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Guatemala on knife-edge after president moves to end anti-corruption body

Fri, Sep 14, 2018
Country facing political meltdown after Jimmy Morales announced plan to dismantle the commission investigating himFlanked by high-ranking military and police officers, Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales declared that the country's fight against corruption and impunity was over.In a scene evocative of the country's repressive military history, he claimed that the Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (Cicig) – a body established by the United Nations in 2007 to help dismantle powerful criminal networks – had in fact encouraged corruption, selectively pursued criminal cases based on ideological bias and sown "judicial terror". Continue reading...

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