Language

Languages of Guatemala

The official language of Guatemala is Spanish, and 93% of the population speaks it with varying levels of fluency. In addition to Spanish, 24 other languages are spoken, 22 of them Amerindian languages spoken by Guatemala’s indigenous Mayan peoples. The remaining two are...
rabinal

The Armed Conflict in Rabinal

Like the department of Quiché, indigenous Baja Verapaz was the target of scorched earth tactics during the early 1980s, and three of the deadliest massacres of the armed conflict occurred in Rabinal. On September 15, 1981 (Guatemalan Independence Day), the army descended upon the...