Persistent Drought, Caused By Climate Change, Is Yet Another Migration Driver For Central Americans

Posted by Editor
07/02/2019
Posted in Guatemala, Honduras

Insecurity is the primary factor within the decision making process for the thousands of Central Americans weighing the decision to leave their home countries for Mexico, the United States or elsewhere. However, ‘insecurity’ is often construed in popular American media coverage to be in reference to drug-trafficking, violence and other rampant crime. What’s often left …

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Allegations Of Campaign Finance Violations Levied Against Former Guatemalan Presidential Candidate

Posted by Editor
06/02/2019
Posted in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Guatemala sought Wednesday to have presidential candidate Sandra Torres Casanova’s immunity from prosecution withdrawn over a case of millions in alleged illicit campaign financing four years ago. Juan Francisco Sandoval, head of the anti-impunity prosecutors’ office, or FECI, said Torres’ National Unity of Hope party is suspected of receiving …

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Expelling CICIG is a Recipe for Uncertainty in Guatemala

Posted by Editor
05/02/2019
Posted in Guatemala

Too much discussion of Guatemala’s worrying state of corruption and impunity in light of President Morales’ decision to expel CICIG, the UN-backed anti-corruption body. But what about the economy? On Jan. 9, a Moody’s investor service report said that expelling CICIG would result in a credit negative rating for the country. This put Guatemala’s business community on …

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Going From Bad To Worse In Guatemala

Posted by Editor
04/02/2019
Posted in Guatemala, USA

Since his refusal to allow for the return of Iván Velásquez, the current chief of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), Jimmy Morales’s behavior is of increasing concern for international observers who were once optimistic about Guatemala’s prospects for democratic ‘normalcy’. Now that he’s effectively expelled the investigative body, things are looking worse …

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