Historic Guatemalan anti-corruption battle endangered

World 01/08/19, 16:58

A decade-long, U.N.-assisted anti-corruption effort that brought down a president faced extinction after the Guatemalan government ended the agreement, drawing condemnation Tuesday from transparency and rights groups.The U.N. anti-corruption commission, known by its initials as the CICIG, has angered President Jimmy Morales after it helped investigate him, his sons and ...

Guatemala pulls out of UN corruption body, expels members

America 01/08/19, 00:04

Guatemala said it was withdrawing from a United Nations-backed anti-corruption commission and giving its prosecutors a day to leave the country, as President Jimmy Morales moved to expel a body that has investigated him, his family and top government officials.Accusing the commission of overreach and violating Guatemala's sovereignty, Foreign Minister ...

Guatemala to withdraw from UN anti-corruption commission

America 01/07/19, 17:46

Guatemala is pulling out of a United Nations-sponsored anti-corruption commission after more than a year of tension between the government and the group, which has investigated top government officials and people close to President Jimmy Morales.Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel announced the decision Monday after meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. There ...

Update: Guatemala president to visit US

America 11/02/18, 16:17

The Latest on the caravans of migrants making their way through Mexico (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Honduran migrants, part of the thousands-strong caravan of Central Americans migrants hoping to reach the U.S., rest in an abandoned hotel in Matias Romero, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Thousands of migrants arrived ...

US asks Central America to do more on illegal immigration

World 10/11/18, 16:44

Vice President Mike Pence has told leaders of three Central American countries that the U.S. is ready to do more to help their economies if they make a greater effort to fight illegal immigration.Pence addressed President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras, President Jimmy Morales of Guatemala and Vice President Oscar ...

Guatemala court backs UN ant-graft chief against president

World 09/17/18, 00:17

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — In a blunt rebuke to President Jimmy Morales, Guatemala's Constitutional Court ordered that the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission be let back in the country two weeks after Morales barred him as he moved to defang the investigative body.

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