Guatemala, Activists concerned over possible victory of the right

Posted on August 22, 2011 • Filed under: Guatemala, Politics

Activists in Guatemala are alarmed at the prospect of a victory by the right in the September general elections, recalling the dismal records of past regimes in the areas of human rights, the economy and justice.On Sept. 11, Guatemalans will elect social democratic President Álvaro Colom’s successor. With just three weeks to go, the polls show that retired General Otto Pérez of the right-wing Partido Patriota (PP – Patriotic Party) has a wide lead over his rivals. Read Article

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