Guatemala would like to have the corruption investigators of the United Nations much earlier than the deal out of the country.

The government to end the mandate of the UN Commission against impunity in Guatemala (Cicig), said the Guatemalan foreign Minister Sandra Jovel. The agreement between the United Nations and Guatemala would be announced within 24 hours. UN Secretary-General António Guterres rejected the decision of the Central American country to be decided. He expects Guatemala to meet its legal obligations until the end of the mandate and for the safety of the Cicig staff concern.

the mandate of the UN Commission would have been, actually, until September of this year. Guatemala is considered to be one of the most corrupt countries in the world. The relations between the UN Commission and the government of Guatemala are already looking forward to for some time. Cicig-Director Iván Velásquez had demanded in mid-August, the waiver of the immunity of President Jimmy Morales, to be able to against him because of illegal election campaign financing to be determined. Morales refused to give Velásquez the entry. At the end of December Guatemala is not also announced to extend the Visa of Cicig staff.

Jovel said after Meeting with Guterres, you hope that the UN Secretary-General will respect the sovereign decision of your country. In addition, remaining Cicig staff would have to leave the country. Guatemala, however, support to continue the fight against corruption. President Jimmy Morales accused the UN Commission against laws and human rights treaties violated. In addition, the Cicig represents a danger for public security in the country, said Morales. In their investigations of the corruption hunters have exceeded repeatedly their powers. What violations did he mean by that in concrete terms, he said.

In Guatemala, the rule influence networks, criminal family clans, the powerful puppet masters. The Cicig was in the fight against corruption in Latin America as exemplary Of the early retirement would mean a major setback. Together with the Guatemalan public Prosecutor’s office, the UN-Commission, the country is on course, and even the former President, Otto Pérez Molina behind bars. Cicig chief investigator Velásquez, and Guatemala’s former attorney General, Thelma Aldana was awarded last September for her work with the Alternative Nobel prize.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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