GUATEMALA CITY, Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent interview with Paola Hurtado, Dionisio Gutiérrez, President of the non-profit organization Fundación Libertad y Desarrollo, expounded upon the many issues facing Guatemala, including the changes necessary for Guatemala to achieve economic success and social reform.
Gutiérrez lamented the lack of dialogue that could lead to agreements and promote the reforms that are needed in the long term. "All discussions related to problems occur in civil society forums, but do not take into account an important sector: political parties," said Gutiérrez. He added, "They give traction to the consensus of society and those who should have leadership and the responsibility to govern and make decisions for the benefit of all, but that does not exist in Guatemala."
Hurtado and Gutiérrez also discussed how the weakening of political power has turned countries, such as Guatemala, into instruments of crime that favor privileges for drug trafficking and other sectors of society, without seeking solutions to social problems. When asked about how to change the political culture of Guatemala, he responded: "This has to do with the construction of a new culture and that is not easy. It is important to understand that Guatemala urgently needs effective political development. This means developing a strategic plan for discussing the country's problems and formulating public policies that have continuity in healthcare, education, fiscal policy, infrastructure, social development, poverty and malnutrition."
Gutiérrez also mentions his return to the media with a new proposal: "We are working on a project that is a contribution for our country; a country that is going through a difficult and complex moment, in which we are seeing a lot of suffering… "
In the coming year, Gutiérrez told Hurtado that he will exercise his civic duty by employing a means of communication that will allow him to reach the people of Guatemala, through interviews, debates and proposals. Along with the Fundación Libertad y Desarrollo team, he will organize activities such as "Citizen Encounters" and forums related to the political process.
SOURCE Fundacion Libertad y Desarrollo