Michael Deibert

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Fourteen years after Guatemala’s government signed a peace agreement with a coalition of guerrilla groups ending a 30-year civil war, the country finds itself once again in the grip of armed conflict, though one in which the battle lines are even murkier than before. While drug-related violence plaguing the border regions of Mexico has achieved a kind of grisly global renown in recent years, the even deadlier battle directly to the south has generated little comment on the international stage.

Central America’s most populous country, Guatemala has become the scene of a brutal power struggle involving Mexican cartels who have been pushed south by President Felipe Calderón’s militarised campaign against drug traffickers there, and Guatemala’s indigenous criminal groups, many of whom have their roots in a military intelligence apparatus set up with US aid during the country’s internal armed conflict.…  Seguir leyendo »