Guatemalan Minister of Energy Resigns

The Minister of Energy and Mines, Romero Rodriguez, confirmed to Emisoras Unidas his resignation from his post.

Friday, February 18, 2011

In an interview with the former minister, he expressed his disagreement with Congress questioning him.

Rodriguez described the interrogation as "a waste of time when they have no specific purpose" and said that during his tenure he came to the Legislative Palace 50 times for different explanations," noted an article in Emisoras Unidas.

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Costa Rican Finance Minister Resigns

April 2012

Fernando Herrero, who was questioned for not updating the tax value of his properties, has resigned after being questioned about income tax payments for a company which he founded.

The minister was head of Laura Chinchilla’s government's efforts to win approval in the Legislative Assembly for a tax package called the "Solidarity Tax".

Guatemala: Finance Minister Resigns

March 2012

Pavel Centeno resigned by leaving a questioning session in Congress, ongoing since February 16th.

The Minister told reporters at the exit of the Legislative Palace "a minister can not be challenged within 15 days of assuming office. It is a waste of time and I came here to perform technical work, not political. This congress doesn’t make any sense. "

Guatemalan Economy Minister Resigns

June 2010

President Alvaro Colom accepted the resignation of its Economy Minister Rubén Morales.

Morales had been the head of the ministry since March 2009. The reasons for his resignation are not yet known.

“Colom confirmed Morales’ resignation, although there is no official explanation as to why. Authorities will proceed with the required procedures at the Presidential General Secretary”, reported newspaper Prensa Libre.

Guatemalan Finance Minister Resigns

June 2010

Juan Alberto Fuentes Knight resigned to the Finance Ministry; he is unhappy with the little progress made in tax matters.

In a press release, Knight commented the positive things achieved in his tenure, which include the creation of a transparency vice ministry, four information websites, and improving Guatemala’s standing in the International Transparency Ranking by 12 spots.

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