The congresswoman, accompanied by political leaders, businessmen and humanitarian activists, did not provide details about who were allegedly planning to kill her, but she said she won’t be intimidated and that she has no plans to leave Guatemala.
Montenegro, a member of the congressional committee that oversees the social programs being pushed by the government of President Alvaro Colom, said the people who are intending to silence her “are those who are maintaining the anxiety” in the country.Nineth is well-known in Guatemala and, from what I am aware, is a familiar face to North American solidarity organizations. In the 1980s, her husband was abducted and killed by the state's security forces. Nineth went on to help found the Grupo de Apoyo Mutuo (GAM), a Guatemalan human rights organization.
“Being silent about something of such magnitude would be like being an accomplice and protecting those who want to remain anonymous and insistently cause anxiety to a country that is tired of so much violence and so much insecurity,” she said...
Montenegro said Castresana and Menocal told her that the plan to kill her is intended to create a rift and cause problems for the center-left government