of violence and death, constant crime and robbery and its dangers for
visitors, business people and tourists.
"In 2002, before the violence began to escalate, roughly 2,900 people
were killed. Last year, the total reached 6,033, although international
observers believe that it could be as high as 8,000 (the National Civil
Police doesn't count people who are injured in an attack but die later
in hospital). Canada, with a little less than three times Guatemala's
population of 13 million, had only 605 homicides in 2006."
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This is yet another story of a corrupt Latin American country offering
so much charm and beauty that is rendered dangerous to visit by its
unwillingness to control its rampant crime and violence.