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Bulletproof leather vest for sale

A while ago, a man was executed in front of the front door of my apartment. It turned into a small note in the newspaper, cleverly placed along with sales ads for pocket firearms and bulletproof windows for the car.

Panic room – save family life! I pull out the weekend voucher from one of Guatemala's biggest newspapers and look at the detailed description of how to build a shelter in their own house. In the pages that follow, I browse through ads for bulletproof school bags for kids, bulletproof caps – pink or blue – and a bulletproof leather vest that fits the cowboy boots. I put it away and wonder when the A magazine will have bulletproof as the main spread. I have to go to Central America to remember that it is a luxury to go to work without worrying about armed robbery.

The strange thing, though, is how easily I get used to it. When I go out, I automatically put the money in my shoe, along with a phone number I can call. . .

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Anne Håskoll-haugen
Håskoll-Haugen is a freelance journalist,

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