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Guatemala, a country to live

With beautiful sceneries, high cultural diversity, abundant historical and cultural attractions, a highly developed capital city, Guatemala is definitely a unique country to live in. It has been ranked as one of the 10 happiest and most positive countries in the world.

Political and Financial Situation

Guatemala is an economically thriving country. Being the largest economy in Central America, it has a wide diversity of destinations and products. In addition, macroeconomic stability is widely recognized; has a low and controlled inflation, exchange rate stability and one of the lowest external debts in Latin America. Download document Guatemala in figures:

Guatemala's Climates

Guatemala, the country of the Eternal Spring, is a country with an exceptional climate. With an average temperature of 21°C (70°F) throughout the year and more than 360 microclimates along its 108,889 km² (42,042 mi²), the climate allows for a variety of activities which makes it a unique country.

Investments in Latin America

Latin America is a region of great economic importance and very attractive for foreign investment, representing 13.5% of total direct foreign investment worldwide, according to UNCTAD. To strengthen trade and foreign investment in the region, the Interamerican Development Bank created ConnectAmericas, a social network for promoting business and investment in the region. See more at:

How to open a business in Guatemala

To operate in Guatemala, every investor should register their company in the Commercial Register. The process takes from 12 to 19 days. The easiest and fastest way to do this is through a web portal designed to make all of your arrangements online and communicate directly with the institutions involved in the opening process.

Tourism in Guatemala

More than a journey, Guatemala is full of life lessons. It has 42,042 square miles of immense diversity: Colonial Cities, Mayan Ruins, Caribbean Coast, Pacific Ocean, Volcanoes, Lakes, Tropical Rainforest, spaces to practice extreme sports, and a highly developed city . However, the country offers more than this: leaving life lessons to every visitor.

“For one of our main clients, Allied Global’s operations in Guatemala represent its second major call center service provider” -Germán López, Chief Strategy Officer. Allied Global
“Guatemala represented a unique and attractive business model. A challenge was visualized in Guatemala. We ran the risk and it worked” -Lic Juan Martínes Venegas, General Manager Marhnos Guatemala
"Guatemala is our main emerging market in Latin America. All of our clients are pleased to do business in Guatemala - José J. Urizar, EGS Operations VP in Guatemala
“In Guatemala, the tax incentives to establish a new business are attractive, the business environment is positive and optimistic, and the workforce is excellent” -Federico Medinilla, CEO Xerox Guatemala
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Growth of Guatemala
The attraction of Foreign Direct Investment has increased 400% reaching $1.3 billion in the year 2013.
University Students
Guatemala has the largest student population in all of Central America with more than 312,700 students enrolled in 14 universities.
Why Guatemala?
Guatemala is ranked among the top 10 happiest countries in the world, according to the "Happy Planet Index" of the New Economics Foundation.
Guatemala is the most developed metropolis in the entire Central American region from Mexico, D.F. to Bogota, Colombia.

Bupa Global abre su primera oficina en Guatemala

Bupa Global abre su primera oficina en Guatemala

Bupa Global, el proveedor privado internacional de seguros médicos

Bupa Global, el proveedor privado internacional de seguros médicos con más de 1.9 millones de clientes alrededor del mundo, inauguró este martes su primera oficina en Guatemala.

La sede, ubicada en el Edificio Europlaza en la Zona 14, brindará empleo a 17 personas para vender seguros internacionales de salud a nuevos clientes en Guatemala.

Según un boletín de prensa de la empresa, América Latina es una región clave de crecimiento para Bupa Global, quien ya cuenta con oficinas en México, República Dominicana, Bolivia y Ecuador. La oficina de Bupa Global que supervisa las operaciones en América Latina tiene su sede en Miami, Florida.

Bupa Global es parte de Bupa, una compañía internacional de servicios de salud con más de 22 millones de clientes alrededor del mundo, y más de 65 años de experiencia en atención médica cuyos cimientos se establecieron en el Reino Unido en 1947.

Moses Dodo, Gerente General Regional, Bupa Global América Latina, dijo durante el discurso inaugural: "Estamos encantados de abrir nuestra nueva oficina en Guatemala, ya que esto nos permitirá servir a nuevos clientes en un nuevo mercado. Esta apertura es una fuerte señal de nuestro compromiso con el crecimiento continuo y nuestra presencia en toda América Latina".

Rafael Gómez, Gerente General de Guatemala para Bupa Global América Latina, agregó: "Nuestro equipo espera brindar un servicio altamente personalizado y profesional a nuestros clientes".

Bupa Global es la rama internacional de seguros de salud de Bupa, que sirve a más de 1.9 millones de clientes en todo el mundo. Ofrece productos y servicios en 190 países y emplea a más de 1,700 personas. Cuenta con oficinas en Londres y Brighton (Reino Unido), Miami (EE.UU.) y Copenhague (Dinamarca), así como en Francia, España, Egipto, México, República Dominicana, Bolivia y Ecuador.
22 October 2014

By Claudia María Galán  

After eight years without changes, Guatemala improved its rating 4-5 scale of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (Ocde).

09 September 2014

Bupa Global, el proveedor privado internacional de seguros médicos con más de 1.9 millones de clientes alrededor del mundo, inauguró este martes su primera oficina en Guatemala.

09 September 2014

Según la información del banco central, el sector con mayor captación de capitales es el de Agricultura, minas y canteras, con $122.8 millones, que representan el 32.9% del total de IED.

10 October 2014

El objetivo del foro es brindar una oportunidad a los participantes para