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Assassination of Myrna Mack

 
 
Assassination of Myrna Mack Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 21, 2015
1. Assassination of Myrna Mack Marker
Inscription.
En este lugar, el 11 de septiembre de 1990
fue asesinada la antropologa
Myrna Mack
Su familia, colegas y amigos rendimos
homenaje a su memoria.
Ella dio su vida para que otros tengan vida.
(Juan 10:10)
Guatemala, Septiembre 11, 1991

English translation:
In this location on September 11, 1990, the anthropologist
Myrna Mack
was assassinated.
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

 
Erected 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
Myrna Mack image. Click for full size.
2. Myrna Mack
Courtesy AVANCSO.
(approx. 0.6 kilometers away); 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. AnthropologyCivil RightsPeace
 
Assassination of Myrna Mack Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 21, 2015
3. Assassination of Myrna Mack Marker
The marker is embedded into the sidewalk in front of this small restaurant.
Assassination of Myrna Mack Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 21, 2015
4. Assassination of Myrna Mack Marker
A portion of 12a Calle has been named in honor of Myrna Mack Chang. This is the southwest corner of the intersection with 12a Avenida in Zone 1 of Guatemala City.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 204 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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