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* Date : 2018-10-04
One Korean research institute published a list of megatrends that have shaped Korean society over the last 10 years - one of them was "excessive worrying." In tune with the trend, Guatemalan worry dolls became popular in the country, which are believed to take away all the worries, fears and sorrows overnight when placed under the pillow.
South Korea and Guatemala established bilateral ties in 1962. Since then, the two nations have been developing their relationship and friendship, assisting one another in times of need. Also, Koreans in Guatemala form one of the newest and fastest-growing Korean diaspora communities in Latin America.
This week on "The Diplomat," we invite Guatemalan Ambassador to Korea Herbert Estuardo Meneses Coronado to talk about his ideal vision for Korea-Guatemala relations, areas for more cooperation, and the strengths of Guatemala as a major transport hub for the Central American region.