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

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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 (CICIG in Spanish), despite clear objection from the Secretary General of the UN, António Guterres, and civil and social organizations.

In a press conference where he was surrounded by those accused and indicted by the Public Prosecutor’s Office and CICIG, the president, Jimmy Morales, terminated the agreement “immediately and definitively”, for the alleged “serious violation” of national and international laws by CICIG.

This article originally appeared in EFE.