I had heard the stories about how the Kaibils were made to not only raise a pet dog and then kill it, but also to eat it raw.
Really interesting little bit on Al-Jazeera about the Kaibils, Guatemala’s special forces, and the Kaibil Academy that trains them and others. A place that turns out incredibly honed and gifted mad people who then go on to work for the Zetas or the Hand With Eyes or for the patrons of state violence because the Guatemalan government hasn’t thought of a thing to do with the creatures they create at the Academy.
At the entrance of the school there is a sign: WELCOME TO HELL.
Also, take a look at this Google Maps hack that shows drug-war hotspots in the region.