Archive for April 12th, 2011

Calle Martí

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

In Guatemala occurs the overthrow of President Estrada Cabrera in 1920; what was known as the Estrada Cabrera Boulevard should begin to be called in another way, as expected. The government in fact, created a law that prohibits naming any monument, street or any building with the name of a president.

Until the middle of the last century for political relations with Cuba as well as a tribute to the centenary of his birth, the street is named as the recognized Cuban writer: José Martí.

Today Calle Martí is one of the most crowded streets in the Guatemala City and more chaotic during rush hour as you will notice in the picture.