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Revolution and citizen uprising

In September 2017, the prestigious constitutionalist Jorge Mario García Laguardia called for a revolution in Guatemala, proposed closing Congress and all public institutions and organizing a general discussion to remake the country.  

García Laguardia died in September 2022 and was unable to see the contemporary Guatemalan scene with its oligarch, military, narcopolitician and Pentecostal pastors trying to stop the inauguration of President Bernardo Arévalo, son of Juan José Arévalo, leader, along with Jacobo Arbenz , of the only democratic revolution that Guatemala has had throughout its history.  

Consuelo Porras, head of the Public Ministry, "consolation of the corrupt" the citizens mock, he leads the coup to prevent Arévalo's takeover with raids and malicious litigation.

International pressure seems to be making little impact on the criminal governance that continues to operate freely.  

Without caring about the pronouncements of the European Union, the Biden administration, the OAS (Organization of American States) and other bodies - the pact of the corrupt and the ?cliques? of the narcofeudalism Pentecostal?, they are steam-approving the Monsanto law and its transgenic seeds, granting port concessions to transnationals, a free trade agreement with Israel, an amnesty law for soldiers and guerrillas responsible for human rights violations and other niceties for the style.  

Giammattei never talks about the scandals of his romantic partner, Miguel Martínez, and he does his best to dissociate himself from the prosecutor Porras, despite the fact that she covers up thefts such as the carpet stuffed with millions of dollars that he received from Russian businessmen who were beneficiaries of mining concessions. . 

The Peasant Development Committee (CODECA), the largest mass organization in the country, is calling for a citizen uprising that inevitably recalls the revolutionary sparks that García Laguardia anticipated.   

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Ramon Gonzalez Ponciano
Ramon Gonzalez Ponciano
Guatemalan-Mexican. PhD in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin and master's degree in the same discipline from Stanford University, where he has also been Tinker Professor, visiting researcher and affiliated researcher at the Center for Latin American Studies. He was visiting professor of the Education Abroad Program of the University of California in Mexico and collaborates as a guest lecturer in the Spanish Heritage, Continuing Studies programs and in the department of Spanish teaching at Stanford.