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Memorial to Héctor Interiano, Carlos Cuevas and Gustavo Castañón

 
 
Memorial to Héctor Interiano, Carlos Cuevas and Gustavo Castañón Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 17, 2017
1. Memorial to Héctor Interiano, Carlos Cuevas and Gustavo Castañón Marker
Inscription.  
Gobierno de la República de Guatemala
Comisión Presidencial Coordinadora de la Política
del Ejecutivo en materia de Derechos Humanos – COPREDEH -

Los parques, las aulas universitarias, las calles
guatemaltecas son testigos de las luchas
inclaudicables, el amor, la solidaridad y las
sonrisas de miles de universitarios.
Porque ellos dieron su vida, en busca de una
Guatemala digna, con justicia social:
Héctor Interiano,
Carlos Cuevas, Gustavo Castañón

y muchisimos más están
¡Presentes! ¡Vivos hoy y siempre!
en el corazón de sus familias en la historia
y en el noble sentir del pueblo de Guatemala.
Desaparecidos forzadamente entre
el 15 y 21 de mayo de 1984

Junio 2011 Acuerdo de Solución Amistosa caso CIDH 9,326
para la dignificación de las Víctimas del conflicto armado interno

English translation:
Government of the Republic of Guatemala
Presidential Commission for Executive Policy on Human Rights - COPREDEH

The parks, university classrooms and streets
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of Guatemala bear witness to the tireless struggles, love, solidarity and the smiles of thousands of university students. They gave their life, in search of a worthy Guatemala that values social justice:
Héctor Interiano,
Carlos Cuevas, Gustavo Castañón

and many more say:
We are here! Alive, today and always!
In the hearts of their families, in history and in the noble sentiment of the people of Guatemala.
They were the victims of forced disappearance between May 15 to 24, 1984

June 2011 - Settlement agreement for IACHR case #9326
For the dignity of the victims of the internal armed conflict

 
Erected 2011 by Gobierno de la República de Guatemala.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsEducationWars, Non-US. A significant historical date for this entry is May 15, 1984.
 
Location. 14° 38.627′ N, 90° 31.012′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala (Guatemala Department). Marker is on 5a Calle just east of 2a Avenida, on the right when traveling east. This marker is in the northeast corner of the José Batres Montufar Park in Zone 1, Guatemala City. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guatemala City, Guatemala 01001, Guatemala. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Federico Hernández de León (a few steps from this marker); University of San Carlos Faculty of Medical Sciences 1918-1921
Memorial to Héctor Interiano, Carlos Cuevas and Gustavo Castañón Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 17, 2017
2. Memorial to Héctor Interiano, Carlos Cuevas and Gustavo Castañón Marker
The relatively small marker can be seen near the corner of this park.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Presidential House (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Paseo de la Sexta (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Central American Act of Independence (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Mariano Guerrero de Léon (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Shopping Arcade (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Guatemalan Revolution of 1944 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
 
Regarding Memorial to Héctor Interiano, Carlos Cuevas and Gustavo Castañón. In May, 1984, agents of the Guatemalan dictatorship government disappeared many leaders of the Association of University Students of the University of San Carlos, including these three mentioned on the marker. They were never seen or heard from again. The placing of this marker near where they were kidnapped was part of the resolution of a legal case against the Guatemalan Government.
 
Memorial to Héctor Interiano, Carlos Cuevas and Gustavo Castañón Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 17, 2017
3. Memorial to Héctor Interiano, Carlos Cuevas and Gustavo Castañón Marker
The marker can be seen in the distance in the park, in front of a person wearing a white shirt.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 209 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 8, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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