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Nota Sobre Heriberto Avellanada Beltrán

La revista norteamericana Time publico el 15 de setiembre de 1947 un articulo sobre el alumno guadalupano Heriberto Avellaneda Beltrán. Aqui la version en ingles:

Across Lima's Plaza San Martin, blue-sweatered students bore a pine coffin wrapped in the Peruvian flag. Watching crowds sang the national anthem as the procession moved toward the Colegio de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Lima's largest (7,000 students) public high school. As the gates of the school chapel swung open, a bugler sounded taps. A senior spoke briefly. Heriberto Avellanada Beltrán, he said, had died for liberty.

The Protest. Avellanada's death marked the end of a tumultuous week at the school. The student body, mostly boys of poorer families, has long been politically conscious, took part in the turbulence from which APRA rose a quarter-century ago. Despite a recent law banishing politics from schools, it is still a bastion of Aprista influence.

For months, students at Guadalupe had petitioned and protested against dormitories so crowded that 120 slept in a single room, against wretched food, a shortage of water. They had demanded dismissal of the school's director as incompetent and dishonest. Finally brusque Education Minister Cristóbal de Lozada Puga. an anti-Aprista, visited Guadalupe, promised to investigate conditions, warned the students against political agitation. The students went on strike.

Urging the need to uphold the "principle of authority," the Government closed the school. But 900 students barricaded themselves in the grey stucco building, stayed there even when the Government cut off light, food, water. Outside, armed police, on horse and afoot, laid siege.
The Death. One night last week, the beleaguered students brought their band onto the roof to play the national anthem. Guadalupanos and spectators in the streets, including other school children, joined in the chorus: "We are free and shall be always." The cops started to clear the streets. Stones flew at them. Swinging sabers and tossing tear gas, the mounted police charged. After a few blocks they dismounted and fired into the retreating crowd. Fifteen-year-old Sophomore Heriberto Avellanada was dead with a bullet in his heart, and 19 others, including a few adults, were wounded.

Next day the frightened Government called off the cops. Interior Minister Manuel Odria, who was responsible for the police, would probably pay with his job. It also looked as though APRA, which had all but put itself out of business with its disastrous general strike last fortnight, had been saved by the stupidity of its Government opponents.

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  • At 1:27 a. m., Blogger Franco said…

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  • At 10:47 a. m., Anonymous Anónimo said…

    Felicitaciones Hermanos de la G -56, ejemplo digno de imitar, aún no es tarde para la G -70, estamos a 12 años de cumplir nuestro ANIVERSARIO DE ORO.

    Cordiales saludos,

    Felipe Alvarada Balarezo
    G - 70 "A"

     
  • At 9:55 p. m., Anonymous Anónimo said…

    guadalupe:
    "te ame ,
    te AMO ,
    y siempre te amare"

     
  • At 9:56 p. m., Anonymous Anónimo said…

    guadalupe:
    "te ame,
    te amo
    y siempre te amare"

     
  • At 6:06 p. m., Anonymous Anónimo said…

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