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Last Frontiers' articles for Guatemala (History)

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Emily visits Maya sites in Guatemala and Belize

My recent trip to Guatemala and Belize took me to a few of the lesser visited Maya sites which I found well worth the trip. All are a lot smaller than the well known sites like Tikal and Caracol but each has its own character. Iximche is one of the 'newer' Maya sites and was abandoned in 1524. We we... Read more»

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Bitter Fruit - The story of the American coup in Guatemala, Stephen Schlesinger and Stephen Kinzer

The tragic account of US involvement (particularly of the CIA and the United Fruit Company) in the downfall of Guatemala's democratically elected government in the '50s. Clear, concise and often hard-hitting, it provides a sobering model for a number of brutal civil wars and dictatorships that raged... Read more»

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The Lords of Tikal - Peter D Harrison

A fully detailed summary of this mysterious city and its rulers. Read more»

Posted in: History

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