Guatemala: Indigenous Leaders Take Democracy Campaign Nationwide

Long-marginalized groups defend an election in a key Central American nation.

Publication Type: Analysis and Commentary

Share This Print the Page When anti-corruption candidate Bernardo Arévalo won Guatemala’s presidency in August, his urban supporters took to the streets in celebration. Two months later, they are still there, not in celebration but in protest against challenges to Arévalo’s election led by the country’s attorney general. This month, the protests went national when Indigenous authorities called a strike demanding the attorney general’s resignation. The participation of Guatemala’s marginalized Indigenous peoples in nationwide protests holds both peril and promise. Instability […]

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