The raid of the Movimiento Semilla party headquarters on Friday was the latest controversial move in a closely watched Guatemalan election. Bernardo Arévalo, who will contend in the second round on August 20, will represent Movimiento Semilla – a political option that emerged in response to demonstrations against widespread corruption uncovered by the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). Arévalo has served as a deputy in Congress since 2020 and has occupied multiple roles within Guatemala’s foreign service, including minister counselor in Israel, ambassador to Spain, and deputy minister of foreign affairs.

What are Arévalo’s policy proposals to address Guatemala’s political and economic reality? How can trust be restored in Guatemala’s political and electoral systems? And what is needed from the international community in order to see a free and fair electoral process on August 20th?

Ahead of Guatemala’s runoff election, join the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center for a virtual public conversation–livestreamed across social media platforms–with Bernardo Arévalo on Wednesday, July 26, from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. ET (9:00 to 9:30 a.m. Guatemala), to hear directly from Arévalo as he shares his priorities and vision for Guatemala in the years ahead.


Bernardo Arévalo
Deputy, Congress of Guatemala; Presidential candidate
Republic of Guatemala

In conversation with

Jason Marczak
Senior Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Opening remarks by

Maria Fernanda Bozmoski
Deputy Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations and delivers constructive, results-oriented solutions to inform how the public and private sectors can advance hemispheric prosperity.