Guatemala City in Guatemala Department,
Tragedy of the “Virgen de la Asunción” Safe Home
En memoria de las 41 niñas
asesinadas en el
Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asunción
renombramos a este espacio como
Plaza de las Niñas de
8 de Marzo
No las olvidamos
Fue el Estado.
In memory of the 41 girls murdered in the
“Virgen de la Asunción” Safe Home
we rename this space as the Plaza of the Girls of Guatemala
March 8, 2017
We will not forget
that this was done by the Government.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters. A significant historical date for this entry is March 8, 2017.
Location. 14° 38.524′ N, 90° 30.793′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala (Guatemala Department). Marker can be reached from 6a Calle just west of 7a Avenida, on the left when traveling west. The marker is in Zone 1 of Guatemala City, near the center of the Plaza de la Constitución (Constitution Plaza). Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. National Day of Dignity for the Victims of Guatemala's Armed Conflict (here, next to this marker); Guatemalan Revolution of 1944 (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial to the Victims of Guatemala's Armed Conflict (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Paseo de la Sexta (about 120 meters away); The Central American Act of Independence (about 120 meters away); Shopping Arcade (about 120 meters away); Assassination of Oliverio Castañeda de Leon (about 150 meters away); Presidential House (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
Regarding Tragedy of the “Virgen de la Asunción” Safe Home. The place known as the "Virgin of the Assumption" Safe Home, was a Guatemalan state-run protective center for children and adolescents. Most were the victims of violence, neglect and child abuse. It began to function in 2010 in the nearby municipality of San José Pinula. Since 2010 it had housed minors up to 18 years old and since 2012 it began to house minors with legal problems that had already served criminal sentences but had no relatives to take care of them. On March 8, 2017 a fire started in the center, probably as part of a protest against abuses
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.