Protesters Set Fire Guatemala Congress

  • During a large demonstration in the Guatemalan capital, protesters set fire to the parliament building and threw stones at police.
  • Protesters have called for the resignation of President Alejandro Giamatti.
  • A Pennsylvania court has rejected a lawsuit filed by Trump's legal team

During a large demonstration in the Guatemalan capital, protesters set fire to the parliament building and threw stones at police. Protesters have called for the resignation of President Alejandro Giamatti. Many Guatemalans are protesting the swift adoption of the country’s 2021 budget.

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.

Guatemala’s parliament has hastily approved next year’s budget bill without the widespread participation of the people and the media. The issue has sparked widespread protests in Guatemala City, the capital.

On Saturday, November 21, a number of protesters attacked and set fire to the Guatemalan Parliament building in the historic part of the city. Police and firefighters are said to have managed to contain the blaze.

The protests are aimed at the actions of President Alejandro Giamatti, as well as the passage of the 2021 budget bill.

Next year, Guatemala’s budget is set to be a quarter more than this year, according to a parliamentary resolution.

Guatemala’s parliament has set a budget of $ 12.8 billion for next year. An increase in the projected budget for next year means an increase in government debt. It should be noted that Guatemala is one of the most indebted countries in the world.

During a rally on Saturday, November 21, about 50 people were injured in clashes with police and by tear gas. One of the protesters is reported to be in critical condition. It is said that the police acted in the arrest of 20 protesters.

Giamatti posted a Twitter message urging people to refrain from rioting and damaging private and public property. The President of Guatemala, while emphasizing the right of the people to participate in peaceful protests, has threatened to prosecute those who disrupt social order.

Pennsylvania Court Has Rejected Trumps Lawsuit

Another legal failure for Donald Trump’s legal team. This time in one of the most important and key states: Pennsylvania. A Pennsylvania court has ruled that complaints from Trump’s lawyers are “speculative and baseless.”

“One might expect that when seeking such a startling outcome, a plaintiff would come formidably armed with compelling legal arguments and factual proof of rampant corruption,” Brann wrote. “That has not happened.”

Donald John Trump is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality.

The legal dispute between Donald Trump team of lawyers over the announced results in key US states continues. Following the ruling in Nevada and Virginia, a Pennsylvania court has now dismissed a lawsuit filed by Trump’s legal team.

Pennsylvania District Court Judge Matthew Brann has denied allegations that the election was rigged.  The state of Pennsylvania is expected to officially confirm the counting results in the state on Monday.

Under U.S. law, states must vote in the Electoral College process on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December. Those results are counted on January 5th in Congress. Should a majority of votes not be cast for a candidate, a contingent election takes place in Congress to elect the President according the US Constitution. The swearing-in ceremony of the President will take place on January 20 at noon.

Trump’s lawyers may submit a case to federal courts.

Joe Biden’s team continues to prepare for the Presidency following the news medias declaration of his victory.

Complaints from Donald Trump’s legal team have so far yielded no results. Pennsylvania State Court Judge Matthew Brann called the Trump team’s complaints “baseless and speculative” and said the allegations “are not enough to invalidate even one vote.

Donald Trump continues to refuse to concede defeat in the November 3 election. He once again spoke of election fraud on Saturday, November 21, on the sidelines of the G20 summit in a Twitter post.

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Joyce Davis

My history goes back to 2002 and I  worked as a reporter, interviewer, news editor, copy editor, managing editor, newsletter founder, almanac profiler, and news radio broadcaster.

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