Guatemala: Setback for President Morales

The Constitutional Court has suspended, in definitive from, the order given by President Jimmy Morales to expel the leader of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala from the country.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

"... Acting without the accompaniment of his ministers, as ordered by the Constitution, inconsistency in the dates and non use of the process to resolve disputes established in the agreement between the Government of Guatemala and the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (Cicig) are the main reasons why the Constitutional Court (CC) yesterday ordered the definitive suspension of the expulsion from the country of Iván Velásquez, head of the Cicig."

See: "Corruption, Impunity and Politics" explains that "...In yesterday's resolution, the CC stated that the declaration of persona non grata is unilateral and disregards what is established in article 12 of the agreement to create the Cicig that would oblige President Morales to negotiate and seek a mutual solution to his non-conformity with the work of Velasquez, leader of the Cicig."

See resolution by the Constitutional Court (In Spanish).

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