Guatemala: Largest Protests Yet in Assassination and Corruption Scandal, Web-televised and Twittered from Streets

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10 Responses to “Guatemala: Largest Protests Yet in Assassination and Corruption Scandal, Web-televised and Twittered from Streets”

  1. Anonymous says:

    ¿Dónde está Negroponte?

  2. jeaguilar says:

    I think that respect for democracy requires that a transfer of power occur peacefully, in accordance with the rule of law, as a result of either free and fair elections or predetermined due process. A mob clamoring for the resignation of a president is not democratic, even if happens on the Internet.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Actually JEAGUILAR, at yesterday’s rally, we were clamoring for rule of law and due process, neither of which we have in Guatemala.

  4. socialnerdia says:

    We love BoingBoing.

    Thanks for all the great accurate info and links.

  5. weba200 says:

    The new intelligent weapons to defend democracy: PC, Mobil phone, Digital Camera. Internet it’s giving us freedom

  6. walyd66 says:

    Its funny to see how innovative technology is starting to actually have a considerable impact on the path of politics. Mark my word, we are going to see a lot more of these sorts of scandals on an international scale which is the case already.

  7. Daemon says:

    2,500 is 20 times smaller than 50,000, not 10 times

  8. Anonymous says:

    Agreed, Socialnerdia. I so appreciate BoingBoing for reporting on these types of events. It doesn’t even show up in my local newspaper.

    In this case, we have something that is a complete outrage, tempered by the fact that the people in Guatemala are actually taking their president to task for it. Please keep up the reporting…

  9. jeaguilar says:

    Anonymous: what is the Constitutional and Democratic process for dealing with this crisis? And while we are at it, what are the forces that benefit from destabilization and who are those that are promoting destabilization?

  10. eustace says:

    It’s a relief when these things come off peacefully.

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