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Hundreds of Guatemalan ex-military storm Congress demanding reparations

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At least a dozen police officers and four journalists were injured in rioting in Guatemala on Tuesday (19) when hundreds of retired military personnel stormed the country's Congress following a protest.

The former combatants, demanding compensation for their service in the army during the civil war, had demonstrated for several days over the past two weeks with roadblocks and finally decided to take violent action in Congress on Tuesday.

In addition to the injured, two people were arrested, and hundreds of officials and legislative staff suffered nervous breakdowns.

According to Efe, the veterans, armed with . . .

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