Guatemala to Withdraw From UN Anti-Corruption Commission

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Guatemala announced, it is withdrawing from a UN-backed anti-corruption commission which has been investigating the country’s president.

Key Facts:

  • President Jimmy Morales accused the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala, commonly known as CICIG, of polarising the country and putting its security at risk.
  • The CICIG was formed in 2006 upon the request of the Guatemalan government to combat high rates of impunity for crimes.
  • Capital: Guatemala City || Currency: Guatemalan quetzal.

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