Guatemala to shut down U.N. anti-corruption body early

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales holds a news conference to announce the ending of the mandate of the U.N.-backed anti-graft commission (CICIG), in Guatemala City, Guatemala, January 7, 2019. REUTERS/ Luis Echeverria

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Guatemala notified the United Nations it was terminating a U.N.-backed anti-graft commission on Tuesday, months ahead of schedule, accusing the body of abuses of power, and prompting a swift rebuke from the U.N. secretary-general. The International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala, or CICIG, was set up over a decade ago with […]

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