Lobbying firm Barnes & Thornburg is providing government relations and lobbying support to the Coalicion del Congreso de Guatemala, an alliance of political parties that work to advance the interests of the Republic of Guatemala.
Barnes & Thornburg will engage in communications with U.S. government officials and will develop and assist with communication strategies between between members of the Central American nation's government and senior members of the U.S. executive and legislative branches, “for purposes of improving relationships, fostering long-term communications, and promoting positive interactions between the two countries,” according to lobbying registration documents filed in June.
The Indianapolis-based agency will receive $80,000 per month for the work. The agreement terminates on June 30, 2018.
Barnes & Thornburg had separately signed a pact to provide lobbying and government relations counsel to the Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales’ executive office, in a bid to help develop a better relationship with U.S. executive and legislative branch members. The firm reported to the Justice Department on April 26 that that agreement has been terminated.