Former Attorney General Announces Candidacy for Guatemalan General Election

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29/01/2019
Posted in Guatemala

The rumors prove to be true. Thelma Aldana, the former Attorney General of Guatemala and veritable “Corruption Buster,” has officially announced her candidacy for Guatemala’s upcoming general election. Hopefully Aldana’s announcement will discourage President Morales from amending the constitution in order to run for another term. A former chief prosecutor lauded for efforts to root …

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Papal Visit Attended By Several Central American Presidents

Posted by Editor
27/01/2019

Presidents from El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama were all in attendance during Pope Francis’s visit in Panama City. Unsurprisingly, President of Nicaragua Danny Ortega did not make the pilgrimage. “Our trip was very long but it was worth it because we came here to Panama City because of our faith, our Christian …

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Central American US-Asylum Seekers To Be Sent Back To Mexico Today

Posted by Editor
25/01/2019

After making several threats to do so, the Trump administration today will begin shipping Central American US-asylum seekers back to Mexico. This move is especially important to the White House amidst the ongoing record-breaking government shutdown in the United States, where the predominant issue is the President’s $5.7bn border wall. Officials from Mexico’s foreign ministry …

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Exporting Pollution? How Automobiles from the United States are”recycled”

Posted by Editor
24/01/2019
Posted in Guatemala, USA

As is the case in many developing countries, environmental regulations are considerably more lax than in richer countries. And as a result, it’s not uncommon for rich countries, like the United States, to ‘donate’ used buses or other automobiles with expired utility to developing countries, like Guatemala, which lack either the financial, infrastructural or industrial …

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