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Irma Marina Flaquer Azurdia

 
 
Irma Marina Flaquer Azurdia Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2016
1. Irma Marina Flaquer Azurdia Marker
Inscription.
Reconocimiento del estado a la memoria de la:
Licenciada Irma Marina Flaquea (sic, Flaquer) Azurdia
por su lucha y defensa de los derechos
humanos en especial a la libertad de
expresión y por decir:
“Los que otros callan”

Licenciado Alfonso Portillo Cabrera
Presidente de la Republica de Guatemala
Guatemala, 5 de septiembre 2001

English translation:
Recognition from the state to the memory of:
Irma Marina Flaquea (sic, Flaquer) Azurdia
for her struggle and defense of human rights,
especially the right of expression,
and for saying:
“What others silence”

Alfonso Portillo Cabrera
President of the Republic of Guatemala
Guatemala, September 5, 2001

 
Erected 2001.
 
Location. 14° 34.469′ N, 90° 31.459′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Marker can be reached from Avenida Las Americas just from 21a Calle. Click for map. The marker is in the traffic circle on Avenida Las Americas in Zone 14 of Guatemala City.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain General Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme (approx. one kilometer away); Benito Juárez
Guatemalan journalists fallen during the execution of their duties, 1987 marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2016
2. Guatemalan journalists fallen during the execution of their duties, 1987 marker
Homenaje a los periodistas caidos en el ejercicio de la profesion

Alejandro Cordova · Enrique Salazar Solorzano · Miguel Angel Valle · Isidoro Zarco · Jose Leon Castañeda · Irma Flaquer · Marco Antonio Cacao Muñoz · Manuel de Jesus Marroquin · Mario Ribas Montes · Fulvio Alirio Mejia Milian · Jorge Adalberto Marroquin Mejia · Roberto Giron Lemus · Luz Angelina Jimenez · Jorge Soria Santiago · Gilberto Castellanos Pellecer · Mario Monterroso Armas · Luis Diaz Perez · Luis Alberto Romero · Edgar Federico Torres Vaides
Junta Directiva A.P.G.
Guatemala 12 de enero de 1987.
(approx. 1.1 kilometers away); General José de San Martín (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); General Francisco de Paula Santander (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Antonio José de Irisarri (approx. 1.9 kilometers away); Simón Bolívar (approx. 2.1 kilometers away); Carlos Merida (approx. 2.6 kilometers away); Mario Dary Rivera (approx. 2.9 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Guatemala City.
 
Regarding Irma Marina Flaquer Azurdia. Irma Flaquer Azurdia (b. Guatemala City, Guatemala - 1938), was a Guatemalan psychologist and journalist known for her frank criticism of the Guatemalan government. In 1958 she started a column in the Guatemalan newspaper La Hora, entitled "Lo que otros callan" ("What others silence") which she would later transfer over to La Nación newspaper in the years 1971 to 1980. On October 16, 1980, she and her son were returning to their home when they were attacked by gunmen in two cars. Her son Fernando was killed directly and she was abducted and never seen again. She had been the first white, middle-class, professional woman to have
Irma Marina Flaquer Azurdia Marker and other associated markers image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2016
3. Irma Marina Flaquer Azurdia Marker and other associated markers
The base next to the obelisk reads: Clemente Marroquin Rojas, 1897-1978, Paladin de la Libertad de Prensa, Homenaje de la Municipalidad de Guatemala, 1979
been abducted and presumably murdered in Guatemala during that time. The Inter American Press Association investigated the case of Irma Flaquer as part of its impunity project, and the case was the first that the IAPA brought to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which ruled that the Guatemalan government was responsible for her disappearance, at the very least by not protecting her as a public figure. This marker was part of the Guatemalan government's agreement to take responsibility for her disappearance and death. Ironically, her name is misspelled, showing Flaquea and not Flaquer.
 
Categories. CommunicationsPatriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US
 
Fallen Guatemalan Congressional journalists additional marker from 1990 image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2016
4. Fallen Guatemalan Congressional journalists additional marker from 1990
Post-actus
A los cronistas parlamentarios fallecidos en ejercicio de su prefesion y por su vocacion democratica
Guat. 14 de julio 1990
M.A.E.
In memory of fallen journalists additional marker from 1974 image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2016
5. In memory of fallen journalists additional marker from 1974
En memoria de los periodistas caidos
en el ejercicio de su profesion

Asociacion de Periodistas
de Guatemala
1974

Municipalidad de Guatemala
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 208 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on October 2, 2016.
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