The results of the first round of Guatemala’s presidential elections illustrate that four years of political and electoral reforms have yielded only limited, fragile gains. Though both candidates have disavowed the CICIG, they represent different sides of the ideological spectrum.
Violence and political maneuvering have marred the lead up to Guatemala’s elections as some candidates attempt to delegitimize the electoral process. Amid the chaos, left-wing parties may have most to lose.
Guatemala is poised to pass a law reversing its National Reconciliation Law, which prohibits amnesty for those who committed international crimes during the country’s civil war. Who benefits from blanket amnesty?
The International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) has revealed $2 million in illegal campaign financing in the 2015 election of President Jimmy Morales. What will it mean for the country’s anti-corruption movement?
As the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) furthers its investigations into political corruption, the elite political class attempts to shield itself from accountability to the people.