President Arévalo and Vice President Herrera Reaffirm Their Commitment to Indigenous Peoples

They participated in a Mayan ceremony in the Kaminal Juyú Archaeological Park.

by Pamela Contreras

Guatemala City, by Yuliza Muñoz -AGN-. The President of the Republic, Bernardo Arévalo, and the Vice President, Karin Herrera, participated in a Mayan ceremony at the Kaminal Juyú Archaeological Park. They took the opportunity to reaffirm their commitment to indigenous peoples, to ensure the protection of their wealth and rights, and to eradicate discrimination and dignify their diversity.

President Arevalo addressed the audience, emphasizing that his administration would fight for peaceful coexistence without neglect or discrimination.

In this regard, he said, “Our gratitude and commitment. It is up to us and our cabinet to ensure the wealth of our nation, the variety, the four peoples, and the diversity is conducted in harmony, in peace, and for the benefit of all, without neglect, discrimination, and exclusion, and that is what we will be working on together with you.” 

Vice President Herrera expressed her gratitude for the invitation to the ceremony. She indicated that this is the beginning of the road to travel together and respond to people’s requests.

Commitment to the people

Since his first speech as President of the Republic, Arévalo has shared his steadfast commitment to work for the dignification of indigenous peoples. Furthermore, he has thanked the Guatemalans who decided to trust in his government’s plan to create change in the country.

He stated, “Thanks to the ancestral leadership, to the four peoples of whom I do not cease to learn and value daily, aware of the historical debts we must resolve.”

The new administration is committed to creating better opportunities for the population and future generations.

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