Asking the UN to Leave Guatemala, Too Little, But Not Too Late

This weekend in Guatemala, the duly elected president of the Guatemalan people made a completely legal decision to expel an unelected international organization from Guatemala. Certain globalists, the Left as well as their fellow travelers are, of course, unhinged, but it was the right decision. While President Jimmy Morales’s decision is a day late and …

Strong National Legal Systems & Rule of Law – Not UN Proxy – Needed in Latin America

When Guatemala government officials asked a UN-sponsored international organization (IO) about nine years ago to oversee and investigate anti-corruption efforts, I was extremely skeptical. I still am, despite the fact that the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) completed most of its work this month and, in the process, helped unseat Guatemala’s President. The title of …

Around the Hemisphere …

Mexico has started nuclear radiation detection operations at one of its busiest seaports.  A similar program was initiated in Jamaica earlier this year. For decades a majority of the leaders throughout the Western Hemisphere worked against U.S. policy toward Cuba.  Regional leaders criticize U.S.-Cuba sanctions as “inhumane,” among other things.  How times changed.  It seems as …

Just Like in Iran and Cuba, Tweet Could Land Guatemalan in Jail

“If the Guatemalan authorities insist on prosecuting Anleu, cutting foreign assistance to the Colom Administration is fair game.” Freedom of expression is one of the hallmark of a modern and free society.  Rule of law is another.  In Guatemala, both of the core tenets of democracy are heading for a collision course if the socialist …