The economic history of the Republic of Guatamala

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Coffee as industrial fuel burning issue for growers
By Stephen Franklin, Chicago Tribune, 17 April 2001. Driven by the lowest prices in eight years and with no end in sight to the decline, Guatemala's coffee growers are desperate for new ways to cope. Hence, the plan for using their lowest-grade coffee for industrial fuel.
The Impact of Dollarisation
By Radio Netherlands Foreign Affairs editor, Saskia van Reenen, 10 May 2001. Following the example of other Central American countries, Guatemala has begun using the US dollar. Some people are profiting of dollarisation in Guatemala. Not the merchants in the marketplace, but members of the economic elite. Employers are now also allowed to pay their employees in dollars.