Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
Assassination of Myrna Mack
fue asesinada la antropologa
Su familia, colegas y amigos rendimos
homenaje a su memoria.
Ella dio su vida para que otros tengan vida.
Guatemala, Septiembre 11, 1991
In this location on September 11, 1990, the anthropologist
Her family, colleagues and friends give tribute to her memory.
She gave her life so that others could live. (John 10:10)
Guatemala, September 11, 1991
Location. 14° 38.176′ N, 90° 30.43′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12-17 12a Calle, Zona 1, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Doctor Adolfo Mijangos López (approx. half a kilometer away); Julio and Enrique de la Riva (approx. half a kilometer away); Students Massacred on April 12, 1962 (approx. half a kilometer away); Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Fire in Guatemala City (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Murder of Abner Abdiel Hernandez Orellana First Cathedral in Guatemala City (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Dolores Bedoya de Molina (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Assassination of Oliverio Castañeda de Leon (approx. 0.9 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Guatemala City.
Regarding Assassination of Myrna Mack. Myrna Mack Chang (Oct. 25, 1949 – Sept. 11, 1990) was a Guatemalan anthropologist. She was murdered by a military death squad because of her criticism of the government's human rights abuses against the Guatemalan indigenous people. In large part because of her sister Helen's pursuit of justice, Myrna's killer was convicted and his superiors also tried in precedent-setting cases before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica. In 2004 the government of Guatemala acknowledged its responsibility for the crime.
Categories. • Anthropology • Civil Rights • Peace •
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