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Guatemala special feature: The Culture and Etiquette

Guatemala in 2020 is a fascinating mix of influences, representative of its complex history. The largest economy in Central America, the country’s biggest economic driver is tourism. In the first of a series of special features, this blog covers the culture and etiquette of Guatemalan society. Jürg Widmer Probst Guatemala special feature: all about Guatemala culture and etiquette Nestled between […]

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5 inspiring women from Guatemala

Almost two-thirds of the population of Guatemala are indigenous people, but their achievements often get overlooked in historical canon. And for women from Guatemala the lack of recognition is even more significant. While there are some famous women from Guatemala, including Nobel prize winner Rigoberta Menchu, there are many more who have significantly changed history that you may not have […]

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How religion plays a significant part in our lives – Religions in Guatemalan Culture

Anyone who is interested in religions in Guatemalan culture will soon discover that religion plays a significant part in the daily life of our nation. And the statistics suggest a fairly straightforward picture. 50 per cent of our country identifies as Catholic, 37 per cent as Protestant, 11 per cent as having no religious affiliation, and 2 per cent as […]

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A beginner’s guide to Guatemalan coffee

Today, coffee is one of Guatemala’s biggest exports. Exports of up to $723 million make it one of the cornerstones of the country’s agricultural export business. But if you’re visiting our country, what do you need to know about this wonderful product? Where are the best growing areas, and how is coffee made? And finally, where is the best place […]

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Rough guide to Guatemalan art and culture

It is no surprise that Guatemala has inspired countless generations of artists, from musicians and painters to great architects and writers. It is a country whose cultural mix is a vibrant concoction of Spanish influences colliding with ancient indigenous art forms as well American, African and even Caribbean flavours. So, with that in mind, here is our rough guide to […]