Corrupt Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales Enjoys Seemingly Unconditional Support From Trump Administration

Posted by Editor
17/01/2019
Posted in Guatemala, USA

The Trump administration’s continued silence on President Morales’ decision to expel CICIG – a UN backed anti-corruption investigative body – speaks volumes. The White House has an unfortunate history with Guatemala, one that goes back decades and has only recently improved. However, the Trump administration’s decision to tacitly endorse the actions of President Morales endangers …

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“Corruption directly saps the ability of weak countries to improve the well-being of their peoples.”

Posted by Editor
15/01/2019
Posted in Guatemala, Honduras, USA

As one of Guatemala’s most effective mechanisms for prosecuting corrupt government officials, CICIG (an internationally supported anti-corruption unit) helped to improve the quality of life for citizens of the embattled Central American country, and even served as a model for similar operations in the region, such as MACCIH in Honduras. Writing for The Globe and …

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Guatemalans Protest Worsening State of Corruption & Impunity

Posted by Editor
14/01/2019
Posted in Guatemala

All hell has broken loose in Guatemala since President Jimmy Morales announced he’d be kicking out CICIG, a UN-backed anti-corruption body, will stand by his decision, despite it being overruled by the nation’s top court. Thousands of Guatemalans on Monday protested the government’s ongoing attacks on an international anti-corruption commission and recent efforts to remove …

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A Constitutional Crisis Looms for Guatemala

Posted by Editor
09/01/2019
Posted in Guatemala, USA

Facing his own corruption charges, President of Guatemala Jimmy Morales moved this week to expel an international UN-backed commission meant to combat corruption and impunity in the Central American country. Since his widely criticized unilateral action, Guatemala’s Constitutional Court has challenged the president, but that may not be enough. Where is Washington? Right now, President …

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Guatemala rescinds anti-corruption body’s license agreement despite United Nations Objection

Posted by Editor
07/01/2019
Posted in Guatemala

President Jimmy Morales of Guatemala, whose government is under investigation for corruption by the the UN-backed anti-corruption commission, announced today his intent to kick out the commission’s staff this week. The Guatemalan government decided today to put an end to the agreement with the United Nations that established the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala …

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