Lucía Escobar/CPJ Guest Blogger

Lucía Escobar is a Guatemalan freelance journalist who was forced to relocate inside her country after repeated threats in 2011. You can read more about her ordeal here.

A soldier patrols a lake in the town of Panajachel, where journalist Lucía Escobar used to live. (AFP/Orlando Sierra)

Displaced by threats, old life gives way to new

For seven years I lived in Panajachel, a tourist town on the beautiful Atitlán Lake in Guatemala. There, my husband, Juan Miguel Arrivillaga, and I started a family and the independent news outlet Anti Magazine. We also hosted a radio program on the local station Radio Ati.

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