Archive for March 27th, 2012

They Walked 131 Miles Demanding Changes

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

The reason hundreds of Guatemalans decided to walk that distance heading to Guatemala City, is for demanding changes, all what they are asking should be present in our days, but guess what? Is not.

They arrived to Central Park after walking nine days, yes, you read well, nine days! This shows, among other things, how everything centralizes in Guatemala City. If you have a demand, you have to actually be here. Not to mention, happens all the time; everybody thinks the new government, will do something about it.

All of them, will stay in the streets until they get the answer they want.  They are here to demand concrete solutions to the agrarian conflict in Guatemala, the cancellation of licenses for mining and hydroelectric projects, they also denounce abuses and outside the law evictions.