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Guatemala opposition may form strike strategy

Guatemala's rightist opposition parties are forming a strategy that could lead to a national strike in protest of Sunday's disputed elections, losing presidential candidate Gustavo Anzueto Vielmann said. He and two other losing candidates were briefly detained by the police for their own protection after a tear-gas canister exploded beside them during riots in the center of Guatemala City Tuesday night.

Mr. Anzueto Vielmann said a national strike ''would be one of the possibilities'' considered when he met with Mario Sandoval Alarcon of the far-right National Liberation Movement and Alejandro Maldonado Aguirre of a two-party center-right coalition.

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