The meme reads, "At this time, the bodies of the seven inmates murdered inside the Cantel Rehabilitation Farm, Quetzaltenango, are removed."
Members of the "Mara Salvatrucha" and "Barrio 18" gangs are serving sentences in this prison. So far, there has been no information about the gangs to which those involved in the confrontation belonged.
The agitators took hostage the prison's Deputy Director Luis Oswaldo Rivera who was later released.
Guatemala's Penitentiary System has 21 prisons where 25,122 inmates serve sentences or pretrial detentions. Overcrowding in these prisons exceeds their capacity by over 370 percent.
#Guatemala | The tragedy shocked public opinion on January 22, when residents of the border area with the US alerted Mexican authorities about two burned vehicles with 19 bodies inside, including 16 Guatemalans. pic.twitter.com/IBdEavWS0l