Agreement on Guatemala exiles

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Palenque, Mexico (AP) - Thousands of Guatemalan refugees have settled a dispute with their government, clearing the way for repatriation, a negotiator said yesterday.

The Guatemalan government, after six hours of negotiations, agreed to a refugee demand that they be allowed to enter the country on the Pan- American Highway rather than a remote jungle road.

The refugees had complained that a remote road preferred by the government might leave them open to army attack and also make reporting of their journey more difficult.