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Gabriel is 6 years old and lives in Guatemala.
Gabriel lives with his mother. Gabriel's mother is Regularly Employed. Her occupation is Homemaker. Gabriel has 3 siblings living in the household. Gabriel helps with the following duties at home: Cleaning and Making Beds. Gabriel's favourite activities and interests include: Hide and Seek, Running, and Sports. Activities that Gabriel enjoys through the church are: Sunday School/Church and Bible Class. At the compassion centre Gabriel's favourite activities are: Learning about God and Dancing and / or Drama. Gabriel attends school. He is in the equivalent of kindergarten. His performance in school is Average. Gabriel's family lives in the area of Villa de Chiantla in Guatemala.
Mountains and rugged highlands dominate much of Guatemala's landscape. The Pacific plain is a narrow belt between mountains and the ocean. In the southern highlands, the most populous region is Guatemala City and to the north is jungle.
More than half of Guatemalans descend from Mayan peoples and reflect the culture of their ancestors. The great Mayan empire flourished throughout much of Guatemala for over a thousand years but entered a period of decline and political turmoil from the 11th to the 15th century. When the Spanish conquistadors arrived in 1523, the remaining cities and kingdoms were quickly conquered. In 1821, the country gained independence from Spain. Since then, Guatemala's politics have been marked by rivalries and insurgencies. After a series of coups, short-lived rulers and ever-increasing protests and repression, civil war erupted in the 1960s and lasted until a peace accord was signed in 1996. Since then, Guatemala has seen increased economic and political stability but continues to struggle with political discontent, crime and poverty.
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