Chapters Latin America and the Caribbean Political and Public Leadership
In post-conflict Guatemala, where remnants of a violent past have stalled growth and reconciliation, Linda Swana is rallying a citizen’s movement. She links diverse groups who share a common belief — Guatemala must rely on Guatemalans to move it forward.
Thirty-six years of civil war have taken a devastating toll; poverty and illiteracy persist and sporadic violence recurs. Linda believes nothing short of a shift in societal attitudes can get Guatemala back on track.
GuateÁmala is a movement to generate socially proactive change — economic, political, societal — through citizen-driven initiatives. As executive director, Linda harnesses citizens’ positive energy, transforming their goodwill for Guatemala into concrete action.
By facilitating national di