When you think of Guatemala, you might think of all the bad stuff the media only covers, like the violence or drug cartels. It is more than that, and I’m here today to share more information about the old country and inform you guys on Guatemala’s history, culture, and it’s natural beauty. BODY 1. History - Let’s
Upon Arrival, Mayan cities were burned and Maya people were oppressed and executed. Indigenous people were seen as the lowest social class and were silenced from political interference and exploited on their homeland. Although Guatemala gained independence in 1821, brutal racism and discrimination continued and indigenous people remained segregated. Guatemala swayed between Liberal and Conservative rule until Liberal gained control in 1871 with capitalist ideals and a desire to boom the coffee bean industry. A harsh industry and plantation-based economy exploited Indian lands and contributed further to the racism against indigenous people.
While the book covers on several thematic concerns, the issue of social inequality takes a major portion of the author’s attention. Particularly, Mountains Beyond Mountains highlights the economic inequality and disparate provision of healthcare services in Haiti, its impacts on the affected people and the possible solutions to this social inequality. To begin with,
Every day I yearned for my mother's touch. Haiti is one of the poorest countries, but to me Haitian people are one of the most hard-working groups that I know of. That is one of the reasons that I always work hard. I didn’t come from riches and I was not brought up with the mindset of waiting for someone to hand me the
There are many aspects to the culture of any country, and a very important one is food. Whether it is a group of friends at a social gathering or a small family at the dinner table, food and drinks bring people together. Moreover, the variety of food in a country helps make it stand out from others. Guatemala is a prime example of this due to its great variety of foods and drinks.
In the Western Hemisphere, no early civilization was more remarkable than the Maya. The Maya are the best-known classical civilizations of Mesoamerica, originating in the state in southeastern Mexico, Yucatan at around 2000 B.C. They rose to importance around A.D. 250 in present-day southern Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and northern Belize. The Maya civilization was a Mesoamerican civilization developed by the Maya peoples. As being the most remarkable civilization in the Western Hemisphere, the Maya produced an extensive range of structures, and have left a great architectural legacy that places the Maya civilization as one of the great preindustrial civilizations of the world. Maya architecture also incorporates various art forms and hieroglyphic texts. Along with their great architecture, trade was a key component of the Maya
As a young child, after being told of how poor her houseboy Fido was, Adichie did not believe his family could also be hardworking. “Their poverty was my single story of them. ”(Adichie) She also details how later, on a trip to Guadalajara she was overwhelmed with shame because her only image of Mexicans was the “abject immigrant” due to the “…endless stories of Mexicans as people who were fleecing the healthcare system, sneaking across the border, being arrested at the border, that sort of thing.” (Adichie)a She was caught by surprise when she saw Mexicans happy and at work in the marketplace.
Compare and Contrast Essay Outline Template I. Introduction a. General information about DR and Dominican Republic b. Similarities between these two countries c. Thesis statement II. Body a. Body paragraph 1: Differences/people. i. How are they considered - Extroverts vs shy people 1.
Going into this interview project I was curious to learn more about the experiences that immigrants had to go through. My interviewee, Mario, is an 18 year old immigrant that migrated to America from Bolivia at the age of 10. I have known Mario since middle school and we’ve been friends since then. We have grown up around the same area too and now we both attend the University of Maryland. Being a 1.5 generation immigrant myself, I was interested to see if we shared similar experiences growing up in America especially since we’ve grown up around the same area. My interview with Mario has given me deeper understanding of the difficulties and challenges immigrants have to go through in their first few years in America. Through Mario’s experiences,
What is an Identity?: Through the Eyes of a Guatemalan Female For this specific assignment, I decided to interview one of my friend 's close friends, Dulce. Dulce is a 19-year-old, Guatemalan female who came her during her last few years of high school.
PESTLE The first factor to look at in a PEST analysis is the political aspect. Political issues vary from country to country. Guatemala is one of the countries that embrace the multiparty system with the framework of presidential representative. The president is both the head of state and the head of government.
California which is one of the fifty states of American might have been stolen from Mexico. On April 25th 1846 after the annexation of Texas American soldiers went to the borders by Texas and went to guard it. Mexico had a different perspective however and saw that the United States were crossing their borders and attacked them. This caused a lot of conflicts which lead to the Mexican American War. I believe that America was not justified with going to war with Mexico because of how Mexico did not accept the annexation of Texas, Mexico defending their land and US invading it, the last reasons is what Mexico did not accept slavery but Americans ignored this rule.
Vidal is a 13 year old, Hispanic male, from Guatemala. Vidal arrived at Leake and Watts on 08/11/2017 after being detained by Immigration Costume Enforcement (ICE) in Texas together with his alleged father Cristian Alvarado Alvarado. Both were separated during the time of apprehension. Vidal traveled from Guatemala to the United States illegally with his alleged father and a different identification due to extreme poverty and the lack of educational opportunities in Guatemala. Due to continuous assessment with Vidal, he disclosed the idea of journeying to the USA come from Cristian Alvarado Alvarado and Berta Maribel Funes both related to the family. Vidal disclosed the idea of journeying with the name of Briner Ferlandi Alvarado Funes came from Cristian Alvarado Alvarado and Berta Maribel Funes.