Military veterans block roads in Guatemala 

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By LatAm Reports Staff Writers

Several parts of the country are blocked on Wednesday, June 26 by veteran military personnel calling for payment.

The Association of Military Veterans of Green Blood announced that they would carry out blockades on Wednesday 26 on main provincial roads and roads in the capital.

The reason is to request that a three-month debt be cancelled for participating in activities of the reforestation development Integral development programme.

Deybid Jonás Méndez, president of the said association, indicated that the State owes payments to 44,000 veterans.

The leader detailed that each veteran military officer must receive Q1 thousand a month for participating in the said program and that they are already owed three months.

Points blocked according to Provial

  • Km 245 AC Route 9 North. The Roar, Morales, Izabal.
  • Km 69 CA – 1 West. Patzicía, Chimaltenango.
  • Km 254 National Route 7E. Teleman, Panzós, Alta Verapaz.
  • Km 149 AC Route 2 West, San Antonio Suchitepéquez.
  • Km 93 AC Route 2 West. Saint Lucia Cotzumalguapa, Escuintla.
  • Km 65 AC Route 1 East. El Boquerón, Cuilapa, Santa Rosa.
  • Km 191 I quote route . Zarco. The Nuevo Palmar, Quetzaltenango.

Transit Police of the capital city reports group in the Plaza de la Constitución

Guatemala City Municipal Transit Police spokesman Amílcar Montejo reports that no security perimeters have been installed around public buildings in zone 1 of the capital city, although if you observe a group of people in the Plaza de la Constitución.

PNC agents guard Congress of the Republic pending demonstration of military veterans

Elements of the National Civil Police (PNC) are located on 9th and 8th Avenue in zone 1 of Guatemala City, on the perimeter of the Congress of the Republic, where demonstrations of veteran military personnel are expected.

CC grants protection in favour of the Chamber of Commerce with regard to freedom of locomotion

The Constitutional Court reported on 25 June that the Plenary of Judges granted provisional protection in favour of the Chamber of Commerce so that the Guatemalan authorities guarantee the freedom of locomotion.

The measure was requested by the Chamber of Commerce in the face of the announcement of blockades and demonstrations for Wednesday by military veterans.

This article has been translated after first appearing in Prensa Libre