Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
Guatemalan Revolution of 1944
a sus heroes historicos
protagonistas de la gloriosa
Revolución del 20 de Octubre de 1944
A tribute from the Guatemalan people to the historic heroes of the glorious Revolution of October 20, 1944
Location. 14° 38.55′ N, 90° 30.788′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Marker can be reached from 6a Calle. Touch for map. This marker is embedded into the sidewalk directly in front of Guatemala's Naional Palace (Palacio Nacional). Marker is at or near this postal address: 6a Calle, Zone 1, Guatemala City, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. National Day of Dignity for the Victims of Guatemala's Armed Conflict (within shouting distance of this marker); The Central American Act of Independence (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Assassination of Oliverio Castañeda de Leon (about 180 meters away); Mariano Guerrero de Léon (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Murder of Abner Abdiel Hernandez Orellana (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Fire in Guatemala City Assassination of Bishop Juan José Gerardi Conedera (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); First Cathedral in Guatemala City (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
Regarding Guatemalan Revolution of 1944. The October 20, 1944 revolution in Guatemala overthrew dictator Jorge Ubico. A series of democratic, labor and agrarian reforms were started, although a US backed counter-revolution in 1954 eliminated almost all gains. This period is commonly known as the "Ten Years of Spring" in Guatemalan history.
Also see . . . Guatemalan Revolution of October 20, 1944. (Submitted on January 8, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
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