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Five Killed in Demonstrations Against Increase in Guatemala City Bus Fares

LADB Article ID: 53904
Category/Department: Guateemala
Date: 2000-05-04
By: LADB Staff

After three days of protests in which five people were killed, President Alfonso Portillo forced bus companies to rescind fare hikes the city government had approved. Protests continued while talks to resolve the crisis got underway, but some protest leaders said nothing less than a permanent rollback in fares would end the demonstrations.

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