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Guatemala has a developing economy, characterized by wide income disparities. Hotels and other tourist facilities in the principal tourist sites most frequented by visitors from the United States are generally good to excellent. A peace accord, signed in 1996, ended a 36-year armed conflict. Violent crime, however, is a serious concern due to endemic poverty, an abundance of weapons, a legacy of societal violence, and dysfunctional law enforcement and judicial systems. Read the Department of State Background Notes on Guatemala for additional information.


Alerts - Guatemala

Guatemalans struggle to recover the dead buried by volcano eruption - 05-Jun-2018

(CNN)Maria Leticia has been grappling with the fear that her relatives didn't escape the deadly hot gases, rock and ash that killed dozens as they raced down Guatemala's Fuego volcano.

Earthquake Off Mexico Kills 6, Sparks Tsunami Warning - 08-Sep-2017

The most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in a century struck off the country's southern coast early Friday, killing at least six people and prompting warnings it could trigger tsunami waves up to 10 feet high.


Hope dims for finding survivors of deadly Guatemala mudslide - 05-Oct-2015 By KATHERINE CORCORAN and SONIA PEREZ D.
Associated Press
Quake slams Mexico, Guatemala; at least 3 dead - 08-Jul-2014 CHRIS BRUMMITT
Associated Press

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