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Resource ID: #24474
Subject: Drugs
Source: El Diario/La Prensa (Flordia)
Date: 10/13/2009; 10/14/2009; 10/15/2009



Drug trafficking is on the rise in Guatemala. About "200 tons of cocaine" passes through the country annually on its way to New York. Drug-violence in the country is spreading, reaching levels comparable to that of Mexico. Authorities are only catching a small percentage of the drugs being smuggled, as well as the people who are doing the trafficking.

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