Saturday, November 01, 2008

Cacos and Cuques

There was a shoot-out in Antigua on Thursday- in the Plaza Mayor according to the Prensa Libre, but closer to La Merced according to our own sources. Four people were wounded and at least one of those responsible was captured and taken to the police station in our street.

On Friday morning we awoke to find the whole area crawling will all kinds of armed men (and women) belonging to the army and various different divisions of the Police. 

A recent wave of attacks on tourists in Antigua has been blamed, in part at least, on leadership problems within Comisaría 73 and the fact that organised delincuentes have been studying common patterns of tourist movement in the city. 

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