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Off Guatemala, a Battle for the Seas

Now that the civil wars in Central America are over, the biggest security threat to the region has become drug trafficking. U.S. and local security officials say that by air and sea, drug smugglers are using Central America as their primary corridor to move cocaine to Mexico, where it is then brought into the United States.

Off the Pacific coast of Guatemala, where drug traffickers and the Guatemalan navy battle for control of the seas, fishermen are making illegal but lucrative catches. NPR's John Burnett has the second of three reports.

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