Guatemala’s newly inaugurated president Alvaro Colom has promised to sharply decrease the violence in his first 100 days in office. Unfortunately, there has been a sharp increase in the violence in Guatemala City since he made his promise. Violence is endemic and epidemic. During February at least 18 bus drivers and their assistants were killed and there seems to be no end in sight.

Night scene of Guatemala City.
The Masochista is an event that takes place three times a week at the Mediteranean Club in Guatemala City.
The Masochista is an event that takes place three times a week at the Mediteranean Club in Guatemala City.
Street scene shot through the window where a bus driver and his assistant were killed.
Bus riders in Guatemala City.
Crime scene for a lawyer who was murdered in his car in Zone 10 of Guatemala City. Zone 10 is the wealthiest neighborhood in the city, but is still hit with murders and extreme violence at times.
A boy eats an ice cream right next to a bus where the bus driver and his assistant were murdered.
Bus riders in Guatemala City.
Murdered bus driver who had only been driving a bus about a week before he was murdered at the end of his shift in his own neighborhood.
A lawyer's assistant is lies in a pool of blood on the floor of a lawyer's office in Guatemala City.
Murder scene in Guatemala City.
A rifle lies on a stretcher in Roosevelt Hospital. The owner of the gun was a security guard who was shot in the hand in a successful robbery attempt on the banana truck he was guarding.
Murder scene in Guatemala City.
Crime scene in Guatemala City.
Watching a murder scene in Zone 18 in Guatemala City.
A witness covers his face while identifying a murder victim in Guatemala City.
Police talk on their phones in-front of a murder victim in Guatemala City.
A man who claimed to be innocent, but was beaten up by police is attended while in handcuffs in Guatemala City. He kept on repeating that he was a deportee from the United States. 'Yo so inocente, yo so un deportatdo.' or 'I'm innocent, I'm a deportee fr
Journalist German Cabrera reflected in his rear-view mirror.
A "Mara" or gang member was murdered and dumped in a ditch on the outskirts of town.