From 1960 to 1996, Guatemala endured a bloody civil war fought between the US-backed government and leftist rebels, including genocidal massacres of the Maya population perpetrated by the military.
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It can be boring or fun depending on what you do on the weekends.
There is a security issue so you really have to becareful where you go.
We met some couples at certain events, but we work a lot and have a brand new baby so we don't get out much.
Security is an issue so you just have to live in a good area and use your head. Spend time going to restaurants and you can join some private clubs like Club Cabanas and others so that you can use the pool and the gym. Our kids will grow up speaking 4 launguages and that I think is fantastic! They have some great expat parties and it's a good way to meet new people.