Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Álvaro Enrique Arzú Irigoyen ─ Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of the End of the Guatemalan Civil War, and Thoughts on Guatemala's Future

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Joukowsky Forum

Álvaro Enrique Arzú Yrigoyen was the 32nd President of Guatemala from January 14, 1996 until January 14, 2000. He has been elected Mayor of Guatemala City on five occasions: in 1982, but was prevented from assuming office because of a coup d'état; in 1986, this time assuming and serving his mandate; again in January 2004; and he was re-elected for a third effective term in September 2007 with 55 percent of the popular vote. Arzú was re-elected in September 2011 for a third consecutive term as mayor of the capital, which began in January 2012.