August 29, 2017 / 11:17 PM / 7 months ago

Guatemalan court rules in favour of U.N. anti-corruption unit chief

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala’s constitutional court definitively ruled on Wednesday in favour of the chief of a U.N. anti-corruption unit, who is engaged in a dispute with President Jimmy Morales.

Commissioner of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) Ivan Velasquez speaks during a news conference in Guatemala City, Guatemala, August 25, 2017. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria
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On Sunday, Morales ordered the expulsion of Ivan Velasquez, a veteran Colombian prosecutor who leads Guatemala’s International Commission against Impunity, known as CICIG.

The decision by the country’s top court ratifies its provisional ruling on Sunday against the expulsion.

Reporting by Enrique Pretel

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