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Guatemala City, Aug 10 Various social organizations in Guatemala are getting ready today for tomorrow’s mobilization in this capital, as a continuation of the day of protests against corruption.

In a statement, the Social and Popular Assembly of Guatemala (ASP), the Maya Waqib’ Kej National Coordination and Convergence, Citizen Action and JusticiaYa, invited the population to join the demonstrations scheduled for August 11 in repudiation of “a government mafia and to demand its end.

The group warns in its appeal how the “Pacto de Corruptos has managed to consolidate the capture of the State, to the point of flagrantly violating the fundamental rights of our peoples and of any person who opposes corruption.”

Among the reasons that expose the current crisis of the Government of Alejandro Giammattei, they mention the businesses with the vaccines against Covid-19 and the mismanagement of the pandemic, even the successive states of calamity without seeing their effects, the increase in the poverty, high cost of living and starvation wages.

The call pronounces on the capture of the founder of elPeriódico, José Rubén Zamora, with great judicial deployment to silence the criticism of the medium.

The groups raise five basic demands or demands, among them, serious and objective economic actions to reduce the continuous rise in the basic basket, the resignation of Walter Mazariegos as de facto rector and the repetition of the electoral process at the University of San Carlos.

Other claims have to do with Giammattei’s ignorance as president and the resignation of the attorney general, Consuelo Porras, and Rafael Curruchiche, head of the Special Prosecutor’s Office against Impunity.

They also demand respect for freedom of expression and the release of all political prisoners, as well as an end to the criminalization of prosecutors, honest judges, journalists and human rights defenders.

Yesterday, some 20 civil, indigenous, student and women’s organizations blocked important highway sections nationwide and in other points took to the streets peacefully.

“If we keep quiet and don’t protest, we lose everything”, #VamosALaCalle” #HagamosElParo, #TodosContraLaCorrupción and #ParemosLaDictadura are the slogans and labels that set the trend here on social networks hours before another day of demonstrations, this time with a greater presence in this capital.

Taken from Latin Press

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