Political Finance Regulation in Guatemala: A Comparative Survey

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1 Jan 2004

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As in most Latin American countries, the funding of political activities has only recently become a matter of serious concern in Guatemala. This paper summarily describes the current state of the Guatemalan political finance laws, their situation vis-à-vis the regulation of political finance in the rest of Central America and beyond, and some of the practical consequences derived from the existing framework. These consequences include, of course, the scandals that have contributed to attract attention to the topic.