through the implementation of an efficient mass transit system. The system currently consists of two lines. In the future, it is expected to be made up of around 10 lines, with some over-capacity expected lines considered to be made Light Metro or Heavy Metro. Traditional buses are now required to discharge passengers at central stations at the city's edge to board the Transmetro. This is being implemented as new Transmetro lines become established. In conjunction with the new mass transit implementation in the city, there is also a prepaid bus card system called Transurbano that is being implemented in the metro area to limit cash handling for the transportation system. A new fleet of buses tailored for this system has been purchased from a Brazilian firm. thumb 270px left Transmetro (File:TRANSMETRO.JPG) thumb 270px right Transurbano (File:Transurbano2.jpg) thumb 290px center La Aurora International Airport (File:Aeropuerto Internacional La Aurora - Hangar.JPG)
to build new facilities and improve the horse track to increase event diversity, fairs and other shows, keeping the site under constant improvement and expansion.
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A group of native people from El Quiché occupied the embassy in a desperate attempt to bring attention to the issues they were having with the Army in that region of the country, which was rich in oil and had been recently populated as part of the "Franja Transversal del Norte" agricultural program. In the end, thirty seven people died after a fire started within the embassy after the police force tried to occupy the building; after that, Spain broke
, (Centro Histórico), lying in the very heart of the city, the location of many important historic buildings including the Palacio Nacional de la Cultura (National Palace (Guatemala)) (National Palace of Culture), the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Congress, the Casa Presidencial (Casa Presidencial (Guatemala)) (Presidential House), the National Library and Plaza de la Constitución (Constitution Plaza, old Central Park). Efforts to revitalize this important part of the city have been
to the southwest. Kelly 1996, pp.111–2. Tikal is approximately northwest of Calakmul's ally Caracol, now
an unlocked cell phone that can use one of these three frequencies, you’ll find prepaid SIM cards for sale. Should your phone be of the wrong sort to use locally, very cheap prepaid phones with airtime are said to be available for as little as 150-200 GTQ. Internet Cafe *'''Servicios España''', High speed internet, 20th Street 18-65 zona 10. Tel. 5107-0188. Services include internet, scanner, photocopies, fax, document recording, selling of memory devices (memory sticks or disks), document
editing, academic research. In-store designed cards for special occasions (bigger numbers, upon pre-ordered requests). Open Monday through Saturday 8AM to 6PM. More services available upon request. GREAT SERVICE, FRIENDLY PEOPLE. The young men speak English. Contact: email@example.com. *'''Maber Cyber Internet''', Internet of high speed; 8th street 33-51, colony Justo Rufino Barrios, Zona 21, Phone Fax: +502 2449-9391, Q 8.00 Hour, Internet, Scan, Print,Works in Computer, Support and Technical
service, sale of new equipment and accessories, and every thing that you need and want. *'''Jv Servicios''', 1 calle 1-02 y 1-04 zona 1. Tel 2251-6543 Fax. 2251-6543 Q6.00-hour. Scan, Print, Burn, hardware new and used and suministries. *'''E@sy Web''', 2 Avenida 9-72, Zona 1. Tel 2220-4645 and 5689-7315 Q4.00-hour. Scan, print, burn, copy, *'''Y2K''', 2 Avenida 13-17, Zona 10. Tel 366-4783 93. Mo-Sa 10:00-22:00, Su 10:00-15:00. Q16 hour. Scan, print, burn, copy. *'''EvolutioNet''', 1 Avenida 12 Calle, Zona 10. M-F 9:00-20:00, Sa 9:00-15:00. Q15 hour. *'''Cafe Virtual''', Centro Comercial Los Proceres, ground floor, at the main entrance, Zona 10. Tel 332-8027. Mo-Sa 08:00-21:00, Su 09:00-20:00. Steep prices, but includes coffee of your choice. Q20 for 1 2 hour (inc. coffee). *'''@.com''', Centro Comercial Los Proceres, third floor, locale 310 next to Bancafe. Tel 332-3439. Q15 1 2 hour, Q20 hour, cheaper with prepaid cards of 3, 7 or 10 hours. *'''Cafe Internet''', 5 Calle 9-25, Zona 1. M-Sa 8:30-19:00. Q6 hour. Additional services like scan, print, burn cd. *'''Fátima Cafe Internet''', 10 Avenida 7-23, Zona 1. M-Sa 8:30-18:00. Q7 hour. *'''Cafe Internet 2M''', Edificio el Centro, basement, Zona 1. Q6 hour. *'''Internet Cafe''', Local 207 (2nd floor facing 9 Calle), Edificio el Centro, Zona 1. M-F 8:00-17:00, Sa 8:00-12:00. Q6 hour. Sells computer accessories. *'''Internet''', Local 5, Centro Comercial 6 Avenida, 6 Av. 9-27, Zona 1. M-Su 8:00-19:00. Q5 hour. *'''Global Net Cafe''', Edificio Plaza Vivar, 6 Avenida 10 Calle, Zona 1. 1 room in the 1st floor and 4 in the 2nd. M-Sa 9:30-18:00. Q3.50 hour. *'''Cyber Blue''', 1st floor, Edificio Plaza Vivar, 6 Avenida 10 Calle, Zona 1. M-Sa 8:00-18:00 Q4 hour, 18:00-20:00 Q6 hour. Scan, print, burn services. *'''De@webo.com''', 2nd floor, Edificio Plaza Vivar, 6 Avenida 10 Calle, Zona 1. Scan, print, burn services. *'''Ovnitech''', 3rd floor, Edificio Plaza Vivar. Q3.50 hour. Tel 230-0335. *'''Net Club''', Local 328, Centro Capitol, 6 Avenida 13 Calle, Zona 1. Q8 hour. Sells computer accessories. *'''J&J Internet Services''', 5 Avenida 9-42, Zona 1. M-Sa 8:00-17:00. Q5 hour. *'''Internet''', 5 Avenida 10-58, Zona 1. M-Sa 8:00-22:00. Q6 hour. *'''Extract Libre''', 5 Avenida 11-30, Zona 1. M-Su 8:30-21:00. Q6 hour. *'''Cafe Internet''', 5 Avenida 12-16, Zona 1. M-Sa 8:00-19:00. Q5 hour. Scan, print, burn services. *'''Cafe Internet''', 14 Calle 5-23, Zona 1. Q6 hour. Post office The main post office is in 7 Avenida 12 Calle, Zona 1. A stamp for a postcard to Europe costs around Q4. The postal system in Guatemala has a reputation for not being very reliable, and many Guatemalans have a P.O. Box in Texas where they receive post magazines online purchases (brought to Guatemala by courier). You can buy stamps or post mail only at the post offices or affiliates.Avenida 12 Calle, Zona 1 *The airport, Zona 13 *Av. Reforma 14 Calle, Zona 9 Stay safe Guatemala City has a high level of crime. Check the U.S. Embassy website for a summary of recent crimes against foreigners. These include carjackings on the road from the airport, robberies and assaults of tourist vans, and ordinary buses and cars. Even though it has a high level of crime, if you use some common sense and good travel practices, you should not be exposed to any of it. Make sure you sharpen your street smarts because as with any other big metropolitan urban area, you might be exposed to crime. Just make sure you are aware of your surroundings at all times just as you would be in any big city around the world. If you experience a robbery, please be advised to give away anything the robbers want. Though some would suggest to just stay inside in most places after sunset, at night you can have fun safely in Zona Viva (Zona 10), Zona 14, or 4 Grados Norte. But despite some of its negative aspects, Guatemala City is the largest Central American capital city, and one of the most beautiful in Latin America, with varied and rich culture. It is important that visitors not return to their hotels too late, and that they don’t walk alone in dark places, but as long as they keep this in mind, they should have a beautiful stay. Stay healthy Guatemala City is at a somewhat high elevation (about 1500 m) in the mountains (plus the air is very polluted in Zona 1), so if you are coming from a location near sealevel, you might wish to plan to take it easy and get extra rest on your first day while your body adjusts to the altitude. Also, make sure that any food that you eat is well-washed and well-cooked, or you might get quite ill. *'''Centro Médico''', 6 Avenida 3-47, Zona 10. Tel 334-2157 384-2600 332-3555. 24 hour service. *'''Hospital Bella Aurora''', 10 Calle 2-31, Zona 14. Tel 384-3535. 24 hour service. *'''Hospital Universitario Esperanza''', 6 Avenida 7-49, Zona 10. Tel 362-8626. Pharmacy Pharmacies are all over the city. Cope If you have electrical equipment that need 220-240V 50 Hz input instead of the country's standard 110V 60 Hz, you can find a transformer at Electronica Panamericana, 3 Avenida y 11 Calle, Esquina, Zona 9. They have various models with prices depending on how much power you require. Q230 for a 500-Watts transformer. Also, in the smaller hotels motels, the electrical outlets only take 2-pronged plugs. So, if you have a laptop, for example, you'll need a plug adapter that will allow you to utilize the 2-pronged outlets. Embassies *
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the Guatemalan highlands, which also bring torrential rains to the Guatemala City region and trigger these deadly mudslides. Piping pseudokarst thumb 250px The 2010 sinkhole in Zona 2 (File:Guatemala City 2010 sinkhole 1.jpg) In February 2007, a very large, deep circular hole with vertical walls opened in northeastern Guatemala city ( ), killing five people. This hole, which is classified by geologists as either a "piping feature" or "
'''Guatemala City'''; locally known as '''Guatemala''' or '''Guate'''), is the capital (Capital (political)) and largest city of the Republic of Guatemala (Guatemala), and the most populous in Central America. The city is located in the south-central area of the country and has a large number of green areas. In 2009, it had a formal population of 1,075,000, but the metropolitan population is believed to be at least 2.3 million by 2012. Guatemala City is also the capital city of the local Municipio de Guatemala, and Guatemala Department (Guatemala (department)).
The city is located at , in a mountain valley called "Valle de la Ermita" in the south central part of the country Guatemala.