A murder foretold has convulsed Guatemala’s government. Its investigation will provide a test of whether or not Central America includes a failed state. So begins this article in The Economist. It’s interesting that the article states ‘the murder rate (of nearly 50 per 100,000 people) is higher than its average during the war. Police and courts are understaffed, underpaid and susceptible to bribes and threats. According to the United Nations, just 2% of crimes in the country are solved.’ Yet, it is only the murder of Rosenberg on which hinges the title of ‘failed state’. An interesting take but maybe not surprising.