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"Scourge of Alcohol" Top 5 Page for this destination Guatemala Local Custom Tip by vaticanus

Guatemala Local Customs: 50 reviews and 48 photos

by vaticanus

The government of Guatemala is deeply involved in the production and sale of hard liquor. Anyone who travels through Guatemala- particularly in the highlands- will see the devastating effects of alcohol. Although used by the Indians for ritual purposes and festivals- it is a familiar and distressing sight to see semi- or unconscious men exposed to the wet and cold, lying along the sides of roadways on the outskirts of towns.

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  • Updated Sep 9, 2006
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