The resignation of Guatemala’s President Otto Pérez Molina following the issuing of an arrest warrant against him for corruption is a positive step towards strengthening democracy and rule of law there, said the International Trade Union Confederation, ITUC. Read full article
Commenting for this story is now closed.
If you have a Facebook account, become a fan and comment on our Facebook Page!
A combination of popular protest, legal actions and decisive action by the Legislative Assembly are pretty much unprecedented in Central America as a way to oust a president.Sep 05th, 2015 - 04:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Otto Pérez Molina did not send the police or thugs to kill demonstrators, which is unusual too. He now faces trial for alleged customs fraud, as it should be.
Although more change is badly needed for long-suffering Guatemala, the latest events are a step in the right direction.
@ 1 Kiki Mashed Potato HeadSep 05th, 2015 - 11:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Are you well, because your post is unique given the sensible manner in which you have written it and the content is very grown up! Well done.
If only TDC was as strong on democracy, not sham 'democracy', you wouldn't have to lie anymore. That again would be a unique event for you.
Still, a miracle may happen in October, but I don't believe in miracles only hard work, careful planning and not blaming the innocent. Pity TMBOA believes in the diametric opposite of those values.
#2 ChrisSep 05th, 2015 - 08:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Appreciate your initial compliment.
I wish Guatemalans luck. They have suffered long enough and deserve better. Although their road will be bumpy, they have taken a big step towards a stronger democratic system.
You appear to accuse me of lying and you place acronyms I do not recognize but I guess refer to Argentina and Cristina Fernández.
I will say this: Democracy, with all its imperfections, is slowly taking hold in Latin America. For those of us who still remember remember the 1970s in the south cone of South America, this is sweet to see.
In October, Argentines will go to the polls again. This in itself is, for those who know what happened in 1955 and lived through the 1960s and 1970s, a big accomplishment--whatever the result of the election.
I love my country people, wish them the best of lucks, and that is why I hope they choose the Victory Front again in October.