Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Congress Passes Law Protecting Women

April 8, 2008

After a month of debates, the Guatemalan Congress surprisingly completed the entire planned agenda for today without making any amendments to the legislation on the floor. The law against "feminicidio", which criminalizes all acts of violence against women, passed unanimously along with various changes to the criminal code. The motion to introduce Q200, Q500, and Q1000 notes was also approved on the first vote after discussion about the inclusion of certain languages and a mention of the peace accords on the new bills.