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Revista de ciencia política (Santiago)

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BRANNUM, Kate. Guatemala 2018: Facing A Constitutional Crossroad. Rev. cienc. polít. (Santiago) [online]. 2019, vol.39, n.2, pp.265-284. ISSN 0718-090X.

Guatemalan politics were dominated in 2018 by political strife between the Jimmy Morales administration and the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). The most pressing issues in Guatemala continue to be corruption and the weakness of the rule-of-law. The year began with but guarded optimism that CICIG could continue its work despite worries about the President's commitment to democracy, but ended with a constitutional crisis that threatened CICIG's work in Guatemala. With general elections approaching in 2019, democracy in Guatemala hangs in the balance. However, at the end of 2018, the makeup of the election was still in doubt and Guatemala was in a constitutional crisis that has not been resolved.

Keywords : CICIG; Corruption; Constitutional Crisis; Indigenous Rights; Civil Society.

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