Location and Geography.
In andfive former members of the military were convicted for their roles in the massacre. Severe repression and violence during the late s and s was followed by a Mayan revitalization movement that has gained strength since the signing of the Peace Accords in Most births in the city occur in hospitals, but some are attended at home by midwives, as is more usual in rural areas.
Although there are no food taboos, many people believe that specific foods are classified as "hot" or "cold" by nature, and there may be temporary prohibitions on eating them, depending upon age, the condition of one's body, the time of day, or other factors. Lettuce, snow peas, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, artichokes, and turnips are grown for export and are also available in local markets; they are eaten more by Ladinos than by Indians.
Rates of poverty and malnutrition are high. Today's fashions dictate "cowboy" hats, boots, and shirts for them and for lower-class rural Ladinos.
In Septemberthe other defendant in the case, the former head of intelligence, was acquitted. Guatemala has many light industries, most of which involve the processing of locally grown products such as chicken, beef, pork, coffee, wheat, corn, sugar, cotton, cacao, vegetables and fruits, and spices such as cinnamon and cardamom.