Current Events in Guatemala

International attention trained its sights on Guatemala in recent months after a massive democratic protest led to the resignation and arrest of the country’s establishment-backed president. Last week, the continued democratic fervor replaced him with an ex-comedian turned...
Ixil Region

The Ixil Region of Quiché

Heading north from Santa Cruz del Quiché, the highway climbs high into the mountains before splitting at El Tronque (the trunk). Choosing the left fork of the Tronque will lead you up through the clouds and over the ridge of the Cuchumatanes into the fascinating Ixil Region of...
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...