“Guatemala’s president-elect Bernardo Arevalo on Friday denounced an ‘ongoing coup’ by the country’s institutions to block him from power, after his political party was suspended…

Arevalo, a 64-year-old sociologist, swept from obscurity to an August 20 election with his vow to crack down on the corruption dogging the Central American nation.

He has been the subject of threats, and on Monday the country’s electoral tribunal suspended his Semilla (Seed) party, prompting Washington to condemn ‘anti-democratic behavior.’”