Category: Guatemala

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5 Guatemalan women you should know about

Guatemala is home to more than 16.6 million people. Of these, almost two-thirds are indigenous people, whose achievements are often left out of historical canon. For Guatemalan women, this is even more the case. Think about how many women from Guatemala you’ve read about or heard about. The chances are, it’s not many. There are, of course, exceptions. For example, […]

COVID-19 in Guatemala - Jürg Widmer Probst

COVID:19 in Guatemala: an update

The last Jürg Widmer Probst Guatemala blog to look at the country’s COVID-19 situation was half-way through last year. We’re now more than 12 months into the pandemic and it’s time to review how Guatemala is faring. Unfortunately, Guatemala is currently in the midst of a third wave with cases of COVID-19 sharply rising. On 15 April 2021, Guatemalan President […]

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There’s no better way to discover the history of Guatemala than by visiting its museums

One of the most interesting countries you can visit, Guatemala has a rich cultural history. Home to the ancient Maya civilization, which reached its peak between 250AD and 900AD, the history of Guatemala has many twists and turns. The Mayan civilisation was already declining from its heady heights when the Europeans landed in the 14th century. And when the Spanish […]

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Guatemala special feature: COVID-19 update

COVID-19 is hitting Guatemala at every level, from the Government and cabinet to the rural population. On 20 September 2020, President Alejandro Giammattei announced he tested positive with COVID-19. The Government continues to work, according to the President, and it appears he is now recovering. Jürg Widmer Probst Guatemala special feature: a COVID-19 update President Giammattei announced his diagnosis to […]