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What it’s like being robbed at gunpoint in Guatemala

H/T @CentAmPolMike 
Two US tourists were happily motorcycling along in Guatemala when they were assaulted by one guy with a gun and another with a machete. As the rider had his helmetcam on and wants to warn the world about this spot, he uploaded what went on to Youtube two days ago:
Here’s the blurb he published with the video:

Robbed at gunpoint on the road between San Pedro La Laguna and Santiago Atitlan. Footage caught on head-cam of my girlfriend and I being robbed on my motorcycle as we headed back to San Pedro La Laguna from Antigua. April 10, 2014. The guy ahead of us ran out of the bushes and pointed a gun at us, the guy to the right had a machete.
We have uploaded this video clip to serve as a warning to other travelers about taking this road. Robberies happen in Guatemala and this particular spot is apparently notorious… However, we don’t want to in any way put people off from visiting San Pedro La Laguna or Guatemala in general as it’s a beautiful place with generally warm and kind inhabitants. We have felt safe for the majority of our trip.
The sound is cut part way through at the request of my girlfriend who was understandably distressed.

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