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Selecting Guatemala’s Next Attorney General: What’s at Stake?

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Webcast Recap

Guatemala has taken important steps in its fight against corruption and impunity. The Attorney General (Fiscal General) has been a key actor in this struggle, working along with the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), a UN-backed mechanism. The country now faces an important test of its efforts to strengthen the rule of law as it begins the process of choosing the next Attorney General. Join us for a discussion about that process and what is at stake for rule of law and anti-corruption efforts in Guatemala.

Co-sponsored with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Introductory Remarks

Dr. Cynthia Arnson
Director, Latin American Program, Wilson Center

Featured Speakers

Dr. Iván Velásquez Gómez
Commissioner, International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG)

Eric L. Olson
Deputy Director, Latin American Program, Wilson Center

Lic. Marielos Fuentes
Representative of FUNDESA, Mejoremos Guate, and Guatemala Visible

Úrsula Indacochea
Senior Program Officer, Program on Judicial Independence, Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF)


Dr. Anita Isaacs
Benjamin R. Collins Professor of Social Science and Professor of Political Science, Haverford College

Closing Remarks

Kendra Gaither
Senior Policy Director for the Americas, U.S. Chamber of Commerce