List of resources for Guatemala
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We offer a list of websites for you to search for additional information about the Peace Corps and Guatemala, or connect you to returned Volunteers and other invitees. Please keep in mind that links change. We have tried to make sure all these links are active and current, but we cannot guarantee it.
A note of caution: As you surf these sites, please also remember that you will find bulletin boards and chat rooms in which people are free to give opinions and advice based on their own experiences. The opinions expressed are not those of the Peace Corps or the United States government. You may also find opinions of people who were unhappy with their choice to serve in the Peace Corps. As you read these comments, we hope you will keep in mind that the Peace Corps is not for everyone, and no two people experience their service in the same way.
 General Information about Guatemala:
On this site, you can learn anything from what time it is in Huehuetenango to information about converting currency from the dollar to the Quetzal. Just click on your country of service and go from there.
Visit this site to learn all you need to know about any country in the world.
This is the U.S. State Department’s website, which issues background notes periodically about countries around the world. Find Guatemala and learn more about its social and political history.
This site includes links to all the official sites for governments of countries around the world.
This online World Atlas includes maps and geographical information about countries around the world. Each country page contains links to other sites, such as the Library of Congress, that contain comprehensive historical, social, and political backgrounds.
This United Nations site allows you to search for statistical information for member states of the U.N.
This site provides an additional source of current and historical information about countries worldwide.
This site is a basic introduction to Guatemala’s beauty, with many quality photos of the more famous sites in the country.
 Languages in Guatemala
Peace Corps Spanish Course
Language and cultural orientation material made by the U.S. Peace Corps for volunteers.
 Connect With Returned Volunteers and Other Invitees
This is the site of the National Peace Corps Association, made up of returned Volunteers. On this site you can find links to all the Web pages of the “friends of” groups for most countries of service, made up of former Volunteers who served in those countries. There are also regional groups who frequently get together for social events and local volunteer activities.
This site is hosted by a group of returned Volunteer writers. It is a monthly online publication of essays and Volunteer accounts from countries around the world.
This site is known as the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Web Ring. Browse the Web ring and see what former Volunteers are saying about their service.
 Online Articles/Current News Sites About Guatemala:
Prensa Libre: http://www.prensalibre.com (in Spanish)
Siglo Veintiuno: http://www.sigloxxi.com (in Spanish)
La Hora: http://www.lahora.com.gt (in Spanish)
El Periódico: http://www.elperiodico.com.gt (in Spanish)
The Revue: http://www.revuemag.com/home/ (In English)
 Recommended Books:
- Archdiocese of Guatemala. Guatemala: Never Again! Trans. Thomas Quigley. Orbis Books (1999)
- Victor Montejo. Voices from Exile: Violence and Survival in Modern Maya History. University of Oklahoma Press (1999)
- Victor Perera and Daniel Chauche (Photographer). Unfinished Conquest: The Guatemalan Tragedy. University of California Press (1995)
 Books About the History of the Peace Corps
- Hoffman, Elizabeth Cobbs. All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the Spirit of the 1960’s. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000.
- Rice, Gerald T. The Bold Experiment: JFK’s Peace Corps. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1985.
- Stossel, Scott. Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2004.
 Books on the Volunteer Experience
- Dirlam, Sharon. Beyond Siberia: Two Years in a Forgotten Place. Santa Barbara, CA: McSeas Books, 2004.
- Casebolt, Marjorie DeMoss. Margarita: A Guatemalan Peace Corps Experience. Gig Harbor, WA: Red Apple Publishing, 2000.
- Erdman, Sarah. Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village. New York, NY: Picador, 2003.
- Hessler, Peter. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze. New York, NY: Perennial, 2001.
- Kennedy, Geraldine (ed.) From the Center of the Earth: Stories out of the Peace Corps. Santa Monica, CA: Clover Park Press, 1991.
- Thompsen, Moritz. Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1997 (reprint).