Deep in Guatemala’s jungle, drugs and murder are new neighbors to palm oil

Soldiers are seen near an African palm oil plantation run by NaturAceites during a temporary state of siege, approved by the Guatemalan Congress following the death of several soldiers in the area, in the village of Semuy II, Izabal Department, Guatemala September 9, 2019. Picture taken September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

SEMUY II, Guatemala (Reuters) – Bulletholes scar a wall in the only school in Semuy II, a remote village in northeastern Guatemala where three soldiers were shot dead early in September as they searched for jungle landing strips used by drug traffickers. In the village school’s classrooms, books and open notebooks gathered dust on the […]

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