31 former presidents of Latin America and Spain specific concern over political disaster in Guatemala

This August 28, 31 former heads of state and heads of presidency from Latin America issued an announcement during which they assist the presidential election in Guatemala, however specific concern in regards to the state of affairs within the nation.

The signatories are 31 former heads of state and authorities taking part within the Initiative for Democracy in Spain and the USA (IDEA), and in line with the report, they’re conscious of the choice taken by the American Committee on Human Rights to grant precautionary measures. In favor of Guatemala’s president-elect, Bernardo Arevalo, and his operating mate, Karin Herrera Aguilar, their elementary rights, together with the proper to life and private integrity, are being threatened.

Additionally they level out that they’re conscious of the “harassment and legal try” by the Public Ministry and different parts of the Guatemalan State Seed Motion, which supported the profitable electoral bid.

That’s the reason former presidents declared as follows.

  • State establishments should all the time assure human rights, together with political rights, when colluding with organized crime and energy.
  • The outcomes of the presidential election held in Guatemala and introduced by its Supreme Electoral Tribunal had been noticed internationally and their credibility was confirmed by the Group of American States; That is regardless of the persecution of members of the stated electoral physique and continued efforts to change or restrict the clear will of the individuals’s sovereignty by means of judicial proceedings.
  • We share the factors of the OAS mission. And we additionally be a part of the priority expressed by the UN Secretary Normal on this regard.
  • Respect for and assure of political rights is an inalienable obligation of the State, on the danger of compromising its worldwide duty for human rights violations, whereas on the identical time making particular person obligations operational. Numerous public powers vested in them by act or omission.
  • They reiterate: “Efficient implementation of democracy is a global responsibility that each home or inside jurisdiction of each state should fulfill.”

They additional acknowledged that the democratic system implies that the one that will get the very best variety of votes shall assume the elected workplace and change the ruling occasion with the precept of alternating energy.

“We’ll stay vigilant and lend our vigilance to help within the means of democratic restoration of Guatemala and the ratification of its Structure,” concludes the doc signed by the next former heads of state and authorities.

  1. Mario Abdo, Paraguay
  2. Oscar Arias, Costa Rica
  3. Jose Maria Asner, Spain
  4. Nicolas Ardito Barletta, Panama
  5. Felipe Calderon, Mexico
  6. Rafael Angel Calderon, Costa Rica
  7. Alfredo Cristiani, El Salvador
  8. Laura Chincilla M., Costa Rica
  9. Ivan Duke, Columbia
  10. Jose Maria Figueres, Costa Rica
  11. Vincent Fox, Mexico
  12. Federico Franco, Paraguay
  13. Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, Chile
  14. Cesar Gaviria T., Colombia
  15. Lucio Gutierrez, Ecuador
  16. Oswaldo Hurtado, Ecuador
  17. Luis Alberto Lagale H, Uruguay
  18. Mauricio Macri, Argentina
  19. Jamil Mahuat W., Ecuador
  20. Carlos Meza G., Bolivia
  21. Lenin Moreno, Ecuador
  22. Mireya Moscoso, Panama
  23. Andres Pastrana, Colombia
  24. Ernesto Perez Palladares, Panama
  25. Sebastian Piñera, Chile
  26. Jorge Tuto Quiroca, Bolivia
  27. Miguel Angel Rodriguez, Costa Rica
  28. Julio Maria Sanguinetti, Uruguay
  29. Luis Guillermo Solis, Costa Rica
  30. Alvaro Uribe v., Colombia
  31. Juan Carlos Vazmosi, Paraguay