Guatemala Overview Nations // Central America/Caribbean

OVERVIEW The Republic of Guatemala is bordered to the north by Mexico, to the east by Belize and Honduras, and to the south by El Salvador. In September 1996, the government and the Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity (Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca, or URNG) signed a peace agreement ending 35 years of civil war that claimed close to 200,000 lives and resulted in billions of dollars' worth of property damage. The military subsequently ceased operations against...


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