Guatemala’s General Elections Will Be on September 9th

Citizens Register: Ask here for your voting place

This coming Sunday Guatemala will be holding general elections for president, vice-president, congress curule seats, and city mayors throughout the country. It is sad to read the news feeds and news headlines regarding Guatemala. It seems like this tiny ‘paradisiac’ banana coffee republic has an innate quality to generate bad press. Like Tarzan, Guatemala jumps from bad stories to worse stories. It is a true jungle out here.

In the meantime, Guatemalans will cross their ballots to exercise the democracy Mayan ball game. But, before that, they must know where exactly they will cast their vote and for that, they have to go to one of the many citizens’ registration booths; like the one pictured above in the entrance to La Antigua Guatemala.

I sure hope things were a litter better for Ann in Montego Bay.

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  • LOL! Generating bad press and holding lottery like elections are things we’re pretty good at too. 🙂

  • i am disapointed, i came to see flora and saw our country the bush bunch have been trying to keep people from voting.

  • Patsy, that is an odd thing to say considering the fact that he just signed into law the Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006.

  • what does signing a bill have to do with what really happens in my voteing district?

  • Patsy, I like to rely on facts not rumors. By the way, I live in the same country you do. 🙂

  • sompopo do you live in north west arkansas? i never said you didn’t live in U S.

  • Nope.

    Yes, I am aware you never said I did not live here. 🙂

  • Ann

    Hey Rudy. Our elections happened on Monday this week and…well…sad to say…the count is still going on. What a mess this whole thing has been! Areas of the capital city of Kingston have degenerated into the most ridiculous spate of political violence. And naturally the whole world is watching us…as usual.

    *sigh* I so wish we could just do away with all of the nonsense, have elections and just get on with life as usual.

  • Pamela, LOL, I feel much better now. 😉

    Patsy, oh well, we have to cater to other people too, you know. 🙁

    Sompopo, I guess it only took 30 years for Rosa Parks.

    Ann, I am sorry to hear that. It looks like Guatemala in in the same league as Jamaica… but you at least have Bob Marley’s music to comfort you.

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