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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:32 PM

Mayan Priests denied access to Guatemala ceremonial sites

Racism against the indigenous population is rampant in Guatemala, where previous governments waged what was effectively a 36-year civil war against rural Maya. Current president Otto Pérez Molina is a former military officer charged with genocide and torture during that war.

"Institutional, interpersonal, and structural racism" are reflected in the exclusions reflected in the new Mayan era celebrations, Renata continues.

"Let's hope the Mayan priests will be allowed in and celebrate according their traditions and beliefs on the following days, as the festivities end on December 30 and that their voices and demands are finally heard by the international community."

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Nambe Dec 2012 OP
Judi Lynn Dec 2012 #1
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Response to Nambe (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 02:40 PM

1. So the Guatemalan government with its war criminal President locks out the Mayan people

of their own sacred places, and uses their temples as a stage for bogus Mayan representations and interpretations designed by the conquering murderous rulers who have tortured, cheated, stolen from, mocked steadily ever since they tore apart their country originally, and destroyed their society.

After seeing the way they've behaved in our own lifetimes, it's easy to believe this new manifestation from the Guatemalan government.

It horrifies us endlessly.

All this cultural conceit is going to eventually destroy the exploiters, themselves. They are doomed to fail, in time. The meek WILL inherit the earth.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:43 PM

2. My daughter is a school teacher in a Mayan school.

When the children are upset, she flaps her elbows and says "rise above it".
It has become an intoxicating motion for all of us, especially among the tribal members.
Thank you again for all your hard work Judi Lynn.
Nambe

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