We received very sad news from La Asociación Cristiana de Jóvenes de Guatemala (ACJ), part of the International YMCA movement. The news concerned the assassination of three young men in the Amatitlán area. The communiqué from ACJ is introduced by a personal reflection on the blog histórica transitoria.
In Spanish, the author describes feelings of deep sadness and indignation not only at the deaths but also on the responses to those deaths in the national media. The demonisation of young people has very serious ramifications in Guatemala, much more than has here in the UK or elsewhere in Europe. A few moments reflection on these murders and on how we view and treat young people would not go amiss.
You will also find here the announcement of the murders on the website of YMCA International.