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Only 2 percent of Guatemala’s population owns most of the land of the nation. 7.4 million people are poor in Guatemala; 2.2 million live in extreme poverty…The population has doubled in less than 30 years, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE), now there are 14 million 313 thousand people.

For more information, see the Guatemala Times article, “Guatemala still has highest fertility rate in Latin America.”