Guatemala is the most-populous country in Central America. Its capital and largest city is Guatemala City.
Guatemala is a former Spanish colony that gained independence in 19821 and is home to nearly 16 million people. A US-backed coup overthrew its democratically-elected government in 1954 and established a military dictatorship. The country endured a bloody civil war from 1960 to 1996. Guatemala underwent significant economic growth after the war's end, but still struggles with poverty, gang violence and drug crime. Here is a collection of all of DW's content on Guatemala.
Stopping genital mutilation, providing access to abortion, women's visibility in the media: From Guatemala to India, DW looks at the issues activists focus on and their forms of advocacy, from poetry to protest.
Running out of medications: After eight years of civil war, doctors in Idlib in Northern Syria are are faced with increasing problems -- Thousands are trying to escape violence and poverty in central America by taking the 3000 km trek north, hoping to reach the USA. DW meets some migrants from Central America on the first leg of their journey, in Guatemala.
Victims of Guatemala's civil war have decried a move to grant amnesty to war veterans and have demanded reparations. More than 200,000 people died in the conflict that ravaged the Central American nation for 36 years.