EFEGuatemala City

Members of a Guatemalan peasant farmers' organization blocked more than 17 roads nationwide for the second consecutive day as part of their latest anti-government protest.

"No more corruption. No more looting of our territories. No more privatization of goods and services," that group known as Codeca said on its media channels of the demonstrations.

That same entity said the protests are being carried out in nearly all of the Central American country's 22 departments (provinces).

Seventeen roads are currently being blockaded in both directions, including routes leading to the neighboring countries of Mexico and El Salvador, according to the Provial roadside assistance force, which said other roadblocks have already been cleared.

Protests were not held on Monday in Guatemala City but were staged there on Tuesday on the capital's west side.

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