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Guatemala is one of the most violent countries in Latin America. But with the help of its first female Attorney General, Claudia Paz Y Paz, the authorities are now fighting back the tide of violent crime.
Obama may have apologised last year for the 1940s US medical experiments that intentionally infected Guatemalans with syphilis, but as this startling report shows, its legacy continues to destroy lives.
Welcome to Guatemala City, where street kids as young as eight kill in cold blood and neighbourhoods pay taxes to their local gang. While the violence is getting worse, innocent people suffer in silence.
Strongmen like Slobodan Milosevic and Augusto Pinochet are now being called to account internationally for their alleged crimes. But in the roll call of former leaders being called before the courts for crimes against humanity, the name Rios Montt is missing.