Lake Atitlan artwork gives Guatemala tourism a boost

An ambitious painting project on a lakeside town in Guatemala is attracting tourists from around the globe.

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    The turquoise waters of Guatemala's Lake Atitlan draw tourists from around the globe.

    But residents of one lakeshore town, Santa Catarina Palopo, are hoping to draw more visitors through a project inspired by the work of Haas & Hahn.

    The Dutch artists are known for helping transform a Rio de Janeiro favela by painting it with vibrant colours.

     

    Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from Santa Catarina Palopo.


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