Obama: Apologize for CIA actions, and 50 years of hardship for Guatemalans
  • Petitioned Arnold A. Chacon

This petition was delivered to:

U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala
Arnold A. Chacon
Former Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton
President of the United States

Obama: Apologize for CIA actions, and 50 years of hardship for Guatemalans

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      Guatemala Spring

In 1954, the CIA led a violent coup to overthrow Jacobo Arbenz Guzman, the democratically elected president of Guatemala. Because of this unwarranted action, Guatemala has had 50+ years full of violence and civil bloodshed. More than 200,000 of students, workers, professionals, farmers and non-combatants have been killed, and more than one million people have become refugees. The country has never been the same since.

Please sign this petition to ask President Barack Obama to follow the precedent of the current Guatemalan Government and apologize for their actions of 1954.

En Espanol

En 1954, la CIA encabezo unviolento golpe para derrocar a Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán, el presidente de Guatemala elegido democráticamente.  Resultante de dicha acción sinprovocar, Guatemala ha experimentado más de 50 años llenos de violencia y derramiento de sangre civil.  Más que 200.000 estudiantes, trabajadores, profesionales, agricultores y civiles han sido matados, desaparecidos, torturados y más de un millón de personas han solicitado refugio.  El país nunca jamás ha sido el mismo desde entonces.

Por favor, firmen esta petición para pedir al presidente Barack Obama de seguir el precedente del Gobierno de Guatemala y pedir perdón para sus acciones de 1954.

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
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      CNN International article: "Apology reignites conversation about ousted Guatemalan leader" by Mariano Castillo

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
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      Interesting article to read about Guatemala's take on the situation towards the Arbenz family

    5. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Ana María Morales GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA
      • 9 months ago

      Los guatemaltecos necesitamos recuperar identidad y dignidad.

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    • Diana Pastor QUEZALTENANGO, GUATEMALA
      • about 1 year ago

      Because its the only thing that U.S can take for start to repair the things in Guatemala.

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    • Luisa Fernanda Díaz GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA
      • about 1 year ago

      ?rbenz en la eterna primavera

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    • Josue Bran GUATEMALA CIITY, GUATEMALA
      • about 1 year ago

      Guatemalan dignity

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    • German Duque GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA
      • about 1 year ago

      Justicia para Guatemala.

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