They will celebrate Journalists’ Day in Guatemala with a sit-in

The organizers called on all residents to join, starting at 10:00 local time, at the entity’s headquarters, and reiterated that they will not be silenced, in an explicit reference to those detained for conveying their opinions.

In the human rights square in the capital, in front of the Supreme Court of Justice, the president of the Association of Journalists of Guatemala, Byron Barrera, asked for the support of the entire community last week.

He included key representatives, especially from the church, in ringing the bells on time and urged them to join the campaign.

Citizens were asked to honk their car horns at 6:00 pm local time, and make the sound of pans and pots in support of constitutional rights and guarantees.

Regarding the demand to end the persecution of the MP, Barrera said: “We believe that this is one of the many measures that we can contribute.”

The leader of the journalistic sector has supported the protests of the indigenous authorities, which have been demanding the resignation of their highest figure, Consuelo Porras, before the Attorney General’s Office for more than 50 days.

The head of the APG Association considered: “We are in a very difficult situation, as it seeks to mock the popular will that was expressed at the ballot boxes.”

He explained that we do not support any party or candidate, but we believe that the votes of the population should be respected.

For his part, Vice President of the entity, Mario Resino, commented that if students, teachers and researchers are now criminalized for issuing statements, it will later be against citizens, he said.

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Last Thursday, the MP presented a new investigation, based on which he carried out 31 raids, searches and searches of homes, in addition to sending six people to prison.

Through the so-called USAC Takeover: Political Plunder Case, the institution implicated presidential-elect duo Bernardo Arevalo and Karen Herrera in events that occurred at the country’s premier higher education campus.

Students, professors, legislators as well as Semela standard-bearers then demonstrated against what was described as a fraudulent vote that imposed Walter Mazariegos as rector of the university.

Various organizations condemned the judicial maneuvers against members of the University of San Carlos in Guatemala.

Every year on November 30, the birth of “La Gaceta de Guatemala,” the first newspaper in Central America, in November 1729, is celebrated in this nation.


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