Guatemala’s legislature has finally delivered its verdict on President Giammattei’s latest State of Calamity, implemented in mid-August. An emphatic rejection. Nestor Quixtan asks what’s next? … Read More »After Guatemala’s Rejection of the New State of Calamity, What Happens Now?
Nestor Quixtan is a Canadian/Guatemalan economist, linguist, and writer. He has consulted on numerous writing projects ranging from security and defense to hotel management. His work on women’s discrimination in the labor market has earned him publication in Latin America. He currently lives in Guatemala City.
A new Guatemala State of Calamity went into effect over the weekend to try to combat the Delta variant of Covid sweeping through the country.… Read More »A Brand New Guatemala State of Calamity
Nestor Quixtan looks at a Guatemala tourism bill winding its slow way through the legislature, as Covid cases spike and vaccinations stutter. Could Bill 5857… Read More »Can a New Guatemala Tourism Bill Help Save the Sector?
Three Reasons why El Salvador’s Bitcoin Fetish is Nothing More than a Pipe Dream and a Publicity Stunt
Nestor Quixtan takes a pragmatic look at Bitcoin in El Salvador. Will it actually work for the Salvadoran people or is it just a pipe… Read More »Three Reasons why El Salvador’s Bitcoin Fetish is Nothing More than a Pipe Dream and a Publicity Stunt
Nestor Quixtan breaks down the Guatemala tourism crisis as businesses collapse, unemployment soars, and the Covid vaccination plans collapses. Over the last year or so,… Read More »Guatemala Tourism Crisis: Pushing the Panic Button
In the second part of his series about the Biden Administration’s Central America policy, Nestor Quixtan looks at the upcoming visit of VP Kamala Harris… Read More »The Joe Biden Central America Policy (Part 2: Combatting Corruption)
What can Central America expect from the incoming Joe Biden administration as it prepares to take office tomorrow? Nestor Quixtan kicks off a three part… Read More »Central America and the Biden Administration: What the Region Can Expect (Part I: Immigration)
As Guatemala labors under yet another political crisis at the end of 2020, Nestor Quixtan offers a handy guide to the main points of contention… Read More »6 Keys to Understanding the Latest Guatemalan Political Crisis
Since Guatemala reopened its borders in September, tourism has remained anemic. But are arriving tourists getting a bad first impression with the La Aurora Airport… Read More »Guatemala’s Tourism Sector Voices Concern Over Lack of La Aurora Airport Protocols
Guatemala plans to end its six-month-long lockdown on October 1 amid more political shenanigans. Nestor Quixtan explains. Guatemala will end its lockdown tomorrow, October 1,… Read More »Guatemala Ends Lockdown (State of Calamity) on October 1