Guatemala

PhotographerSouvid Datta
Entry Description

Guatemala: The country has a recent and bloody history of civil war, poverty and genocide. Social injustice is rife with 84% of the arable land owned by only 2% of the population. Youth unemployment is rising along with gang violence and control. And with the city's booming population of 3.5million many people are finding more and more obstacles to maintaining a safe, secure lifestyle. The capital city itself has the second highest homicide rate in the world, with an average of almost 5500 people being murdered every year.