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Guatemalan Campesinos Kidnap Belgian Tourists To Restart Land Talks; Government Bends

LADB Article ID: 51162
Category/Department: Guatemala
Date: 2008-03-27
By: LADB Staff

On March 14, a group of indigenous campesinos kidnapped four Belgian tourists, their local guide, and their boatman near Rio Dulce, about 250 km northeast of Guatemala City. The area is a tourist destination but also one of the many sites of the ongoing struggle about land ownership and indigenous rights in the country.

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