In the political arena, the Guatemalan Republican Front, the right-wing party of Rios Montt, gained many seats in the Congress and Rios Montt himself was elected to the Congress in August of The army retaliated by massacring whole indigenous villages; kidnapping, torturing, and murdering people suspected of supporting the guerrillas; and scorching peasant crops and homes.
Language issues can be intimately linked with assimilation, as children sometimes reject both their Mayan language and customs. Agriculture accounts for about one-fourth of the gross domestic product. Exploitation of migrant workers is also common, as it is easy for agricultural contractors to pocket their Social Security payments or refuse to pay them altogether.
It also supports projects in Guatemala.
Although their cash income may be enhanced, they are forced to buy more foods. The older, centrally located colonial houses are now occupied by offices or have been turned into rooming houses or hotels.
Due to political upheavals and related economic crises throughout the region, large numbers of undocumented Guatemalans and other Central Americans have been coming to the United States since the late s.
There has been increased immigration from China, Japan, Korea, and the Middle East, although those groups, while increasingly visible, have not contributed to the national culture, nor have many of them adopted it as their own.
In the cities, especially the capital, there are private primary and secondary schools where foreign languages are taught and used along with Spanish, especially English, German, and French.
Quarterly publication that provides information on the human rights situation in Guatemala. By the late s, ten to fifteen thousand men and women were crossing the border into Mexico and back every year.
Affluent city dwellers and returning expatriates increasingly buy imported fruits, vegetables, and specialty items, both raw and processed. The northern lowlands and the Atlantic coastal area are very warm and experience rain throughout much of the year.
Tired of petty crime, kidnappings, rapes, and murders and with no adequate governmental relief, they frequently lynch suspected criminals.
Agriculture is generally considered a male endeavor, although Maya women may grow vegetables and fruits for local sale and consumption.
However, the same people who have limited access to nonexploitative work are also ineligible for unemployment benefits.
Within Central America the citizens of each country are affectionately known by a nickname of which they are proud, but which is sometimes used disparagingly by others, much like the term "Yankee. Given the diversity of the Guatemalan American population, it is impossible to generalize about the group as a whole.
The Hill-Burton Act was passed inwhich provided federal funding for hospitals in exchange for treating poor patients. The teaching force at all levels has attracted women as well as men, but men predominate. However, critics of asylum processes say that the INS still bases asylum decisions on national origin.
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