Insight Crime has English-language excerpts from Plaza Publica's interview with Guatemala’s next president Otto Perez Molina. Maybe Perez Molina and the Patriotic Party will stop spending campaign money now (they’re already over the limit) that they have no real challenger. On the other hand, now is the time to concentrate on congressional elections. As of right now, support its congressional candidates is lagging support for its presidential candidate.
AFP has the latest on Guatemala top court rejects Torres presidential run that I noted yesterday. So what does Sandra Torres do one day after being disqualified from the presidential race once again? First, she complains that the thirteen judges came to their conclusion too quickly. Then she and UNE said that they plan to appeal to the Constitutional Court which is the last, seriously last, judicial body that can save her.
Finally, has several interesting stories that document the complex relationship between the people of Tennessee and Guatemala after decades of migration between the two countries. Her reporting is part of the Times Free Press' Between Two Worlds project. Browse the website for stories, photos and videos.