Guatemala’s president won’t defend anti-corruption commission
02 Mar 2017

As the United Nations-backed International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala, better known as CICIG, continues to put Guatemala’s elite on trial, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said Tuesday he would not defend its commissioner in chief from the smear campaign launched against him.

While his own brother and son are both under preventive arrest over corruption charges, Morales argued that “if I did not defend my son, why would I defend others?” in a press conference, his first in months.

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