On Saturday, July 3, several social organizations demanded the resignation of the Prime Minister Guatemalan President Alejandro GiamattiThis is due to the management of the pandemic and its shortage COVID-19 Vaccines In the country of Central America.
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Alliance The convergence of human rightsEleven social organizations issued a statement calling for the “immediate resignation” of Giamatti and “the authorities of the Guatemalan Ministry of Health”.
“Because this government has the largest budget allocated, which will allow it to deal with many of the effects of the pandemic, resources have been distorted or have ended up in the pockets of individuals, especially the close circle of Alejandro Giamatti,” the press release stated.
The organizations emphasized that the “deficit” of Giamatti’s government “only led to an increase in poverty, extreme poverty and malnutrition in the country.”
“After a year and a half in the exercise of power, Alejandro Giamatti has shown sufficient evidence that he has followed the path of pursuing and expanding corruption with impunity, above protecting the population,” the statement added.
The Convergence Coalition for Human Rights consists of the entities justice now, Mirna Mac Foundation, National Federation of Guatemalan Women, Institute for Comparative Studies in Criminal Sciences of Guatemala, Human Rights Defenders Protection Unit, the Center for Forensic Analysis and Applied Science and the Community Studies and Psychosocial Work Team, among others.
Guatemala has reported more than 750 deaths from SARS-CoV-2 In the last 15 days, in one of the most deadly periods of the disease since March 2020, according to official data from the Ministry of Health.
The 750 deaths are equivalent to 8% of the total deaths from COVID-19 in Guatemala, which as of Friday’s latest update had added 9,350 deaths from the virus.
country who presides Giamatti, which has a population of 16.3 million, has one of the worst vaccination records on the continent, according to indicators from international organizations.
According to official figures, one in two Guatemalan children is malnourished and 59% of the population lives below the poverty line.
With information from EFE