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At least 12 people were injured and more than 500 arrested in street battles between Guatemala City police and students protesting recent increases in bus fares and food prices. The clashes erupted when police tried to halt a march toward the National Palace by 3,000 students, authorities said. Police denied radio reports that some people were killed in the clashes. The government says the austerity measures are necessary to bring inflation under control and prop up Guatemala’s currency.


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