Mexico sends message to Guatemala amid internal tension

Rate this post

The Government of Mexico, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), celebrated the decision of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal of Guatemala of make official the results of the presidential elections of June 25after which Sandra Torres- of the National Unity of Hope Party- and Bernardo Arévalo- of Movimiento Semilla- advanced to the second electoral round.

"Mexico wishes the people and the Government of Guatemala the greatest success in the ongoing electoral process, and is ready to work with whoever wins, to continue strengthening the bilateral relationship," read a tweet from the SRE.

This message comes just as Guatemala lives one of its politically tense moments of the present century.

Last Wednesday, the Public Ministry of Guatemala reported that A court authorized suspending the legal personality of the Semilla party por an alleged case of corruption.

The prosecutor of the Public Ministry of Guatemala, Rafael Curruchiche- sanctioned by the United States in 2022 for creating false cases against ex-authorities - said that the decision is due to a case called "Seed Corruption", for allegedly false signatures.

However, minutes later, the country's Supreme Electoral Tribunal confirmed that the Semilla party and the National Unity of Hopea are the parties that go to the second electoral round in which the Presidency will be defined.

This Thursday, an unusual raid was carried out on the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, by the Public Ministry (MP, Prosecutor's Office). With which this body has opened the way even more to uncertainty, with the risk of completely squandering the rule of law, in the opinion of several experts.

Photo: EFE

"The country is in a clear coup situationwe must not use euphemisms ”, assured this Thursday the lawyer and former president of the Center for the Defense of the Constitution Alejandro Balsells, in statements to radio media.

Similarly, the media The time released an editorial this Thursday morning in which he recalled that "the reaction of the population, organized businessmen and the international community has been clear and categorical in the rejection of this new maneuver that constitutes a crude coup d'état”.

Photo: EFE

The elections of June 25 were won by former first lady Sandra Torres Casanova, of the National Unity of Hope (UNE), as all the surveys announced.

However, second place went to academic Bernardo Arevalo de Leon, of the social democratic group Semilla, whom the polls placed in seventh or eighth place.

Since then, the members of Semilla warned that they would come intentions to stop his candidacywith which he did not count "Covenant of Corrupt", as a group of politicians, businessmen, military and alleged drug traffickers have been called who have "co-opted the State" in the opinion of the group.

(With information from EFE)

Author Profile

Nathan Rivera
Allow me to introduce myself. I am Nathan Rivera, a dedicated journalist who has had the privilege of writing for the online newspaper Today90. My journey in the world of journalism has been a testament to the power of dedication, integrity, and passion.

My story began with a relentless thirst for knowledge and an innate curiosity about the events shaping our world. I graduated with honors in Investigative Journalism from a renowned university, laying the foundation for what would become a fulfilling career in the field.

What sets me apart is my unwavering commitment to uncovering the truth. I refuse to settle for superficial answers or preconceived narratives. Instead, I constantly challenge the status quo, delving deep into complex issues to reveal the reality beneath the surface. My dedication to investigative journalism has uncovered numerous scandals and shed light on issues others might prefer to ignore.

I am also a staunch advocate for press freedom. I have tirelessly fought to protect the rights of journalists and have faced significant challenges in my quest to inform the public truthfully and without constraints. My courage in defending these principles serves as an example to all who believe in the power of journalism to change the world.

Throughout my career, I have been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for my outstanding work in journalism. My investigations have changed policies, exposed corruption, and given a voice to those who had none. My commitment to truth and justice makes me a beacon of hope in a world where misinformation often prevails.

At Today90, I continue to be a driving force behind journalistic excellence. My tireless dedication to fair and accurate reporting is an invaluable asset to the editorial team. My biography is a living testament to the importance of journalism in our society and a reminder that a dedicated journalist can make a difference in the world.