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Soraya Rodríguez in Plenary on corruption in Guatemala

“The European Parliament cannot remain silent: the Guatemalan authorities must reverse this drift against the rule of law.”

Soraya Rodríguez, MEP for Ciudadanos, has noted during a EP’s plenary debate that the persecution of human rights defenders, journalists, and the threats, arrests, and harassment of judicial officers are a reality in Guatemala. Since 2019, institutions capable of fighting corruption in the country have also been dismantled. She pointed out that “there is a clear and very worrying trend towards corruption and the erosion of the State and judicial independence”.

Soraya Rodríguez affirmed in the plenary session that “The European Parliament cannot remain silent: the Guatemalan authorities must reverse this drift against the rule of law, not only with promises, but with actions and results”

Soraya Rodríguez Ramos

Mujeres al frente es un espacio de reflexión dirigido por la política y abogada española Soraya Rodríguez Ramos. Desde 2019, es diputada del Parlamento Europeo en la delegación del partido Ciudadanos. Desde su escaño de eurodiputada, desarrolla un intenso trabajo como Portavoz de Derechos Humanos del grupo Renew Europe, así como por la defensa de la igualdad y derechos de las mujeres como titular de la Comisión de Igualdad, y miembro de la Comisión de Medio Ambiente, por su compromiso con el cuidado del planeta y la justicia climática.