Feature Story: How Guatemalan Contract Killers Fuel the Canadian Economy
External Relations, University of Regina
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In 2010, Dr. Simon Granovsky-Larsen found himself speeding through the night in Guatemala City, on the run from assassins. He and the family of a friend had spent several days in hiding. This wasn’t the first time his friend had been targeted for political affiliations, having survived an assassination attempt several years earlier. In Guatemala, intimidation and murder can be bought from armed freelance groups, a not uncommon trade across the country following the end of its 36-year civil war in 1996.