The culture history of the Republic of Guatamala

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Testimony to Massacres Deemed Dangerous by Education Minister
Cerigua Weekly Briefs, 27 March 1996. Education Minister Arabella Castro de Comparini says Masacres de la Selva (Massacres in the Jungle), published in 1992 by San Carlos University, which consists of eyewitness testimonies describing massacres by the army between 1975 and 1982 in the Ixcn region of northern Quiche and Huehuetenango provinces, will inspire violence in public schools and is too dangerous to be read by students.
Bands banned as Guatemala downplays militarism
Reuter, Thurday 12 September 1996. To curb militarism, the government bans high school marching bands (war bands) in the Independence Day parade.
Literacy For All a Distant Dream
By Celina Zubieta, IPS, 10 March 1999. Nearly one-third of the 11.6 million people of Guatemala cannot read or write, mostly women and people living in rural areas. The peace accords signed with guerrillas in 1996 established goals for the reduction of illiteracy, a 50 percent increase in spending for education by the year 2000, established mandatory primary education for the first three grades, and bi-lingual education in rural areas.