The Indigenous Population In Guatemala

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Introduction to the Indigenous Population in Guatemala To the developed world, Guatemala may just seem like another poor undeveloped Latin American country, in part with its indigenous community to blame. Yet surprisingly, areas like Antigua Guatemala are “one of the places where the wealthy from all over the world come to live and to vacation and to buy homes” (Little 24). Today, the population of indigenous individuals is still a substantial “forty percent” but the remaining “sixty percent are Ladino” (CIA). Ladinos are those who have a mixed background of Indian, whether Mayan or Aztec, and Spanish descent. Although a paper citing the colonial past and economic implications of Maya culture would be interesting on its own, this paper is prioritizing
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