Guatemala Free Press-Justice for Raul Figueroa Sarti

About Raul Figueroa

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Raul Figueroa Sarti is an independent publisher in Guatemala. His publishing house, F&G Editores, specializes in books about human rights.  On August 6, 2009, he was sentenced to a year in prison and a fine of 50,000 Quetzales ($6078) on a politically motivated, fabricated charge of copyright infringement.

Figueroa has been active in his profession to promote the growth of the book industry and literacy in Guatemala.  From December of 2006 to April of 2009, he was the elected president of the Gremial de Editores de Guatemala and the representative of the Gremial in the Camera de Comercio.  Prior to being president, he was Vocal V on the Junta Directiva of the Gremial and responsible for organizing the Feria Internacional del Libro 2006.  He continued to oversee this major book fair in 2007 and 2008.  As an elected representative of Guatemalan editors, he focused on developing better book collections for libraries and schools in Guatemala as well as trainings for librarians and teachers.  Additionally, he played a significant role in efforts to stop the pirating of Guatemalan textbooks. 

In addition to his service as president of the Gremial, Figueroa served on the  Consejo Nacional del Libro (enero 2007-abril 2009); Gran Campaña Nacional por la Educación (enero 2007-abril 2009); Grupo Iberoamericano de Editores (enero 2007-abril 2009); Grupo de Cámaras del Libro de Centroamerica ((enero 2007-abril 2009); he was also representante de la Cámara de Industria ante la Comisión de Popularización del Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología  (2007-2009). 

 

Figueroa has also been active in his profession to promote the growth of the book industry and literacy in Guatemala.  From December of 2006 to April of 2009, he was the elected president of the Gremial de Editores de Guatemala and the representative of the Gremial in the Camera de Comercio.  Prior to being president, he was Vocal V on the Junta Directiva of the Gremial and responsible for organizing the Feria Internacional del Libro 2006.  He continued to oversee this major book fair in 2007 and 2008.  As an elected representative of Guatemalan editors, he focused on developing better book collections for libraries and schools in Guatemala as well as trainings for librarians and teachers.  Additionally, he played a significant role in efforts to stop the pirating of Guatemalan textbooks. 

In addition to his service as president of the Gremial, Figueroa served on the  Consejo Nacional del Libro (enero 2007-abril 2009); Gran Campaña Nacional por la Educación (enero 2007-abril 2009); Grupo Iberoamericano de Editores (enero 2007-abril 2009); Grupo de Cámaras del Libro de Centroamerica ((enero 2007-abril 2009); he was also representante de la Cámara de Industria ante la Comisión de Popularización del Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología  (2007-2009). 

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1 Comment »

  1. Que in justicia ante el caso de raul

    Comment by Martin Rodriguez — August 20, 2009 @ 11:20 pm


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