Ballard Partners to handle communications, lobbying for Guatemala

Ballard Partners has entered into a one-year, $900,000 contract with the Central American nation.

Ballard Partners signed a one-year lobbying contract with Guatemala worth an estimated $900,000.

The deal will see the firm provide the Central American nation with legislative updates and handle its public relations efforts in the United States.

The lobbying deal comes as Guatemala continues to struggle with corruption and human trafficking. It is also the home country for a large portion of the migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

Taiwan is reportedly covering the cost of the Ballard Partners contract for Guatemala, which is one of the poorest nations in Central America and one of the few that still recognizes Taiwan, rather than the People’s Republic of China, as the legitimate government of China.


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