Guatemala Suspends Budget That Sparked Violent Protests

Amnesty International described the repression as "extremely serious" and accused the Guatemalan authorities of violating "international standards of use of force," said the group's director for the Americas, Erika Guevara, in a statement.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AFP) Guatemala's legislature on Monday, November 24th, backed away from approving a business-friendly 2021 budget after demonstrators in the Central American nation torched the Congress building and demanded the resignation of President Alejandro Giammattei in weekend protests.

A lack of resources for battling the coronavirus pandemic as well as anger over the new spending plan has fueled widespread indignation against Giammattei's administration and Congress.

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