Guatemala's out of control crime

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

    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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