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Guatemala commends the visionary decision of the citizens of Colorado and Washington.  -Otto Perez Molina

Because CoEd’s doing incredible work in Guatemala so how can I not #tieoneon?  -Dhani Jones

You will learn more by walking from Canada to Guatemala than you will ever learn in film school.  -Werner Herzog

I wasn’t the only orphan in Guatemala. There are many others, and it’s not my grief alone, it’s the grief of a whole people.  -Rigoberta Menchu

I’ve been traveling in Guatemala in the rainforest, and here all these houses are made of sticks. It seems so easy to make one. –Bjork

It’s very hard to try to be a cultural . . . people who organize cultural things . . . it’s very complicated. And more so in a country like Guatemala.  -Luis Gonzalez

Many instances of persecution and killing have occurred in countries with atrocious human rights records such as Sri Lanka, Guatemala and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  -David Suzuki

Like Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Paraguay and others, Mexico believes that we should evaluate internationally agreed upon policies and search for a more effective and comprehensive response .  -Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrena

I am a postmodern romantic. I try to use their way to photograph, and at the same time, incorporate the problems that I feel in a country like Guatemala.  -Luis Gonzalez

I have seen children shot in El Salvador, Algeria, Guatemala, Sarajevo, but I have never before watched soldiers entice children like mice into a trap and murder them for sport.  -Chris Hedges

I can tell you exactly where the economy is going. It’s going to China, Honduras, Guatemala, Cambodia, Vietnam, Cipan, and any other place where you can pay people peanuts and have them work like dogs.  -Henry Rollins

The US has attacked countries like Grenada, Panama, Libya… the list of victims of US terrorism is almost infinite. And the US government’s participation in torture, whether in El Salvador, Guatemala, Chile… is well -documented and widely known.  -Assata Shakur

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Soft rock music isn’t rock, and it ain’t music. It’s just soft. Reminds me of something my third -grade teacher said to us. She said, “You show me a tropical fruit and I’ll show you a cocksucker from Guatemala.”  -George Carlin

We live in a capitalist system; anyone who believes they are above this system or purer than this system, even while shopping at the cute organic market across the street or taking a hiking vacation to Guatemala, is certifiable.  -Katy Lederer

The evidence is now clear that the majority of people coming across the border are not from Mexico. They’re coming from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras. Those countries are the source of the people that are now coming in its majority.  -Marco Rubio

All writers learn this, in time: don’t show your work to other people until it’s safely finished. Even discussing your unborn book in quite general terms can be such an undermining experience that, afterwards, you give it up and go to live in Guatemala.  -Lynne Truss

There was the situation in Nicaragua where the Sandinistas had taken over a couple of years earlier. There was a civil war going on in El Salvador and there was a similar situation in Guatemala. So Honduras was in a rather precarious geographic position indeed.  -John Negroponte

After installing friendly leaders in Iran and Guatemala, the United States lost interest in promoting democracy in either country.  -Stephen Kinzer

On first acquaintance, the mystery of the Mayans of Guatemala can seem simply bizarre, as it was when I first encountered Maximon the god.  -Nick Davies

I grow up in the States, in Miami, but I was born in Guatemala, and my father’s Cuban, and in ‘Body of Lies,’ I played an Iraqi.  -Oscar Isaac

What the United States wanted in Guatemala  – and in Iran, where the C.I.A. also deposed a government in the early 1950s  – was pro -American stability.  -Stephen Kinzer

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On Aug. 19, 1953, Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh of Iran became the first victim of a C.I.A. coup. Ten months later, on June 27, 1954, President Jacobo Arbenz of Guatemala became the second.  -Stephen Kinzer

When you have a democratically elected president of Iran you don’t topple him for the Shah. You don’t help topple Arbenz in Guatemala. You don’t do what we did in Vietnam, etc.  -Matt Gonzalez

Haiti, which has been the main target of US intervention throughout the 20th century, is the poorest. And Guatemala, which is maybe the third major target of US intervention, probably ranks third poorest.  -Noam Chomsky

Guatemala’s ornate presidential palace, once a terrifying fortress whose every corridor was patrolled by heavily armed soldiers in berets and camouflage uniforms, is now a normal public building where ordinary citizens enter without fear.  -Stephen Kinzer

My son, who is five, was adopted from Ethiopia. My daughter was adopted from Guatemala. Her parents died of typhoid and malaria. We got her from an orphanage. They are the lights of my life.  -Lisa Kristine

More than half of Guatemalans are pureblooded Indians, descendants of the proud Maya -Quiche tribes. In their mist -shrouded villages, the Indians worship the corn god and the rain god, only vaguely concerned with the political entity known as Guatemala.  -Stephen Kinzer

El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras have all agreed to send additional consular officers from Guatemala, from Honduras, from El Salvador, send them to the U.S. border so that we can more quickly and humanely identify unaccompanied children and process their individual removal.  -Joe Biden

In 2011, after spending a couple of years working at Google, I decided that I wanted to dedicate myself to helping to transform education. I was particularly inspired by my upbringing in Guatemala, a poor country where high -quality educational opportunities are limited to those who have money.  -Luis von Ahn

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In the sublime days before 11 September 2001, when the powerful were routinely attacking and terrorising the weak, and those dying were black or brown -skinned non -people living in faraway places such as Zaire and Guatemala, there was no terrorism. When the weak attacked the powerful, spectacularly on 9/11, there was terrorism.  -John Pilger

I wasnt privy to all of the intelligence that was coming in about Guatemala, but I did see the traffic that was coming in from Guatemala City, because it was very relevant to me, and of course I exchanged what I had with the chief of station in Guatemala City.  -E. Howard Hunt

If you do something and it proves to be a success, then people go ‘get him to do that type of thing again, but only slightly different’. Either you do that or you go ‘No! I want to play a leprous, lesbian dwarf from Guatemala!’ But those parts just aren’t coming to me.  -Jack Davenport

By the laws of the land, people who come looking for jobs in America are illegal. But by the laws of economics, they are following the logic and laws of economics when they leave Guatemala and go to Mexico, leave Mexico and come to the U.S., leave Africa and go to Spain and Europe looking for jobs.  -Benjamin Barber

I’m living in a dream. I really consider myself really lucky. I was born and raised in Guatemala, in a village, where to go to the market you have to take two buses or drive about 20 minutes if you are lucky enough to have a car. I grew up very, very poor and I didn’t even know that being an actor could be a career.  -Erick Chavarria

There was the situation in Nicaragua where the Sandinistas had taken over a couple of years earlier. There was a civil war going on in El Salvador and there was a similar situation in Guatemala. So Honduras was in a rather precarious geographic position indeed.  -John Negroponte

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I wasnt privy to all of the intelligence that was coming in about Guatemala, but I did see the traffic that was coming in from Guatemala City, because it was very relevant to me, and of course I exchanged what I had with the chief of station in Guatemala City.  -E. Howard Hunt

The problem in Guatemala is that there is no solution to the issue of human rights. The problem is militarization, it is the injust distribution of wealth. It is intolerance of the indigenous, it is discrimination and marginalization.  -Rigoberta Menchu

I’m living in a dream. I really consider myself really lucky. I was born and raised in Guatemala, in a village, where to go to the market you have to take two buses or drive about 20 minutes if you are lucky enough to have a car. I grew up very, very poor and I didn’t even know that being an actor could be a career.  -Erick Chavarria

In the case of my country, Guatemala, 65% of the inhabitants are indigenous. The constitution speaks of protection for the indigenous. Who authorized a minority to protect an immense majority? It is not only political, cultural and economic marginalization, it is an attempt against the dignity of the majority of the population.  -Rigoberta Menchu

The evidence is now clear that the majority of people coming across the border are not from Mexico. They’re coming from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras. Those countries are the source of the people that are now coming in its majority.  -Marco Rubio

It’s very hard to try to be a cultural . . . people who organize cultural things . . . it’s very complicated. And more so in a country like Guatemala.  -Luis Gonzalez

The most dramatic case is that of the Central Americans. Why are people fleeing Central America? It’s because of the atrocities the U.S. committed there. Take Boston, where there’s a fairly large Mayan population. These people are fleeing from the highlands of Guatemala, where there was virtual genocide in the early 1980s backed by Ronald Reagan. The region was devastated, and people are still fleeing to this day, yet they’re sent back.  -Noam Chomsky

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I’ve been traveling in Guatemala in the rainforest, and here all these houses are made of sticks. It seems so easy to make one.  -Bjork

You will learn more by walking from Canada to Guatemala than you will ever learn in film school.  -Werner Herzog

In Guatemala, the gap between rich and poor must be eliminated, or we will continue to be the example of conflict in America.  -Rigoberta Menchu

The US has attacked countries like Grenada, Panama, Libya… the list of victims of US terrorism is almost infinite. And the US government’s participation in torture, whether in El Salvador, Guatemala, Chile… is well -documented and widely known. -=Assata Shakur

In the sublime days before 11 September 2001, when the powerful were routinely attacking and terrorising the weak, and those dying were black or brown -skinned non -people living in faraway places such as Zaire and Guatemala, there was no terrorism. When the weak attacked the powerful, spectacularly on 9/11, there was terrorism.  -John Pilger

Haiti, which has been the main target of US intervention throughout the 20th century, is the poorest. And Guatemala, which is maybe the third major target of US intervention, probably ranks third poorest.  -Noam Chomsky

Soft rock music isn’t rock, and it ain’t music. It’s just soft.  -George Carlin

Like Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Paraguay and others, Mexico believes that we should evaluate internationally agreed upon policies and search for a more effective and comprehensive response.  -Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrena

The inaction of the international community towards Guatemala is injustifiable. The community should play an active role with concrete measures and sanctions imposed, as was the case in South Africa, Iraq, Yugoslavia, Cuba and Haiti. Why for us no? Why legalize death in one place and somewhere else no? This is clear in our memories.  -Rigoberta Menchu

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The Indians are a marginal people in Guatemala just like I am a marginal person in the first world.  -Luis Gonzalez

Soft rock music isn’t rock, and it ain’t music. It’s just soft. Reminds me of something my third -grade teacher said to us. She said, “You show me a tropical fruit and I’ll show you a cocksucker from Guatemala.”  -George Carlin

By the laws of the land, people who come looking for jobs in America are illegal. But by the laws of economics, they are following the logic and laws of economics when they leave Guatemala and go to Mexico, leave Mexico and come to the U.S., leave Africa and go to Spain and Europe looking for jobs.  -Benjamin Barber

We live in a capitalist system; anyone who believes they are above this system or purer than this system, even while shopping at the cute organic market across the street or taking a hiking vacation to Guatemala, is certifiable.  -Katy Lederer

What really terrifies Americans is the prospect that the Indian is very much alive, that the Indian is having nine babies in Guatemala, and that those nine babies are headed this way. This is one reason why Americans hold on so dearly to the myth of the dead Indian.  -Richard Rodriguez

All writers learn this, in time: don’t show your work to other people until it’s safely finished. Even discussing your unborn book in quite general terms can be such an undermining experience that, afterwards, you give it up and go to live in Guatemala.  -Lynne Truss

Navajo infants get so attached to cradleboard that they cry to be tied into it. Kikuyu infants in Kenya get handed around several”mothers,” all wives to one man. . . . Mothers in rural Guatemala keep their infants quiet, in dark huts. Middle -class American mothers talk a blue streak at them. Israeli kibbutz mothers give them over to a communal caretaker . . . Japanese mothers sleep with them. . . . All these tactics are compatible with normal health  -physical and mental  -and development in infancy. So one lesson for parents so far seems to be: Let a hundred flowers bloom.  -Melvin Konner

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In 2011, after spending a couple of years working at Google, I decided that I wanted to dedicate myself to helping to transform education. I was particularly inspired by my upbringing in Guatemala, a poor country where high -quality educational opportunities are limited to those who have money.  -Luis von Ahn

I am a postmodern romantic. I try to use their way to photograph, and at the same time, incorporate the problems that I feel in a country like Guatemala.  -Luis Gonzalez

One of the interesting things about Los Angeles is that it’s still supplying the whole of the world with its dreams through movies and songs and TV  – often of an all -American family at the same time as the real Los Angeles is peopled by souls from Vietnam, Guatemala, and Korea who look nothing like the images being beamed out. I think all that is going to have to change and illusion is going to have to catch up with reality in that regard.  -Pico Iyer

I wasn’t the only orphan in Guatemala. There are many others, and it’s not my grief alone, it’s the grief of a whole people.  -Rigoberta Menchu

Guatemala commends the visionary decision of the citizens of Colorado and Washington.  -Otto Perez Molina

Each of the bracelets I wear is from a long trip I’ve taken. One is from Nicaragua. One is from Nepal. One is from Guatemala. One is from Laos. They don’t come off. I walk into a lot of very high -level boardrooms now, and I present to distinguished conferences, but these bracelets remind me of the places I’ve been and the people I’ve met.  -Adam Braun

You show me a tropical fruit and I’ll show you a cocksucker from Guatemala.  -George Carlin

I have seen children shot in El Salvador, Algeria, Guatemala, Sarajevo, but I have never before watched soldiers entice children like mice into a trap and murder them for sport.  -Chris Hedges

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Many instances of persecution and killing have occurred in countries with atrocious human rights records such as Sri Lanka, Guatemala and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  -David Suzuki

If you do something and it proves to be a success, then people go ‘get him to do that type of thing again, but only slightly different’. Either you do that or you go ‘No! I want to play a leprous, lesbian dwarf from Guatemala!’ But those parts just aren’t coming to me.  -Jack Davenport

I can tell you exactly where the economy is going. It’s going to China, Honduras, Guatemala, Cambodia, Vietnam, Cipan, and any other place where you can pay people peanuts and have them work like dogs.  -Henry Rollins

Because CoEd’s doing incredible work in Guatemala so how can I not #tieoneon?  -Dhani Jones

First, undoubtedly, there are some people who are coming from Cuba who immediately, or from any other country, benefit. But, what is the difference between that and someone who is coming from Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico, etc.? That is, we are simply going to say that someone who comes from another country to the United States  – the first five years they’re here  – they don’t qualify for federal benefits. They may benefit from local benefits, state benefits. Those decisions belong to other jurisdictions.  -Marco Rubio

I wasn’t privy to all of the intelligence that was coming in about Guatemala, but I did see the traffic that was coming in from Guatemala City, because it was very relevant to me, and of course I exchanged what I had with the chief of station in Guatemala City.  -E. Howard Hunt

Land ownership in Guatemala is more unequal than anywhere else in Latin America. Roughly 90 percent of Guatemalan farms are too small to support a family. A tiny group of Guatemalans owns a third of the country’s arable land; more than 300,000 landless peasants must scrounge a living as best they can.  -Stephen Kinzer

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Sometimes I’d have breakfast in Guatemala and go to sleep in Mexico.  -Adria Arjona

More than half of Guatemalans are pureblooded Indians, descendants of the proud Maya -Quiche tribes. In their mist -shrouded villages, the Indians worship the corn god and the rain god, only vaguely concerned with the political entity known as Guatemala.  -Stephen Kinzer

After installing friendly leaders in Iran and Guatemala, the United States lost interest in promoting democracy in either country.  -Stephen Kinzer

Many instances of persecution and killing have occurred in countries with atrocious human rights records such as Sri Lanka, Guatemala and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  -David Suzuki

It is not possible to conceive a democratic Guatemala, free and independent, without the indigenous identity shaping its character into all aspects of national existence.  -Rigoberta Menchu

I grow up in the States, in Miami, but I was born in Guatemala, and my father’s Cuban, and in ‘Body of Lies,’ I played an Iraqi.  -Oscar Isaac

I come from a family of working people. My parents were Guatemalan immigrants who spent most of their lives in the service industry.  -Hector Tobar

I’ve been traveling in Guatemala in the rainforest, and here all these houses are made of sticks. It seems so easy to make one.  -Bjork

What the United States wanted in Guatemala  – and in Iran, where the C.I.A. also deposed a government in the early 1950s  – was pro -American stability.  -Stephen Kinzer

I am from L.A., my siblings are from L.A., but both my parents are from Guatemala, and I have a lot of family members from Mexico.  -Anthony Gonzalez

When you have a democratically elected president of Iran you don’t topple him for the Shah. You don’t help topple Arbenz in Guatemala. You don’t do what we did in Vietnam, etc.  – Matt Gonzalez

Guatemala’s ornate presidential palace, once a terrifying fortress whose every corridor was patrolled by heavily armed soldiers in berets and camouflage uniforms, is now a normal public building where ordinary citizens enter without fear.  -Stephen Kinzer

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I was a fugitive, taking risks with my life. I chose that. I chose to be a volunteer to go to Guatemala when they were having their earthquake, to help people with a team of doctors.  -Abbie Hoffman

I grew up with white friends, Asian friends  – Vietnamese, Chinese, Pacific Islanders. I had Hispanic friends, not just Mexican friends, but Guatemalan friends, Honduran friends, and we knew the difference, you know?  -Ryan Coogler

My son, who is five, was adopted from Ethiopia. My daughter was adopted from Guatemala. Her parents died of typhoid and malaria. We got her from an orphanage. They are the lights of my life.  -Lisa Kristine

We need to work with the other countries in the hemisphere so that they also have refugee policies in place so that people have a place to go and can escape the violence in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.  -Michael Bennet

It took me a long time to be able to write for the ‘New Yorker,’ and for me, that has been the best job. I live a very conventional life, but reporting for the magazine has allowed me to do things I would never otherwise do, such as investigating a criminal conspiracy in Guatemala or trekking through the Amazon looking for a lost city.  -David Grann

All writers learn this, in time: don’t show your work to other people until it’s safely finished. Even discussing your unborn book in quite general terms can be such an undermining experience that, afterwards, you give it up and go to live in Guatemala.  -Lynne Truss

I have two hammocks, one Mayan and one Guatemalan, both family size because I like to lie in them perpendicular. When I’m working on a character, I lie in them and daydream. They’re the best tools for working that I have.  -Mark Ruffalo

I could become very rich in Guatemala but by the low method of ratifying my title, opening a clinic, and specialising in allergies. To do that would be the most horrible betrayal of the two ‘I’s’ struggling inside me: the socialist and the traveller.  -Che Guevara

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Each of the bracelets I wear is from a long trip I’ve taken. One is from Nicaragua. One is from Nepal. One is from Guatemala. One is from Laos. They don’t come off. I walk into a lot of very high -level boardrooms now, and I present to distinguished conferences, but these bracelets remind me of the places I’ve been and the people I’ve met.  -Adam Braun

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