Martyrs' Plaza of the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, a War Memorial

Martyrs' Plaza of the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, a War Memorial (HM1T2D)

Location: Guatemala, Guatemala 01012
Country: Guatemala

N 14° 35.262', W 90° 33.104'

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La Universidadde San Carlosde GuatemalaA sus heroesy martires20 de octubre de 1979Marcador adicional en la reversa:Retazos de VientoHay que desnudar la memoria...para liberar las manosde quienes regaron las milpasy empuñaron clavelespara escuchar a cientos de ruiseñoresque atricheraron su cantoen un viejo cipresHay que desnudar la memoria...para liberar el llanto, la voz, la miradade miles de victimas que esperan la lluviapara continuar la siembrapara reconocer los diferentes caminosque legitimaron nuestros hermanoscuando escapaban del ventarronHay que desnudar la memoria...para recuperar el maizque desgranaron con el poderde metralletaspara desenterrar el baúl de sueñosy recuperar las huellas de nuestros martireshay que desnudarladesnudarladesnudarla...para reconstruir la verdadera historiay despertar esas luciérnagas dormidasen los ojos de nuestros hijospara prepararle una emboscada rotundaa la tristeza e invocar la fuerzade quienes se atrevieronNorma Murillo (Guatemalteca) Defender la Vida. A nuestros mártires universitariosNo fue tras la muerte a lo que fuimos...fue tras la vida. Asociacion de Estudiantes Universitarios "Oliverio
Castañeda de Leon" Agosto de 1999, año de Esclarecimiento Historico. English translation:The University of San Carlos of GuatemalaTo its heroes and martyrsOctober 20, 1979Additional marker on monument reverse:Scraps of WindYou have to unmask memory...so as to free the handsof those that watered the cornfieldsand pointed carnationsso as to listen to hundreds of hummingbirdsthat entrenched their songin an old cypressYou have to unmask memory...so as to liberate the crying, the voice, the lookof the thousand of victims that were waiting on the rainto continue with the plantingato recognize the different pathsthat legitamized our brotherswhen they escaped from the whirlwindYou have to unmask memory...to recover the cornthat they took off the cob with the powerof machine gunsand to dig up the trunk full of dreamsand recover the steps of our martyrsYou have to unmask itunmask itunmask it...so as to reconstruct the true historyand awake those sleeping lightning bugsin the eyes of our childrento prepare a profound ambushagainst sadness and invoke the strengthof those that daredNorma Murillo (Guatemalan) Defend LifeTo our university martyrsYou didn't go after death...you went after
life.Association of University Students "Oliverio Castañeda de Leon" August 1999, year of Historical Understanding.
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HM NumberHM1T2D
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Year Placed1979
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 15th, 2016 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15P E 763775 N 1614144
Decimal Degrees14.58770000, -90.55173333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 14° 35.262', W 90° 33.104'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds14° 35' 15.72" N, 90° 33' 6.24" W
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Area Code(s)413
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Bv. Universitario, Guatemala Guatemala 01012, GT
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