The Tough Road Ahead for Guatemala’s President-Elect

By Claudia Méndez Arriaza

Recent raids show the daunting challenges facing Bernardo Arévalo as his anti-corruption strategy takes shape.

GUATEMALA CITY — On Tuesday, the tension and uncertainty surrounding Guatemala’s presidential transition reached a new high. President-elect Bernardo Arévalo and his Movimiento Semilla party decided to suspend taking part in the presidential transition process ahead of the January 14 inauguration, demanding the removal or resignation of Attorney General Consuelo Porras. The decision represents a new test for Guatemala’s authorities and institutions, as Arévalo and Semilla also filed a criminal case in the court system accusing Porras and two of her allies of violating the...

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