Guatemala

Just over a week before the second round of presidential elections in Guatemala, more than half the members of the executive committee of the governing Unidad Nacional de la Esperanza (UNE) party have resigned.

Severe flooding has claimed the lives of more than 80 people and displaced thousands in the wake of some of the region’s heaviest rains since Hurricane Mitch ravaged Central America in 1998.

Renewed attention should be placed on giving women the legal protections to avoid becoming victims of violence.

El diálogo que ocurrió antes de las elecciones el 11 de septiembre es importante para continuar durante el plazo electoral de los ganadores.

Preliminary results following yesterday’s presidential election in Guatemala indicate that no single candidate won over 50 percent of the vote, meaning that a runoff election will be held on November 6.

Three of Guatemala’s ten presidential candidates in separate campaign events yesterday promised to leave untouched many of the anti-poverty programs established by outgoing President Álvaro Colom.

If victorious on September 11, presidential front-runner Otto Pérez Molina’s administration would bring in the country’s first female vice president.

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