Natasha Franks previews The Question of Impunity: A Discussion with the Guatemalan Foreign Minister, held Friday 20 November in School III.
The union of the Central American Initiative and the International Politics Association has produced an opportunity for St Andrean students to hear an eyewitness account of a burgeoning political situation: His Excellency Carlos Raúl Morales, the Foreign Minister of Guatemala, will grace the floor of School III tomorrow evening for a discussion on crime and punishment in Guatemala.
The subject is a tempestuous one, considering the recent string of events that led to the resignation of previous President Otto Pérez Molina amidst charges of corruption. His replacement, Jimmy Morales, has vowed to infuse justice into the Guatemalan government, giving the country a chance to act as a model for the rest of Latin America.
Attendees may discuss and debate the subjects of accountability, political evolution, and the battle against impunity with Ambassador Morales, who himself has over twenty-five years of experience in international politics. Tickets may be purchased for £2 through Tilt or on the door Friday evening. Proceeds will go towards rebuilding the homes of victims of the recent El Cambray Dos landslide.