The dangers of Guatemalan travel

In my post of December 28, Journey to the Ixil, I wrote about passing dangerous landslides on the bus between Coban and Uspantan. In today’s newspaper the lead story is that the hill collapsed at that spot and 34 travellers were confirmed killed in a landslide and another 60 are missing.

I was quite nervous when we drove over it, and might have been even more so had I known this tragedy would occur at the same spot just over a week later. I now see that two people were killed at the same spot on December 14.

Here’s the story on Prensa Libre’s website with amateur video: http://www.prensalibre.com/pl/2009/enero/05/286916.html

And here’s an English story on CNN’s website:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/01/05/guatemala.landslide/index.html

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