Celebrations for the New President Álvaro Colom in La Antigua Guatemala

Celebrations  for Álvaro Colom in La Antigua Guatemala

Even though the new Guatemalan President Álvaro Colom Caballeros, a 57-year-old industrial engineer and textile businessman, was sworn in for a 4-year term in Guatemala City in a ceremony at the Miguel Ángel Asturias National Theater, ceremonies and celebrations were held in the rest of the country too.

In La Antigua Guatemala, for instance, a big television was broadcasting the swearing in ceremony of the new Guatemalan President while music was being played in front of the Palacio de los Capitanes and people began to gather around to see and hear the speeches. The live music coming out from the loudspeakers was bait enough to bring Guatemalans and foreigners alike towards the stage.

Below I leave you with short video clip so you can get a feel for the event held in La Antigua Guatemala’s Central Park:

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  • LD

    Nice job with the video. You must have looked like quite the ‘turista’ going through the crowd with your camera.