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Guatemala's out of control crime
Drugs, assassinations and corruption make it one of the hempishere's most violent places.
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2010 08:21 GMT

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.

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Al Jazeera
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