Guatemala’s Constitutional Court on Monday ordered an injunction to stop an allegedly politically-motivated investigation into the UN-backed International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), Al Jazeera reported.
Guatemala is ’’captured’’ by corruption, says a report the UN Commission compiled after a 12 years-long presence in the country that ends soon since President Jimmy Morales has refused to extend its mandate.
The Guatemalan government said Monday it is withdrawing from a United Nations-backed anti-corruption commission that has been investigating the country’s President Jimmy Morales and gave the body’s staff 24 hours to leave the country.
The Guatemalan government removed 11 police investigators from the country’s anti-corruption body on Tuesday, which interpreted the move as an attempt to impede investigations implicating high-ranking politicians and their relatives.
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