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Fighting Corruption and Impunity in Guatemala

Join us for a conversation with Guatemala's Attorney General, The Honorable Thelma Aldana, as she reflects on the ongoing fight against corruption and impunity in Guatemala, as well as her role in the La Línea corruption case.

Date & Time

Nov. 6, 2015
9:00am – 10:30am ET


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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(Guatemala City by Fernando Reyes Palencia is licensed under Creative Commons BY 2.0)

Last September, Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina was forced to resign following allegations of his involvement in a multi-million dollar corruption scandal known as La Línea. Following months of public protests against corruption and impunity, the Guatemalan Congress stripped Pérez Molina of his immunity and he, along with the former Vice President, is currently in jail awaiting trial.

Guatemalan Attorney General (Fiscal General) Thelma Aldana, with the backing of the U.N. International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), led the investigation into La Línea, which has rocked Guatemala and reverberated throughout the region. Join us for a conversation with Attorney General Aldana as she reflects on the ongoing fight against corruption and impunity in Guatemala, as well as her role in the Línea case.

We are pleased to join with the Fundación para el Desarrollo de Guatemala (FUNDESA) in sponsoring this event.

Felipe Bosch Gutiérrez
President, FUNDESA

The Honorable Thelma Esperanza Aldana Hernández
Attorney General, Guatemala

Cynthia Arnson
Director, Latin American Program, Wilson Center

Comments by
Francisco Palmieri
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central America and Caribbean, U.S. Department of State

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This event will be conducted in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation

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Latin America Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin America Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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