Guatemala heads to the polls on June 25 for an election overshadowed by rampant corruption and impunity. The current administration leaves behind a virtual monopoly on state institutions, while all of the leading candidates have direct or indirect ties to the country’s corrupt establishment.
The prospects for change are increasingly bleak, as elite corruption networks have leveraged their control of the court system to disqualify rival candidates on dubious grounds.
InSight Crime’s latest investigation dives deep into the political power networks with a stake in the Guatemala elections. We also document the broader climate of corruption now undermining the elections, democracy, and the rule of law in Guatemala.