[1] An ambitious 1974 UNESCO ideal actually created in 1990; it is supposed to protect natural areas and conserve the genetic diversity in Petén with scientific research and sustainable development. Government and NGO backing. MINUGUA (June 3, 2003) Pronunciamiento de la Oficina Regional de MINUGUA en Petén por el Dia del Medio Ambiente, Guatemala City: Author, Comunicado 14-3.


[2] Herrera-MacBryde, Olga (Ed., 1997) Maya Forest Biodiversity Workshop: Inventorying and monitoring: Taller sobre inventario y monitoreo de biodiversidad de la Selva Maya, Flores, Petén, Guatemala: Sponsored by U.S. Man and the Biosphere Program’s Tropical Ecosystems Directorate; Whatmore, Mark & Stewart, Iain (1998) Guatemala: The Rough Guide, London: The rough guide.

[3] Photo courtesy of the Guatemala Military and BJ Institute (taken about 9-31-00).2nd photo from U.N..

[4] Ball, Patrick; Kobrak, Paul; & Spirer, Herbert F. (1999) State violence in Guatemala, 1960-1996: A quantitative reflection, Washington DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science, p. 27. See also, America Watch (1982).