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An ordinary week in Guatemala City
2008

Here, life is worth nothing.

More than ten years after the peace agreement which put an end to the longest (36 years) and bloodiest civil war in Central America, the violence hasn't ceased in Guatemala, and remains the major preoccupation of the country's population.

Guatemala has not finished counting its dead. In the capital alone, there has been an average of 20 murders per day since the beginning of the year. The streets of Guatemala City are amongst the most dangerous in the world. Hiring a hitman costs 100 Quetzals (10 Euros). There are an estimated 360,000 legal weapons and 2 million illegal weapons in circulation.

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