Crime, corruption and inflation are top of mind ahead of the presidential election in June.
A controversial past weighs heavily on the conservative’s presidential bid.
AQ looks at indicators measuring youth participation in politics—and profiles leading politicians age 40 and under.
A comprehensive look at challenges to democracy but also reasons for hope in the region
Newspaper director José Rubén Zamora’s jailing reflects the international community’s failures.
The president’s attorney general selection sets up a showdown with an increasingly frustrated population.
This article is adapted from AQ’s special report on the Summit of the Americas. Click here for the full list of countries. Guatemala has lagged behind its neighbors in COVID-19 vaccinations under the right-wing former physician’s leadership. Organized crime and corruption remain entrenched, and Giammattei has overseen the removal of several high-profile anti-corruption prosecutors and judges, provoking nationwide protests and … Read more
A Maya Mam woman is seeking to organize the country’s indigenous people into a mass political force.
Ahead of an election year, attacks on the rule of law continue to undermine the country’s democracy.
The Peruvian novelist brings Central America’s bloody Cold War past to life – with a surprising political angle.
The Guatemalan CEO of the mega-successful app is speaking out about inequality, corruption and more.
Amid popular anger and encroaching investigations, Alejandro Giammattei has worked to protect himself. He may succeed.
La independencia judicial está bajo asedio, escribe la Magistrada Gloria Porras.
Campaigns against judges like herself imperil Guatemala’s democracy, writes Gloria Porras.