Category: Guatemala

Guatemala: new attack on anti-corruption body

     

The decision by the government of President Jimmy Morales to expel investigators with the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala is a major blow to efforts to bring corrupt officials… Read more »

How to make extremely violent democracies safe

     

The world’s most violent places are polarized, unequal democracies. There is a way to make them safer, argues Rachel Kleinfeld, a senior fellow in the Carnegie Endowment’s Democracy, Conflict, and… Read more »

What Next for the Rule of Law in Guatemala?

     

The Inter-American Dialogue (IAD) sponsors a discussion on “Corruption, Crisis, and International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG): What Next for the Rule of Law in Guatemala?” Panelists: former Guatemala… Read more »

Beware the dangers of digital activism

     

Democracy advocates should be aware of the limitations of digital activism, argues Manal al-Sharif, co-founder and leader of the #Women2Drive movement, founder and CEO of Women2Hack Academy, and author of… Read more »

‘Kleptocratic conspiracy’ pushing Guatemala toward authoritarianism

     

Hundreds of peasant farmers and indigenous Maya blocked a major highway in Guatemala’s western highlands on Monday, demanding that President Jimmy Morales reverse a policy aimed at forcing a U.N.-backed… Read more »

Corruption sapping faith in Latin American democracy

     

Guatemala is experiencing a major crisis triggered by scandals of corruption; Honduras is debating the re-election of its President, in open contradiction to its Constitution while facing indications of corruption… Read more »

Guatemala faces ‘moment of political reckoning’

     

Guatemala is facing a moment of political reckoning, notes Anita Isaacs, a professor of political science at Haverford College. Last Sunday, the country woke to the news that President Jimmy… Read more »

On verge of crisis, Guatemala lifts presidential immunity

     

  Guatemala’s top court opened the way on Monday for an investigation of President Jimmy Morales (left) for alleged illegal campaign finances, but Congress will have the final say on… Read more »

President plunges Guatemala into constitutional crisis

     

Guatemala’s chief prosecutor Thelma Aldana says she’s giving unconditional support to the head of a U.N. anti-corruption commission who the president has ordered to leave the country, AP reports: Adana… Read more »

Anti-corruption activists prompt rare bipartisan unity

     

Activists fighting corruption across the world shared their stories on Capitol Hill, where they received recognition from the National Endowment for Democracy and pressed for support to continue their work…. Read more »