A former center of Mayan civilization, Guatemala was conquered by the Spanish in 1523–24. After independence, it formed the core of the short-lived United Provinces of Central America 1828–38 before becoming an independent republic in its own right
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- Natural disasters, war, poverty and the hope of earning large amounts of money have led thousands of Guatemalans to make the trip north through Mexico to the United States - usually illegally - and everyone has an uncle or a brother there.
- For this magazine I went there and spent some time listening to ordinary Americans - as I have, in the past, to ordinary Guatemalans or South Africans.
- One anonymous reader misunderstood my instructions and suggested that Glass donate both his kidneys to an ill Guatemalan.
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