5 Ways the Guatemalan Government Is Trying to Dismantle CICIG

By Ximena Enriquez

A closer look at the offensive against the UN anti-corruption body operating in Guatemala.

Three years ago, Guatemala surprised the world when the Public Ministry (MP) and a U.N.-backed anti-corruption body – the International Commission Against Impunity (CICIG) – uncovered a nationwide graft scheme that reached all the way up to the then-president, Otto Pérez Molina, landing him and a dozen others in prison. It was the biggest splash in anti-corruption efforts dating back a decade, during which time the MP and CICIG have prosecuted over...

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