The Human Rights Ombudsman Jordán Rodas has begun the transfer of duties to the incoming ombudsman José Alejandro Córdova Herrera, who was elected by Congress on July 20th. Herrera will be the Human Rights Ombudsman for the next five years. 

Several civil society organizations in Guatemala have raised concerns about Herrera’s credentials and background. Under Juan Francisco Sandoval’s direction, the Special Prosecutor's Office against Impunity (FECI) has alleged that Herrera has been in contact with the prisoner Gustavo Alejos, one of the most influential political operators in the corrupt nomination process for the country's courts.