República de Guatemala
  • M. Epstein
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The Republic of Guatemala was established on April 17, 1839, after having formed for eighteen years part of the Confederation of Central America. The present Constitution came into effect January 1, 1928. The legislative power is vested in a single-chambered National Assembly, consisting of 74 representatives (one for every 30,000 inhabitants) chosen by direct popular vote for 4 years. In addition a Council of State of 7 members, 3 elected by the National Assembly, and 4 appointed by the President of the Republic, has supervision of public concessions and contracts, and large advisory powers. The President is normally elected for 6 years, and barred from re-election for a period of 12 years, but President Ubico’s term, which expired in 1937, was, as the result of a plebiscite held in June, 1935, and through an amendment to the Constitution in September, 1941, extended to March 15, 1949.


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Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning Guatemala

1. Official Publications

  1. The President’s Annual Message to Congress.Google Scholar
  2. Department of Overseas Trade Reports, Annual Series. London.Google Scholar
  3. Gaceta Offcial de Honduras,Google Scholar
  4. Honduras. Bulletin of the Bureau of the American Republics. Washington, 1904, and the Monthly Bulletins of the Bureau. Washington.Google Scholar
  5. Cuestión de límites entre Honduras y Guatemala. Ventilada ante el Gobierno Mediador de los Estados Unidos de América. Vol. 3. New York, 1918.Google Scholar
  6. 2. Non-Official Publications

    1. Calix (U. M.). Geografia de Honduras. Tegucigalpa, 1916.Google Scholar
    2. Deutsch (Η. Β.), The Incredible Yanqui. (Historical fiction.) New York, 1933.Google Scholar
    3. Duron (R. E.), Gobernantes de Honduras. Tegucigalpa, 1919.Google Scholar
    4. Keane (A. H.), Central and South America. In Stanford’s Compendium. London, 1901.Google Scholar
    5. Lopez (E. M), Geografía de Honduras. Tegucigalpa, 1919.Google Scholar
    6. —Historia de Honduras. Tegucigalpa, 1919.Google Scholar
    7. Munro (D. G.), The Central American Republics. Published for the Carnegie Peace Foundation. Washington.Google Scholar
    8. Quinones (A. B.), Geografia e Historia de Honduras. Choluteca, 1927.Google Scholar
    9. Reyna (G. B.), Honduras. Tegucigalpa, 1930.Google Scholar
    10. Rivas (Pedro), Geographical, Historical and Etymological Dictionary of Honduras. Tegucigalpa, 1919.Google Scholar
    11. Wilson (Ο. Μ.), Central America. New York, 1941.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1943

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