Demonstrations leading up to presidential elections in Guatemala in September 5, 2015

Presidential elections will be held on September 6, 2015, in Guatemala. Political tensions are running high due to recent corruption scandals. Every Saturday for two months, protesters have massed at Constitution Square demanding the resignation of the incumbent president.

Advice For Travellers

Travellers should be aware of the potential for large demonstrations and accompanying disruption in the time leading up to elections on September 6, 2015. Sitata reminds travellers to avoid rallies and protests since even peaceful protests can escalate quickly and unexpectedly.