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Progressive Bernardo Arévalo Wins Guatemala Presidency in Landslide

HeadlineAug 21, 2023

In Guatemala, progressive politician Bernardo Arévalo has declared a decisive victory in a presidential runoff election against former first lady Sandra Torres. Arévalo, leader of the Semilla party, took nearly 60% of the vote Sunday. He has vowed to fight corruption and push for social reforms. His supporters poured onto the streets of Guatemala City to celebrate.

Fabiola Valvert: “Democracy won. We will be able to dream of a different Guatemala. I hope, little by little, we will abolish poverty. There is new hope for Guatemala. Guatemalans are happy, and we are telling these corrupt politicians they must respect our vote. Guatemala has already changed.”

Bernardo Arévalo is the son of former President Juan José Arévalo, Guatemala’s first democratically elected leader, who pushed for revolutionary policies when he was in office from 1945 to '51. We'll go to Guatemala for more after headlines.

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