Chimaltenango in Municipality of Chimaltenango, Guatemala
Chimaltenango Memorial to the Victims of Guatemala's Armed Conﬂict
de mártires que lucharon por la
paz con justicia social del pueblo
maya kaqchikel y no maya
torturados, masacrados y asesinados
por las fuerzas represivas
de los últimos 36 años
“Del oriente venimos y al oriente vamos” Pop Vuh
Bienaventurados los pacificadores porque ellos serán llamados hijos de Dios Sn. Mateo 5:9
Por la Cabecera Departamental · Manuel Saquic Vasquez · Joselino Xoyon
Por El Tejar · Alejandro Guevara
Por Yepocapa · Cecilio Tejax · Estanislado Tucubal Cuxil
Por Patzicia · Arturo Esquit · Transito Gabriel Pichiya · Margarita Sunuc · Pedro Atz · Felipe Chali · Felipe Atz · Maria Librada Atz · Maria N. Alvarez Azabal · Cruz Atz · Elena Alvarez · Camilo Atz · Hilarion Atz
Por San Andres Itzapa · Pedro Gonzalez
Por San Martin Jilotepeque · Roberto Xinguaque · Felipe Alvarez · Vicente Hernandez
Homenaje por la
Chimalteca por la Paz
en concilio por la firma de la paz firme y duradera
Prebiterio Kaqchikel Chimaltenango
Frente Democratico Nueva Guatemala Departamental
Xoloail Tinamit Chimaltenango
STINOC de Chimaltenango
STEAC de Chimaltenango
Asociacion Campesino San Andres Itzapa
Alcadia San Martin Jilotepeque
Chimaltenango, enero 18 de 1997
Por Santa Apolonia · Francisco Sisimit
Por Patzun · Abel Queche · Carlos Sincal Ajuchan · Lazaro Macia · Roberto Batz
Por Santa Cruz Balanya · Ex. Alcalde Marcelo Coroy · Prof. Jaime Alvarado
Por: Tecpan Guatemala · David Baquiax · Santiago e Salazar · Victoria Velasquez · Gonzales Zalazar · Pedro Salazar · Marcel Ambrosio · Santiago Pichiya · Paulo Pichiya · Lionardo Pichiya · Vicente Hernandez · Julio Estrada · Juan Tzoy · Fernandez Tzoy
Por San Juan Comalapa · Nehemias Cumes · Pascual Serech · Encarnacion Velasquez · Gabriel Velasquez · Juan Garcia · Gregorio Cuxil· Juan Bautista Catu · Juan Ovalle · Eulalio Cumes · Patrocinio Bal Tuyuc · Cristobal Cutzal · Felix Elias · Patricio Elias · Manuel V. Bal Tuyuc · Nicolas Bal Tuyuc · Julio T. Sajcabun · Factor Lopez · Juan F. Cutzal Sotz · Felipe P. Saquiquel · Rodrigo Cun Bal · Santiago Cun Bal · Eduardo Ambrosio · Spolinario Curuchiche · Andres Luch · Nicolas Gonzales · Eliseo Ordon · Carlos Pichiya · Joaquin Pablo · Emilio Pichiya · Lazaro Chex · Celestina C. Colaj · Juan Cumes
En homenaje al compañero comandante
Ricardo Arnoldo Ramirez de Leon
por su insustituible contribución a la paz,
la unidad y la reconciliación nacional.
Lo mas hermoso
para los que han combatido su vida entera,
es llegar al final y decir;
creimos en el hombre y la vida
y la vida y el hombre
jamas nos defraudaron.
Otto Rene Castillo
¡Hasta la Victoria Siempre!
Chimaltenango, 20 de octubre de 1998
“From the east we come and back to the east we return” Popul Vuh
Blessed are the peacemakers because they will be called the children of God. – Matthew 5:9
Names of the victims and representatives by area municipalities
Names of sponsoring organizations
Ricardo Arnoldo Ramírez de León
for his contributions, that can not be substituted, to peace,
unity and national reconciliation.
The most beautiful thing
for those that have fought their whole lives,
is to arrive at the end and say;
we believed in the people and in life
and life and the people never let us down.
Otto Rene Castillo
Onward to Victory!
Chimaltenango, October 20, 1998
Location. 14° 39.673′ N, 90° 49.165′ W. Marker is in Chimaltenango, Chimaltenango, in Municipality of Chimaltenango. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Calle Real and 1a Avenida. Touch for map. The marker and monument is just south of the fountain at the Central Park of Chimaltenango. Marker is in this post office area: Chimaltenango 04001, Guatemala.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. José Simeon Cañas (a few steps from this marker); General Justo Rufino Barrios (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Sebastian Catholic Church of El Tejar (approx. 3.5 kilometers away); Canadian Assistance after the 1976 Earthquake (approx. The 20th Anniversary of the Guatemalan Peace Accords (approx. 6.1 kilometers away); Memorial to the Fallen and Missing of the Community of December 29 (approx. 6.4 kilometers away); Tree of Saint Peter (approx. 9 kilometers away in Sacatepéquez); San Juan Comalapa Memorial to Genocide Victims (approx. 10.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chimaltenango.
1. Ricardo Arnoldo Ramírez de León
Comandante Rolando Morán (December 29, 1929 – September 11, 1998) was the nom de guerre of Ricardo Arnoldo Ramírez de León, leader of the Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity (URNG), an armed Guatemalan resistance organization. At the time of his death he held the post of Secretary General of the URNG. Born in Quetzaltenango in 1929, Ramírez studied law at the National University of San Carlos. At the end of the 1940s he became active as a counselor in the road construction trade union. He joined the Communist Party of Guatemala during the democratic period of the country (1944–54). It was in this time that he became acquainted
Ramírez began to fight Guatemala's rightist dictatorship after leftist president Jacóbo Árbenz was overthrown by a U.S.-sponsored 1954 military coup. He was one of the organizers of the Guerrilla Army of the Poor in 1972, one of the four organizations which later formed the URNG. An unparalleled destruction campaign by the army under the 1982-83 presidency of General Efraín Ríos Montt, however, put an end to Ramírez's hopes for armed resistance against the government, and it became clear to him that the end of the armed conflict could be attained probably only by a negotiated solution.
Ramírez was involved in the peace process between the guerrillas and the government that restored democracy to Guatemala on December 29, 1996 and ended a 36-year-long civil war. After living many years in exile, President Álvaro Arzú allowed him to return to the country, and the URNG become a legal political party. Jointly with Arzú, he received the 1996 UNESCO Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize. Ramírez died in Guatemala City in 1998. Adapted from Wikipedia
— Submitted May 21, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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