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Guatemala Country Profile

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Land Distribution

Land ownership and distribution in Guatemala is one of the most unequal in the hemisphere:


School enrollment as a percentage of age group, 2006:
  Guatemala U.S.
Primary 94 99
Secondary 36 93



Human Rights

From 1960 to 1996, state-sponsored terror left 200,000 people dead (including 50,000 disappeared), which is 2% of the entire population; 1 million people or 10% of the population displaced; 200,000 orphans; and 40,000 widows. According to the Truth Commission, the army was responsible for 626 massacres and 93% of the documented violations. The guerrillas committed 3% of the violations, including 32 massacres.

Primary Sources
, WHO, Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas, PREAL Report Card on Guatemala,  and the CIA World Factbook

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