Meet the Candidates: Guatemala
Crime, corruption and inflation are top of mind ahead of the presidential election in June.
Zury Ríos Campaigns to Lead Guatemala’s Faltering Democracy
A controversial past weighs heavily on the conservative’s presidential bid.
Graphic: Guatemala’s Young Politicians
AQ looks at indicators measuring youth participation in politics—and profiles leading politicians age 40 and under.
AQ Podcast | Former President Solís on Central America: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
A comprehensive look at challenges to democracy but also reasons for hope in the region
Guatemala’s March Toward Authoritarianism
Newspaper director José Rubén Zamora’s jailing reflects the international community’s failures.
A Guatemalan Classic On the Nightmare of Dictatorship
Miguel Ángel Asturias’s masterpiece achieved lasting fame by trading political specifics for tragic grandeur.
In Guatemala, a President Tests the Public
The president’s attorney general selection sets up a showdown with an increasingly frustrated population.
Central America Is Still Recovering from Hurricane Mitch
The 1998 hurricane ended a decade of promise, highlighting the need to better prepare for the next climate-related disaster.
Guatemala and Alejandro Giammattei: An Overview
This article is adapted from AQ’s special report on the Summit of the Americas. Click here for the full list of countries. Guatemala has lagged behind its neighbors in COVID-19 vaccinations under the right-wing former physician’s leadership. Organized crime and corruption remain entrenched, and Giammattei has overseen the removal of several high-profile anti-corruption prosecutors and judges, provoking nationwide protests and … Read more
Could Thelma Cabrera Become Guatemala’s Evo Morales?
A Maya Mam woman is seeking to organize the country’s indigenous people into a mass political force.
In Guatemala, A Fresh Crackdown on Prosecutors
Ahead of an election year, attacks on the rule of law continue to undermine the country’s democracy.
Book Review: Mario Vargas Llosa Takes On a Coup in Guatemala
The Peruvian novelist brings Central America’s bloody Cold War past to life – with a surprising political angle.
Duolingo’s Luis von Ahn: “I Just Want to Have an Impact”
The Guatemalan CEO of the mega-successful app is speaking out about inequality, corruption and more.
Despite Protests, Guatemala’s President May Be Stronger than Ever
Amid popular anger and encroaching investigations, Alejandro Giammattei has worked to protect himself. He may succeed.
El sistema de justicia guatemalteco en la cuerda floja
La independencia judicial está bajo asedio, escribe la Magistrada Gloria Porras.