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October 04, 2019
As recently as 2015, optimism about efforts to counter corruption in Central America’s Northern Triangle was high. Today, only El Salvador is still making progress. International assistance will remain important to making headway in countering the regional threat of corruption.   Corruption... Read More
August 13, 2019
Sunday, August 11, Guatemalans celebrated a peaceful runoff vote for their presidency, since no candidate won more than 50 percent on the first ballot June 16. The two survivors of that contest were former national prisons director Alejandro Giammettei and former first lady Sandra Torres. ... Read More
July 02, 2019
El pasado 16 de junio los guatemaltecos llevaron a cabo su novena elección en el marco de su joven democracia. Los cargos a elegir en estas elecciones generales eran para presidente y vicepresidente, con la participación de 19 binomios; 160 diputados para el Congreso de la República; 340... Read More
June 14, 2019
This Sunday, June 16, Guatemalans head to the polls to vote for every elected office in the country. During the campaign period, many candidates have been ... Read More
April 11, 2019
As Guatemala approaches general elections on June 16, 2019, the country is facing impressive challenges. In addition to the offices of President and Vice President, Guatemalan voters will select 158 deputies to the national assembly and 340 mayors. This year is the first time that Guatemala’s... Read More
July 17, 2017
Recientemente mi organización iLifebelt participó en eMerge Americas, un evento mágico lleno de innovación, ideas y esperanza que tuvo lugar en Miami en Junio. Si, esperanza para tener en el futuro próximo una Latinoamérica más próspera a través de la... Read More
June 26, 2017
Seize the moment was the unofficial motto of our first House Democracy Partnership (HDP) technical assistance consultancy (TAC) to Guatemala. Guatemala is at a critical juncture. Since 2015, the nation has undergone a democratic revolution of sorts. The legislature has answered citizen calls for... Read More
June 22, 2017
The first of June, I was fortunate to be traveling with an IRI-sponsored delegation of municipal leaders from La Lima, Honduras, and Salcajá, Guatemala, to Costa Rica and Panama, made possible through a grant from the government of Canada. Our meetings focused on best practices on community... Read More
January 25, 2017
Si bien sabemos que la fiscalización consiste en examinar una actividad para comprobar si cumple con las normativas vigentes; la transparencia es la obligación de los gobiernos de dar cuenta a los ciudadanos de todos sus actos, especialmente del uso del dinero público y prevenir así los casos de... Read More
December 09, 2016
December 9, 2016 is Anti-Corruption Day. The campaign was organized by the United Nations, #UnitedAgainstCorruption, for Development, Peace and Security, to promote the importance of transparency, accountability, integrity, ethics and citizen empowerment. I ask myself, how does the International... Read More

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