By Dialogo September 21, 2012 Over 19,000 weapons used during the Guatemalan Civil War (1960-1996) and in criminal actions will be destroyed during a peace concert on September 23, according to Guatemala’s Ministry of Government (Interior). At the concert, named ‘‘Voces por la Paz’‘ (Voices for the Peace), ‘‘over 19,000 weapons used in war and in criminal actions will be destroyed. These weapons have caused violent deaths and harm to Guatemalan families,’‘ indicated the Ministry of Interior in a statement. The concert will take place in the country’s main sports arena, Mateo Flores stadium in the capital city, and the Guatemalan president Otto Pérez will be present. ‘‘Go for music, not violence. The innovative transformation of an assault rifle into a friendly guitar,’‘ reads the concert announcement, which has a silhouette of an AK-47 transformed into a musical instrument. The celebration, where the Nicaraguan salsa vocalist Luis Enrique is expected to perform, was initiated by the Deputy Minister of Justice Support as a response to President Pérez’s appeal to open new awareness channels for the Pact for Security, Justice, and Peace. Guatemala is experiencing a wave of violence, mainly caused by drug trafficking and violent gangs, which results in 16 deaths per day, one of the highest homicide rates in Latin America.
SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital unveils unrivalled speaker line-up August 19, 2020 StumbleUpon CEOs to share post-COVID-19 vision at industry’s biggest online conference March 26, 2020 Related Articles Share Share Submit SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital 2020 announces free ticket initiative July 21, 2020 Betcart is sponsoring Betting on Football 2017, the fourth edition of the largest international football and betting trade conference at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge.Ahead of the 3-5 May event, we spoke to Natalie Berenato, the company’s Head of Marketing and Affiliates, about what she is looking forward to at the conference, what attracted Betcart to sponsor the event and the status of its application for a UK licence.SBC: Why did you choose to sponsor Betting on Football 2017?NB: We’re happy to be able to sponsor such an important event within our industry. SBC has been a pivotal partnership for us and we find these focused events a brilliant tool to not only catching up with our peers, but to be updated with many important key topics in the sportsbook industry.SBC: What are you most looking forward to at the conference?NB: Catching up with our affiliates as well as meeting new ones, of course we know that these events are attended by the top personalities in the industry. All the talks about the different markets will be of great interest and we’re looking forward to some professional and high-level comments from some industry experts.SBC: Ahead of sponsoring the UK-hosted #bofcon2017, what is the status of your application for a UK licence?NB: We will be able to update our suppliers and affiliates on the status of it before the conference.SBC: You previously stated that the “true gold” in affiliate partnerships lies in the quality of service and the relationships built; are there any specific affiliates that you are looking forward to meeting at Stamford Bridge?NB: We’re very open to collaborate with any affiliate that is willing to work hard with us to make our partnership a success. We’re focusing our 2017 targets in specific markets, such as Scandinavia, so it will be of interest to us to focus on those countries, but we’re looking forward to speaking to anyone interested in working with us!SBC: And finally, which parts of the conference agenda have caught your eye?NB: The market profile tracks talks will be highly interesting for us, and of course the networking at the end of each day!