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Guatemala is expelling entire anti-corruption team investigating its president

Guatemala is expelling entire anti-corruption team investigating its president

The Guatemalan government said Monday that it is expelling a United Nations-backed anti-corruption commission that has investigated the president and other lawmakers — a decision that edges the Central American nation toward a constitutional crisis.

The announcement comes after months of mounting tensions between government leaders and the commission, known as the CICIG, which has been celebrated by many as one of the most effective anti-crime efforts in Latin America.

Formed in 2006 to conduct independent investigations into corruption, drug trafficking and genocide, the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala has worked with local prosecutors to jail hit...

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