Archive for April 18th, 2011

The last speech

Monday, April 18th, 2011

The President of Guatemala in 1954, Jacobo Arbenz, gave his last speech after being overthrown with the support of the United States government. After finishing his speech Arbenz said that he was leaving for the border after renouncing the presidency.

What Arbenz meant was to he would take refuge in the Mexican Embassy, which at that time it was located just across the street from the National Palace in zona 1, the building you see in the photograph.