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Guatemala
14°38′N 90°30′W
FAMOUS GUATEMALAN

RIGOBERTA MECHÚ TUM
Rigoberta Menchú Tum was born on 9 January 1959, in Laj Chimel, El Quiché, Guatemala and is an indigenous Guatemalan, of the K'iche' ethnic group. Menchú has dedicated her life to publicizing the plight of Guatemala's indigenous peoples during and after the Guatemalan Civil War (1960–1996), and to promoting indigenous rights in the country. She received the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize and Prince of Asturias Award in 1998.

RICARDO AROJA
Edgar Ricardo Arjona Morales, (born 19 January 1964, in Jocotenango, Guatemala), known as Ricardo Arjona, is a Guatemalan singer-songwriter and former basketball player and school teacher. Arjona is one of the most successful Latin American artists of all time, with more than 20 million albums sold to date. He is often called El Animal Nocturno (The Nocturnal Animal), thanks to his breakthrough success with his fourth studio album which bears the same name. His music ranges from ballads to Latin pop, rock, pop rock, Cuban music, and more recently a cappella performances and a mixture of Tejano music and Norteño music, and other Afro-American and Latin sounds.
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Official language(s): Spanish

Capital: Guatemala City

Population: 12,7 mill.

Currency: Quetzal (GTQ)