Saturday, September 12, 2009

No one expects the Spanish Inquisition...

The former President under whose regime Guatemala's independence day parades were briefly banned for being too militaristic delivered a controversial speech in congress earlier in the week in which he recommended a return to civil-military education as a response to what he described as the current "crisis of values"

Álvaro Arzú, these days Señor Alcalde of Guatemala City, also recommended the creation of an Estados Unidos de Centroamérica, to include initially Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras and likened the international community's patrolling of democracy in the region to the sinister houndings of the medieval Inquisition.

As you can imagine, all this went down rather better with Ríos Montt than the likes of VP Rafael Espada, Helen Mack and Rigoberta Menchú.

Incidentally, it seems that the mayor's German shepherds here in Antigua have been beneficiaries of the 'K50' form of educación cívico militar as they are indeed highly disciplined, but occasionally escape into the street and randomly maul passers-by.

I mentioned the possibility of the chapines hooking up politically with the guanacos to V and her response was a well-considered "Fuck off!"

1 comment:

scott said...

Last line: :)