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Travel News : US tourist hacked to death in Guatemala

My Views : Unfortunate that beautiful Guatemala gets terrible news once again. While I was there on my central american trip, four belgian tourists got kidnapped and it was a big news among fellow travellers. Given the history of violence and civil war for 30 years, there might still be residual effects. I was told west part of Guatemala near the borders most people would carry firearms everywhere or possess guns in their houses. East part of Guatemala along the Caribbean have problems of piracy. Still Guatemala is relatively a safe country if you are prudent in travelling, have decent common sense, other times its just having pure bad luck.

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