Guatemala – State of seige extended 30 days

Posted on January 19, 2011 • Filed under: Drug Activity, Guatemala, Police/Military Activity, Zetas

Guatemala extended military operations on Tuesday to sweep out Mexican drug cartels from a lawless northern state where well-armed traffickers often outgun government troops. Hundreds of troops poured into the remote state of Alta Verapaz last month to attack traffickers, a surprise move by President Alvaro Colom to remobilize the army known for massacring civilians during Guatemala’s 1960-1996 civil war. Read Article

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