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50th Anniversary of the Guatemalan Social Security Institute

 
 
50th Anniversary of the Guatemalan Social Security Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2018
1. 50th Anniversary of the Guatemalan Social Security Institute Marker
Inscription.
Cincuentenario del I.G.S.S. 1946-1996
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.


English translation:
50th Anniversary of IGSS (Guatemala Social Security Insitutute)
1946-1996

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).
 
Location. 14° 37.581′ N, 90° 30.917′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in Municipality of Guatemala. Marker is on 22 Calle just east of 6a Avenida, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guatemala City, Guatemala 01001, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
50th Anniversary of the Guatemalan Social Security Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2018
2. 50th Anniversary of the Guatemalan Social Security Institute Marker
The marker is here to the right in this view of the northern entrance of the Guatemalan Social Security Institute headquarters building.
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); Municipal Headquarters of Guatemala City (was about 90 meters away but has been reported missing. ); 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). 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.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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