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International News: United States restricts visas for almost 300 Guatemalan lawmakers for ‘undermining democracy’

Posted: Monday, December 11, 2023. 4:47 pm CST.

By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: The international community is concerned over attempts to block progressive president-elect Bernardo Arévalo from taking office in January.

Arevalo, an anti-corruption crusader, has been a target for months, with arrests of party members, raids and repeated requests to lift his immunity so prosecutors can investigate him directly.

The U.S. State Department has since condemned “ongoing anti-democratic actions” by prosecutors and other actors and noted “intent to delegitimize Guatemala’s free and fair elections and prevent the peaceful transition of power.”

The U.S. State Department said that those it imposed visa restrictions on were “responsible for, or complicit in” political targeting of opposition, intimidation of peaceful protestors, raids, opening of ballot boxes and lifting of immunity of electoral magistrates who certified the election.

 

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