The American Empire in a Changing World


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

''How Guatemala’s ‘War on Drugs’ is being used as a front to clear land for oil companies''

From Upside Down World

''Guatemala is back in the news, and the news isn’t good.

The Central American country is garnering more media attention as an emerging hot spot for organized crime groups. But while media coverage has focused on atrocities and the incursion of organized crime, a new oil rush is taking place in Petén, the same increasingly militarized northern area coveted by criminal groups.''

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