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Guatemala is a Central American country between the countries of Mexico to the north and El Salvador and Honduras to the south. It touches both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. [1]

Tobacco industry activity in Guatemala

A 1986 Philip Morris International Corporate Affairs memo indicates PM was active in the country in trying to influence cigarette taxes. A passage in the memo states,

"...and in Guatemala, a campaign was begun to prevent changes in the countries existing price/tax structure ..."[2]

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. Guatemala, National Geographic, accessed November 2007.
  2. Andrew Whist, Philip Morris Philip Morris International Corporate Affairs Memorandum. December 17, 1986. Bates No. 2025431401/1406
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