Guatemala: Congress to Vote on “Absolute Impunity” For War Criminals

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The persistence of corruption and impunity in Guatemala continues to exceed expectations. And with President Jimmy Morales showing no signs of stepping down, things are likely to get worse.

The new initiative is backed by former army generals angered by a wave of prosecutions that has resulted in the convictions of at least 33 military officers and militia members since 2008. One former guerrilla leader has also been convicted of human rights abuses.

Read more from The Guardian here.