Guatemala uses art to address juvenile crime

Youth group uses photography to help violent street gang members in one of the world's most dangerous cities.

    Guatemala has one of the highest child homicide rates in the world. With a murder rate 800 percent higher than the US, many of the country's children endure life in rough neighbourhoods with high levels of poverty, drugs and violent crime.

    Given that many of the chldren are experiencing trauma similar to that found in conflict zones, one aid group believes photography may offer the capital's youth an escape from the violence.

    Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from Guatemala City.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Do you really know the price of milk?

    Do you really know the price of milk?

    Answer as many correct questions as you can and see where your country ranks in the global cost of living.

    The Coming War on China

    The Coming War on China

    Journalist John Pilger on how the world's greatest military power, the US, may well be on the road to war with China.