Sunday, March 12, 2017

Guatemala Virgen de la Asunción Orphanage Protest Arson Fire

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or Virgin Of The Assumption Safe Home

March 8, 2017 Guatemala Virgen de la Asunción Orphanage Protest Arson Fire  At least 39 girls were killed when a fire broke out during a protest of conditions including  protest the sexual and physical abuse after a mass escape at the Virgen de la Asunción orphanage in San José Pinula in Guatemala. Some activists condemned the safe home as a "chicken coop" which mistreated and tortured minors deprived of their human rights. A neighbor heard desperate shouts of help from three girls to help them commit suicide: "Give me pills, a knife or something, we do not want to live here" as she "never imagined the horror that these girls could live" said the neighbor. Two girls shouting that "they were going to sacrifice so that everyone knew what they lived in there." but only noticed the fire minutes later. Skeptical firefighters alternately believed the blame might be the revenge of captured and locked captured escapees against well behaved children who did not support them to escape the previous night. The home houses 540 children who have been victims of trafficking or abuse. According to Leonel Dubón of the Children’s Refuge charity, there had already been calls by the Guatemalan Human Rights Commission (PDH) for the orphanage to be closed.

Alternative theory: Was this warfare by inmates against a prison for terrorist delinquent youth? Arson instead of a mass shooting against civilian soft targets? Rape and human violations protest sounds like a cover story for mass killing.


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Se conoce como la Tragedia del Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asunción a una catástrofe incendiaria ocurrida en este albergue de menores, ubicado en el municipio de San José Pinula, en el departamento de Guatemala, el 8 de marzo de 2017.2 3 4

Antecedentes[editar]

Desde 2010 existían denuncias de violencia sexual y de una posible red de trata de personas en el Hogar Seguro.5 Debido a las constantes fugas y a la mala calidad de la alimentación, la Procuraduría de los Derechos Humanos (PDH) había solicitado medidas cautelares ante la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos desde noviembre de ese año, pero las mismas no se habían atendido.6
El 2 de noviembre de 2016, la PDH verificó las deficiencias en el Hogar Seguro «Virgen de la Asunción» y alertó de lo siguiente:7
  • Indicios de maltrato a los adolescentes por parte de los monitores.
  • Posibles indicios de reclutamiento de adolescentes para trata.
  • Infraestructura deficiente
  • No se habían cumplido con recomendaciones hechas por la misma PDH en 2013.
  • Presencia de quince adolescentes varones con cargos penales pendientes que estaban en el Hogar Seguro porque estaban bajo la protección del Estado.
  • Personal de seguridad insuficiente: solamente dos agentes de la Policía Nacional Civil (PNC) y dos guardias de seguridad privada, todos varones.7
Todas estas sugerencias no fueron atendidas por las autoridades competentes.

Los hechos[editar]

Durante la noche del 7 de marzo, cuando el centro albergaba alrededor de setecientos internos se produjo una fuga masiva; en el lugar no solamente había niños y adolescentes víctimas de maltrato intrafamiliar, sino que también jóvenes que estaban recluidos por diversos delitos, especialmente extorsiones, pertenecientes a las pandillas delincuenciales Mara Salvatrucha y El Barrio 18.6 De acuerdo al informe presentado por el director de la Secretaría de Bienestar Social, el amotinamiento se inició a las 2:00 p.m. cuando un grupo de jóvenes se subió a los techos y utilizando piezas de metal amenazaron a los guardianes y encargados; aprovechando la confusión, se escaparon cerca de ochenta y cinco internos, los cuales fueron recapturados en su mayoría por la PNC.6
En general, las pacientes tienen daño en músculos, tejido subcutáneo y quemaduras que en algunos casos llegaron al hueso.
—Juan Antonio Villeda
Director del Hospital General San Juan de Dios8
El oficial de la Comisaría 13 de la Policía Nacional Civil, Wilson López, informó que llamó personalmente al presidente de Guatemala, Jimmy Morales, para advertirle de los problemas que ocurrían en el lugar; alrededor de las 10:00 p.m. del martes 7 de marzo llamó al presidente, pero Carlos Rodas, director de la Secretaría de Bienestar Social, no giró las instrucciones necesarias para evitar el motín que se produjo.5
Supuestamente, en la mañana del 8 de marzo las menores intentaban protestar por los abusos sexuales y físicos que sufrían en el Hogar Seguro, aprovechando que ese día se celebra el Día Internacional de la Mujer; pero la situación se salió de control y cincuenta y una de ella fueron encerradas en un salón de 4 X 4 m².9 El caos fue aún mayor cuando un incendio se originó dentro del salón cuando se quemaron unas colchonetas6 y las jovencitas quedaron atrapadas en el salón sin posibilidades de ser rescatadas a tiempo.
Numerosas víctimas heridas fueron llevadas de emergencia a los hospitales de la Ciudad de Guatemala con quemaduras de segundo y tercer grado, mientras que por lo menos otras diecinueve murieron en el lugar por la gravedad de sus heridas.6 En reportes médicos consta que la mayoría de adolescentes fueron ingresadas con presión arterial baja, pérdida masiva de líquidos por las quemaduras y en estado inconsciente.8 En cuanto a las víctimas en las instalaciones del Hogar Seguro, el Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Forenses (Inacif) certificó que la causa del deceso era intoxicación por monóxido de carbono (CO).8
Al 10 de marzo se habían reportado treinta y siete jovencitas fallecidas, comprendidas entre los 14 y 17 años, y aún se desconocía el nombre de las sobrevivientes del incendio, mientras los familiares buscaban información sobre su paradero y situación. 10 8 Ese mismo día también se reportó que las nueve sobrevivientes menores de edad que fueron trasladadas a una casa hogar en Quetzaltenango estaban en estado de gestación.

Consecuencias[editar]

«Se tomaron las medidas necesarias, incluída la llave, ya que se pretendía que no se agredieran entre sí.»
Jimmy Morales, presidente de Guatemala, en entrevista con Fernando del Rincón de CNN el 10 de marzo de 201711
Analistas y defensores de derechos humanos condenaron la negligencia del Estado y funcionarios — incluyendo a la Presidencia de la República, la Procuraduría General de la Nación (PGN) y la Secretaría de Bienestar Social (SBS)— por no haber atendido las denuncias presentadas en su momento sobre abusos de todo tipo contra los menores de edad recluidos en el centro.12 Por su parte, la PGN, la SBS y el portavoz presidencial declararon que la responsabilidad estaba en los órganos jurisdiccionales de justicia. 12
Bancadas del Congreso de la República de Guatemala solicitaron la destitución de Carlos Rodas, por responsabilidad directa y negligencia.5 Por su parte, el Ministerio Público inició una investigación de los hechos, partiendo del supuesto de que ocurrió un hecho delictivo que resultó en el homicidio de las víctimas calcinadas; el procedimiento incluyó recolección de pruebas en las instalaciones en donde ocurrió la tragedia y la obtención de las imágenes de treinta y cuatro cámras instaladas en el lugar.13
El creciente número de víctimas mortales —cuaranta fallecidas al 12 de marzo— indignó a la población de la Ciudad de Guatemala, quien inició concentraciones en la Plaza de la Constitución para manifestar su repudio a lo que consideraban negligencia, corrupción e ineptitud de parte de la autoridades del gobierno guatemalteco.9 Ese mismo día se supo que el director de la Secretaría de Bienestar Social había presentado su renuncia, aunque no fue aceptada por el gobernante, y que había sido arraigado por los tribunales de justicia para que enfrente sus responsabilidades.9 Alrededor de doscientas personas caminaron por las calles de la ciudad leyendo los nombres y las edades de las niñas fallecidas a la Plaza donde había más manifestantes; los gritos que más se escucharon fueron: «fue el Estado», «no fue un accidente, fue una ejecución» y «el único accidente es este Presidente», en referencia al presidente Jimmy Morales.14

Véase también[editar]

Referencias[editar]

Bibliografía[editar]

  1. Acajabón (10 de marzo de 2017). «Ministerio público investiga feminicidio en el Hogar Seguro». ElPeriódico (Guatemala).
  2. AFP (9 de marzo de 2017). «Indignación por incendio que dejó 34 niñas muertas». ElPeriódico (Guatemala).
  3. Ayala, Joseline (9 de marzo de 2017). «Presidente fue alertado sobre intento de fuga en el hogar seguro». Diario La Hora (Guatemala).
  4. BBC (8 de marzo de 2017). «Guatemala children's home blaze 'leaves 19 dead'». BBC News (en inglés) (Reino Unido). Consultado el 8 de marzo de 2017.
  5. Boche; Ríos; Espina (8 de marzo de 2017). «Los gritos que muchos oyeron pero que nadie atendió». ElPeriódico (Guatemala).
  6. Boche; García (8 de marzo de 2017). «PDH documentó 45 abusos en el Hogar Seguro». ElPeriódico (Guatemala).
  7. El Comercio (8 de marzo de 2017). «Guatemala: Incendio en hogar para menores deja 15 niñas muertas». El Comercio (Perú). Consultado el 8 de marzo de 2017.
  8. ElPeriódico (11 de marzo de 2017). «Repudio generalizado en la Plaza Mayor y la CSJ contra la muerte indigna y la injusticia permanente». ElPeriódico (Guatemala).
  9. Espina, Cindy (11 e marzo de 2017). «"Se tomaron las medidas necesarias, incluída la llave" reconoció Morales». ElPeriódico (Guatemala).
  10. Guatevisión (8 de marzo de 2017). «Bomberos Voluntarios confirman 19 muertos en Hogar Seguro». Guatevisión (Guatemala). Consultado el 8 de marzo de 2017.
  11. La Nación (11 de marzo de 2017). «Sube a 39 número de niñas fallecidas por incendio en Guatemala». La Nación (Argentina). Consultado el 11 de marzo de 2017.
  12. López, Kimberly (9 de marzo de 2017). «Señalan de negligencia a funcionarios por no accionar ante denuncias». Diario La Hora (Guatemala).
  13. Toc, Mynor (9 de marzo de 2017). «Quemaduras en víctimcas de tragedia en Hogar Seguro llegaron hasta el hueso». Prensa Libre (Guatemala).



Google translation 3/12/2017 

ragedy of the Virgin Home of the Assumption of 2017

Tragedy of the Virgin Home of the Assumption of 2017
San José Pinula.jpg
The municipality of San José Pinula was the place of misfortune.
DateAs March 8 as 2017
PlaceFlag of Guatemala San José Pinula , Department of Guatemala , Guatemala
Coordinates14 ° 34'35 "N 90 ° 29'52" WCoordinates: 14 ° 34'35 "N 90 ° 29'52" W (map)
Deceased40 1
Woundedtwenty
Involved
KindPossible negligence
First nameMinistry of Social Welfare, Government of Guatemala
Location map
San José Pinula located in Guatemala
San Jose Pinula
San Jose Pinula
Location of San José Pinula in Guatemala
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It is known as the Virgen de la Asunción Safe Home Tragedy to an incendiary catastrophe occurred in this youth hostel, located in the municipality of San José Pinula , in the department of Guatemala , on March 8, 2017. 4

Background edit ]

Since 2010 there have been reports of sexual violence and a possible trafficking network in the Safe Home. 5 Due to the constant leakage and poor quality of food, the Human Rights Ombudsman (PDH) had requested precautionary measures before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights since November of that year, but these had not been met. 6
On November 2, 2016, the PDH verified the deficiencies in the "Virgen de la Asunción" Safe Home and alerted the following: 7
  • Indications of abuse of adolescents by the monitors.
  • Possible signs of recruiting teenagers to try .
  • Poor infrastructure
  • The recommendations made by the PDH in 2013 had not been complied with.
  • Presence of fifteen male adolescents with pending criminal charges who were in the Safe House because they were under the protection of the State.
  • Insufficient security personnel: only two agents of the National Civil Police (PNC) and two private security guards, all men. 7
All these suggestions were not addressed by the competent authorities.

The facts edit ]

During the night of March 7, when the center housed about seven hundred inmates there was a massive flight; There were not only children and adolescents who were victims of domestic abuse, but also young people who were held for various crimes, especially extortion, belonging to the delinquent gangs Mara Salvatrucha and El Barrio . 6 According to the report presented by the director of the Secretariat of Social Welfare, the mutiny began at 2:00 pm when a group of young people climbed the roofs and using metal pieces threatened the guardians and caretakers; Taking advantage of the confusion, about eighty-five inmates escaped, which were recaptured mostly by the PNC. 6
In general, patients have damage to muscles, subcutaneous tissue and burns that in some cases reached the bone.
-Juan Antonio Villeda
Director of General Hospital San Juan de Dios 8
The official of Police National Police Station 13, Wilson López, reported that he personally called on the president of Guatemala, Jimmy Morales , to warn him of the problems that occurred in the place; Around 10:00 pm on Tuesday, March 7, called the president, but Carlos Rodas, director of the Secretariat of Social Welfare, did not take the necessary instructions to avoid the mutiny that occurred. 5
Supposedly, on the morning of March 8, the children tried to protest the sexual and physical abuse they suffered in the Safe Home, taking advantage of the fact that that day celebrates International Women's Day ; But the situation went out of control and fifty-one of her were locked in a room of 4 X 4 m². 9The chaos was even greater when a fire broke out in the living room when some mats were burned, 6 and the young women were trapped in the living room without the possibility of being rescued in time.
Numerous injured victims were rushed to hospitals in Guatemala City with second and third degree burns, while at least nineteen others were killed in the scene because of the severity of their injuries. 6 In medical reports it is reported that the majority of adolescents were admitted with low blood pressure, massive loss of liquids from burns and in an unconscious state. 8 As for the victims in the facilities of the Safe Home, the National Institute of Forensic Science (Inacif) certified that the cause of death was carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning . Referring to Fig.
As of March 10, thirty-seven deceased girls, aged between 14 and 17, had been reported, and the names of the survivors of the fire were still unknown, while relatives sought information on their whereabouts and situation. October 8 the same day also reported that the nine surviving children who were transferred to a group home in Quetzaltenango were in a state of pregnancy .

Consequences edit ]

"The necessary measures were taken, including the key, since they were intended not to attack each other."
Jimmy Morales , president of Guatemala, interviewed Fernando del Rincón on CNN on March 10, 2017 11
Analysts and human rights defenders condemned the negligence of the State and officials - including the Presidency of the Republic , the Attorney General's Office (PGN) and the Secretariat of Social Welfare (SBS) - for failing to comply with the complaints filed in its Abuse of all kinds against minors detained in the center. 12 For its part, the PGN, the SBS and the presidential spokesperson stated that the responsibility was in the courts of justice. 12
Bancadas of the Congress of the Republic of Guatemala requested the dismissal of Carlos Rodas, by direct responsibility and negligence. 5 For its part, the Public Prosecutor's Office initiated an investigation of the facts, assuming that a criminal act occurred that resulted in the murder of the victims burned; The procedure included gathering evidence at the facilities where the tragedy occurred and obtaining the images of thirty-four cámras installed in the place. 13
The growing death toll - a dead person killed on 12 March - outraged the population of Guatemala City , who began rallies in Plaza de la Constitución to protest their rejection of what they considered negligence, corruption and ineptitude on the part of Authorities of the Guatemalan government. 9 On the same day it was learned that the director of the Department of Social Welfare had submitted his resignation, but was not accepted by the ruler, and had been rooted by the courts to face their responsibilities. 9 About two hundred people walked through the streets of the city reading the names and ages of the dead girls to the Plaza where there were more demonstrators; The cries that were most heard were "it was the State", "it was not an accident, it was an execution" and "the only accident is this President", referring to President Jimmy Morales . 14

See also edit ]

References edit ]

Bibliography edit ]

  1. Acajabón (March 10, 2017). "Public Ministry investigates femicide in the Safe Home" . ElPeriódico (Guatemala).
  2. AFP (March 9, 2017). "Indignation by fire that left 34 dead girls ." ElPeriódico (Guatemala).
  3. Ayala, Joseline (March 9, 2017). "President was alerted about attempted escape at home safe ." Diario La Hora (Guatemala).
  4. BBC (March 8, 2017). 'Guatemala children's home blaze' leaves 19 dead ' » . BBC News ( UK) . Consulted on March 8, 2017 .
  5. Boche; Rivers; Espina (March 8, 2017). "The cries that many heard but that nobody attended" . ElPeriódico (Guatemala).
  6. Boche; García (March 8, 2017). «PDH documented 45 abuses in the Safe Home» . ElPeriódico (Guatemala).
  7. El Comercio (March 8, 2017). «Guatemala: House fire for children leaves 15 dead girls» . El Comercio (Peru) . Consulted on March 8, 2017 .
  8. ElPeriódico (March 11, 2017). "Generalized repudiation in the Plaza Mayor and the CSJ against unworthy death and permanent injustice ." ElPeriódico (Guatemala).
  9. Espina, Cindy (March 11, 2017). " " The necessary measures were taken, including the key, "Morales acknowledged . ElPeriódico (Guatemala).
  10. Guatevisión (March 8, 2017). «Volunteer Firefighters confirm 19 dead in Safe Home» . Guatevisión (Guatemala) . Consulted on March 8, 2017 .
  11. The Nation (March 11, 2017). "The number of girls killed by fire in Guatemala is 39" . The Nation (Argentina) . Accessed March 11, 2017 .
  12. López, Kimberly (March 9, 2017). "They indicate negligence to officials for not acting before complaints ." Diario La Hora (Guatemala).
  13. Toc, Mynor (March 9, 2017). "Burns in victims of tragedy in Safe Home reached the bone ." Prensa Libre (Guatemala).

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/08/world/.../guatemala-fire-childrens-shelter.html5 days ago - Family members waited for information after a fire at the Virgen de la Asunción home on the outskirts of Guatemala City. Credit Saul Martinez/ ...

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  1. Guatevisión (March 8, 2017). «Volunteer Firefighters confirm 19 dead in Safe Home» . Guatevisión (Guatemala) . Consulted on March 8, 2017 . Several teenagers escape  The National Civil Police (PNC) reported that yesterday at about 3 pm, the adolescents started the revolt because they do not want to be in that center, located in San José Pinula and in charge of the Secretariat of Social Welfare. The inmates complain of mistreatment of the monitors and poor food. The Virgen de la Asunción Home run out of mistreatment  Minors cohabit in the center, men and women, who are referred there mostly for cases of domestic violence. However, there are allegations that minors in conflict with the criminal law also come to that home. The household, in charge of the Secretariat of Social Welfare, has about 520 minors, although its capacity is 400. In mid-2016 it was in charge of 700. The center is located in El Platanar village, San Antonio estate , San José Pinula.
  1. Ayala, Joseline (March 9, 2017). "President was alerted about attempted escape at home safe ." Diario La Hora (Guatemala).  fire that killed at least 33 teenagers in the Virgen de la Asunción Safe Home could be avoided from the country's top commanders, since during a citation carried out today by the Movimiento Reformador (MR), the official of Police Station 13 Of the National Civil Police, Wilson López, reported that he personally called the head of state, Jimmy Morales, to warn him of the problems that occurred in the place. López reported that at about 10 pm Tuesday he called Morales to warn him of the situation of the place, but no instructions were issued to prevent what happened.
Carrillo criticized the crisis management of the Presidency, but mainly of Carlos Rodas, head of the Secretariat of Social Welfare of the Presidency (SBS), because no immediate instructions were taken and responsibilities assumed, and that after the tragedy was not Has dismissed the official and has not resigned.

"Since last year we have the allegations of sexual violence, of a possible trafficking network of people of that place and that the inaction more than anything in the Executive is what charges today lives. The issue should be clarified because this raises many doubts, "said the deputy.

  1. Boche; Rivers; Espina (March 8, 2017). "The cries that many heard but that nobody attended" . ElPeriódico (Guatemala).Relief corps and agents of the National Civil Police presented themselves to the Virgen de la Asunción Safe Home from early morning hours.

Nineteen burned bodies were removed by first aid workers at the Virgin Home of the Assumption, located in San José Pinula, during the afternoon of March 8, a date commemorating International Women's Day. Three other victims of the fire at the shelter and protection home, whose cause is under investigation, died in the hospital. The young wounds came to the hospitals with heartbreaking cries for the severity of the burns.

All bodies are in the process of forensic identification. Hundreds of family members have come to the home since yesterday morning to learn about the situation of the inmates, following a massive escape on Tuesday night. The center, in charge of the Secretariat of Social Welfare (SBS), housed more than 700 children and adolescents, among offenders and victims of abuse.

While they waited for some information, the parents reported abuses to inmates at home. Many of the testimonies coincide with the complaints that for years have reached the Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman (PDH) and the different Children's Courts.

APPEAL

In December, a Judiciary issued a judgment requesting the restitution of human rights violated to the children and adolescents of Virgen de la Asunción and ordered the Office of the Attorney General to follow up alleged suspects accused of such violations .

The Deputy Attorney General of the PDH, Hilda Morales, explained that as part of that ruling recommended the deinstitutionalization of minors and seek return with their parents, extended families or substitutes, until the closure of said center. "What is required by these resolutions is for the institution to fulfill its role," Morales said.


The lifeguards moved the bodies to the Inacif.

The instruction was not followed by the SBS, which, instead of starting with corrective measures - such as creating an identification record for minors - appealed to the decision. "To act against what corresponds to them, is a defense of the indefensible," Morales said.

When the SBS head, Carlos Rodas, was consulted, he said that he was appealed because it was not possible to accept all the facts that were included in the sentence, among them the existence of a carceleta called "chicken coop", where he allegedly mistreated and tortured The minors

MALTRATO Y TRAGEDIA

One of the neighbors told the newspaper how impotence, amazement and frustration seized her, when three of the girls shouted for help in committing suicide. "Give me pills, a knife or something, we do not want to live here," they said.

"I was shocked that even though I pass by here every day, I never imagined the horror that these girls could live," said the neighbor.

Two children who were in the Home reported that at breakfast, when everyone was locked in their modules, some girls shouted that "they were going to sacrifice so that everyone knew what they lived in there." Minutes later they noticed the fire, but they could not come out to help them and when the monitors realized "it was very late," they said.

The Volunteer Firefighters indicated that the fire could have been caused by a group of inmates, in revenge of those who did not support them to escape the previous night.

Until midday yesterday, the Public Ministry (MP) had interviewed four of the survivors interned in the two hospitals Roosevelt and San Juan de Dios, according to the PDH. With the others, it was not possible to speak because they were intubated because of the seriousness of the wounds, explained the woman's defender, Gabriela Tuch.

Attorney General Thelma Aldana said a group of technicians and investigators had come to prosecute the scene of the "unfortunate tragedy."


Agents guarded the Home after alleged threats to the workers.

The official version

At a press conference at the National Palace, Carlos Rodas, head of the SBS, said that on Tuesday, around 14:00 hours, began a rioting in the Home Safe Virgen de la Asunción, which would have been run by women and Adolescent men, among whom there were "some" who were in detention centers for extortion.

"They went up to the roofs of the homes ... they dismantled metal bunks and with that they threatened the people of surveillance and control of the Secretariat of Social Welfare," Rhodes described.

Rhodes pointed out that during the riot he asked the judge on duty by telephone to authorize the transfer of the young people who caused the problems to a detention center but that the request was denied and that the same thing happened with the request Of a personal exhibition requested by the PDH.

"The facts could be avoided with the collaboration of a court order, if the same had been taken care of. We do not evade responsibility, we assume it. We can not recover those lives, but we can analyze the system, make it transparent, "said Rhodes.

According to Rhodes, the National Civil Police (PNC) recovered most of the 85 young people who had escaped, but at about 9:00 hours yesterday, some teenagers set fire to one of the mattresses, but did not specify what Bases to assert said end.

In view of the repeated complaints received by the PDH, most of them due to leaks, as well as the poor quality or decomposition of the food served at home, the agency requested precautionary measures before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in November 2016. This Protection has not yet been granted.

Of the 37 young people who recover from burns, 19 are in a delicate state. In the afternoon, some of the survivors were returned to their families, from whose womb they had been withdrawn for being mistreated.


The anguish of the parents of the inmates of Hogar increased with the passage of time.

Actions and conviction 

The Deputy Prosecutor Against Trafficking in Persons, Mynor Pinto, said that since Tuesday they have filed 11 personal exhibition appeals, eight for minors who were in the Virgen de la Asunción Safe Home. They were rescued from the streets because they were exploited and taken to such homes for the State to protect their integrity and respect their rights.

The Congress approved yesterday a operative paragraph in which it condemns "energetically" the events happened in the Safe Home Virgin of the Assumption. In the same was quoted the attorney for Human Rights, Jorge de Leon Duque, so that on March 14, he presented a report on the events and a commission was formed to cite the responsible authorities and follow up on the fact.

United Nations Urges Protocol

> The United Nations System in Guatemala lamented the tragedy suffered by girls and adolescents subject to special protection by the State. In a statement, he said that "overcrowding, inadequate living conditions in the area and reported abuses go against the rules of protection and show the urgent need to transform the character of related institutions."


35 Girls Killed in Guatemala Fire May Have Been Locked In - The New ...
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/09/world/americas/guatemala-city-fire.html3 days ago - 35 Girls Killed in Guatemala Fire May Have Been Locked In ... The children, some of themorphans, came from poor families and many have suffered abuse. ... that the girls had been locked in as punishment for the protest. Guatemalan human rights officials said Thursday that they believe that the 35 girls who were killed when a fire swept through a dormitory at a children’s home had been unable to escape because they were locked inside.


As new questions arose over the fire at the Virgen de la Asunción home, evidence emerged that the girls had been confined to a small room after they had escaped from the residence and been recaptured by the police.


“There were 52 girls in that room, and if someone locked the doors, the consequences are serious,

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4 days ago - Firefighters say 19 dead in fire at Guatemala orphanage. Posted 11:33 AM, ...

Fire hits Guatemala children's shelter, killing at least 22 - ABC News
abcnews.go.com/.../firefighters-local-media-19-dead-fire-guatemala-orphanage-459938...4 days ago - A fire swept through the female section of a crowded children's shelter near Guatemala City early Wednesday and officials said at least 22 girls ...

Death toll rises in Guatemala children's shelter fire - Iran Herald
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Death toll increased overnight to 28• 19 girls were reported dead on Wednesday• Preliminary probe revealed fire started by some children to protest sexual assaultsGUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala - More deaths have been reported after the horrific blaze in an overcrowded state-run children's shelter, Virgen de Asunción home, near Guatemala City on Wednesday. Hospital officials said that 19 girls were initially found dead at the scene and that the death toll increased to 28 overnight after several girls died of severe burns.The shelter, housing 748 children, including young orphans, victims of violence and members of criminal gangs and other offenders is located in the Havana municipality of San Jose Pinula and has a capacity of 400.Dozens more are currently under treatment even as the preliminary probe has revealed that the fire was started by some children, who set a mattress alight as a sign of protest against the alleged sexual and physical assaults at the center.Authorities said that soon, the blaze spread through two dormitories and all the girls tried to evacuate the shelter through the gates, but were locked down in their dorms. Nery Ramos, head of Guatemala’s national police has said that authorities were investigating whether those who started the blaze were the ones who had tried to escape.