Guatemalan history was largely affected by the Maya civilization that lived throughout modern-day Guatemala for nearly years before collapsing around AD. The multicultural Guatemalan society has directly influenced the country's customs, cuisine, and people. Guatemalan cuisine, for example, varies depending on the region. Their principal crop of the Maya was corn maize which continues to be very important today. Other popular dishes in Guatemala include enchiladas, quesadillas, and tamales, although these are not to be confused with their Mexican counterparts.
Latin American culture
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Women in Guatemala traditionally run the household. They tend to stay at home and take care of the home after the marriage. The Guatemalan bride is a fabulous cook, adept at keeping order at home, and always focused on raising the children well. Guatemalans are conservative in most aspects of their lives but they are certainly not a boring people. They enjoy preserving their rich cultural heritage, celebrating festivals, dancing and eating, and simply keeping the romance alive in their intimate relationships. Almost all Guatemalan women have very dark and dense hair, dark eyes, and naturally bronzed skin with a feminine, rounded body structure.
Violence against women in Guatemala
Latin American culture is the formal or informal expression of the people of Latin America and includes both high culture literature and high art and popular culture music, folk art, and dance , as well as religion and other customary practices. These are generally of Western origin, but have various degrees of Native American , African and Asian influence. Definitions of Latin America vary. From a cultural perspective,  Latin America generally refers to those parts of the Americas whose cultural, religious and linguistic heritage can be traced to the Latin culture of the late Roman Empire.
Universally the term for Mestizo is Ladino, which means a Spanish speaking white person in Central America according to the Oxford Dictionary. In some countries, people refer to this group as Ladinos. In Belize, scholars and people in general, use the term Mestizos. Mestizos are predominantly Catholic. They speak Spanish, but like most Belizeans, they understand and speak both Creole and English.