Twenty-five years after the signing of a peace accord that ended a 36-year civil war, Guatemala is still struggling with violence and corruption.
Conservative Alejandro Giammattei beat former first lady Sandra Torres with 60% of the vote. But turnout was the lowest in Guatemala’s modern history, in apparent protest of both candidates.
Maya candidate Thelma Cabrera’s unprecedented campaign for president was unsuccessful, but hope has not been dashed. Her run suggests that Guatemala’s grassroots opposition is slowly gaining ground.