La frase que titula esta columna no es mía, es del recién electo presidente de Guatemala Alejandro Giammattei, cuando daba respuesta a un periodista que le preguntaba acerca de las políticas migratorias del presidente norteamericano Donald Trump.
This page summarizes a series of aspects of the life, work, and editorial contributions that Julio Ligorría has made throughout his 35-year career as a crisis and strategic design consultant.
Ligorría has authored more than one thousand six hundred analysis essays on contemporary democracy. These have been published in national newspapers in Guatemala and in several Latin American and Spanish newspapers.Learn more
Here you will find a collection of videos of proprietary programs, interviews and diverse activities by Julio Ligorria throughout recent years.Learn more
In this blog, Julio Ligorría shares his thoughts on different national and international topics.Learn more
Institutional positions held
Member of the Board of Directors of the Managers’ Association of Guatemala
Vice-president of the Board of Directors of the Chamber for Free Enterprise of Guatemala
Vice-president of the Board of Directors of the Latin American Center for Political Management in Miami
Member of the International Association of Political Consultants, IAPC
Member of the Association of Political Consultants of Latin America.
Guatemalan Ambassador to the United States of America
Ligorría has worked as an international expert on crisis management for over twenty-five years; he is President and founder of the Interimage Latinoamericana, S.A. consulting firmDownload biography Download video
Years of experience
In 2013 Julio Ligorría accepted the appointment as Guatemalan Ambassador to the Government of the United States of America.
He was appointed for his political and crisis management experience. The humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied minors who arrived at the southern border of the United States from the countries of the Central American Northern Triangle (64 THOUSAND in 2014 alone) broke out while he was on assignment in Washington, D.C. Ambassador Ligorría led the Guatemalan Embassy team and worked with his colleagues from El Salvador and Honduras to prioritize the migrant issue agenda, which served to coordinate efforts and to cooperate with the United States. The outcomes of these efforts were that, in one year, the number of unaccompanied minors detained at the border dropped considerably, detained migrants began receiving better treatment and more respect was shown for their rights.learn more
Guatemala se encuentra ante una oportunidad histórica de aprovechar sus buenas relaciones con México y Estados Unidos para un sólido desarrollo económico además de desempeñar un papel influyente en Centroamérica.
El exembajador de Guatemala en EE.UU.: «Giammattei puede ser un punto de inflexión en la historia del país»
Julio Ligorría, habla con ABC sobre sus años como embajador en Washington de cómo abordar la crisis migratoria de los países del Triángulo Norte a EE.UU. y de la victoria de Alejandro Giammattei en el país centroamericano
El autor analiza el fenómeno migratorio en Centroamérica hacia EEUU, que sigue aumentando, y critica la política de Trump en este terreno.