Encouraged by King Léopold I of Belgium, a small group of investors in 1841 organized the Belgian Colonization Company to take advantage of economic opportunities in Guatemala. In 1842 the limited-liability company purchased 264,000 acres of undeveloped lands and assumed concessions and obligations for immigration, construction of a deep-water port, and other economic development in the department of Santo Tomás on Guatemala's north coast. In return the company received monopolies and exemptions favoring its commerce over all competitors. It could collect tolls for ten years on the planned road between the port and the Motagua River, and it would hold a ten-year monopoly on steam navigation on the river. Foreign immigrants to the Santo Tomás colony automatically became Guatemalan citizens and enjoyed a twenty-year exemption from most taxes. They were exempt from all commodity monopolies but were prohibited from introducing goods under estanco from the colony into the interior. Although obligated to serve in the municipal militia, the colonists were exempt from service to Guatemala.

1 month, 2 weeks ago

In the 1840s Santo Tomás was settled by Belgians in a colonial enterprise after the European nation supported Rafael Carrera in his drive for independence of the country. The territory was authorized in 1843 "in perpetuity" by the Guatemalan parliament to be administered by the Compagnie belge de colonisation, a private Belgian company under the protection of King Leopold I of Belgium. It replaced the failed British Eastern Coast of Central America Commercial and Agricultural Company. Many of the Belgians who settled there died of yellow fever and malaria, which were endemic to the region. Most were buried in a Belgian cemetery near Matias de Gálvez, which still existed in the 1960s.

1 month, 4 weeks ago

Migrant Caravans breaks through the Human Wall in Guatemala Get Ready America

Did anyone notice this wall held for less than 1 minute?

Jan 16 2021

2 months, 3 weeks ago

Link to original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxPI78ZQvAo

"In November 2020, central Guatemala was hit by two major storms in quick succession: Tropical Storm Eta and Hurricane Iota. IsraAID is one of few international organizations with a team on the ground in Alta Verapaz province, providing urgent support to affected communities."

#IsraAID #Jews #Guatemala







3 months, 2 weeks ago

"The People Of Guatemala Stand United Against Tyranny" - (November 2020)

4 months, 2 weeks ago

Update: I agree with the comment below. These are the communists, donning the guillotine just as in the French revolution.


November 21: March led by university students; congress is literally on fire.

"I think this is just the beginning."

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of #Guatemala today and some set a fire in congress, after a controversial budget bill brought a series of long-simmering crises to a boiling point.


Guatemala protesters torch Congress as simmering anger boils over

Many more videos from Guatemala:


#holocough #guatemala #protest

4 months, 2 weeks ago

The reason for this fire is, besides the hard corona policy, which drove up the unemployment rate immensely and leaves people starving, the cuts in the education and health sector! Hundreds of people demanded the resignation of President Giammattei.

In Guatemala zündeten Demonstranten das Parlament an!

Grund dieses Feuers sind neben der harten Korona-Politik, die die Arbeitslosenquote immens in die Höhe trieb und Menschen hungern lässt, die Kürzungen im Bildungs- und Gesundheitssektor! Hunderte Menschen forderten den Rücktritt von Präsident Giammattei.

4 months, 2 weeks ago

Un documental de lo que es el Globalismo y como afecta a Estados Unidos, a Guatemala y a todo el mundo. Explica mucho de lo que está pasando con el estado de emergencia, las enfermedades, migraciones, revoluciones, etc.
Les recomendamos seguir medios independientes de información, y redes sin censura como Parler.com, Gab.com, Rumble.com, Ugetube.com, bitchute.com.
Síganos en esas redes sociales, tratemos de mudarnos a estas y mudar a nuestros amigos. Las redes sociales tradicionales tergiversan la realidad, promueven la narrativa globalista. Los medios de información, la prensa, los diarios, la televisión, etc, no son medios confiables.
NO sabemos cuanto tiempo podremos publicar videos como este en esta plataforma, esperamos algún tipo de censura muy pronto.
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6 months, 1 week ago

Written in response to an 1887 contest calling for a national anthem to be adopted, the winning entry was not proclaimed until 1896, the first ever performance of the anthem took place during a lyric-literary meeting taking place at the Colon Theater, the night of Sunday 14 March 1897, as one of the main events of the Central American Exposition, and the author of the music was decorated with a gold medal and honor diploma. [Ovalle had been known previously for setting to music “Himno Popular” (The People’s Anthem) by the poet Ramón P. Molina. It is unclear whether the music used for Ovalle’s work was the same as the music that was submitted for the national anthem competition.] The author of the lyrics, however, was submitted anonymously. It was not until 1911, when it was discovered that the author was the Cuban poet Jose Joaquin Palma, who on his deathbed was honored with a silver wreath placed on his head, while outside the public and the bands sang the Himno Nacional.

The original lyrics were modified slightly in 1934 by Professor Jose Maria Bonilla Ruano, a Spanish grammar scholar. Some verses were softened in their bloody context while others were enhanced in their poetic beauty.

The anthem has four verses (including four separate choruses at the end of each verse). Unlike many other nations with multi-verse anthems, all four verses are official and sung in Guatemala. The anthem is sometimes erroneously called “¡Guatemala Feliz!” (Guatemala, Be Praised) from the opening words of the anthem, but officially there is no title and is simply referred to inside the country as “Himno Nacional”.

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6 months, 1 week ago

Mexico Blocks Thousands Of Migrants From Crossing At Guatemala Entry Point

Migrants are still determined to make it to the United States with the latest migrant caravan clashing with Mexican troops after crossing the Guatemala border; U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan weighs in. Griff Jenkins.
Fox & Friends Weekend


1 year, 2 months ago

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Original video - https://youtu.be/D-O60bHxtvc

Not many people know about them, but there are a number of important ancient sculptures found in Guatemala that often fall under the radar, but their importance is something that should be far more widely known.

Back in 1975 at the site of Ipaza, a basalt sculpture of what is often described as a Turtle’s head was discovered and it was found to have a strong magnetic field, with a north-seeking pole in its snout and a south-seeking pole at the back of its head.

But that is just the tip of the iceberg, because additional magnetic sculptures were also discovered in Guatemala, believed to date to between 1400 and 400 BC, which coincides with the dates of the Olmec culture. Saying that, some researchers believe that these are in fact pre-Olmec, dating back to the Early Preclassic period of around 2,000 BC. Dating arises from stratigraphic layers of soil on which their bases sit, but of course, if the statues were moved and replaced by later cultures, it means they could go back even further.

Known crudely as ‘Fat-Boys’, the sculptures are carved in such a precise way that the magnetic properties of each specific rock was taken into account. The figures, some more than 2 metres tall and weighing more than 10,000 kilograms, are either giant heads or complete bodies.

If the sculpture is of an entire body, the magnetic poles were on either side of the naval. When there is only a head carved, the magnetic poles are centred on the right temple – above and below the right ear. Although not in every case, most of the sculptures, have a U-shaped magnetic field and the north and south poles are often next to each other.

Interestingly, these sculptures bear a resemblance not just to the Olmecs, but the statues of Easter Island, Gobekli Tepe, Europe and Tiwanaku and possibly even Egypt. Watch the video to learn more.

All images are taken from Google Images for educational purposes only.


1 year, 4 months ago

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Original video - https://youtu.be/fEMv9RJNTRM

A remarkable discovery using LIDAR in the jungle of Guatemala. A Mayan mega city of 10 million plus.


1 year, 5 months ago

Esta canción aunque es de procedencia argentina, también en Guatemala es muy conocida, debido a que el canal de televisión del ejército (hoy ya no existe), todos los días transmitía un vídeo recreando la historia de dicha canción.

1 year, 7 months ago

This one aint making me any friends, but i try and present my case as straight forward as i can. No harsh feelings if you disagree.

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1 year, 8 months ago