Guatemala court blocks expulsion of United Nations anti-graft chief
Guatemala court blocks expulsion of United Nations anti-graft chief
Guatemala orders expulsion of UN graft investigator
29 August, 2017, 00:44
Morales has strenuously denied any wrongdoing, and rumors swirled last week that Morales' visit to United Nations headquarters in NY was to get rid of the commission's head, Ivan Velasquez.
However, the foreign minister resigned on his own, along with the deputy foreign minister, the health minister and three deputy health minister, reported Reuters.
The citizens of other countries in the region have watched its work admiringly, but paradoxically its success in prosecuting top politicians in Guatemala has made it unlikely that another leader in the region would invite the creation of such a commission.
The court ruling means Velasquez, an attorney from Colombia, can remain in Guatemala and continue his investigation.
Not only are prosecutors investigating the campaign financing of the party led by the Morales, but his brother and son have been ordered to stand trial for an alleged tax fraud scheme.
Morales declared Velasquez's expulsion after Guatemalan chief prosecutor Thelma Aldana, who is working with CICIG, announced on Friday that she was asking the Supreme Court to recommend stripping Morales of his immunity from prosecution in order to investigate financing of his 2015 campaign.
U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel, ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, expressed disappointment in Morales' decision. The military veterans association announced support for Morales's move and Finance Minister Julio Hector Estrada has said he will stay in his post.
Later Sunday, U.S. State Department spokesman Heather Nauert said in a statement that the U.S. was "deeply concerned" by Morales' decision. In a statement he said the USA government would examine the future of its foreign assistance to Guatemala.
If courts rule in favor of the request, it must then be sent to Congress where it needs a two-thirds majority to be approved.
Morales, a former comedian, won the subsequent elections and took over as president the following year.
Sunday's move capped days of speculation that Morales would move against Velasquez.
The embassies of countries backing a United Nations anti-corruption commission in Guatemala are decrying the decision by the country's president to expel the agency's chief.
Aldana announced her "unconditional support" for Velasquez and called for "strict compliance" with the court decision overturning his expulsion.
Justice Dipak Misra was on Monday sworn in as the 45th Chief Justice of India (CJI), succeeding Jagdish Singh Khehar. In May, Misra also upheld the death sentence of the four convicts in the heinous 2012 Delhi gang-rape case.
Last Monday, the USS McCain became the second US guided-missile destroyer to collide with a commercial vessel in as many months. Kimball, who lives in Georgia, said that Hoagland has been serving on the USS John McCain for almost a year.
However, that plan is now being escalated as the rookie will take on the onus of the Chiefs legendary running attack. Ware injured his knee in the Chiefs' 26-13 preseason loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Friday night.
To try and make sure that we leave this week having won the series is really important for us as a side'. West Indies' Darren Sammy and South Africa pair Hashim Amla and Morne Morkel are also in the squad.
The Uber board of directors has been meeting daily and deliberated on its pick for CEO throughout the weekend. Though Uber's business has been unaffected by all this, Kalanick's style of management came under scrutiny.
When you Google "depression" in the U.S. , you will see a box atop the results on mobile, which Google calls a Knowledge Panel. Depression is a treatable condition that's impacting the lives of millions of people each year.
Meredith had his left leg buckle in an unnatural position while being tackled on a reception in the first quarter. Meredith emerged as the Bears' top receiver, posting 66 catches for 888 yards and four touchdowns in 2016.
Burfict returned an interception 62 yards for a touchdown in Sunday's preseason loss to the Washington Redskins 23-17. You can see video of the hit below. "The club will support Vontaze in the appeal process", the team statement said.
The Administration "must do better in consistently and unequivocally condemning these groups", Cohn, who is Jewish, said. Wallace asked Tillerson whether Trump's words in recent weeks had made it more hard to promote American values overseas .
Based on what we've seen so far, it will be no problem for Liverpool to get some goals in with this defence. Their blistering attack is another matter altogether, and against a creaky Arsenal defence should run riot.
Mexico Offers Help to Texas
"But he's not saying that Mexico is going to pay for it now", one reporter said . Trump has promised to build the border wall during his 2016 presidential bid.
Gilead to buy Kite Pharma for about $12 billion
The total amount of shares outstanding is 1.31 billion, giving the company a market capitalization of about 96.66 billion. Dupont Capital accumulated 248,064 shares. $5.16 million worth of Gilead Sciences, Inc . (NASDAQ: GILD ).
Giveaway: Win A Beta Code For Call of Duty: WWII on PS4
Esports - Ranked Play, Game Battles, and our suite of competitive features will be accessible when we release in November. Make sure you are signed up for the Call of Duty: WWII beta and use these tips to prepare for the beta .
Justice Dipak Misra is new Chief Justice of India
He was also on the bench that rejected the appeal by 1993 serial blast convict Yakub Menon, seeking a stay on his death sentence. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Justice Misra on taking oath as the new chief justice.
Lalu's desh bachao BJP bhagao rally will start today
Sharad said the formation of a Grand Alliance this time would be different to make a real difference on the ground for the people. The rally would be an important event to oust the BJP ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha poll.
Local Red Cross Volunteers Rush to Texas
They're going to load up between 4 to 6 trailers full of supplies, including water, snacks, first aid supplies and other basics. Over 125 Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles are already in the area and more than 200 more are on their way.
Oz struggle to keep up with Bangla in 1st test
Not in all conditions but in Bangladesh , we are better than them. "I think the two guys batted very courageous ", Lyon said. The selectors will have a tough decision to make between Taskin Ahmed and Shafiul Islam, but Shafiul might just get the nod.
Killed in Protest After Indian Court Convicts Guru of Rape
Past year a Haryana minister announced the state would donate 5 million Indian rupees ($78,000) to Singh's Dera to promote sports. Singh will be sent to a jail in the town of Rohtak until his sentence is announced on Monday, a prosecution lawyer said.
U.S. imposes new sanctions on Venezuela
Police and troops paraded through central Caracas with what the government said was an anti-aircraft missile. Venezuela was gripped by months of anti-government protests over growing anger against Maduro.
Eden Hazard starts for Chelsea in development match
Walsh was again the creator, setting up Beni Baningime to score from the edge of the area, before Oumar Niasse made it 3-0. If someone is thinking that I can use only 11 players or 13 players, it's impossible.