Lawsuits announced by environmentalists and other prominent individuals related to an oil contract in an area of the Mayan biosphere could include one against Oscar Berger, who was president from 2004 to 2008.
The independent parliament member Anibal Garcia said he was considering suing Berger for changing the hydrocarbon law at the beginning of his term, damaging national interests.
At the time, Berger expanded an oil contract with French transnational PERENCO. This was repeated by the administration of Alvaro Colom, which followed Berger's, for another 15 years.
According to the legislator, in 2004 the Energy and Mining Ministry abolished article 222 of that norm, which regulated the entity's unrecoverable costs and took them to article 119, where recoverable ones were set.