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Sat Feb 16, 2019, 07:19 PM

Director of Mayan Languages Academy in Guatemala Killed



There has been a series of murders targeting community leaders in Guatemala, the teacher of Indigenous languages is one of the latest victims. | Photo: Prensa Libre

Published 16 February 2019 (7 hours 48 minutes ago)

"He always fought so that the community leaders of the region will not let die this valuable ancestral resource that identifies us.” said a professor at the academy.

The director of the regional headquarters of the Academy of Mayan Languages of Guatemala, was shot dead in the street in Jocotan, Chiquimula, Wednesday night, authorities were informed.

Witnesses said that individuals on a motorcycle drove up to 45-year-old Saturnino Ramirez Interiano and shot him in the face without a word. Interiano died immediately, Prensa Libre reported.

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Researchers of the National Civil Police have ruled out that it was not a robbery since the victim still carried all his belongings, including his cell phone, identification documents and money.

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Ramírez Interiano worked for over a decade at the Academy of Mayan Languages of Guatemala, as the director. According to Prensa Libre, he often visited schools in the Chortí region to offer classes on the native language and social studies of the area, intending to prevent the knowledge from disappearing among the indigenous population.

"For a long time we have worked together, committed to the rescue of the Chorti language and culture, he always fought so that the community leaders of the region will not let die this valuable ancestral resource that identifies us.” said Petronilo Pérez Lopez, a professor at the academy. “We were great companions and it hurts the way they took his life. The Chorti region is in mourning."

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Sat Feb 16, 2019, 07:33 PM

1. Tragic

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Sat Feb 16, 2019, 11:38 PM

2. this sucks.

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