Around the change-over of President

In the last couple of weeks, Guatemala has seen the swearing in of its new President, Alejandro Giammattei, and the unedifying site of Jimmy Morales scurrying off to the Central America Parliament (PARLACEN) so as to maintain his impunity from criminal charges. He had to be forcefully escorted by police through lines of demonstrators. He was joined in his flight by the vice-President, Jafeth Cabrera.

Sandra Cuffe has written several pieces covering these events in Al Jazeera. You can read here about the demands of Guatemalans for Morales to be arrested for corruption, here about Giammattei taking office as President amid the asylum deal controversy, and here about Guatemalan officials having been arrested for corruption after leaving office at the change over of Presidents.

Sadly, Morales was not among them.

Categories: Human Rights, Justice, Poverty, Presidential Elections

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