Well, this story can make anyone go postal. It turns out that the Canadian company running the postal service for Guatemala did not get their contract renewed and they literally closed down the entire postal service overnight until the government pointed out that in the contract they signed they had agreed to continue providing the service for a transitional period of three months. Well, well, they are doing so, but with the bare minimum. For instance in the department of Sacatepequez, there were 17 employees under the El Correo de Guatemala and now only two people for the entire department. That’s insane, but even more insane is that they set up only two employees for every department in Guatemala and only the capitals now have an office open to receive the deliver mail.
This is the kind of truth that no one would believe if told in a novel or short fictional story, but in Guatemala happens every day.
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