Academic Papers on Guatemala

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Guatemala

  • 3 page paper

This 3 page report gives a very brief overview of Guatemala - history, population, and government. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 5 page research paper on Guatemala's attitudes toward the Allied and Axis powers during World War II. The United States had become an important customer for Guatemala's economy, purchasing 60% of Guatemala's annual coffee production. Land reforms and invitations to foreign investment just before the turn of the century had resulted in the ...

Guatemala / Trade

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page overview of Guatemala's past and current trade relationships, particularly the country's trade relationship with the U.S. and Latin American countries, and its new potential for direct foreign investment. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

This 20 page paper examines the suffering, abuse, and terror faced by children in these two countries during the countries' civil wars. The health effects, beyond the obvious physical damages, suffered by these children are also briefly discussed. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

15 pages in length. A comprehensive look at the probable role that the C.I.A. played in causing the downfall of Guatemalan President Arbenz during the 1950's. The writer explores Guatemalan political history and the controversy that surrounded Arbenz's presidency. 7 sources are cited.

The book, Rigoberta Menchu And The Story Of All Poor Guatemalans, was written by David Stoll, a Stanford anthropology student who has been studying the political plight of the Guatemalan people for more than a decade. This 5 page paper provides an overview of some of the existing debates about the accuracy of Stoll's perspective. ...

I, Rigoberta Menchu

  • 10 page paper

One word comes to mind when first reading the testimonial of Roberta Menchu and then seeing and reading the criticisms of her words: fear. This 10 page paper explores the concepts of human rights and justice from the perspective provided in the book, I, Rigoberta Menchu, An Indian Woman In Guatemala. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 6 page paper evaluates why it is important for the minds and hearts of peasants of the third world to change. The paper contends that change has been slow in the third world because of culture. Problems of globalization are discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Bitter Fruit/chaps 1-8

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page research paper that outlines chapters 1-8 in Schlesinger and Kinzer's class text Bitter Fruit, The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala (1999). The writer briefly summarizes the high points from these eight chapters, outlining the American corporate involvement in the 1954 coup. No additional sources cited.

A 6 page research paper that offers a chapter by chapter summary of the last seven chapters of Schlesinger and Kinzer's Bitter Fruit, The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala (1999). The writer summarizes chapters 9-15, detailing the important points of each one. (For a summation of the first 8 chapters, see khbitfr.rtf). No ...

This is a 5 page paper discussing Rigoberta Menchu’s expanding understanding of “community”. Rigoberta Menchu, a Mayan born in poverty in Guatemala, probably did not intend to become an international spokesperson for human rights and global community responsibility but living in the oppressed poor population of Guatemala and seeing her family members killed by the ...

Rigoberta Menchu

  • 5 page paper

A five page paper which looks at the controversy surrounding Menchu's autobiography, and considers the ways in which the text can be assessed in terms of experiential data, political polemic, and the structure of the slave narrative. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 35 page paper gives an in depth analysis of the ancient Mayan religions, deities, culture, and current practices. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

This 4 page paper examines the Mayan people of Guatemala. Various aspects of the culture are relayed inclusive of religion, food, and dress. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 9 page paper provides an overview of the supermarket industry in Latin America with an emphasis on Central America. In the early 1990s, supermarkets held only about a 10 to 20 percent market share of all retail food sales, today, they have more than a 50 percent market share. The essay identifies supermarket companies ...

This 24 page paper examines the foreign service of Guatemala, its current state, and how it can be improved. Professionalism is defined and examples are provided. How professionalism may be employed in a new paradigm for Guatemala's foreign service is the focus of this paper. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

This 5 page paper discusses the revolutions in Iran in 1953 and the revolt in Guatemala the following year. It also discusses U.S. involvement in both actions. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 3-page paper provides pro and con arguments in regards to the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 6 page paper discusses the revolutions in Chile and Guatemala and argues that Guatemala’s revolution was largely the result of outside influences while Chile’s unrest came from within. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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