Thursday, June 28, 2007

White powder, white flag

Rick Rockwell writes about the appearance of Guatemala's Ambassador to the US José Guillermo Castillo Villacorta before the House of Representatives on Tuesday this week. It seems that Castillo wound up admitting that the Guatemalan state is essentially incapable of resisting organised crime and other clandestine groups in the country.

A poll published yesterday by the newspaper Siglo XXI shows that 60% of Guatemalans surveyed support "social cleansing" as a solution to their weak justice system problem.

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