Posted 26 March, 2014 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

Presentan libro “El Olvido de los Gobernados”

Libro “El Olvido de los Gobernados”.

Book "Forget the Governed".

In commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and within a week of solidarity with the peoples struggling against racism and racial discrimination, was submitted on 24 March at the National Palace of Culture, the book "The Forgotten Governors", written by Dr. Solomon Barrientos Batres, Guatemalan teacher and researcher.

Dr.. Barrientos currently working at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, educational institution where he earned in the year 2009, Ph.D. in History, winning the award for the best thesis of the year, from which writes the book "The forget the governed, indigenous in the imaginary nation of Guatemalan intellectuals in the 1920s ".

Barrientos studied the speeches of Jorge Luis Arriola, Miguel Angel Asturias, Fernando Juarez and Jorge Muñoz García-Granados, from analyzing the theories of Michel Foucault.

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Carlos Enrique Batzin, Minister for Culture and Sports, in his speech to the book launch.

Carlos Batzin, Minister of Culture and Sports recalled the speech of the President of the Republic of Guatemala in the X Assembly of Indigenous Latin in which he mentioned the size of the problem of discrimination and racism that is generated in our country and urged the authorities to generate strategic conditions that help fight, is why it is very important the book launch and I am pleased to support these activities, expressed.

The Ministry of Culture and Sports we believe it is necessary to recognize that commitment with the researchers for the country, to address national problems and in this case the indigenous peoples ... Solomon conference fits perfectly into the theme of solidarity of peoples struggling against racism, Demetrio said Cojtí, Director of Cultural Development and Strengthening of Cultures.

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