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Guatemala’s Judicial Independence Dilemma

Almost four months into Guatemalan president Bernardo Arevalo’s administration, Attorney General (AG) Maria Consuelo Porras remains in her post.

Porras is one of Guatemala’s most controversial and polarizing figures.

Notably, she is the first attorney general in the nation’s history to be reelected despite having appeared on the U.S. government’s “Engel List” of corrupt officials in the Northern Triangle.

In September 2023and…

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