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Guatemala Calls for General Elections For June 16

Guatemala’s Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) called for general elections for June 16, 2019, as the country is going through a political crisis fostered by President Jimmy Morales’s conflict with the U.N. Anti-Graft body. “The Supreme Electoral Court calls to participation with a civi spirit, in...

Guatemalan president lashes out at UN investigator before world body

(dpa) – A UN-backed anti-corruption mission in Guatemala is a threat to peace in the country, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales told the world body Tuesday. Thus, he said, the mandate of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) would not be extended beyond 2019,...

Guatemala Responds After President Attacks Anti-Corruption Protests (Photos)

Guatemalans took to the streets Friday to protest president Jimmy Morales' announcement that the government would not renew the work visas of the members of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), just days after Congress announced they would move forward with a...

Guatemala Independence Marked by Calls for Morales to Resign

As President Jimmy Morales gave a speech Friday night to celebrate Guatemala's 197 years of independence in the Constitution square, citizens chanted the slogan "Get Out! Get Out!" Annually on September 14, Guatemalans carry the fire of the independence in symbolic marches. This year, in...

Guatemala Moves Its Embassy to Jerusalem, PLO Criticizes Action

(Prensa Latina) Following the steps taken this week by the United States, Guatemala carried out today the transfer of its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, an action strongly criticized by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). During the opening ceremony of the embassy, Guatemalan President, Jimmy...

Guatemala President Halts Promise to Donate 60 Percent of His Salary amid Legal Issues

(Q24N) Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has announced he will no longer be donating 60 percent of his salary. Morales backed out of his promise this week, due to “the situation and the cost it represents,” but did not clarify beyond that. Many have speculated that...

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