18th October 2023
Nationwide protests entered their second week in Guatemala, with groups demanding the resignation of attorney general Consuelo Porras. President Giammattei has offered dialogue, mediated by the OAS with one major group – the 48 Cantones of Totonicapan. An average of over 110 road blockages in the past week have caused an estimated US$60mn in economic losses, fuel supply issues at airports, stuck tourists and school closures. The Constitutional Court has given permission for the police to use force to break blockades up.
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