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An ordinary week in Guatemala City

Life here is worth nothing. July 2008.

More than ten years after the peace agreement which put an end to the longest (36 years) and most bloody civil war in Central America, the violence has not abated in Guatemala, remaining the major preoccupation of the population.

Guatemala has not finished counting its dead. In the capital alone, there has been an average 20 murders per day since the start of the year. The streets of Guatemala City are amongst the most dangerous in the world. Hiring a hitman costs 100 Quetzals (10 Euros). There are an estimated 360,000 legal and 2 million illegal weapons in circulation.

 

 


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