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GUATEMALA

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Informations complémentaires

Publisher : KUPERARD

Publication date : 2007

Serie : Culture Smart!

EAN/ISBN : 9781857333480

Format : paperback

Size : 10.8 x 1.52 x 17.15 cm

Number of pages : 168

Description

travel guide

Guatemala has been described as “The Land of Eternal Spring.” This name comes from the tapestry-like countryside, the year-round and spring-like moderate climate, and the vibrant colours of Mayan weaving. Guatemala is unique in Central America in that more than half its population is of Mayan Indian origin. Today it is a combination of ancient Mayan heritage, Spanish colonialism and Western influences.

In general, Guatemalans like to pursue smooth interpersonal relationships and to avoid conflict and confrontation. Overall they value indirectness, respect, and formality in interactions. If faced with direct confrontation many Guatemalans are likely to be extremely offended. In part, this desire to avoid confrontation may stem from the army’s reign of terror in Guatemala, when it was better to answer questions vaguely and according to whoever was doing the asking.

In 1996, with the support of the United Nations, the Guatemalan government signed peace accords with the leftist insurgents and the URNG, thus ending the 36 year civil war. Having emerged from its long and brutal past, Guatemala is concerned with creating a secure society, replacing paramilitary violence and authoritarian rule once and for all with a peaceful and socially participative government.

Culture Smart! Guatemala is a concise guide to understanding the Guatemalan people, with illuminating insights into their national identity. Familiarise yourself with their customs, traditions and culture and experience Guatemala authentically.

Delivery conditions

Shipment by tracked mail or Colissimo

1 - France :
  • up to 0.100 gr  : 2.5 euros
  • 0.250 gr : 4.00 euros
  • 0.500 gr : 5.00 euros
  • 1.000 gr : 6.50 euros
  • 2.000 gr : 8.50 euros
  • 3.000 gr : 14.00 euros
  • 5.000 gr : 14.00 euros
2 - Europe and Maghreb :
  • up to 0.100 gr : 5.40 euros
  • 0.250 gr : 9.20 euros
  • 0.500 gr : 12.00 euros
  • 1.000 gr : 16.25 euros
  • 2.000 gr : 19.00 euros
  • 5.000 gr : 26.60 euros
3 - Rest of the world :
  • same up to 2 kgs

Return or exchange authorized and refunded up to 14 days - The item must be returned in its original condition with the invoice and packaging.

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