Drug violence in Guatemala
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Guatemala drug violence

Drug violence in Guatemala
Police investigate the scene of an ambush of Guatemalan anti-drug agents in an industrial park in Amatitlan, about 20 miles from the nation’s capital, Guatemala City. (Siglo XXI)
Drug violence in Guatemala
A soldier looks at a vehicle damaged during a shootout April 24 between anti-drug agents and alleged drug traffickers in Amatitlan, Guatemala, Five agents were killed. (Moises Castillo / Associated Press)
Drug violence in Guatemala
Miriam Ramirez Amador, center, mourns her brother Roberto Amador, an anti-drug agent, during his funeral in Guatemala City on April 25. Roberto Amador was killed along with four other agents in a shootout with alleged drug traffickers. (Rodrigo Abd / Associated Press)
Drug violence in Guatemala
Police officers in Guatemala City carry coffins containing the bodies of five anti-drug agents killed during a shooting with alleged drug traffickers. (Rodrigo Abd / Associated Press)
Drug violence in Guatemala
A police officer attends the funeral of the five anti-drug agents. (Rodrigo Abd / Associated Press)
Drug violence in Guatemala
Guatemalan investigators at the scene of a shootout between drug gangs in northern Guatemala in November 2008 that left at least 17 people dead. Shooting apparently broke out during a horse race in Huehuetenango province, near the Mexican border.. (Siglo XXI)
Drug violence in Guatemala
Some of the military-style weapons found stashed in a warehouse 20 miles from Guatemala City last month. The cache, including M-60 machine guns, Claymore mines and 40-millimeter grenades, was a sign of how far the Zeta drug gang from Mexico has penetrated Guatemala.  (Siglo XXI)
Drug violence in Guatemala
Guatemalan police display suspected members of the Zeta drug gang arrested after a shootout in which 11 people were killed in March 2008, during an apparent ambush in the eastern province of Zacapa. (Siglo XXI)
Drug violence in Guatemala
A Guatemalan police officer stands guard outside a prison in Guatemala City where suspected members of the Zeta drug gang from Mexico are jailed. Officials have added security to prevent a breakout attempt. (Jorge Moran / For the Times)
Drug violence in Guatemala
Authorities have boosted security at a Guatemala City prison since the arrests of members of the Zetas, a violent drug gang from Mexico. (Larry Navis / For The Times)
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