Social Dialogue in Guatemala

Business sectors and unions promote the creation of a formal setting in order to promote "policies of economic and social content."

Monday, January 17, 2011

The representatives belong to the Coordinating Committee of Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial and Financial Associations (CACIF) and leaders from of the Guatemalan Workers Union (UGT).

An article by Byron Dardón of Prensalibre.com collected statements from entrepreneur Philip Bosch, director of the Chamber of Industry of Guatemala, "the council claims to be an interlocutor of the public power, under the principle of society´s participation in matters concerning the public."

Since only the president, deputies, the Supreme Court and the University of San Carlos de Guatemala, have the power to present law initiatives, the group will present the initiative to the President of Congress, Roberto Alejos.

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Among the elements that the business sector proposes incorporating into the discussion on the water bill is respect for acquired rights.

The Coordinating Committee for Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial and Financial Associations, (CACIF) has asked Congress to be take them into account in the debate on the water law initiative, and raised a number of issues to be considered in the text-writing process.

Development Plan for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

November 2014

The heads of state of the three countries presented in Washington a plan to promote economic, social and institutional development in their countries.

From a statement issued by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):

The Presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have presented a Prosperity Partnership plan for the Northern Triangle.

Development Strategies Analyzed

December 2011

50 specialists discussed in Costa Rica the future of planning and development in Latin America in the seminar "Visions of the Country: Social Dialogue and Democratic Strengthening "

A press release from the Foundation for Peace and Democracy reads:

The regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean from IDEA International, Daniel Zovatto, inaugurated an International Workshop entitled ‘Visions of the Country: Social Dialogue and Democratic Strengthening’ on December 8 at the Real Intercontinental hotel in Costa Rica.

Guatemalan President Postpones Fiscal Reform

April 2011

The reason given is that, "political conditions are not right for presenting the tax reforms to congress".

Guatemalan president, Álvaro Colom, had announced that he would present a fiscal reform bill in the first quarter of this year. However, he has since said that political conditions are not favorable for going through with the reforms.

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