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Assassination of Mario López Larrave

 
 
Assassination of Mario López Larrave Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 17, 2016
1. Assassination of Mario López Larrave Marker
The marker is a large mural that includes the marker text, an image of López Larrave and an image of protesting workers.
Inscription.
Al ilustre abogado defensor de la clase trabajadora
Mario Lopez Larrave
en el X aniversario de su asesinato
Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Universidad de San Carlos – S.T.U.S.C. -

“…quisieron matar tus ideas,
pero éstas quedaron prendidas
en cada mente iluminada
que escuchó tu palabra.
Quisieron mata tu intelecto,
pero quedaron tus escritos.
y tu libro
de Historia Sindical
bajo el brazo cariñoso
de la familia obrera.
Pretendieron con tu muerte
acabar con la cantera
de paladines
de las causas proletarias,
pero.
al terrible tonido
de las balas asesinas,
despertaron
millones de conciencias
que estaban dormidas.
Ellas se alzarán
como marea humana
al coro de miles de voces
y miles de puños
calientes por luchar
en las calles milenarias
de la patria
hasta la victoria final.”
8 de junio 1977/87.

English translation:
To the illustrious defense lawyer of the working classes
Mario Lopez Larrave
on the 10th anniversary of his assassination
The University of San Carlos Employees’ Union

“…they wanted to kill your ideas,
but they remain in every enlightened mind that heard your words.
They wanted to kill your intellect,
but they remain in your
Assassination of Mario López Larrave Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 17, 2016
2. Assassination of Mario López Larrave Marker
writings and your book on Labor Union History
carried under the loving arm of the family of workers.
With your death they hoped to destroy the source
of heroes for the proletarian causes,
but the terrible sound of their murdering bullets
awoke millions of consciousnesses that were sleeping.
They will rise up like a human tide, like a chorus of thousands of voices
and thousands of fists ready for the struggle in the historic streets
of the nation until the final victory.”
June 8, 1977/87.

 
Erected 1987 by Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Universidad de San Carlos – S.T.U.S.C.
 
Location. 14° 35.232′ N, 90° 33.111′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in Municipality of Guatemala. Marker can be reached from Boulevard Universitario. Touch for map. The marker and mural are north of the Recursos Educativos (Educational Resources) Building on the USAC Campus. Marker is in this post office area: Guatemala City, Guatemala 01012, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Martyrs' Plaza of the University of San Carlos of Guatemala (within shouting distance of this marker); 300th Anniversary of the Founding of the San Carlos University of Guatemala (about
Additional marker on the mural from the STUSC 1996 image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 17, 2016
3. Additional marker on the mural from the STUSC 1996

El STUSC
a traves de su Junta Directiva
1996-1997
Rinde homenaje al insigne paladin
de la justicia social
y consagrada laboralista
Mario Lopez Larrave
quien fue asesinada 08-06-77
por los esbirros del gobierno de turno
y la oligarquia terrateniente
¡¡Porque amamos la paz
luchamos por la justicia!!
STUSC presente
Unidos Venceremos
Guatemala 12 de Julio de 1996
120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Oliverio Castañeda de León (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Dr. Carlos Martínez Durán (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Carlos Merida (approx. 2.7 kilometers away); Mario Dary Rivera (approx. 3 kilometers away); Irma Marina Flaquer Azurdia (approx. 3.3 kilometers away); Captain General Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme (approx. 3.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
 
Regarding Assassination of Mario López Larrave. Mario López Larrave (1929-1977) was a Guatemalan lawyer and university professor, specializing in laws related to labor organization. He was murdered by machine gun fire by unknown assailants while leaving in a vehicle from his offices at Via 7, 4-79, Zone 4 of Guatemala City.
 
Categories. Civil RightsPatriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US
 
Location of the Assassination of Mario López Larrave image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 15, 2016
4. Location of the Assassination of Mario López Larrave
The location of his office where he was assassinated on Via 7, 4-79, Zone 4, Guatemala City, is now an auto services workshop.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4. submitted on December 15, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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