Quetzaltenango, Guatemala — Central America
1962 Student Protests in Quetzaltenango
Nunca olvides la sangre
generosa de los martires
universitarias caidos en
las gloriosas jornadas
de marzo y abril de 1962
que se inmolaron por darte
una patria mejor
5º aniversario – A.C.D.O.
Quezaltenango, 21 abril 1967
Never forget the blood that was spilled here by the university student martyrs that fell on those glorious days of March and April of 1962.
They sacrificed themselves to give you a better nation.
5th anniversary - ACDO
Quezaltenango, April 21, 1967
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil Rights • Education • Wars, Non-US. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1962.
Location. 14° 50.234′ N, 91° 31.098′ W. Marker is in Quetzaltenango. Marker is on 1a Calle, 0 kilometers west of 13a Avenida, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13-09 1a Calle, Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Bethel Evangelical Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Jesús Castillo (within shouting distance of this marker); Rosario de Paz Chajchalac de Mendizabal (within shouting distance of this marker); Osmundo Arriola (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The German School of Guatemala (about 120 meters away); National Girls School No. 2 "Antonia Estrada Monzón" (about 150 meters away); Juan José Ortega (about 150 meters away); Hospital General de Occidente “San Juan de Dios” (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quetzaltenango.
Regarding 1962 Student Protests in Quetzaltenango. In March and April, 1962 there were widespread protests throughout Guatemala against then-President General Ydigoras Fuentes, who was widely seen as having been elected in corrupt elections. There was also considerable anger for Guatemala having allowed the U.S. to train Cuban exiles in Guatemala for the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion. In this early phase of the Guatemalan civil conflict, that would go on until a formal peace treaty was signed in 1996, it was common for student protests to be met with intense violence by military forces, resulting in many student deaths. In future years the conflict would generally move away from
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 7, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 7, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.