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Guatemala clash over projects kills 8

Monday, September 22, 2014

An argument among villagers over plans to build a cement factory and a highway erupted into a battle with guns and machetes, killing at least eight people and wounding dozens, authorities said Saturday.

The violence broke out late Friday when residents supporting the development projects argued with opponents, who say the construction would damage their lands, Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla said.

At least six vehicles and a house were burned in Pajoques, a town about 40 kilometers west of the capital, Guatemala City.

Source: ABC News