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Rough guide to the music of Guatemala

The music of Guatemalan is central to its culture throughout recorded history, from the Mayan civilisations to African and European influences and to today’s successful modern popular acts. Its diversity and quality mean Guatemala’s music achieves fame well beyond Central America. From classical composers to Grammy Award-winning singers and bands. Mayan Like many societies, music was an important part of […]

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The stunning treasures of the Guatemala ecosystem

The Guatemala ecosystem includes one of Earth’s most important and vulnerable rainforest habitats, but the country has even more to offer than the steamy, teeming jungle. The country’s cooler highlands are home to many endangered species of all types, while the Pacific and Caribbean coasts are also full of life. Let’s explore this amazing ecosystem. Guatemala’s geography Guatemala is made […]

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An expert’s guide to Guatemalan chocolate

Our country, Guatemala, has given at least two great gifts to the world. You can read more about one of them – coffee – in another post, here. It arrived relatively recently in Guatemala: but the other, chocolate, has far more ancient roots. It is a fundamental part of Guatemala’s culture.   This wonderful discovery was considered by the ancient […]

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Five famous Guatemalans you need to know more about

Guatemala has a rich and fascinating history, filled with an array of interesting cultural and political figures. From people who have bravely fought to raise awareness of the rights of the country’s many indigenous people, to footballers and musicians, here are just five of the most famous Guatemalans you need to know about. Rigoberta Menchú Rigoberta Menchú is a woman […]