Strengthening Democracy Through Observation
Taking a firm stand in favor of democracy within the region, Dionisio Gutiérrez, President of the Freedom and Development Foundation, has stepped up to lead the International Observer Group overseeing Guatemala’s electoral proceedings.
Distinguished Lineup of Former Presidents
A coalition of distinguished former presidents from Latin America has assembled to partake in this pivotal electoral observation endeavor.
Andrés Pastrana, former President of Colombia; Jorge Tuto Quiroga, former President of Bolivia; and Felipe Calderón, former President of Mexico, are among the prominent figures lending their experience and expertise.
Notably, this impressive roster is further bolstered by the presence of eminent high-ranking officials from US security agencies.
Collaborating for Transparency
George Piro, former Assistant Director of International Operations at the FBI; DC Page, a former senior official from Homeland Security; Javier Pérez, former Director of the Miami Police; and Erick Hawk, former Chief of Security for the United Nations, are among those contributing their insights.
This esteemed ensemble brings with them a wealth of knowledge, dedication to democratic principles, and commitment to the Rule of Law, all of which will fortify the observation process and amplify efforts to uphold equitable and transparent elections.
Nurturing Democratic Values
At its core, this mission underscores the steadfast dedication of the international community to nurturing and safeguarding democratic values.
In a concerted effort to ensure a peaceful and unbiased electoral process within Guatemala, these collective endeavors serve as a testament to the global commitment to fostering an environment that fosters fairness and accountability.
A Coalition of Freedom and Democracy Advocates
A distinctive facet of this Observation Mission lies in the active participation of former presidents, who are integral members of the Freedom and Democracy Group (FDG).
This group, recently established through the efforts of the International Freedom Foundation led by Mario Vargas Llosa, encompasses over 20 former presidents from Ibero-America, along with other eminent leaders from the region.
Under the umbrella of the FDG, their united objective is to uphold and champion the values of republican democracy and individual liberty across Latin America.