Statement On The Situation In Guatemala

Statement of United States Senator Patrick Leahy
Vice Chairman, Committee on Appropriations
On The Situation In Guatemala

August 27, 2017

“Any action by officials of the Guatemalan Government to obstruct justice or otherwise impede the functions of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala or its Commissioner, or the Office of the Attorney General, would trigger a strong reaction by the United States Congress.

“The eligibility of the Guatemalan Government for assistance from the United States, and of its officials to enter the United States, is at risk.

“President Morales faces a crucial test: whether to respect the rule of law, or try to undermine the institutions of justice and accountability. I urge him to do what is in the best interests of Guatemala and its people.”

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