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Weekly Report - 07 February 2019 (WR-19-05)

GUATEMALA: Aldana throws her hat in the ring

Guatemala’s former attorney general (AG) Thelma Aldana (2014-2018) has ended speculation. Last week she revealed plans to run for the presidency in June on the ticket of the new centre-left Movimiento Semilla party. With public corruption a major voter concern, Aldana would seem well placed to capitalise on the popularity that she has managed to accrue, along with Iván Velásquez, the director of the United Nations-backed anti-impunity commission in Guatemala (Cicig), through spearheading efforts to address official corruption.

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