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Contra this article, Guatemala has an efficient public transportation system. It just isn't controlled by the government.
"""Efficient""" hardly qualifies it. I've ridden the busses there, soy guatemalteco. They are never on time, though that is relative because there are no schedules so you can't judge them. The buses are filthy, and prone to muggings. And the government does control the transport system because it hands out 1 franchize to 1 private company which thus has an absolute monoploy on a given bus line. The bus drivers are rude, and disrespectfull, they stop whereever they feel like it, and if a bus is running you're way, you move or get crunched.
Because the lines are badly designed and the rising gas prises poor people have to expend a considerable amount of their already meager salaries on transportation from their far away homes to their work places.
Mass transportation systems don't exist for a number of reasons: 1) the territory is prone to earthquakes so you can't build a metro, 2) the city is a solid block of concreate with no public lands on which to bulid a rail system, 3) everybody who can aford it buys a car, 4) there are no waterways.
SvenGodo 15:45, 9 November 2006 (UTC)
Where did the population figures come from? Most sources seem to record it as around 1 million. Ygoloxelfer 10:10, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
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BetacommandBot 23:45, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
Largest City in Central America and the Carribean?
- I agree and I see Havana has over 2 million people so I'm removing the reference to the Caribbean. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 07:34, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
2010 sinkhole picture
It may seem out of place because there are no pictures on the article for the 2007 sinkhole or the other natural disasters but if there are any pictures we can use for the 2010 sinkhole it would probably be a nice addition to the article especially since that is probably what a lot of people to this article recently are here to read about since that's the most recent news item about Guatemala City. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 03:04, 6 June 2010 (UTC)
I highly recommend Insivumeh's page when it comes to Climate: http://www.insivumeh.gob.gt/meteorologia/mapa_estaciones.htm
Just use that, and subtract any given temperature by one, since temperatures are actually decreasing. Or as you will. You could use this in all pages related to a Guatemalan City. I've noticed Xela doesn't even have a GOOD Climate section. I'm from Guatemala, so i can verify that the data is truth. Besides, it's INSIVUMEH, they can't be wrong...Can they? (Instituto Nacional de Sismologia, Vulcanologia, Meteorologia, e Hidrologia.) INSIVUMEH.
Something is badly wrong with the population figures in the infobox. Looks as though the decimal point is two places out. Tigerboy1966 09:23, 18 March 2013 (UTC)
zone 10 info
The article had additional information (a mere 3 sentences) for Zone 10 hiding at its very end. It was entirely out of place there, and no-one browsing the "Places of interest by zones" section in the middle of the article would ever have stumbled upon it. I have no knowledge on the subject, and therefore no 'authority' to evaluate (and perhaps remove) that additional information; so I simply moved it to the beginning of the "Zone 10" subsection of the "Places of interest by zones" section.