• John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


From 1524 to 1821 Guatemala was a Spanish captaincy-general, comprising the whole of Central America. It became independent in 1821 and formed part of the Confederation of Central America from 1823 to 1839, when Rafael Carrera dissolved the Confederation.

República de Guatemala


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Books of Reference

  1. The official gazette is called Diario de Centro America. Google Scholar
  2. Banco de Guatemala, Memoria annual, Estudio económico and Boletín Estadístico Google Scholar
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  8. Mendoza, J. L., Britain and Her Treaties on Belize. Guatemala, 1946Google Scholar
  9. Morton, F., Xeláhuh. London, 1959Google Scholar
  10. Plant, R., Guatemala: Unnatural Disaster. London, 1978CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Schlesinger, S., and Kinzer, S., Bitter Front: The Untold Story of the American Coup in Guatemala. London and New York, 1982Google Scholar
  12. National Library: Biblioteca Nacional, 5a Avenida y 8a Calle, Zona 1, Guatemala City.Google Scholar

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