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1914/00/00 Oscar Kloeffer, a German plantation owner, plants green cardamom on his Guatemalan coffee estate. Cardamom

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Cardamom Aromatic Cardamom is the "Green Gold of Guatemala"

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Lake Atitlan

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Central America, bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between El Salvador and Mexico, and bordering the Gulf of Honduras (Caribbean Sea) between Honduras and Belize - The World Factbook

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Corruption Perceptions Index - 2014, Transparency International: 115

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Maya Civilization

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The Mayan civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, as well as a 36-year guerrilla war. In 1996, the government signed a peace agreement formally ending the conflict, which had left more than 200,000 people dead and had created, by some estimates, some 1 million refugees. In January 2012, Guatemala assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2012-13 term. - The World Factbook

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