Fair warning: I wholeheartedly believe that defunding Guatemala´s Fundación contra el Terrorismo would result in less harassment against journalists, and elected officials (including attorneys and judges). The following is a transcript of a series of questions and chatbot responses, using Microsoft Bing.
What is the Guatemalan Fundación contra el Terrorismo and how do they work against democratic efforts?
I found a Facebook page for the Fundación Contra el Terrorismo Guatemala. It is a non-profit organization that was established in 2013. The organization claims to be respectful of the rule of law and was created as a response to terrorism in Guatemala. However, there are some negative reviews on their Facebook page that accuse the organization of being corrupt and serving corrupt officials and military personnel. I could not find any information on how the organization works against democratic efforts.
Who is Ricardo Méndez Ruiz and what is his role within the Fundación contra el Terrorismo?
Ricardo Méndez Ruiz is a Guatemalan businessman and activist who is the current president of the Fundación contra el Terrorismo de Guatemala. According to a report by Infobae, he is known for his ultra-right-wing views and has been investigated for his alleged involvement in drug trafficking. He is also known for his controversial role in the arrest of journalists and anti-corruption prosecutors in Guatemala.
Which members of the Fundación contra el Terrorismo have been included in the Engels list?
According to the web search results, the following members of the Fundación contra el Terrorismo have been included in the Engel list:
Ricardo Méndez Ruiz, the president of the organization and a businessman and activist with ultra-right-wing views and alleged involvement in drug trafficking.
Stu Velasco, a former deputy director of the National Civil Police and a member of the board of directors of the organization. He is accused of leading a criminal network that extorted, threatened, and killed people.
Gustavo Alejos Cámbara, a former private secretary of ex-president Álvaro Colom and a financier of the organization. He is accused of corruption, influence peddling, and illicit electoral financing.
Felipe Alejos Lorenzana, a congressman and a supporter of the organization. He is accused of corruption, tax evasion, and obstruction of justice.
What is the Engel list?
The Engel List is a list of individuals who are involved in corruption, drug trafficking, and human rights abuses in Guatemala. The list is named after Eliot Engel, a former member of the United States House of Representatives who was instrumental in creating the Magnitsky Act. The Magnitsky Act is a law that allows the US government to impose sanctions on individuals who are involved in human rights abuses and corruption. The Engel List is used by the US government to identify individuals who are involved in these activities and to impose sanctions on them.