Alejandro Giammattei wins Guatemala’s presidential race

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Alejandro Giammattei wins Guatemala’s presidential race

Guatemalans have voted for Alejandro Giammattei of the Vamos party as the country’s next president, amid hopes that he would address the issues of crime and security, as well as concerns about his human rights record.
Early results showed him with a commanding lead over centre-left contender and former First Lady Sandra Torres.
Al Jazeera’s John Holman reports.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. There are 12 countries in South-America and 7 in Central-America.
    Why isn't 1 out of 19 a Norway or Denmark or Ireland ?
    It is all about history.
    Imagine the Japanese Shogunate had colonised the Americas, what sort of society would have developed ?
    Well, it would have been savage feudalism. (The Shogunate was appallingly brutal : every torture the Japanese used in WW2 had been perfected on the Japanese peasants by the Nobles)
    So, if the coloniser was Spanish-royal-absolutism coupled to absolute Papal authoritarianism,
    what sort of society would develop ?
    Exactly the type you see today. the sort that segues naturally into Military dictatorship , corruption and no accountability ; very weak law and no independent middle class institutions.

    What sort of society would develop from the Dutch merchant oligarchy + English parliamentarianism, Common law and religion based on assemblies ?
    Well, North America is what you would expect and that's what you get.

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