This guide was developed as a resource for students, faculty and staff participating in service trips to Guatemala over. It is also intended for a wider audience interested in both Guatemala and Latin America.
Flag of Guatemala
About the Gualemalan Flag
National Arms of Guatemala
About the National Coat of Arms
PBS News and Programs
NPR News and Features
13,824,463 (July 2011 est.)
Mestizo (mixed Amerindian-Spanish - in local Spanish called Ladino) and European: 59.4%,
Other Mayan: 8.6%,
Indigenous non-Mayan: 0.2%,
0-14 years: 38.1% (male 2,678,340/female 2,582,472)
15-64 years: 58% (male 3,889,573/female 4,130,698)
65 years +: 3.9% (male 252,108/female 291,272)
Scenes from Guatemala - PBS Photo essay
Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee develops, supports and promotes teaching, research and outreach about Latin America and the Caribbean.
Includes webcast of 2005 guest lecture by Rigoberta Menchú, Guatemalan human rights activist and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
U.S. Institute of Peace
The U.S. Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan institution established and funded by Congress to provide analysis, training and tools that prevent and end conflicts, promote stability and professionalize the field of peacebuilding.