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Developers Building a Crime Free Private City Outside Guatamalan Capital

Yasha Wallin

Developers are building a private city on the outskirts of Guatemala City as a safe haven from the crime-ridden capital. Paseo Cayala is a 14-hectare development of apartments, shops, nightclubs, boutiques and restaurants contained inside white walls at the edge of the city. The scheme's developers promote Cayala as a safe haven from the capital's dangerous and congested streets. But some say this will just segregate the country's wealthiest citizens from the urban poor.

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