Talk:Guatemala

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Issues with religion stats[edit]

The state department document which is cited as a reference for adherence statistics is at odds with the numbers cited in the text. In particular it does not include the 3% Orthodox number, which by my calculation has been back-figured from the claim of 520K converts. As far as I am aware this is a church-reported number and is thus not comparable with other estimates. The LDS numbers are similarly problematic. I'm dubious about the reports of conversions anyway given the lack of sources. Mangoe (talk) 15:49, 12 October 2011 (UTC)


The actual number of conversions to Orthodoxy from 'Orthodox Catholic Church of Guatemala (OCCG)' is more modest. Accounts vary between 120,000 and 150,000, initially received by Archbishop ATHENAGORAS, hierarch of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Mexico, Central America, Columbia, Venezuela, and the Caribbean Islands under the jurisdiction of the Oecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople in 2010, and administered by Archimadrite Andrés Girón (former Guatemalan Senator and presidential candidate) as Vicar. More research is needed in this area, but some links for starters are http://www.svots.edu/headlines/seminarian-jesse-brandow-gives-first-hand-account-explosion-orthodox-christianity-guatemal and http://www.oodegr.com/english/ierapostoli/xwres/Guatemala/latin_america_orthodoxy.htm . I'm not where I can edit this article at the moment, but will try to do so as time permits.SrLoco (talk) 10:37, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

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Nonexistent 2007 Census[edit]

The country info box makes reference to a 2007 census. The last Guatemalan census was conducted in 2002 and the next one is scheduled for 2013 as you can see from this article (in Spanish). This needs to be fixed. (Rindolphus (talk) 09:09, 13 May 2012 (UTC))

Citation of Decreto 19-2003 on national languages[edit]

The article says:

According to Decreto Número 19-2003, twenty-three dialects are unrecognized as National Languages.[49]

First, 'unrecognized' should probably be 'recognized'. Second, the text referenced never mentions a number of "dialects" (or the word "dialect", for that matter; it talks about "Mayan languages", which indeed I believe is linguistically more correct); rather, it delegates technical decisions on the matter to the Academy of Mayan Languages of Guatemala. 177.120.17.219 (talk) 01:17, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

Journalism[edit]

This:

Journalism
There are seven. national newspapers in TV, some of them being Noti7, Telecentro Trece and Noticiero Guatevision. The Guatemala Times is a digital English news magazine.

makes no sense. 86.185.216.244 (talk) 21:17, 4 November 2013 (UTC)