Mike at Central American Politics has a good, brief, insightful post up today about the real state of the murder rate in Guatemala. He pushes back against recent media hype and BS and provides solid data (with a chart and oooh you know how much your humble scribe loves a chart) that indicates things are dropping rapidly. In fact, if all goes to plan in December Guatemala’s 2011 will be the lowest murder rate since 2005. This is good.
Mike is quick to point out that this dangerous country is still dangerous, but things are finally moving in the right direction. Go read his strong analysis right here.