Guatemala has elected Alejandro Giammattei as its new president. The president elect opposes the “safe third country” deal with the United States that current president, Jimmy Morales, agreed to. Only time will tell if Giammattei sheds his campaign opinions in order to match his new environment. Though the odds are that this deal will not be reneged given Guatemala’s history of submission to the US. Guatemala commenced its era as a banana republic at the beginning of the twentieth century. United Fruit Company’s concessions were briefly interrupted with a mid century military coup that...

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