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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.


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“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

ACS Xerox has operated in Guatemala for 16 years, offering quality services to international clients.

For over half a century, Xerox has been a leader in technology applied to documents and services. Today it stands out as the worldwide leader in business processing and document management, contributing so that clients focus on their core business while they do the rest.

In 1998, Xerox was established Guatemala with the hope to expand its operations with IT outsourcing services, call centers, back office, finance and accounting to clients including: schools, small businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 100 companies.

As Federico Medinilla, CEO of the company, explains: "Xerox discovered high potential in Guatemala due to its geographical proximity to the United States, high availability of human talent and macroeconomic and political stability, aspects that stand out in this country compared to other countries near shore”.

Today Xerox has more than 2,000 employees in Guatemala having invested over $11 million in the country. The advantages that the country offers have enabled them to achieve high profitability for investment and obtain high success in operations and customer services. Their success has led them to establish a joint venture with Royal Caribbean, a leading cruise company, provide customer service to the company creating about 215 jobs, making Guatemala one of three worldwide destinations that this chain selected for outsourcing, along with Romania and the Netherlands.

The important achievements Xerox has achieved in Guatemala have led them to set bigger objectives in the short and medium term, such as "to operate positions of the highest level and establish a high standard operations center, with experienced university professionals in areas such as finance, technology, management, and human resources” explains Medinilla.