Guatemala's out of control crime

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    Guatemala has one of the highest murder rates in the Western Hemisphere.

    An average of 18 people are killed every day because of a combination of targeted assassinations, drug violence, and robberies.

    Only a fraction of the crimes are ever investigated, and even fewer are prosecuted, due in part to criminal organisations operating inside the government.

    David Mercer reports from Guatemala City.

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    Guatemala is on the southern border of Mexico. How many of these wonderful people have tunneled their way into the US?
     
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    What region of the world has the highest murder rate:

    Interesting the HATE-America-All-The-Time-Liberals always say America is the most dangerous place, but look at North America (composed of Canada, US, Mexico and Central America). Even with high murder countries like like Honduras #1 (67 m), El Salavador #3 (59), Venezuela #4 (45) Guatemala #5 (41), Belize #6 (33.4), Panama #15 (12.9), Mexico #17 (23) and Nicaragua #18 (12), North America (with USA as its biggest country) has a murder rate of 6.5 (which is under the world murder rate!

    It seems like the Africa and Latin America fight for the murder rate capital of the world!

    Interesting note: Its funny how socialism paradise in Latin America have the highest murder rate: Honduras is #1, El Salavador is #3, Venezuela is #4 (good job Hugo Fat Ass - when you bitch about other countries, you should start to look inward first) and Nicaragua at #18!.

    It is also interesting that Africa and Latin America (two regions of the world that contribute to the most crime in the US) are far and away the murder rate contenders of th world! Look at the top 10 (out of 20 regions) and despite Eastern Europe at 9, Latin America and Africa take all the stops! Ouch!
     
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    Ghook is angry because crime statistics do not bode well for his nationalist paroxisms:

    "EVERY MORNING WHEN I WAKE UP I KISS THE SACRED SOIL OF AMERICA!!

    WE SHOULD BE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL FOR LIVING IN THE US, AKA, HEAVEN ON EARTH!!

    THE WHOLE WORLD IS A VIOLENT SHITHOLE RAVAGED BY THIEVES, RAPISTS AND SERIAL KILLERS WHILE WE CAN WALK THE STREETS SAFELY THANKS TO THE GIFT OF AMERICA!!

    SOMEBODY HELP ME!! I THINK I'M HAVING A HEART ATTACK!!

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
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    List of countries by intentional homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants:

    United States: 5.7

    Singapore: 0.39
     
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    Not the whole world, just the areas of the brown and black people.
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    The whole region is falling apart. Since the wars of the 1980s ended in Central America, the armies in the fields have been replaced by the youth gangs in the streets. Even in Costa Rica its a danger to walk alone at night; I can't even imagine what its like in the rest of the place.

    There's really two or three major factors at work here. After the wars ended, most Central American countries had to undergo a triple transition: war to peace; from closed war economies to open globalized economies; and from authoritarianism to democracy. There have been problems that reinforce each other in each transition.

    The destruction of the wars and the huge debt that befell each government occupied much of the resources in the early 90s, resource that were scarce to begin with (the 80s were a lost decade for economic development; there was virtually no growth in Latin America between the 70s and the 90s).

    The re-insertion into the emerging global economy bore no fruits for the majority of the region, even as there was some economic growth during the past 20 decades, it has barely been enough to achieve the levels of the 70s, at the same time as each country was experiencing a boom in population. The gains made since 1990 have been very unevenly distributed; inequality is far and away the most important and most destructive structural problem that the region faces. Incomes of the top 10% have skyrocketed while the rest have stagnated in most places. Wealth inequality is part of the legacy of Spanish imperialism, which nearly all successive governments in the region have been unable or unwilling to solve. This inequality reinforces weak social mobility, which in turn fuels crime and discontent among the large, destitute majorities.

    The shift from authoritarianism to democracy has been equally hampered by inequality and the ineffective insertion into the global economy. The fact is that though there are a great many formal democratic institutions and voting, most people have come to see the transition as superficial. Electoral systems are still controlled firmly by the powerful, who have shifted their instruments of domination from the blatantly military to the mirage of democracy. Many of those who were influential during the dictatorships continue to exercise their power with impunity in many other various ways; the phenomenon of generals-cum-businessmen who prop up many a political campaign. The security systems, which in the 80s were geared exclusively toward oppressing the population, have barely changed and the people continue to view them with suspicion as leaders have failed to address the impunity and repressiveness of the police and military.

    Those are just some of the reasons for the current situation in Central America. "Mano Dura" tactics (heavy hand) have failed at addressing the problem; crime and instability will continue to be the norm as long as inequality continues to dominate the social landscape. Another massive phenomenon is that of the "maras" or youth gangs, many deportees who cut their gang teeth in the streets of Los Angeles and have since returned to fuel and strengthen transnational crime both in the United States and their respective states. It's a very complex issue that will take many years and effective planning to solve, both here and abroad. To be honest, I'm pessimistic on the prospects.



    ... Oh why do I bother; Yeah! Brown people are inferior! Put them in labor camps! Exterminate them!
     
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    Are you sure or just talking out of your shithole as usual?

    List of countries by intentional homicide rate:

    United States: 5.7

    Iran: 2.93

    Bolivia: 2.82

    India: 2.82

    Bangladesh: 2.64

    Bermuda: 1.56

    Senegal: 1.1

    Bahrain: 0.95

    Algeria: 0.64
     
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    America has alot of areas with brown and black people.
     
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    Unfortunately for your racist views, Tank... Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Estonia and Ukraine have virtually no "brown and black people".

    List of countries by intentional homicide rate:

    Russia: 14.9

    Belarus: 7.53

    Georgia: 7.29

    Estonia: 7.09

    Ukraine: 7.04
     
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    So Ghook and Tank lie on the floor of the US Message Board, reduced to a bloody mess by José's paroxistic violence.

    Five broken teeth, blood slowly dripping from their nose and mouth they slowly regain conscience and start crying desperately as they realise the severe beatdown they took.

    Watching from a distance, Delta thinks to himself:

    "Just like so many others before them, Ghook and Tank met the sad but inevitable fate of all those who are foolish enough to challenge José..."

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