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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
November 18, 2016
From October 23-29, 2016, a five member, nonpartisan delegation representing the House Democracy Partnership (HDP)—Jed Meline, HDP Staff Director; Ana Sorrentino, Legislative Assistant, Congressman Sam Farr (D-CA); Mike Dankler, Legislative Director, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN); Jerry... Read More
October 24, 2016
This weekend, a delegation arrived in Guatemala City on behalf of the U.S. House of Representative’s House Democracy Partnership (HDP) program.  IRI will coordinate the assessment with close collaboration from the National Democratic Institute (NDI).  Our delegation is a diverse... Read More
October 12, 2016
Durante los últimos meses a nivel local hemos visto como los medios digitales han jugado un papel importante no solo en la opinión sino también en el comportamiento de las personas, cuando esta información llega y produce cambios en el terreno político o social en primera instancia, vamos... Read More
August 31, 2016
Recently, IRI took part in the iTrends2016 Summit in Guatemala City bringing together social media thought leaders from civil society, government, media, academe and the private sector sharing lessons learned, strategies and tools on use of medium. The Institutes long term partner, iLifebelt, a... Read More

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