Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Guatemala

The Mayan civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, as well as a 36-year guerrilla war. In 1996, the government signed a peace agreement formally ending the conflict, which had left more than 100,000 people dead and had created, by some estimates, some 1 million refugees.

CIA World Factbook: Guatemala
Photo by M.A. Candidate Tia Vice, Stone Center for Latin American Studies

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Valerie McGinley
SCLAS Director of Planning and Management
Eugene Cizek
Professor Emeritus - Architecture
E. Wyllys Andrews, V
Professor Emeritus - Anthropology

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