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Guatemala's President says Business Proposal for Emergency Measures "Positive"

GUATEMALA / 19 NOV 2010 BY INSIGHT CRIME EN

Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom said a private business group's proposed "states of emergency" in violent and crime-ridden regions of the country was "positive," according to a report in Guatemala's daily La Prensa Libre.

Last week, the Guatemalan Chamber of Industry (CIG) called for increased security cameras and "special forces" along highways to protect transport trucks, among other capital. The frustration of the CIG is part of the growing discontent about the continued lack of security in the country. According to the US Department of State, Guatemala is one of the most violent countries in Latin America, in which eighteen people die every day in crime-related deaths. 

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