Planned Demonstrations in Guatemala City

The Comité de Desarrollo Campesino (CODECA) has announced roadblocks and demonstrations nationwide for November 7th and 8th.  The following locations were shared through the media by event organizers.

No.
Km.
Road
Location
1
265
CA-1
Xinajoj, Huehuetenango
2
179
CA-1
Cuatro caminos, Totonicapan
3
156
CA-1
Nahualá, Sololá
4
117
CA-1
Las Trampas, Quiché
5
49
CA-1
El Tejar, Chimaltenango
6
216
CA-2
Coatepeque, Quetzaltenango
7
178
CA-2
El Zarco, Retalhuleu
8
113
CA-2
Cocales, Suchitepequez
9
53
CA-9 North
Sanarate, El Progreso
10
245
CA-9 North
La Ruidosa, Morales, Izabal
11
256
CA-14
Cubilguitz, Chisec, Alta Verapaz
12
180
CA-14
San Julian, Alta Verapaz
13
216
RN-1
San Juan Ostuncalco, Quetzaltenango
14
232
RN-1
Palestina de los Altos, Quetzaltenango

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