President Colom fires Guatemala's attorney general
Guatemala's president, Álvaro Colom, today fired Attorney General Mario Gordillo and in his place appointed lawyer Baudilio Portillo Merlos.
Monday, April 21, 2008
According to a government source, Gordillo was relieved of his position for "poor performance and negligence in the fulfillment of his obligations."
U.S. President George W. Bush will receive his counterpart from Guatemala, Álvaro Colom, next Monday when he is in Washington for a three'day official visit.
Guatemalan President Álvaro Colom has appointed Rómulo Alfredo Caballeros as Economy Minister. The post had been vacant for 43 days.
As Älvaro Colom completes his first 100 days as Guatemala's president, combating insecurity remains an urgent issue for the new government.
Alvaro Colom, the Guatemalan president, announced measures to soften the blow of increases in fuel and food prices.
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