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Union Cantinil (Huehuetenango, Guatemala)

Unión Cantinil

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Unión Cantinil is a newly-minted municipality located deep in the highlands in Northern Huehuetenango. Formed as a union five years ago between two largely ignored villages, they have for the first time been able to help themselves and make development a real priority in the area. They now have their first roads and schools, but still lack the infrastructure present in more established municipalities.
Largely a coffee farming community, Unión Cantinil is unique in that most inhabitants are land owners, and are able to make enough during the short coffee harvest to eat throughout the year. However, this is the extent of the economy, and the villagers suffer from the wax and wane of the coffee market.
Zoltan Horvath, 28 December 2011

Coat of Arms

image contributed by Fred Drews, 29 October 2011