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Overview

Increased criminalization was used as a strategy to intimidate those working in the administration of justice. A law that threatens the right to defend human rights entered into force. Guatemala recorded the lowest percentage of people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in Latin America amid corruption allegations.

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Death Penalty status

Abolitionist for ordinary crimes

Retains the death penalty only for serious crimes, such as those committed during times of war

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