Monthly Archives: March 2011

Interviewed by PBS NewsHour: Mexico Drug Cartels Moving In On Guatemala Routes

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Mexican drug cartels are carving out new territory in northern Guatemala, adding another layer of violence and crime to a country with one of the highest murder rates in the hemisphere.

Guatemalan soldiers check a car for at a checkpoint, Coban, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala.

In December the Guatemalan government declared a two-month state of siege in the rural province of Alta Verapaz, bordering Mexico, in order to crack down on the growing influence of the notorious Mexico-based Los Zetas cartel.

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Venezuela Series

A 5-part series on Venezuela, Hugo Chavez and the United States, originally published at

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Part 1: How Venezuela Weathers Rising Food Prices

 

Part 2: Politics Divide Venezuelan Students

 

Part 3: Venezuelan Leader Wants Better U.S. Relations

 

Part 4: Venezuela’s Poor Lose Out On Oil Wealth

 

Part 5: Venezuela’s Election Controversy

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