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Drug dealers blamed for Guatemala national park’s fires

Drug traffickers and other criminal groups are being blamed for setting fire to protected tropical forests in northern Guatemala. They are clearing the land for illegal cattle ranching and to make landing strips for US-bound cocaine shipments.

Drug traffickers and other criminal groups are being blamed for setting fire to protected tropical forests in northern Guatemala.

They are clearing the land for illegal cattle ranching and to make landing strips for US-bound cocaine shipments.

 

Al Jazeera’s David Mercer reports from Guatemala’s Laguna del Tigre National Park.