President of Guatemala (2020-present)
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Alejandro Eduardo Giammattei Falla is a Guatemalan politician who is the incumbent President of Guatemala. He is a former director of the Guatemalan penitentiary system and participated in Guatemala's presidential elections in 2007, 2011, and 2015. He won in the 2019 election and assumed office on January 14, 2020.
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Guatemala president to work remotely after 18 staff get coronavirusGuatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said on Sunday that 18 employees at his office and on his security detail have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, so he will work remotely and the..
Guatemala president scolds U.S. for deporting migrants with coronavirusGuatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei criticized the United States on Thursday for sending back migrants infected with the novel coronavirus to his Central American country and straining its weak..
Guatemala says 50 migrants deported from U.S. test positive for coronavirusGuatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said on Sunday a total of 50 migrants deported by the United States to Guatemala have tested positive for coronavirus, including 14 sent to the Central..
Many migrants on U.S. deportation flight had coronavirus, Guatemalan president saysGuatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said on Friday a large number of migrants on a deportation flight to Guatemala from the United States this week were infected with the coronavirus, adding that..
Guatemalan president says many migrants on U.S. deportation flight had coronavirusGuatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said on Friday a large number of migrants on a deportation flight to Guatemala from the United States earlier this week had the novel coronavirus, adding that..
Guatemala registers 16 new coronavirus cases, infections rise to 153 - presidentGuatemala reported 16 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the Central American nation's total to 153 cases, President Alejandro Giammattei said.
Guatemala bans internal travel for Easter to curb coronavirus spreadGuatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei has banned travel between the different departments of the Central American country before and during Easter to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Guatemala to close borders for two weeks to contain coronavirusGuatemala will close its borders for the next two weeks as part of measures aimed at containing coronavirus, President Alejandro Giammattei said on Monday.
Guatemala bans arrivals from U.S., Canada to fight coronavirusGuatemala will from Monday widen travel restrictions to fight the spread of coronavirus, banning arrivals from the United States and Canada, President Alejandro Giammattei said on Friday.
Guatemala approves civil society restrictions despite U.S. pressureGuatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on Thursday signed into law new rules that increase government oversight of non-profit groups operating in the Central American country, despite international..
Guatemala restricts entry from China to keep out coronavirusGuatemala's government is imposing blanket travel restrictions on people who have recently been in China to keep out the new coronavirus, President Alejandro Giammattei said on Friday.
Guatemala imposes travel restrictions to stop entry of coronavirusGuatemala is imposing travel restrictions on people who have recently been in China to prevent the new coronavirus entering the Central American country, President Alejandro Giammattei said on Friday.
Guatemalan president offers El Salvador the chance to build a port in Guatemalan watersGuatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on Monday offered his Salvadoran counterpart, Nayib Bukele, the opportunity to build and operate a port in Guatemalan waters in the Atlantic Ocean to promote..
Guatemalan president declares state of alert in third municipalityGuatemala's new president, Alejandro Giammattei, on Friday declared a state of alert in a gang-plagued municipality on the outskirts of Guatemala City, part of a new crime-fighting strategy.
Guatemala's new president creates anti-graft commissionGuatemala's new president, Alejandro Giammattei, on Tuesday launched an anti-graft commission, after former leader Jimmy Morales chased out a U.N.-backed anti-corruption body investigating him and his..
Guatemala's new president cuts ties with Venezuela, as promisedGuatemala's new President Alejandro Giammattei said on Thursday his country was cutting diplomatic ties with the Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro and would close its embassy in..
Mexico said latest migrant caravan won't pass - Guatemala presidentMexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told the Guatemalan government that a caravan of migrants heading towards the United States from Honduras would not be allowed to enter Mexico, new Guatemalan..
Guatemala's president to discuss migration with Mexico, speak with TrumpGuatemala's President Alejandro Giammattei said he will discuss migration on Wednesday with Mexico's foreign minister and also has a call planned with U.S. President Donald Trump.
Turbulent inauguration day in Guatemala, outgoing president hit by eggsGuatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei took office on Tuesday in a ceremony overshadowed by delays and protests against outgoing officials seeking immunity from prosecution, a reminder of the..
Guatemalan president takes office amid political jostling and delaysGuatemala swore in President Alejandro Giammattei on Tuesday in a ceremony tainted by long delays blamed on political jostling and maneuvers by outgoing officials to avoid arrest, a reminder of the..
Giammattei sworn in as Guatemalan president after delaysGuatemala swore in President Alejandro Giammattei on Tuesday in a ceremony tainted by long delays blamed on outgoing officials maneuvering to avoid possible legal cases, a reminder of the deep levels..
Incoming Guatemalan president to keep country's embassy in JerusalemIncoming Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei will keep his country's embassy in Israel in the city of Jerusalem, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday, confirming the move made by his predecessor..
Incoming Guatemala leader talks investment, migration with U.S.Guatemala's incoming president Alejandro Giammattei said on Tuesday he had held his first meeting with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and discussed attracting investment to stimulate growth and..
Venezuela denies entry to Guatemalan president-elect, scuppering meeting with opposition leaderVenezuelan authorities on Saturday denied Guatemala's president-elect Alejandro Giammattei entry into Venezuela, where he was scheduled to meet with opposition leader Juan Guaido.
Walls will not halt migration: Guatemala president-electThose who believe that walls will halt migration are mistaken, Guatemala's President-elect Alejandro Giammattei said at an event in Mexico City on Monday.
Mexico and Guatemala must work together on migration: Lopez ObradorMexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that he would discuss how Mexico and Guatemala could work together to address the challenge posed by migration, when he met Guatemalan President-elect..
Mexican president says to meet Guatemalan president-elect on FridayMexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday he will meet Guatemalan President-elect Alejandro Giammattei in the Mexican city of Merida on Friday.
Guatemala's next president says 'safe third country' deal needs two congress ratificationsGuatemala's incoming president Alejandro Giammattei said on Monday that the 'safe third country' concept regulating where migrants can apply for asylum must be ratified by the congresses of both..
Next Guatemala leader seeks better U.S. migrant deal, hindered by split CongressGuatemala's incoming president Alejandro Giammattei has vowed to seek better terms for his country from an unpopular migration deal agreed with Washington last month, but any room for maneuver is seen..
Anti-graft group's exit to test mettle of new Guatemala leaderGuatemala's next leader, Alejandro Giammattei, could not have asked for clearer endorsement of his skepticism toward President Donald Trump's proposed immigration deal than when a visiting U.S...
Guatemala election winner sets sights on changing Trump migrant dealGuatemalan conservative Alejandro Giammattei secured a crushing victory in a presidential election on Sunday, and promised to seek better terms for his country from an unpopular migration deal agreed..
Guatemala presidential election winner pans deal made with U.S.Conservative Alejandro Giammattei says he'd like changes in pact designed to stem flow of migrants to U.S. from his nation, Honduras and El Salvador
Guatemala conservative romps to landslide win, faces big migration testConservative Alejandro Giammattei swept aside his center-left rival in Guatemala's presidential election on Sunday, and now inherits an unpopular migration deal agreed under duress with the Trump..
Guatemala conservative wins presidential election: electoral tribunalGuatemala's Electoral Tribunal on Sunday declared conservative Alejandro Giammattei of the Vamos party winner of the presidential election over his center-left opponent, former first lady Sandra..
Guatemala center-left candidate concedes defeat in presidential electionGuatemalan center-left candidate and former first lady Sandra Torres has conceded defeat to her conservative rival Alejandro Giammattei in the country's presidential election on Sunday, an official for..
Guatemalan conservative looks set for election win, early results showConservative Alejandro Giammattei appeared poised for a decisive victory in Guatemala's presidential election on Sunday, storming into a commanding lead over his center-left rival, former first lady..
Guatemalan conservative Giammattei leads presidency race: early resultsGuatemalan conservative Alejandro Giammattei took an early lead in Sunday's presidential election against his center-left opponent Sandra Torres, preliminary results showed.
Unpopularity contest to decide Guatemalan presidential electionConservative Alejandro Giammattei could make it fourth time lucky in Guatemala's presidential runoff on Sunday if misgivings about his opponent among urban voters outweigh her support in the Central..