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'Death evictions'? Guatemala's violence takes an unusual toll

• Christian Science Monitor
 The epitaph on a simple bronze-colored tombstone in Guatemala City’s main national cemetery reads: “Pray for your eternal peace.”
 

But peace is hard to come by in Central America’s largest city – even in death.

Along with a rapidly growing population, Guatemala has one of the highest murder rates in the world. Last year, the crime-ravaged capital of Guatemala City averaged 40 reported homicides a week, according to the United States State Department.

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