We're thinking about going down to Guatemala in August. I have never been there before. I'm wondering if anyone can give me a frank assessment of the safety situation in the Peten. Is it safe for tourists to drive a rental car on the stretch of highway from Flores to Guatemala City? Are we likely to be targeted because of our obvious rental car? Are the cartels setting up roadblocks, as they are in certain areas of Mexico? I have travelled quite a bit in Mexico and C.A., so I'm not a traveller who is easily intimidated. However, I have read enough alarming reports that I feel like I need to do my due diligence before making any travel plans and endangering my wife and friend. Any information from anyone who has driven this highway frequently, or recently, would be appreciated!