"A LICENSE TO STEAL" -- Part 1

Photos from Infrastructure Inspection Trip of 19 January 2009
by Henry Posner III, Chairman, Ferrovias Guatemala


 
 



The systemic looting of an irreplaceable national asset is a crime in progress best documented in photographs. These photos speak for themselves as perhaps the most visible evidence of the effects of the declaration of "Lesivo" against Ferrovias Guatemala by the Government of Guatemala.

That this would occur in an era of high fuel prices, increased concern about the environment, and renewed focus on infrastructure as a driver of economic development speaks louder than anything that I could personally say or do.

Yes, this has been consistently reported to the government and we will continue to do so.

Henry Posner III
Chairman, Ferrovias Guatemala

 
     
 

  Puente "Sin Nombre", Mile Post 177.77

 
 
 
 

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Theft of track material, bridge structural cross members (ties burnt to facilitate removal) 
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Theft of track material, bridge structural cross members (ties burnt to facilitate removal)
(2 of 2)

 

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Area freshly bulldozed to access bridge to remove structural cross members

 
 

  Mile Post 177.5

 
 
 

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Theft of angle bars, spikes and tie plates


     
 

  Puente "Azacualpilla", Mile Post 177.17

 
 
 

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Theft of bridge structural cross members and guard rail (1 of 3)


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Theft of structural cross members (2 of 3)

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Theft of structural cross members (3 of 3)

    Puente "Los Encuentros", Mile Post 174.13  
 
 

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Theft of bridge structural cross members (1 of 2)

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Theft of structural cross members
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  Mile Post 138 (South of El Rancho Station)

 
 
 

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Theft of entire track 
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Theft of entire track 
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"A License to Steal" - Part 2, The Public Sector"

 
     
 

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