07.18.19

Comment On The July 14th Washington Post Editorial On Former Guatemalan Attorney General Thelma Aldana

The editorial is titled, “The Trump administration should fight graft and impunity in Guatemala. It’s doing the opposite.” It is available at this LINK:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-trump-administration-should-fight-graft-and-impunity-in-guatemala-its-doing-the-opposite/2019/07/14/26f8e8be-a418-11e9-bd56-eac6bb02d01d_story.html

Senator Leahy: 

“Thelma Aldana is a courageous, respected prosecutor who, at great personal risk, took on the forces of corruption and impunity in Guatemala. It is no surprise, and it shows how entrenched and emboldened those forces are within the Guatemalan government itself, that she is now the target of their flagrant attempts to manipulate the judicial process to intimidate and silence her. If the Trump Administration wants to be taken seriously when it claims to oppose corruption and impunity in Latin America, it should recognize Ms. Aldana for her integrity and commitment to the rule of law, and provide her the protection she needs and deserves.”

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