Presidential candidate Mario Estrada is captured in the United States because of his alleged connections with the international drug trafficking Sinaloa Cartel. The United States Department of Justice says in a statement that Estrada had requested the murder of political rivals to win the presidency in exchange for granting control of airports and ports in the country to these groups. The presidential and parliamentary elections are scheduled for June 16.
The Supreme Electoral Tribunal accepts the nullity recourses against the candidacy of Thelma Aldana and temporarily leaves her out of the general elections. However, an appeal will be filed before the Supreme Court of Justice and ultimately, the Constitutional Court. All three top candidates face serious legal challenges that may prevent them from running.
The Supreme Electoral Tribunal dismisses six nullity proceedings against the presidential candidacy of Thelma Aldana. However, it accepts two processes and requests the Supreme Court of Justice, the Public Prosecutor's Office and the Comptroller General of Accounts to present a report on their legal situation. It was also reported that after resolving these processes this week, it will proceed to issue the credential that grants immunity to the candidate.
A judge issues an arrest warrant against presidential candidate Thelma Aldana; however, as the Supreme Electoral Tribunal registered Aldana as a presidential candidate, she enjoys immunity and can not be arrested.
The Attorney General files a request to withdraw immunity to the presidential candidate of National Unity of Hope, former First Lady Sandra Torres, for alleged crimes of illicit electoral financing. Torres said it was a political persecution of the former Attorney General and presidential candidate Thelma Aldana.