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Basta Ya!

Paola Beverini
Guatemala 1997

We are living in a society where violence and abuse are everyday words. We read it in the papers, we see it in the news, and in one way or the other we have been victims of it.

On May 9, 1997, a group of mothers “Las Madres Angustiadas” and other people joined in front of the Supreme Court of Justice of Guatemala, where thousands of candles “veladoras” forming the words BASTA YA! (Enough) were lit, asking for a solution to this problem.

My box unifies all those lit candles in the churches, in the small private spaces and those lit in front of the Supreme Court.