Giammattei will also have to contend with how weak the state has become in the last four years. Morales disobeyed Constitutional Court’s rulings, oversaw a remilitarization of the police and the replacement of its professionals, and undermined the free press and access to information. In another concerning move, the attorney general does not appear to have any interest in taking advantage of the expertise of those Guatemalans who had worked with CICIG for the last several years.
Will Guatemala’s Incoming President Curb Migration to the US?
I have an op-ed at The Globe Post that looks at what we can expect from the Giammattei administration in Guatemala.