Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
Mobile Military Police
Por su aporte a la libertad y la paz
To the Mobile Military Police (PMA)
For their support of liberty and peace
Location. 14° 37.692′ N, 90° 30.976′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Marker can be reached from 19a Calle just from 6a Avenida. Click for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Guatemalan Military Museum. The entrance to the museum is on 19a Calle, just a few meters before the intersection with 6a Avenida heading towards the south.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Guatemalan Military Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Mario Méndez Montenegro (within shouting distance of this marker); The Quetzal as Guatemala´s Currency (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); 300th Anniversary of the Printing Press in Guatemala (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Assassination of Maria Chinchilla (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Dolores Bedoya de Molina (approx. José Martí in Guatemala (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); House of Miguel Garcia Granados (approx. one kilometer away). Click for a list of all markers in Guatemala City.
Regarding Mobile Military Police. Guatemala's Mobile Military Police (PMA, for its initials in Spanish) infamously played a role in consolidating and maintaining state control in rural Guatemala, providing surveillance, apprehending and interrogating suspected "subversives" and guerrillas, and working with the landed elite to discipline the rural workforce, undermine unions, and suppress worker rebellions at plantations and factories. By the 1970s the PMA had also become an integral part of Guatemala's military intelligence apparatus and was performing more specialized military functions. Between 1980 and 1983, through the presidencies of Romeo Lucas Garcia and Efrain Rios Montt, the PMA played a key role in the counterinsurgency operations in the predominantly indigenous highlands, where the EGP (Ejército Guerrillero de los Pobres, a major guerrilero group) maintained its strongholds.
During the Guatemalan armed conflict, the PMA was particularly notorious for systematic and widespread human rights violations,
Categories. • Wars, Non-US •
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