I think I might have mentioned before that should I ever come to power here in a bloodless coup, my first executive order, Trump-style, would involve, if not exactly a 'first against the wall' directive, at the very least a cull of a whole load of these NGO chiselers.
'Civil Society Restritions' makes Giammattei's somewhat restrained policy sound bad. In fact it's only a necessary first step. He's already becoming my favourite prez of the new democratic era.
We were once approached here by a former diputado who wondered whether we might be interested in helping him set up an NGO, ostensibly to help under-privileged Guatemalan kids to get their mitts on computers, yet he made no secret that the underlying objective should be to open a money pipe from abroad that we could all connect to.
Over in Jardines there is another sharp operator who lives off donations so that she may recruit 'volunteers' to clean up in coastal areas.
And so on.