Literally in the Shadow of the Supreme Court of Guatemala, a small group of women are hoping to have an impact. Their hope is very focused: the return of their stolen children. They know where the children are, but a business transaction, although dubious in every way, has been finalized, and so the people who have the children of these women feel they have a right to the children.
The sign above argues the point that "Trafficking in people, and illegal adoptions are grave crimes. [therefore] We request the anulment of the adoptions of Arlene, Anyeli and Heidy"
The bottom asks for transparent elections of the high court judges. The process has been one of the ways that Judges hold their posts with impunity, and complete immunity from scrutiny. It has been presented by a number of activists, that this is one of the areas that aided and abetted the corruption of many adoptions in the last few years
In the middle of the massive buildings where well dressed lawyers are herded through high tech security systems, this hand made sign stands out in its simplicity. It says" Mothers request our children to be returned"
Isa 59:14 Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth has fallen in the public squares, and uprightness cannot enter.
15 Truth is lacking, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. The LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no justice.
16 ¶ He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no one to intervene;
So some are calling it a hunger strike. But these women do not have much hope that they will be heard by human ears. So they are calling it a time of praying and fasting.