Statement by Ambassador Haley on President Morales’ Decision to Expel ‎the Head of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala

August 28, 2017


Guatemalan President Morales’ attempt to expel Ivan Velásquez from Guatemala is deeply concerning. As head of ‎the UN’s International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala‎ (CICIG), Mr. Velásquez is a critical voice calling out corruption and upholding the rule of law. He has the full support of the United States and the international community. We expect the Guatemalan government to allow CICIG to do its critical work without interference. Fighting corruption is essential to the future security and prosperity of Guatemala, which is something we highly value.