Quetzaltenango in Municipality of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
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
Location. 14° 50.234′ N, 91° 31.098′ W. Marker is in Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango, in Municipality of 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.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 23 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jesús Castillo (within shouting distance of this marker); Rosario de Paz Chajchalac de Mendizabal (within shouting distance of this Osmundo Arriola (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The German School of Guatemala (about 120 meters away); Juan José Ortega (about 150 meters away); Cathedral of the Holy Spirit (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Manuel Tzoc, Founder of Nahualá (approx. 21.6 kilometers away in Sololá).
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 urban centers and towards more rural areas.
Categories. • Civil Rights • Education • Wars, Non-US •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 7, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.