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In Tune with Global Movemement, People of Guatemala Are Rising Up Against for Dignity and Justice


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In Tune with Global Movemement, People of Guatemala Are Rising Up Against for Dignity and Justice

Arturo Clark

A long history of military dictatorships, brutal civil war, and generalized violence fueled by drug cartels and gangs effectively silenced the people of Guatemala for decades. This prolonged period of civic inaction has resulted in widespread feelings of resignation and cynicism that have allowed the status quo to perpetuate itself. That all changed recently, as a citizen movement has taken to the streets amid growing feelings of indignation prompted by the country’s rampant corruption and impunity problems.