RE: Street child's murder/President's refusal to pay

P. Myers (mpwr@u.washington.edu)
Wed, 22 Apr 1998 15:53:04 -0700 (PDT)


This is the letter I sent to the newspapers and the group protesting this
atrocity and requesting help from anyone willing to write.  PatMyers

>Subject: RE: Street child's murder/President's refusal to pay
>


>> Date:          Sun, 19 Apr 1998 12:30:56 -0700 (PDT)
>> From:          "P. Myers" <mpwr@u.washington.edu>
>> To:            AlvaroArzu@guate.net, analara@casa-alianza.org,
>>                copredeh@guate.net,
>>                corpnoti@guate.net, cronica@guate.net, editors@sigloxxi.com,
>>                elperio@gold.guate.net, emprotec@infovia.com.gt,
>>                grafico@guate.net,
>>                redaccion@lahora.com.gt
>> Cc:            bruce@casa-alianza.org
>> Subject:       RE: Street child's murder/President's refusal to pay
>
>> I am a graduate student in the Northwest United States.
>>
>> I have recently read about the death of a Guatemalan child, and the
>> President's refusal to act on the constitutional requisite that
>> reparations be made to the parent:  a sad commentary, since the family is,
>> I understand in increasingly desperate poverty, in addition to ongoing
>> grief over their loss.
>>
>> Have the papers covered this story?  Does the President plan to change his
>> mind?
>>
>> Surely in a country committed to justice through the adoption of a
>> Constitution, this is receiving widespread public attention.
>>
>> I hope the parent can at least receive the mandated recompense.
>>
>> Please, hear this mother's grief, and do the right and lawful thing.
>>
>> thank you.
>>
>> Pat Myers
>>
>> *********************************
>> "To live dangerously is to live
>> in the Borderland, where desire,
>> justice and love meet."
>>                     Henry Giroux
>>
>>
>>