Guatemala Attorney General

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Attorney General of Guatemala
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Fiscal General Maria Consuelo Porras (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
María Consuelo Porras

since 17 May 2018
StyleMister/Madam Attorney General (informal)
The Honorable (formal)
AppointerThe President of Guatemala
Term lengthFour years
Inaugural holderRámses Cuestas Gómez
Formation15 May 1996
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Judiciary

The Attorney General of Guatemala (Fiscal General de la República de Guatemala) is the chief attorney general (public prosecutor) of Guatemala.

List of Attorneys General[edit]

Number Name Photo Term Notes
1 Rámses Cuestas Gómez[1] May 15, 1994 - March 14, 1996 Appointed by President Ramiro de León Carpio; Guatemala's first Attorney General.
* Héctor Hugo Pérez Aguilera[1] March 15, 1996 - May 14, 1998 Interim Attorney General named by President Álvaro Arzú.
2 Adolfo González Rodas[2] May 15, 1998 - May 17, 2002 Appointed.
3 Carlos David de León Argueta[citation needed][3] May 18, 2002 - February 25, 2004 Appointed and later removed by President Óscar Berger.
4 Juan Luis Florido Solís[4] February 26, 2004 - July 30, 2008 Interim and later appointed. Presented his resignation to President Álvaro Colom.
5 José Amílcar Velásquez Zárate[5] July 31, 2008 - May 14, 2010 Interim and later appointed.
* María Encarnación Mejía García de Contreras[6] May 15, 2010 - May 25, 2010 Interim; first female Attorney General.
* Conrado Arnulfo Reyes Sagastume[7][8] May 25, 2010 - June 10, 2010 Removed by the Constitutional Court.
* María Encarnación Mejía García de Contreras June 11, 2010 - December 9, 2010 Interim (second term as Interim Attorney General).
6 Claudia Paz y Paz Bailey[9] Claudia Paz y Paz.jpg December 9, 2010 - May 17, 2014 Appointed; first female (non-interim) Attorney General. Nominated for Nobels Peace Prize—while in office as minister of justice in 2013.[10]
7 Thelma Aldana Hernández de López[11] 2016 International Women of Courage Award to Thelma Aldana of Guatemala (25514175323).jpg May 17, 2014 - May 17, 2018
8 María Consuelo Porras Argueta de Porres Fiscal General Maria Consuelo Porras (cropped).jpg May 17, 2018 - present

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  8. ^ Noticias.com.gt (11 June 2010). "Destituyen al fiscal general Conrado Reyes por presuntos vínculos con el narco". Archived from the original on 12 April 2013.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-22. Retrieved 2012-08-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ NRK. "Williams kritiserer Nobelkomiteen".
  11. ^ Thelma Aldana es la nueva Fiscal General. Prensa Libre, 9 May 2014.