The newly inaugurated president of Guatemala, Bernardo Arévalo de León, spoke of the increase in violence and corruption in Ecuador.
The president of Guatemala, Bernardo Arevalo de León, who assumed power on January 14, maintains that the situation of “internal armed conflict” in Ecuador shows that corruption is an attack against democracy.
“What happened in Ecuador is a demonstration of the risks that the deadly combination of corruption and crime organized, Arévalo said.
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The current President is a famous progressive academic whose arrival as Head of State in Guatemala promises, according to all analysts, a significant change in the country’s political path.
“We must understand that corruption is not a problem of mismanagement of public funds but rather a country’s security problem through the threat of their institutions,” he commented regarding the harassment of democracies suffered by some countries in Latin America, especially in Ecuador.
Guatemala too faces great challenges in terms of citizen security, but there is a specific problem with violence and organized crime.
“The profile of insecurity that our country has combined is different from other countries in the region,explained the Guatemalan president, trying to distinguish himself from Ecuador.
Arévalo made these statements on the same day that the Ministry of the Interior conducted a mega-operation in the prison of Pavón, the largest penitentiary center in the country.
Like Ecuador, this prison is overcrowded and has been the scene of riots. 1,500 agents from the National Civil Police and special units of the prison system participated in the search.
The goal is “to make a requisition of electronic equipment, which allows extortionist gangs to operate from inside prisons,” the president explained.