Large numbers of Guatemalan citizens are excluded from political life. Indigenous communities are among the most marginalized, as they face both institutional and cultural barriers in the country’s political system. Since the 2006 electoral reforms and during the subsequent three elections, Guatemala has seen important steps forward in terms of increased political participation; however, challenges remain in translating participation into meaningful representation.
Program Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean
Katherine Conway is a Program Officer on NDI's Latin America and Caribbean team. She holds a Masters in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and has lived and worked in Latin America and East Africa.