Guatemalan civil society has helped to usher in the peace after decades of civil war. But the flood of international funding, institutional and individual jealousy and the stubborn refusal of older leaders to yield to a new generation are hampering its effectiveness for new challenges.
Latin America has gone global, but not just in its trade and diplomacy. A growing number of governments are copying from autocrats around the world how to restrict democratic civil society. Sadly, democrats in the region have been slow to react.