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  • Guatemala
    Friday Oct 24, 1902

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Santa Maria

    Guatemala
    Friday Oct 24, 1902

    The first eruption of Santa María in recorded history occurred in October 1902. The eruption began on 24 October, and the largest explosions occurred over the following two days, ejecting an estimated 8 cubic kilometres (1.9 cu mi) of magma. Estimates are that 6,000 people died as a result of the eruption.




  • Guatemala
    Thursday Dec 10, 1953

    Che Guevara

    Update to Aunt

    Guatemala
    Thursday Dec 10, 1953

    On December 10, 1953, before leaving for Guatemala, Guevara sent an update to his Aunt Beatriz from San José, Costa Rica. In the letter Guevara speaks of traversing the dominion of the United Fruit Company, a journey which convinced him that the Company's capitalist system was a terrible one.




  • Guatemala
    Friday Jun 18, 1954

    Che Guevara

    Guatemala's Invasion

    Guatemala
    Friday Jun 18, 1954

    American forces invaded Guatemala and President Arbenz was forced to resign.




  • Guatemala City, Guatemala
    Sunday Feb 15, 1987

    Nicaraguan Revolution

    Costa Rican President Submitted a Peace Plan

    Guatemala City, Guatemala
    Sunday Feb 15, 1987

    On 15 February 1987, Costa Rican President Óscar Arias submitted a Peace Plan which evolved from this meeting.




  • Guatemala City, Guatemala
    Friday Aug 7, 1987

    Nicaraguan Revolution

    The "Esquipulas II Accord"

    Guatemala City, Guatemala
    Friday Aug 7, 1987

    During 1986 and 1987, the "Esquipulas Process" was established, in which the Central American heads of state agreed on economic cooperation and a framework for peaceful conflict resolution. The "Esquipulas II Accord" emerged from this and was signed in Guatemala City by the five presidents on 7 August 1987.




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