Marvin, a newborn baby. What experience lay in store for he and his family? How would they fare in an unknown country, without
When I was little, I heard stories of Third World countries where people lived in complete poverty. I would hear of how they had dilapidated domiciles, contaminated water, deadly diseases, and shortages of food. I was always told how blessed I was to live in a country where I was free of these situations, but I always took this truth for granted. I would go along every day, not worrying about where I was going to sleep or what I was going to eat, when people all over the world were facing these situations as problems. It wasn't until I was sixteen that I realized how blessed I was, when I was given the opportunity to visit San Jose, Costa Rica.
No. if we start to profiling, we are going to be part of scapegoat. For example, if we watch the news from my country, every single day there are more than two murders, robberies, kidnaping and drug dealer news. Event thought, that is the kind of information that the world has access and describe Guatemalan culture, I am not like that. That is not exactly how Guatemalan culture is. Profiling justifies discrimination and racism because focus in specific details instead to analyze everything. The only result I can see from this practice is the increase of xenophobia in our country.
“Guatemala's 2015 population of 16.3 million makes it the most populous nation of Central America” (Population). Out if this number about 30,000 of them have left Guatemala as migrants (countrymeter). These migrants are leaving left and right fleeing to the United States from bad lifestyles causing an immigration crisis. They are fleeing from dangerous living conditions heading toward what they believe to be a better place. One mother came to America to get away from an abusive husband. She was emotionally and physacally abused and her husband even hired two men to kill her. She decined she had to leave when he began to threat thier daughter says her would rape her is she and the children didn”t leave (Guinan). Another
I the case of Laguna Chichoj, Guatemala there was a conflict classes, over a proposal by the peasants to improve sanitation infrastructure with the help of a local lake. However, the local elites who are the political capital in this area, just by their social class, did not feel the need for something like this to take place because it did not feel that it effected the social capital of this given area. Another area of communities that could be identity in this reading was cultural capital; which also helps illuminate this case, due to the fact that they made this lake a protected area, this could have been to for cultural factors, such in using the lake for trade.
Foreign governments are making efforts in combating the growing issue of human trafficking in their perspective country, however, Guatemala only reaches the minimal standard requirements that complies with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA). In fact, when establishing the location Guatemala plays on human trafficking, it serves as a source, transit, and destination country (U.S. Department of the State, 2016). The country’s standpoint on continuing efforts in combating trafficking affects all countries where any victim has been trafficked from, trafficked through, or forced to work in. The purpose of this essay is to analyze the Guatemalan governments’ current and past efforts in eliminating human trafficking and debating the Trafficking
In Summer 2014, I worked with a non-governmental organization called Safe Passage in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The area was one of the most poverty stricken zone in Guatemala City; a majority of parents of students received their income from recycling items found in the Guatemala City garbage dump. I worked with students ages three to eight, and supported the teaching staff by providing homework help to students so they would understand the work they were assigned, in addition to facilitating one-on-one group lesson with students. After working with the students, and the teachers I learned that Safe Passage provided a strong support system for the students and families who could not always provide for themselves, and redirect their lives.
These would then improve the quality of living of the people in Guatemala. This was the best approach because I was able to examine aspects Guatemala needed to improve, according to past research, and then find out how those countries were able to overcome those obstacles or are trying to overcome them. For example, many sources wrote about Guatemala's weak tax system which prevented it from accumulating the appropriate funds so I decided to compared it to the US tax system which many would say is effective. I looked at the many issues the tax system had and saw how the United States overcame these issues. Then I decided which countries I would primarily compare to Guatemala. I chose the most economically stable and successful country in Latin America, Uruguay. It's best if its compared to Latin American country in order to demonstrate the success a Latin American country can possibly reach and to see where this region is on country development. I also decided to compare it to the United States because most people would recognize the country as a successful progressive country that is largely beneficial to its own people. To begin, I started by looking generally at Guatemala and issues tropical region countries face like, for example, the slow rate of global participation in trade and
Despite significant developments in the health of the population, Guatemala continues to experience an abundance of health-related issues such as communicable diseases, sever undernutrition and maternal mortality, in addition to an increase of non- communicable diseases and injuries due to factors such as violence or vehicle collisions (World Health Organizations, 2014). The United States and Guatemala are on a continuing partnership with the initiative to support Guatemala by improving the level of food security, preventing HIV/AIDS, eliminating the impact of climate change, promoting health, and educational changes (Davis, 2016). From March to May 2016, the U.S. Army Southern Command conducted the Beyond the Horizon mission that was planned
Although Guatemala struggles with high rates of poverty, crime, and instability, they are experiencing economic growth, specifically in the tourism industry, which is one of the main sources of economic growth. Guatemala receives roughly two million tourists annually.
Coca-Cola has been around for many generations and is a well- known product throughout the globe. Breaking into a new area where it may be not as familiar with the citizens of Cuba is a new position that Coca-Cola hasn’t been as accustomed to in recent history. Now that the embargo between the United States and Cuba has been lifted and the Obama Administration has been lifted there is an opportunity for Coca-Cola to re-enter the market (as discussed earlier). These opportunities include hotels and resorts, places Americans may be staying, giving them a familiar product that they are custom to. The other opportunities are the Cuban natives and being a big contributor to the Cuban past times such as baseball.
If I had a ticket in my hand i would love to go to Africa.The reason why Ipick Africa is because in my life I’ve always had everything handed to me and I will admit that I've taken things for granted.Nothing would make me more happy than helping other kids like the ones in Africa and their family, they are in much need.I Believe i can make a difference in their life by lending a helping hand.
Guatemala is a country that has had rapid growth economically in the world. Guatemala is becoming the most popular country in the sector of industry and tourism of Central American, its population has continued to increase. The growth of the population invariably leads to urbanization, which refers to the development of urban areas and the migration of people from rural to urban centers.