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Powder Keg: Is Guatemala on the Verge of Chaos?

Vinicio Cerezo, who in 1991 became the first Guatemalan head of state in four decades to hand over power to a democratically elected successor, said the Central American nation faces dangerous consequences due to a failure to fully implement the 1996 Peace Accords. “The danger for Guatemala is that our state becomes truly a failed state if we continue on this course,” he said in an interview with EFE. The Guatemalan governing apparatus is currently characterized by endemic incompetence and lethargy, resulting in an inability to fulfill its obligations, the 73-year-old attorney said. Over time, the 1996 agreements that ended…

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