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Online Event: An Armchair Discussion with Luis Arreaga, Former U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala

October 19, 2020 • 4:30 – 5:30 pm EDT

Please join the CSIS Americas Program for a virtual armchair discussion with Luis Arreaga, former U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala, who recently departed his post after three years of serving. Ambassador Arreaga has been applauded by civil society both nationally and internationally, as well as by the U.S. government, for his dedication to the rule of law and committment to anti-corruption efforts.

During the past few years in Guatemala, the Vice President was convicted and sentenced for corruption, the President faced trial for corruption, two presidential candidates were arrested in the U.S. after a discovery linking them to drug cartels, there was controversy surrounding the selection of a new Supreme Court, and there were attacks on Guatemala's constitutional court. The country also faced the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic earlier this year.

This discussion, moderated by Senior Adviser Mark Schneider, will focus on how Guatemala is confronting challenges to rule of law and anti-corruption, and what role the U.S. can play in ensuring the success of democratic institutions in Guatemala.

This event was made possible through general support to CSIS.

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Mark L. Schneider
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Americas Program and Human Rights Initiative

Ambassador Luis Arreaga

Former U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala