ABSTRACT

In Guatemala City, planeloads of deportees arrive most days at the Fuerza Aérea Guatemalteca-the Guatemalan Air Force base. The deportees fly on chartered airplanes, which charge the U.S. government about $25,000 per flight to Guatemala. On the airplane, they are handcuffed and shackled. If airline personnel give them food or water during the flight, the passengers have to figure out how to eat with the handcuffs on.