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Guatemala facts, or, Here come the Mayans!

By MisterLefty following x   2018 Jun 19, 4:16pm 613 views   0 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


Guatemala is a predominantly poor country.

mestizo (mixed Amerindian-Spanish - in local Spanish called Ladino) and European 60.1%, Maya 39.3% (K'iche 11.3%, Q'eqchi 7.6%, Kaqchikel 7.4%, Mam 5.5%, other 7.5%), non-Maya, non-mestizo 0.15% (Xinca (indigenous, non-Maya), Garifuna (mixed West and Central African, Island Carib, and Arawak)), other 0.5% (2001 est.)

Poverty among indigenous groups, which make up more than 40% of the population, averages 79%, with 40% of the indigenous population living in extreme poverty.

Nearly one-half of Guatemala's children under age five are chronically malnourished, one of the highest malnutrition rates in the world.

Major infectious diseases: degree of risk: high

vectorborne disease: dengue fever and malaria

note: active local transmission of Zika virus

Household income or consumption by percentage share:
lowest 10%: 1.6% (These folks ain't got sheeyit! Probably Indians.)

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gt.html


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