Guatemalan Quetzal

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Guatemalan Quetzal

The currency of Guatemala. It was introduced in 1925 and was pegged to the U.S. dollar and the French franc, as well as gold, at different points in its history. Since 1987, it has been a floating currency. It is named after the quetzal, a local bird whose feathers were used as a currency during the Mayan period.
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Pese a que algunas voces han senalado el envio de remesas o el crecimiento de las exportaciones como pilares de la apreciacion del quetzal, la realidad es que el PIB ha mantenido un constante crecimiento entre 3.
Both the rattlesnake and the quetzal bird were revered, sacred creatures to the Aztecs and Mayans, and symbolize the earth and sky, respectively.
Trainer Martin Todhunter has done well with the seven-year-old Quetzal, who was winning his third race of the season when beating Amroth Bay by a neck in the handicap chase at 9-1.
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Los "mil rostros" que pueblan de pajaros el multiple y unico Canto comienzan con el "enorme quetzal de la nada".
There is a belief, especially among Guatemalan Maya, most who have never seen a quetzal, that the bird their ancestors held sacred abruptly stopped singing when the first Spaniards set foot in the New World.
5 billion gasoline refinery would be built in Puerto Armuelles, Panama, or Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala.
Horne's puppet duties include working the characters Princess Kidoodle, the Giant of Nod and the wise schoolmaster dragon Quetzal.
This year he took a group to Costa Rica, where the Resplendent Quetzal was the main attraction.
But the mishaps and bad fortune which have dogged the voyage meant that has become impossible - and to add insult to injury, tropical storms have rocked the Spirit as it heads for its next stop in Quetzal.