What are Guatemalan values?
Guatemalans value honesty, family, honor, work, and education. Most Guatemalans are gracious and eager to find humor in most situations.
Is Guatemala a poor country?
Measured by its GDP per capita (US$ 4,620 in 2019), Guatemala is the fifth poorest economy in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), with persistently high rates of poverty and inequality. In 2019, Guatemala ranked 68th in food security out of 113 countries, with only 40 % of Guatemalan families enjoying food security.
Why is Guatemala economy so bad?
In Latin America, only Guatemalas poor are getting even poorer. A new World Bank study says a key reason is that the government collects too few taxes. Low spending leads to poor infrastructure and slow growth. According to a World Bank report entitled Guatemala Economic DNA, released Friday (11.9.
What type of food do people eat in Guatemala?
Corn, beans, rice, pork, beef, chicken, cheese, and tortillas form the backbone of most Guatemalan cuisine. Meat stews (caldos) and soups (sopas) are easily the most popular dishes among locals.
What is Guatemala so poor?
The primary causes of poverty in Guatemala are its economic, social and land inequality rates, which are among the highest in the world. More than 75 percent of Guatemalas indigenous population lives in extreme poverty. Guatemalas current situation of inequality and poverty is hundreds of years in the making.