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Guatemala Struggles for Peace, Prosperity

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Guatemala Struggles for Peace, Prosperity

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Guatemala Struggles for Peace, Prosperity

Guatemala Struggles for Peace, Prosperity

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Ten years ago, Guatemala's government signed a peace deal with guerrilla fighters, meant to end decades of civil war. But violence has persisted, and conditions in much of the country remain grim. A presidential candidate has said that Guatemala is close to being a failed state. Dennis Smith, a Presbyterian missionary in Guatemala City, tells Linda Wertheimer about his own experiences there.