Allegations Of Campaign Finance Violations Levied Against Former Guatemalan Presidential Candidate

Posted by Editor
06/02/2019
Posted in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Guatemala sought Wednesday to have presidential candidate Sandra Torres Casanova’s immunity from prosecution withdrawn over a case of millions in alleged illicit campaign financing four years ago. Juan Francisco Sandoval, head of the anti-impunity prosecutors’ office, or FECI, said Torres’ National Unity of Hope party is suspected of receiving …

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Expelling CICIG is a Recipe for Uncertainty in Guatemala

Posted by Editor
05/02/2019
Posted in Guatemala

Too much discussion of Guatemala’s worrying state of corruption and impunity in light of President Morales’ decision to expel CICIG, the UN-backed anti-corruption body. But what about the economy? On Jan. 9, a Moody’s investor service report said that expelling CICIG would result in a credit negative rating for the country. This put Guatemala’s business community on …

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Going From Bad To Worse In Guatemala

Posted by Editor
04/02/2019
Posted in Guatemala, USA

Since his refusal to allow for the return of Iván Velásquez, the current chief of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), Jimmy Morales’s behavior is of increasing concern for international observers who were once optimistic about Guatemala’s prospects for democratic ‘normalcy’. Now that he’s effectively expelled the investigative body, things are looking worse …

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Former Attorney General Announces Candidacy for Guatemalan General Election

Posted by Editor
29/01/2019
Posted in Guatemala

The rumors prove to be true. Thelma Aldana, the former Attorney General of Guatemala and veritable “Corruption Buster,” has officially announced her candidacy for Guatemala’s upcoming general election. Hopefully Aldana’s announcement will discourage President Morales from amending the constitution in order to run for another term. A former chief prosecutor lauded for efforts to root …

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