Guatemala: President Attacks the Anti-Corruption Body Before It Attacks Him

Aug 28, 2017 | 23:20 GMT

Guatemala's elites are locked in a struggle with a U.N.-supported anti-graft commission that could threaten the country's political stability. On Aug. 27, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales declared Ivan Velasquez, the Commissioner of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), a "persona non grata" in the country. The CICIG has been preparing to announce charges against Morales for allegedly receiving illegal financing during the 2015 electoral campaign. Guatemala's Constitutional Court temporarily blocked Morales' move to expel Velasquez, and is expected to issue a final ruling on its legality sometime in the next few days....

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