Saturday, July 30, 2011

Otto Perez Molina will be the next President of Guatemala

The big news out of LatAm politics today is that Sandra Torres, the conveniently ex-wife of outgoing President Colom, has just been barred from running in this year's Presidential election by the country's supreme court. Check out Mike over at Central American Politics for more. The whole charade from start to finish has been an archetype TPLAC* episode in politics but I have to say that in the end, it's good to see the courtrooms stand up and be counted on rule of law. In the long run that alone will do Guatemala more good than harm.

So now barring a political upheaval of unheard of proportions, the way is clear for Otto Perez Molina (no relation of course) to be the next President. Make of that what you will.

*tin pot lil american country