Guatemala is rich in heritage and culture, as home to a variety of indigenous peoples including the Maya. The Central American country's population growth rate is around 3 percent, and a high proportion of the population are indigenous peoples, the rest being ladinos (mestizos or “mixed race” and assimilated indigenous people). The most recent census (2007) gives the population as over 14 million. The infant mortality rate is 30 in every 1,000, and life expectancy was reported in 2005 as being 69 years of age.

Women in Guatelama show their inked fingers after voting. Although at least 20 percent of the Guatemalan population is comprised of indigenous women, only two of 158 members of Congress and one of 333 mayors are indigenous women.


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