tourism to lessen in guatemala?
There have been lots of news stories lately about the Mexican drug cartels taking over almost 3/4 of Guatemala - heavy problems on the border areas with Mexico and around the Coban area (north of Atitlan) and the fact that the Guatemalan military and police force is ill equipped to handle it. Stories of whole villages being terrorized by cartel members, etc. and they just had the bus explosion in Guatemala City.
How do you think this will effect tourism in the near future? I have been noticing that Guatemala has fallen off many of the "places to visit" lists.