Guatemalans Demand Justice for Women on Day of the Dead

November 4, 2005

GUATEMALA CITY (EFE) – OnMonday, a day celebrated as The Day ofthe Dead, a group of Guatemalans held aprotest in the capital city’s main cemeteryto demand justice for the almost 2,000women murdered brutally here over thelast four years.“We are in solidarity with the familiesof the thousands of women who wereassassinated with impunity in our country,and we denounce the government onceagain for not complying with its obligationsto provide security and justice forwomen,” one activist said. “We women arefed up with all the violence.”Since 2001, 1,897 women have beenkilled in Guatemala, and only five of thecases have been solved. The number ofdeaths totals 2,125 since the year 2000.“The killings continue and with completeimpunity,” said human rights activistAndrea Barrios. “There has been noanswer from the government.”A spokesman from the Ministry of theInterior said the police are continuing toinvestigate the cases.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

News
434 views

The Tico Times Weekly Digest: March 18, 2019

Alexander Villegas - March 18, 2019

OIJ joins the investigation into two police officers, the 737 Max is banned from Costa Rican airspace and some awesome…

Volunteer firefighters mobilize to protect Nosara from wildfires
Changemakers
1246 views
Changemakers
1246 views

Volunteer firefighters mobilize to protect Nosara from wildfires

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 18, 2019

Fueled by strong winds and unusually dry conditions, wildfires near Nosara, Guanacaste have forced a community of volunteer firefighters to…

Costa Ricans star as FC Cincinnati wins first MLS match
Costa Rica
1042 views
Costa Rica
1042 views

Costa Ricans star as FC Cincinnati wins first MLS match

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 17, 2019

The match may have been played in Ohio, but all eyes were on Costa Rica’s stars as FC Cincinnati defeated…