The Central America
In Central America, the story of black cultures is nuanced and cannot only be seen through the social narratives of the dominant Latinx cultures. For example, in Guatemala, the Afro-Guatemalans (Garifuna) are often invisible in the capital of Guatemala. In 2009, for the first time in the Cathedral of Guatemala City, the Garifunas were allowed to celebrate their traditional mass. The Garífuna in Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica are Afro-indigenous people who freed themselves from British rule in St. Vincent in the 1700s but were banished from the island and ended up on the Atlantic coast of Central America.