Guatemala City in Municipality of Guatemala, Guatemala
50th Anniversary of the Guatemalan Social Security Institute
La Revolucion de Octubre vive por encima y mas alla de cualesquiera de sus hijos mas significados:
pertenece al pueblo y constituye su mas alto patrimonio y la noble bandera de Guatemala
Luis Cardoza y Aragon
Unidad de Accion Sindical y Popular.
Guatemala 20 de octubre 1996.
The October Revolution lives above and beyond any of its most significant children,
it belongs to the people and constitutes its highest patrimony and is the most noble flag of Guatemala.
Luis Cardoza y Aragón
Union and Popular Action Unit
Guatemala, October 20, 1996.
Erected 1996 by Unidad de Accion Sindical y Popular (UASP).
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Government & Politics • Labor Unions • Wars, Non-US.
Location. 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. Juan José Arévalo Bermejo (within shouting distance of this marker); Mural of the Guatemalan Nationality (within shouting distance of this marker); The Guatemalan Peace Accords (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Crédito Hipotecario Nacional (about 90 meters away); The Quetzal as Guatemala's Currency (about 150 meters away); Mario Méndez Montenegro (about 180 meters away); Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (about 180 meters away); Bicentennial of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
Regarding 50th Anniversary of the Guatemalan Social Security Institute. The October 20, 1944 revolution in Guatemala overthrew dictator Jorge Ubico. A series of democratic, labor and agrarian reforms were started, including the creation of the Guatemalan Social Security Institute in 1946 as mentioned in the marker text. The IGSS was actually created on October 28, 1946 but the marker probably included the October 20 date as a way to recall the start of the revolution. A US backed counter-revolution in 1954 eliminated almost all of these gains, although the IGSS has continued until the present day, but in a much reduced form. The period from 1944 to 1954 is commonly known as the "Ten Years of Spring" in Guatemalan history.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.