Guatemala's out of control crime

Drugs, assassinations and corruption make it one of the hempishere's most violent places.

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    Guatemala has one of the highest murder rates in the Western Hemisphere.

    An average of 18 people are killed every day because of a combination of targeted assassinations, drug violence, and robberies.

    Only a fraction of the crimes are ever investigated, and even fewer are prosecuted, due in part to criminal organisations operating inside the government.

    David Mercer reports from Guatemala City.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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