Guatemala City in Municipality of Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala
Irma Marina Flaquer Azurdia
Licenciada Irma Marina Flaquea (sic, Flaquer) Azurdia
por su lucha y defensa de los derechos
humanos en especial a la libertad de
expresión y por decir:
“Los que otros callan”
Licenciado Alfonso Portillo Cabrera
Presidente de la Republica de Guatemala
Guatemala, 5 de septiembre 2001
Recognition from the state to the memory of:
Irma Marina Flaquea (sic, Flaquer) Azurdia
for her struggle and defense of human rights,
especially the right of expression,
and for saying:
“What others silence”
Alfonso Portillo Cabrera
President of the Republic of Guatemala
Guatemala, September 5, 2001
Location. 14° 34.469′ N, 90° 31.459′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in Municipality of Guatemala. Marker can be reached from Avenida Las Americas just from 21a Calle. Touch for map. The marker is in the traffic circle on Avenida Las Americas in Zone 14 of Guatemala City. Marker is in this post office area: Guatemala City, Guatemala 01014, Guatemala.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker Captain General Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme (approx. one kilometer away); Benito Juárez (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); General José de San Martín (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); General Francisco de Paula Santander (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Antonio José de Irisarri (approx. 1.9 kilometers away); Simón Bolívar (approx. 2.1 kilometers away); Carlos Merida (approx. 2.6 kilometers away); Mario Dary Rivera (approx. 2.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
Regarding Irma Marina Flaquer Azurdia. Irma Flaquer Azurdia (b. Guatemala City, Guatemala - 1938), was a Guatemalan psychologist and journalist known for her frank criticism of the Guatemalan government. In 1958 she started a column in the Guatemalan newspaper La Hora, entitled "Lo que otros callan" ("What others silence") which she would later transfer over to La Nación newspaper in the years 1971 to 1980. On October 16, 1980, she and her son were returning to their home when they were attacked by gunmen in two cars. Her son Fernando was killed directly and she was abducted and never seen again. She had been the first white, middle-class, professional woman to have been abducted and presumably murdered in Guatemala during that time. The Inter American Press Association investigated the case of Irma
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