A Crime Scene

A few months ago the National Institute of Forensic Sciences of Guatemala reported 548 firearm deaths, an average of 18 deaths every day. Last year more than 6,500 people were reported killed by violence in Guatemala. In the main photo you can see another one of those scenes to which we appear to be used to:  The murder of the Argentine singer-songwriter Facundo Cabral.

It is not the first time that these unfortunate events are reported in our daily photo community. It is true that people get used to violence. The reactions were immediate in social networks:

I feel great sorrow for the senseless death of Facundo Cabral. A vile murder, as an inhabitant of this world claim to be clarified. – @socotustra

El trovador no muere. – @DonBisca

There are hundreds of reactions about this terrible incident.

For tomorrow several groups have convened marches in Guatemala City in protest and rejection to the violence that exists in our country.

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  • Hugo, thanks for the photos and background information. Surizar and his NoticiasGT should stay on the look out for the upcoming GuatemalaDailyPhoto.com as the new journalistic website for Guatemala City 😉