Guatemala 60 Day Brief: 9 Stories You Should See
Everything you need to know that happened in the last 2 months in Guatemala.
Each day we sift through hundreds of articles in English & Spanish to bring you the very best ones from Central America. From investment indicators to new infrastructure projects. Adventure stories to politics. It’s all here.
Guatemala May 2014.
- 5 Movie Locations to See on Your Next International Vacation (Travelers Today) Taking a trip to Tikal National Park in Guatemala will place you smack-dab in the middle of Yavin IV, home of the rebel base in the classic movie “Star Wars.” Indeed, the towering Mayan temple of that movie’s ending sequence is one of the most enduring and exotic images in all of cinematic history.
- 10 Most Sacred Spots on Earth (Fox News) Nestled in the Guatemalan Central Highlands, and bordered by three volcanoes, Lake Atitlán is the deepest lake in Central America and steeped in Maya history and culture.
- Avianca and Regional Tourism Ministries Want You to ‘Discover Central America’ with Deep Travel Discounts (The Tico Times) Want to visit Guatemala? Then now is the time to act with Avianca Airlines offering discounted rates on round-trip airfare in the region.
- The Cost of Living in Guatemala (Reach Financial Independence) As long as you are prepared, life in Guatemala is very affordable.
- Buildings Violate Conservation of Antigua Guatemala (Prensa Libre via Google Translate) Buildings in Antigua, Guatemala are being made to look ‘less old’ and violating conservation laws established to retain the city’s colonial charm.
- Queen Sofia Strolls in Guatemalan Capital Zone Restored with Spanish Aid (Fox Latino News) Spain’s Queen Sofia took a walk through a formerly neglected, crime-ridden section of the Guatemalan capital which was restored with Spanish aid funds.
- Palm Oil: Guatemala’s Newest, Biggest Cash Crop? (Tico Times) If there’s one thing Guatemala has in abundance, it’s land and most of it is perfect for growing Palm oil trees. Palm oil, in fact, now represents one-third of the vegetable oil consumed worldwide, and its use is increasing thanks to its high productivity.
- Guatemala Considers Taxing Poppies, Marijuana: Legalizing Their Sale Could Curb Drug War (Latin Post) With an increase in growing of poppy flowers, the Guatemalan government is considering taxing their farming to pay for rehab and other social programs.
- Five Remarkable, Endangered Spots You Should Know About (USA News) The Global Heritage Fund wants you to know it’s time to take in our worldly treasures. Among those is Mirador, Guatemala – a mix of wetlands, mountains, rivers, and lakes which covers an area larger than Yellowstone National Park and is called the cradle of Maya civilization.
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