Guatemala - President-Elect Otto Perez Molina Inherits Poverty and Crime
This week saw the election of a new president to Guatemala - General Otto Perez Molina. The election campaign was fraught with violence and electoral law violations. Despite all that, and the road ahead, General Otto Perez Molina may by the most well equipped man to handle Guatemala's poverty and crime issues.
"The president-elect does in fact confront a difficult situation (El Nuevo Herald, Telesur, NYT). Over 50 percent of the population lives in poverty...On the other hand, President-elect Pérez Molina probably has more going for him than President Alvaro Colom did upon taking office..."