Guatemala in Focus: A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture

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Guatemala is the most "Indian" of Central American nations, and Mayan culture permeates many aspects of language, dress and artistic expression. "Guatemala in Focus" is an authoritative and up-to-date guide to this wonderful country. It explores the land, history and politics, economy, society and people, culture and includes tips on where to go and what to see. Photos and maps.
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Overview

Guatemala is the most "Indian" of Central American nations, and Mayan culture permeates many aspects of language, dress and artistic expression. "Guatemala in Focus" is an authoritative and up-to-date guide to this wonderful country. It explores the land, history and politics, economy, society and people, culture and includes tips on where to go and what to see. Photos and maps.
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Library Journal
Brazil, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Guatemala are the main focus of these new, brightly colored travel books. Moving away from the usual tourist spots, these books provide an in-depth look into the heart of the land and people of these Caribbean countries. Uniform in design, the books are divided into chapters describing the history, politics, culture, economy, and society of each country. Coverage of up-to-date topics such as healthcare, racial equality, peace processes, and environmental concerns in the Amazon rainforest is informative and well researched. Practical advice, further readings, and useful addresses along with nontourist travel information are listed at the end of each volume. Factual and easy to read, these slim travel books are a great resource for students and scholars of the Caribbean.--Stephanie Papa, Baltimore Cty. Circuit Court Lib., Towson, MD Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
A succinct background reference for travellers to the Central American country, emphasizing the continuing disparity between the powerful minority ladinos and the majority indigenous Mayan people. Reviews the history, politics, economy and society, religion and culture, and where to go and what to see. No index or bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566562423
  • Publisher: Latin America Bureau
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Series: In Focus Guides
  • Pages: 94
  • Sales rank: 713,135
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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