Number of vehicles doubles in Guatemala over five years amid fears for public transport
By the end of December 2005, Guatemala had 1.08 million motor vehicles on its roads. Five years later the number was about to reach 2 million.
“Given the inefficiency of public transport, as well as its security problems, personalized transport has boomed,” said David Cristiani, an economic analyst.
Growth has also been spurred by the development of the middle class, though on the negative side, fuel imports have surged.
Original source (in Spanish): El Periódico