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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala — Central America
 

10th Anniversary of the Guatemalan Peace Accords

 
 
10th Anniversary of the Guatemalan Peace Accords Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 26, 2018
1. 10th Anniversary of the Guatemalan Peace Accords Marker
Inscription.  

Secretaria de la Paz
Presidencia de la Republica

Que los pueblos tengan paz, mucha paz y que sean felices, dadnos buena vida, vida útil y existencia.
Pop Wuj

En conmemoración del X Aniversario de la Firma de la Paz
Licda. Norma Quixtan Secretaria de la Paz
Lic. Jorge Rolando Barrientos Pellecer Alcalde Municipal 2004-2008
Quetzaltenango, 16 de febrero de 2007.


English translation:
Secretariat of Peace
Presidency of the Republic

That the people have peace, so much peace and that they are happy. Give us a good and useful life and existence.
Pop Wuj

In Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the Signing of the Guatemalan Peace Accords

Norma Quixtán, Secretary of Peace
Jorge Rolando Barrientos Pellecer, Municipal Mayor 2004-2008
Quetzaltenango, February 16, 2007
 
Erected 2007 by Secretaría de la Paz, Presidencia de la República de Guatemala.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics
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PeaceWars, Non-US. A significant historical date for this entry is February 16, 2007.
 
Location. 14° 50.692′ N, 91° 31.444′ W. Marker is in Quetzaltenango. Memorial is on 4a Calle just west of 19 Avenida, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World Record for a Marathon While Jumping Rope (approx. half a kilometer away); Los Altos Electric Railway (approx. half a kilometer away); Dr. Rodolfo Robles (approx. half a kilometer away); Monument to Benito Juárez (approx. half a kilometer away); Mother María Encarnación Rosal (approx. half a kilometer away); Hospital General de Occidente “San Juan de Dios” (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Justo Rufino Barrios (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); 100th Anniversary of the Marimba Ideal (approx. 0.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quetzaltenango.
 
More about this marker. The marker commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Guatemalan Peace Accords signed in 1996, putting an end to the internal armed conflict which began in 1960.

The quote from the marker is from the Pop Wuj (or Popul Vuh), the recounting of the mythology and history of the K'iche' people.
 
10th Anniversary of the Guatemalan Peace Accords Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 26, 2018
2. 10th Anniversary of the Guatemalan Peace Accords Marker
The marker is attached to a replica of the Peace Monument (Monumento a la Paz) by Luis Fernando Carlos León, 1997.
10th Anniversary of the Guatemalan Peace Accords Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 26, 2018
3. 10th Anniversary of the Guatemalan Peace Accords Marker
The marker and sculpture are directly south of Quetzaltenango's historical train station, now unfortunately rented out as a mattress store.
10th Anniversary of the Guatemalan Peace Accords Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 26, 2018
4. 10th Anniversary of the Guatemalan Peace Accords Marker
An additional nearby marker for the Manuel Lisandro Barillas Military Brigade image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 26, 2018
5. An additional nearby marker for the Manuel Lisandro Barillas Military Brigade
This additional marker is attached near the entrance to the historic Quetzaltenango train station. It commemorated the 30th anniversary of the brigade at this location in 1975. The military brigade was closed in 2004 and many of its past leaders are accused of torture, kidnapping and murder.
Sign for the Centro Intercultural de Quetzaltenango, 4a Calle entre 19 y 21 Av. Zona 3 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 26, 2018
6. Sign for the Centro Intercultural de Quetzaltenango, 4a Calle entre 19 y 21 Av. Zona 3
A few meters east of the marker is this large sign for the Intercultural Center of Quetzaltenango. The center itself does not appear to be operational at the site as of the taking of this photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 14, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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