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Guatemala | Special ranger force's future in doubt after death threats & run-ins with military

Northern Guatemala is covered in more than 3,000 square miles of rainforest. Some parts of it have been burned down by cattle ranchers and drug traffickers. Other parts remain pristine, with unexcavated Mayan pyramids hidden deep under the foliage.


For the park rangers who work there, patrolling such a huge area can be dangerous and complicated. Radio signal is weak. There are no paved roads through the rainforest, and most of the dirt paths are so rough that, in the rain, it can take hours to drive just a few miles.


https://news.mongabay.com/2021/12/death-threats-and-friction-with-military-force-guatemalan-rangers-to-flee/

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