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31 Reported dead in Guatemalan prison riots

Coordinated riots Monday in four Guatemalan prisons killed at least 31 inmates described as members of rival street gangs, according to police and emergency medical personnel. Fighting with guns and knives broke out almost simultaneously in El Hoyon and Canada prisons in or near Escuintla, 55 kilometers (32 miles) south of this capital, and in the Pavon penitentiary on Guatemala City’s southeastern outskirts. Two other inmates died in the Mazatenango prison. Full Story

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