In Guatemala, at least. Various commenters on this blog have, at one time or another, recommended pulling your money out of those “too big to fail” banks that are getting so much government support. In Guatemala, Jean Anleu Fernandez was arrested and jailed for sending this out on Twitter:
First concrete action should be remove cash from Banrural and bankrupt the bank of the corrupt.
I guess he also said the bank was corrupt. Well, people have said that around here, too.
More broadly, the government is in crisis, with frequent popular protests, over allegations that Rodrigo Rosenberg was assassinated on the orders of the president because he uncovered evidence of murder and corruption by the government.
Here’s a request from a friend:
One of the things keeping our friends out in the streets safe is that the international community is paying attention to what´s going on. If you could take a few minutes and send an email to your country´s ambassador in Guatemala – if from the US it’s Mr. Stephen G. McFarland at AmCitsGuatemala@state.gov - letting him or her know that you are concerned about what´s going on in Guatemala and hope your country is doing its best in assuring people´s right to peacefully protest against the violence in Guatemala, and to help investigate the murders, it would really go a long way. If you have another nationality then writing to your Ambassador in Guatemala would also be of great importance.
Gracias de todo corazón!
By James Kwak