With only 42% participation of the electorate, Giammattei pulled ahead of former first-lady Sandra Torres in the second round of presidential elections in Guatemala
The strike was carried out to denounce the electoral fraud committed in the first round of general elections and to reject the immigration agreement signed by the national government with the US
After two weeks of delay due to several reports of electoral irregularities and their subsequent investigation, the Guatemalan electoral court confirmed the run-off between Sandra Torres and Alejandro Giammattei
The center-right candidate Sandra Torres and the right-wing candidate Alejandro Giammattei will face off in the second round of Guatemalan presidential elections on August 11.
The people of Guatemala and other Central American countries continue to be the primary victims of decades of disastrous US policy in the region
The protesters urged the Guatemalan population to participate in the upcoming presidential elections, support democracy and choose public candidate with conscience
This episode looks at the anti-military protests in Sudan, recent developments in Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission, and Guatemala’s March for Dignity, Life, and Justice.
More than 1,000 Guatemalans began an 8-day-long march on May 1 from Quetzaltenango against corruption and impunity in the assassinations of human rights and Indigenous land defenders
Daniel Pascual, coordinator of the Committee for Peasant Unity (CUC), speaks about the struggle for the rights of Indigenous and peasant people and for the defense of territory in Guatemala at a conference in Basque Country
By ending the agreement with the UN anti-corruption panel, Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales has openly supported corruption and impunity