Archive for October 20th, 2011

Calzada Revolución

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

The Revolution of October 20, 1944 was a civic-military movement occurred in Guatemala, led by the military, students and workers, which overthrew the military government of General Federico Ponce Valdes, led to the first free elections in the country, and inaugurated a period of ten years to modernize the State the benefit of the majority of working class. Subsequent historiography has called this period as the “Ten Years of Spring” or the “Golden Age” of Guatemala, and now on October 20 a national holiday, commemorated as the “Day of Revolution 1944.”

About the Revolution, we have a road and a monument in Mixco, which also goes unnoticed in the middle of traffic chaos.