Leaves with the names of woman victims lie scattered on the sidewalk in front of the Guatemalan embassy in Madrid during a protest on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women November 25, 2011. The protest is held to denounce the crimes committed against women during the internal armed conflict in Guatemala.
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November 11, 2011. The body of Zoila Esperanza GarcÌa, 50, lies on the ground on Simeon Canas avenue, about 500 m (0.3 miles) from the presidential palace in Guatemala City. Garcia was shot dead this morning when she was exercising and her sister said the attack is for unknown reasons. According to human rights group Mutual Supporter (GAM) of Guatemala, more than 314 women have been killed in 2011, and local media also reported about 15 people are murdered every day in Guatemala, making it one of the most dangerous countries to live in in Latin America.
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November 6, 2011. A woman casts her vote in Guatemala’s presidential runoff election, in San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala. Polls showed Otto Perez Molina, 61, a former military intelligence director at least 10 points ahead of Manuel Baldizon, a 41-year-old tycoon turned political populist. The retired general would be the first former military leader elected president in Guatemala since the end of military rule 25 years ago.
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