Guatemalan Journey

Guatemalan Journey

The book opens with an extended section on the capital, Guatemala City, and then moves out to the more remote parts of the country where the Guatemalan Indians predominate.

Author: Stephen Connely Benz

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292782990

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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Guatemala draws some half million tourists each year, whose brief visits to the ruins of ancient Maya cities and contemporary highland Maya villages may give them only a partial and folkloric understanding of Guatemalan society. In this vividly written travel narrative, Stephen Connely Benz explores the Guatemala that casual travelers miss, using his encounters with ordinary Guatemalans at the mall, on the streets, at soccer games, and even at the funeral of massacre victims to illuminate the social reality of Guatemala today. The book opens with an extended section on the capital, Guatemala City, and then moves out to the more remote parts of the country where the Guatemalan Indians predominate. Benz offers us a series of intelligent and sometimes humorous perspectives on Guatemala's political history and the role of the military, the country's environmental degradation, the influence of foreign missionaries, and especially the impact of the United States on Guatemala, from governmental programs to fast food franchises.
Categories: Travel

Paradise in Ashes

Paradise in Ashes

An account of the violence and repression that defined the murderous Guatemalan civil war of the 1980s. Manz, an anthropologist, spent over two decades studying the Mayan highlands and remote rain forests of Guatemala.

Author: Beatriz Manz

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520246751

Category: History

Page: 311

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An account of the violence and repression that defined the murderous Guatemalan civil war of the 1980s. Manz, an anthropologist, spent over two decades studying the Mayan highlands and remote rain forests of Guatemala. In a political portrait of Santa María Tzejá, where highland Maya peasants seeking land settled in the 1970s, Manz describes these villagers' plight as their isolated, lush, but deceptive paradise became one of the centers of the war convulsing the entire country. After their village was viciously sacked in 1982, desperate survivors fled into the surrounding rain forest and eventually to Mexico, and some even further, to the United States, while others stayed behind and fell into the military's hands. Manz follows their flight and eventual return to Santa María Tzejá, where they sought to rebuild their village and their lives. From publisher description.
Categories: History

Between Light and Shadow

Between Light and Shadow

An investigation into the Guatemalan adoption industry and its relationship to the United States examining the experience and politics of a new industry shrouded in secrecy.

Author: Jacob R. Wheeler

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803235397

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 223

View: 429

An investigation into the Guatemalan adoption industry and its relationship to the United States examining the experience and politics of a new industry shrouded in secrecy.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Guatemala Travel Journal Guatemala Flag Notebook Guatemalan Flag Book

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Use it as a travel journal, journey diary as an Guatemalan gift for friends and family at home. Keep track of your adventures, experiences, impressions and memories with this Guatemala notebook and make them last forever.

Author: Travel Notebooks

Publisher:

ISBN: 1086421574

Category:

Page: 112

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110 white pages Unruled notebook (blank white pages) Guatemala Flag matte cover This Guatemala Flag notebook is the perfect companion for your next trip to Guatemala. Use it as a travel journal, journey diary as an Guatemalan gift for friends and family at home. Keep track of your adventures, experiences, impressions and memories with this Guatemala notebook and make them last forever.
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Use it as a travel journal, journey diary as an Guatemalan gift for friends and family at home. Keep track of your adventures, experiences, impressions and memories with this Guatemala notebook and make them last forever.

Author: Travel Notebooks

Publisher:

ISBN: 1072054078

Category:

Page: 112

View: 628

110 white pages College-ruled notebook (medium ruled) Guatemala Flag matte cover This Guatemala Flag notebook is the perfect companion for your next trip to Guatemala. Use it as a travel journal, journey diary as an Guatemalan gift for friends and family at home. Keep track of your adventures, experiences, impressions and memories with this Guatemala notebook and make them last forever.
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Vintage Guatemala Notebook   Retro Guatemala Planner   Guatemalan Flag Diary   Guatemala Travel Journal

Use it as a travel journal, journey diary as an Guatemalan gift for friends and family at home. Keep track of your adventures, experiences, impressions and memories with this Guatemala notebook and make them last forever.

Author: Travel Notebooks

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1075344891

Category:

Page: 112

View: 977

110 white pages College-ruled notebook (medium ruled) Guatemala Flag matte cover This Guatemala Flag notebook is the perfect companion for your next trip to Guatemala. Use it as a travel journal, journey diary as an Guatemalan gift for friends and family at home. Keep track of your adventures, experiences, impressions and memories with this Guatemala notebook and make them last forever.
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Journey to a Border

Journey to a Border

Author: Joanie MItchell

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:913886535

Category: Refugee camps

Page: 44

View: 277

Categories: Refugee camps

Lonely Planet Guatemala

Lonely Planet Guatemala

Visit Tika's monumental restored temples, learn to speak Spanish while admiring picture-postcard vistas in Antigua or hike Lago de Atitlan's lakeshore trails; all with your trusted travel companion.

Author: Planet Lonely

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 178657490X

Category: HISTORY

Page: 320

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Visit Tika's monumental restored temples, learn to speak Spanish while admiring picture-postcard vistas in Antigua or hike Lago de Atitlan's lakeshore trails; all with your trusted travel companion.
Categories: HISTORY

Between Light and Shadow

Between Light and Shadow

Fourteen-year-old Ellie, abandoned at age seven and adopted by a middle-class family from Michigan, is at the center of this story.

Author: Jacob Wheeler

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803233621

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 204

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?An adoption professional once told me, ?At its best, there is no adoption system as good as Guatemala?s. At its worst, there is none worse.???from the foreword by Kevin Kreutner ø In Between Light and Shadow veteran journalist Jacob Wheeler puts a human face on the Guatemalan adoption industry, which has exploited, embraced, and sincerely sought to improve the lives of the Central American nation?s poorest children. Fourteen-year-old Ellie, abandoned at age seven and adopted by a middle-class family from Michigan, is at the center of this story. Wheeler re-creates the painful circumstances of Ellie?s abandonment, her adoption and Americanization, her search for her birth mother, and her joyous and haunting return to Guatemala, where she finds her teenage brothers?unleashing a bond that transcends language and national borders. ø Following Ellie?s journey, Wheeler peels back the layers of an adoption economy that some view as an unscrupulous baby-selling industry that manipulates impoverished indigenous Guatemalan women, and others herald as the only chance for poor children to have a better life. Through Ellie, Wheeler allows us to see what all this means in personal and practical terms?and to understand how well-intentioned and sometimes humanitarian first-world wealth can collide with the extreme poverty, despair, misogyny, racism, and violent history of Guatemala. ø
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Rough Guide to Guatemala

The Rough Guide to Guatemala

TRAVEL Stephen Connoly Benz Guatemalan Journey. Concentrates on the complexities of Guatemalan society and the impact of US culture and evangelism, with informative accounts of life in the capital and the textilefactory businesses.

Author:

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 9781409362470

Category: Travel

Page: 376

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The new full-colour Rough Guide to Guatemala is the definitive guide to this fascinating Central American country. Fully updated, detailed accounts of every attraction, along with clear, colour maps, will show you everything Guatemala has to offer, from ancient Mayan cities to beautiful rainforest scenery and stunning lakes. The Rough Guide is packed full of insider tips about off-the-beaten-track destinations, hiking trails, surf spots, kayak and rafting trips and jungle walks, plus all the best hotels, cafés, restaurants and bars for every budget. Whether you're taking in the grand Mayan site of Tikal, the graceful, colonial architecture of Antigua, a traditional market or an adventurous jungle trek, The Rough Guide to Guatemala will help you make the most of your holiday. Originally published in print in 2012. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Guatemala. Now available in ePub format.
Categories: Travel