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Ex-Guatemala President to Be Tried in U.S.

We desire to help Lemonade International partners here in the US stay in touch with Guatemalan culture and newsworthy events in the country. Here is some recent news that effects both Guatemala and the US.

From Time Magazine’s website:

When he was President of Guatemala, from 2000 to 2004, Alfonso Portillo promised a crusade against one of the Central American country’s biggest scourges: corruption. “Corruption and impunity are part of the perverse way our political, economic and social systems function,” Portillo said in 2002. A year later, he even proposed letting the U.N. establish a commission in Guatemala to help the country’s fledgling judicial institutions…

Read the rest of the article on the Time website.

For those who desire a better understanding of US/Guatemala relations over the past several decades and the effects of economic oppression in Guatemala, we recommend the book, Bitter Fruit, by Stephen E. Schlesinger and Stephen Kinzer.

– Bill Cummings

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