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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The reform envisaged a 3 quetzales (US$0.40) increase per gallon across the board for all types of fuels.
Se necesitan dos dolares o 10 quetzales para cruzar en balsas elaboradas con llantas y madera o bien se puede cruzar por los puentes, ya sea por el puente internacional ubicado entre la ciudad de Talisman y El Carmen, o el puente "Dr.
La adquisicion es mas complicada pues unicamente puede hacerse en las Oficinas del Arzobispado y aunque el costo no es tan elevado; no cualquiera puede pagar 240 Quetzales (12) para conocer la historia.
Workers normally earn 3,800 quetzales per month ($485), which translates into Q21.60 or around $2.75 an hour, he said.
During 2010-2011, the community in Xolsacmalja, Guatemala raised over 3,000 quetzales ($300) for the librarians to purchase 70 new books for the library during their annual trip to the National Book Fair in Guatemala City.