• Jimmy Morales urged to reveal role in contracts signed with Indiana firm
  • Barnes & Thornburg hired to improve relations between Guatemala and US

Guatemala’s president Jimmy Morales is under growing political pressure over two contracts with an Indiana lobbying firm closely linked to the US vice-president Mike Pence.

Opposition politicians have called on Morales to reveal his role in the $80,000-a-month contracts signed with Barnes & Thornburg LLP, which appear to have been designed to sideline the state department and the Guatemalan foreign affairs ministry.

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