Guatemala Analysis

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Risk Summary - Guatemala - AUG 2014

Guatemala retains a relatively low Short-Term Political Risk Rating (STPRR), thanks to a particularly weak score in the 'policymaking process' component. The government struggles to impose its...

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Risk Summary - Guatemala - JULY 2014

After more than three years of delays following his arrest in February 2011, Juan Alberto Ortiz López was extradited to the United States to face charges regarding his alleged leadership role in...

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Risk Summary - Guatemala - JUNE 2014

On April 7, Guatemalan police arrested Wilmer Arnulfo Cabrera Franco, who is suspected of being a leader in Mexico's Zetas drug cartel, according to government minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla. Cabr...

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Macroeconomic Forecasts - Guatemala - MAY 2014

Thanks to an improvement in crop yields following a devastating 2013 growing season, as well as an expected improvement in the global economy, we expect that economic growth will improve marginally...

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Risk Summary - Guatemala - MAY 2014

Former Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo has pled guilty in a New York court to accepting bribes and laundering money. Portillo admitted to accepting US$2.5mn from Taiwanese officials in exchan...

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