Inmates take 10 guards hostage at Guatemalan prison


Some inmates at the prison in southern Guatemala have taken 10 guards hostage as Maria Martin reports. The prisoners are demanding the return of 18 gang members who were transferred to another facility. Prison authorities say they were implementing a strategy to break the power of gang members in a maximum security prison called El Infierno Neto or Little Hell in southern Guatemala. The operation called for some of the prisoners to be transferred to another facility to stop the extortion rackets that allegedly operate from that prison. Guard members protested the move, and on Monday took 10 Prison guards hostage. What Amal unprecedented 100 about They, a former head of the prison system has ordered the prisoners to set the guards free sane. Our obligation is to provide security. Recording released from inside the prison said the gang members wanted a quote peaceful dialogue with authorities

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