The budget cuts that have Guatemalans ‘fed up’


A budget bill has pushed thousands of Guatemalans into the streets every Saturday since November to demand their government do better by its citizens. Public frustration has been targeted at President Alejandro Giammattei with more than $13bn in cuts to education and health, all while millions are struggling to recuperate after the devastation left by Hurricanes Eta and Iota. We are taking a deep dive into what is behind protester’s demands, and why corruption seems to be at the root of it.


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