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Guatemala: Profiting from Catastrophes

Categories: Latin America, Guatemala, Disaster, Economics & Business

Kevin from the Guatemala Solidarity Network [1] blog points readers to an article by Danilo Valladares published in Inter Press Service [2]about “‘big disaster business’ – profiting from catastrophes.”

In a country as vulnerable to natural disasters as Guatemala, a “state of public calamity” is frequently declared – to the joy of contractors, which find a good opportunity to line their pockets.