In January, a new dialogue process between Nahualá and Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán will begin

The Government will try for the third time to install a dialogue table to stop the armed confrontations between residents of Nahualá and Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán, Sololá.

This time, the new attempt at dialogue will be led by Ramiro Alejandro Contreras, executive director of the Presidential Commission for Peace and Human Rights.

The new process was defined in a closed-door meeting this Tuesday, December 21, between authorities of the Ministry of the Interior, the Governor of Sololá, the mayor of Nahualá and the mayor of Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán.

Currently there are two dialogue tables installed, one that addresses security issues, coordinated by the Ministry of the Interior and the National Civil Police, and another addresses the border problems of both municipalities.

This new process of dialogue, for the mayor of Santa Catarina Ixtahucán, Pascual Tambriz, represents a setback, while urging the government to delimit the territories, to avoid more confrontations.

“We want this violence to end, because now God has been asked, I don’t know why God wants to forget us,” said Tambriz, who continues to mourn the death of the 13 residents of Nahualá, massacred last Friday, December 17.

The mayor said at the end of the meeting with the government authorities that, although expectations are not high, he hopes that this time “tranquility for both peoples” will be achieved.

“The first commissioner, I don’t know what happened, he left us. Then, the vice president Guillermo Castillo took over and he also left us. I don’t know what’s going on, ”said Tambriz, about the new dialogue process that, according to him, will begin in January.

Meanwhile, both territories in conflict remain under a state of siege, imposed by the government since Monday, December 20 and which will be extended for 30 days, as dictated by the president.

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