In Guatemala, A Fresh Crackdown on Prosecutors

By Tyler Mattiace, Juan Pappier

Ahead of an election year, attacks on the rule of law continue to undermine the country's democracy.

GUATEMALA CITY – Following the most recent corruption allegations against Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei, Attorney General Consuelo Porras issued a new round of arrest warrants for anti-corruption prosecutors from her own office, which had been investigating the president and other high-level officials. Some are now behind bars. Many others have resigned or fled the country. These are just the latest in years of attacks that have left Guatemala’s democracy hanging by a thread. The coming year is set to be decisive for the country’s future: Pressure from the United States...

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