Armando De La Torre
Contributing Editor Armando De La Torre is dean of the Graduate School of Social Sciences at Francisco Marroquín University in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He is a US citizen of Cuban origin and a former Jesuit priest, and he holds masters degrees in philosophy and theology and a PhD in philosophy from the University of Munich, Germany. He was prefect of studies at the Latin American Seminary in the Vatican, where the vast majority of Latin American bishops study. Invited by universities and other institutions, he has given conferences on a wide range of subjects, especially rule of law and market economics, in Italy, France, Spain, Korea, Germany, and every country in Latin America. He studied journalism and is a published author and columnist.
Posts by Armando:
George Orwell’s 1984: Is It Already Here or Is It Coming Soon?
January 13, 2022 El 1984 de George Orwell: ¿Llegó ya o estará por llegar?
January 13, 2022 What Makes the CICIG So Corrupt?
April 5, 2018 Iván Velásquez Should Resign from the CICIG Today
May 1, 2017 Why the Rush to Upend Guatemala’s Constitution?
February 17, 2017 ¿Por qué tanta prisa?
February 17, 2017 Letter to Fidel, from an Acquaintance of Long Standing
December 12, 2016 Leftist Media Malpractice in Guatemala
June 24, 2014 Power Struggle in Guatemala
November 12, 2013
Orwell's Prediction Is Closer Than Ever to Becoming a Reality
La predicción de Orwell está más cerca que nunca de volverse realidad
Guatemalans Must Wake Up to UN-Backed Subversion of Justice
Leave on Your Own Terms before Guatemala Shows You the Door
Imagine what would happen in Mexico if foreign bureaucrats tried to do what they do here in broad daylight?
A cualquier observador imparcial de la vida pública en este país le debiera sorprender la súbita e inexplicable prisa que...
You’ve already let me know, in countless different ways, what you think of me. My answer to you has been in process for nearly 60 years.
Guatemala has lately been a focus of international attention, and the present writers have extensive knowledge of the politics of this country. Even so, we were surprised when we were contacted by a reporter from the McClatchy news organization, which has a wide reach in US news markets.
In late 2011, Guatemala’s powerful attorney general, Claudia Paz y Paz, brought criminal charges of genocide against the country’s former leader, General Efrain Rios Montt.