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Guatemala Is on the Brink. Washington Should Take a Stand.

January 09, 2019

In 2015, I began my first term in the U.S. House of Representatives, as the first member of Congress from Guatemala. That year, I watched the “Guatemalan Spring” from afar. I read with shock the growing list of corruption allegations against President Otto Pérez Molina and Vice President Roxanna Baldetti. I watched hopefully as young people filled Guatemala City’s plaza daily to demand a transparent and effective government. I could barely believe my eyes when I saw a Guatemalan President and Vice President voluntarily relinquishing power.

The following year, I traveled to Guatemala...

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