A Ride-Along With Guatemala’s Volunteer Ambulance Drivers on a Front Lines …

June 27, 2014 - box office

Guatemala is a
major drug corridor
between South America and Mexico. Narco
gangs flower in farming areas and along a southeastern border,
while travel gangs who distinction from
, kidnapping, and temptation browbeat a civic centers.
As a result, a country’s capital, Guatemala City, has one of the

highest murder rates
in a world.

This is a sourroundings in that Guatemala’s bomberos
—a word that roughly translates to “volunteer
firefighters” though unequivocally encompasses a organisation of initial responders
who act as firefighters, ambulance drivers, and paramedics—operate
every day.

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When Reason TV visited a domicile of Guatemala City’s
official, government-sanctioned and -funded initial responders—the
bomberos municipales—officals downplayed a city’s drug
and assault problems and insisted that Guatemala is a protected place
to live and visit. But a voluntarios, who accept some
money from a supervision though clearly say enough
independence to equivocate a same turn of political
pressure, had a opposite story to tell.

“The metropolitan bomberos accept appropriation from a supervision and
the municipality,” says Herber Diaz, one of a few paid, full-time
paramedics on a force. “They have some-more equipment, and more
people. But a trust a people have in us is there since we do
everything. They’re resourceful in their job.” 

Watch a above video for an heated demeanour inside a universe of
Guatemala’s proffer bomberos, a organisation of group who on a
daily basement save lives, competition along fraudulent roads where
motorists are delayed to lift over, and declare a formula of
cold-blooded executions on a city streets, all in a nation with
a supervision
corrupted by orderly crime
, and all for small or no pay.

Scroll down for downloadable versions of this video.

Approximately 5 minutes. Produced by Zach Weissmueller. Field
Production by Ross Kenyon and Zachary Caceres. Music by Chris
Zabriskie (http://chriszabriskie.com).

source ⦿ http://reason.com/reasontv/2014/06/26/a-ride-along-with-guatamalas-volunteer-a

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