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Guatemalan president-elect Bernardo Arévalo suspends government transition

The announcement came after the State Attorney General’s Office raided electoral facilities and opened ballot boxes of the June elections in which Arévalo had pulled ahead of the candidates acceptable to the establishment and advanced to the August run-off

Bernardo Arévalo will be Guatemala’s next President

Bernardo Arévalo de León of the center-left Movimiento Semilla won a decisive victory over Sandra Torres of the center-right National Unity of Hope (UNE). Arévalo’s victory was the culmination of a people’s campaign against the “pact of the corrupt”

Guatemala’s electoral tribunal ratifies June election results minutes after prosecutor’s office suspends the second-place party

The contradictory announcements intensified weeks of uncertainty over the possibility of a run-off vote between Sandra Torres and Bernardo Arévalo

What’s behind the post-election crisis in Guatemala?

Indigenous Guatemalan leader Carlos Barrientos Aragón reflects on the crisis that has unfolded in the country following the elections

Guatemala heads to run-off elections elections amid record levels of abstention

On August 20, the people of Guatemala will choose between former first lady Sandra Torres and sociologist Bernardo Arévalo

Anti-corruption journalist in Guatemala sentenced to six years in prison

José Rubén Zamora Marroquín was arrested in July 2022, which many believe because he exposed several corruption cases and fraudulent businesses of the Alejandro Giammattei government

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Threats to free and fair elections intensify in Guatemala

During the past weeks, three presidential candidates have been barred from running for office. All of them have raised concerns about the possibility of electoral fraud in the June elections

The high price of the Guatemala-Taiwan relationship

Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen is struggling to maintain what little diplomatic support she still has in Latin America

Exclusion of left-wing candidates from upcoming presidential race in Guatemala raises concerns

Guatemala’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal has barred progressive candidates Thelma Cabrera and Jordán Rodas of the MLP party from running on dubious grounds

Outrage in Guatemala following arrest of journalist José Rubén Zamora Marroquín

Human rights organizations, journalist associations, and social movements have condemned Zamora’s arrest as political persecution for revealing several corruption cases and fraudulent businesses of the Alejandro Giammattei government

Following outrage, Guatemalan president reverses controversial “Life and Family Protection” bill

The bill would have increased prison sentences for women seeking abortions, banned same-sex marriages, and prohibited educational institutions from teaching about sexuality and gender

State of siege in Guatemala is a threat to human rights

The government has decreed military control for 30 days in the El Estor municipality in response to protests against a mining project in the territory of the Mayan Q’eqchi’ community.