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.
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. "
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.
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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