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Cicig y MP solicitarán retiro de inmunidad del alcalde Álvaro Arzú

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Cicig y MP solicitarán retiro de inmunidad del alcalde Álvaro Arzú


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Cicig y MP solicitarán retiro de inmunidad del alcalde Álvaro Arzú
Según informó Iván Velásquez, jefe de la Comisión Internacional contra la Impunidad en Guatemala (Cicig), la cooperativa Torre Fuerte, propiedad del excomandante del Ejército Byron Lima, prestó servicios durante el 2013 y 2015 para la campaña política del partido Unionista. La investigación del Ministerio Público (MP) y la Cicig detalla que Alejandra Reyes, pareja de Byron Lima, conseguía facturas en blanco que eran entregadas a la Municipalidad de Guatemala, donde luego se llenaban por otros servicios que no tenían relación con la propaganda del Partido Unionista   Read More ...
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Guatemala Congress again votes to maintain president's immunity
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala’s Congress on Thursday once again voted to maintain beleaguered President Jimmy Morales’ immunity and shield him from a probe into suspected illicit campaign funding, a move that could raise tensions among anti-graft protesters. For the second time this month, lawmakers discussed a motion, pushed by the attorney general’s office and the United Nations-backed International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), to remove Morales’ immunity   Read More ...
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Guatemala Congress again votes to maintain president's immunity
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Diputados acuerdan incluir en próxima sesión ordinaria caso de antejuicio contra Jimmy Morales
El procedimiento de antejuicio contra el presidente Jimmy Fernando Morales Cabrera, a quien el MP y la CICIG señalan de haber incurrido en el delito de financiamiento electoral ilícito en la campaña política 2015, será retomado por el pleno del Congreso de la República en una próxima sesión ordinaria. Así lo ha decidido inicialmente esta mañana la instancia de jefes de bancada presidida por el representante Oscar Stuardo Chinchilla Guzmán, en una sesión caracterizada por señalamientos a favor y en contra de dar tal paso, en especial el progubernamental Frente de Convergencia Nacional (FCN-Nación)   Read More ...
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Guatemala Congress repeals bill that cut campaign penalties
Guatemalan lawmakers on Friday repealed a recently passed bill that reduced the punishment for illegal campaign financing and set off a storm among government opponents who called it a reversal in the fight against impunity. The reforms to the penal code approved by Congress on Wednesday were overturned with the support of 130 of 158 deputies. The repealed legislation lowered sentences for campaign financing crimes from 12 to 10 years and said that 10-year sentences could commuted by paying a fine   Read More ...
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Guatemala Congress withdraws bill that cut anti-graft penalties
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala’s Congress on Friday repealed a controversial bill it had passed only two days earlier, which critics had blasted as a setback in the fight against political corruption. Prosecutors have accused President Jimmy Morales and the main political parties of illegal campaign financing, so opponents were outraged when Congress on Wednesday passed a “national emergency” decree to curb penalties for the offense   Read More ...
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Guatemala Congress withdraws bill that cut anti-graft penalties
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Guatemala court suspends bill replacing sentences with fines
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's Constitutional Court on Thursday provisionally blocked legislation approved by congress that reduced punishments for illegal campaign financing and opened the possibility of replacing prison sentences of 10 years with fines. Guatemala's human rights prosecutor Jordan Rodas had asked the court to block the legislation, calling it a danger to the public. When they passed the bill on Wednesday, legislators apparently meant just to reduce punishments for illegal campaign financing   Read More ...
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Guatemala court suspends bill replacing sentences with fines
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's Constitutional Court on Thursday provisionally blocked legislation approved by congress that reduced punishments for illegal campaign financing and opened the possibility of replacing prison sentences of 10 years with fines. Guatemala's human rights prosecutor Jordan Rodas had asked the court to block the legislation, calling it a danger to the public. When they passed the bill on Wednesday, legislators apparently meant just to reduce punishments for illegal campaign financing   Read More ...
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Guatemala Congress says it will withdraw contested graft reforms
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala’s Congress announced on Thursday that it will withdraw controversial reforms that critics had described as a serious setback in the country’s fight against political corruption. On Wednesday, Guatemala’s Congress approved a “national emergency” decree to curb penalties for illegal election financing after President Jimmy Morales was linked to suspected irregularities during his 2015 election campaign. Morales, whose immunity from prosecution was reinforced by Congress earlier this week, had said he would veto the reforms if they were found to be harmful to the nation   Read More ...
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Guatemala Congress says it will withdraw contested graft reforms
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala's Congress announced on Thursday that it will withdraw controversial reforms that critics had described as a serious setback in the country's fight against political corruption. On Wednesday, Guatemala's Congress approved a "national emergency" decree to curb penalties for illegal election financing after President Jimmy Morales was linked to suspected irregularities during his 2015 election campaign. Morales, whose immunity from prosecution was reinforced by Congress earlier this week, had said he would veto the reforms if they were found to be harmful to the nation   Read More ...
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Guatemala Congress says it will withdraw contested graft reforms
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Guatemalans fear bill will replace sentences with fines
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Guatemala Congress panel backs ending president's immunity over probe
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - A Guatemalan congressional committee on Sunday recommended that President Jimmy Morales lose his immunity from prosecution to face a probe into suspected campaign financing irregularities, paving the way for a full vote in Congress in the coming days. The decision by the five-member congressional committee means that Congress could vote on its recommendation as early as this week   Read More ...
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Guatemala Congress panel backs ending president's immunity over probe
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Guatemala Congress panel backs ending president's immunity over probe
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - A Guatemalan congressional committee on Sunday recommended that President Jimmy Morales lose his immunity from prosecution to face a probe into suspected campaign financing irregularities, paving the way for a full vote in Congress in the coming days. The decision by the five-member congressional committee means that Congress could vote on its recommendation as early as this week   Read More ...
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Juez ordena nombrar fiscal especial para investigar a funcionarios del MP
Luego de que se presentara una denuncia contra la secretaria general del Ministerio Público (MP), Mayra Johana Véliz López y el secretario de Política Criminal, Rootman Estivens Pérez Alvarado, se reveló que el juez, Walter Villatoro, ordenó a la fiscal general, Thelma Aldana, que nombre a un fiscal especial para la investigación de los funcionarios. Véliz y Pérez son señalados por los delitos de tráfico de influencias y abuso de poder por la supuesta presión ejercida en la ex agente fiscal de la entidad, Heidy Tamara De León Muñoz, para que solicitara el proceso de antejuicio contra magistrados de la corte de Apelaciones de Femicidio y Otras Formas de Violencia Contra la Mujer   Read More ...
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MP y CICIG coordinan captura de Jaime Martínez, Manuel Barquin y Bacilio Cordero
La Fiscalía Especial Contra la Impunidad (FECI) efectuó allanamientos vinculados al caso lavado y política, en los cuales lograron la captura de los exdiputados del partido político Libertad Democrática Renovada (Lider), Jaime Martínez Loaiza y Manuel Barquín. Además, fue capturado el ex alcalde de Jutiapa, Bacilio Cordero Cardona. El Ministerio Público (MP) detalló que a Cordero le sindican el delito de peculado por sustracción, a los exparlamentarios Martínez y Barquín los sindican de haber incurrido en financiamiento electoral ilícito, peculado por uso, tráfico de influencias y asociación ilícita   Read More ...
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MP desmiente señalamientos en su contra por parte del diputado Melgar  
A través de una conferencia de prensa el Ministerio Público (MP) desmiente los señalamientos por parte del diputado Herbert Melgar Padilla del partido Frente de Convergencia Nacional (FCN-Nación), donde la secretaria general Mayra Véliz indicó que son una institución que trabaja con “seriedad y que no actúan bajo ninguna ideología”. De acuerdo con el secretario de Política Criminal, Rotman Pérez, se solicitó la clausura provisional del caso, pues indicó que   Read More ...
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Excontadora de FCN-Nación declara en el MP sobre finanzas del partido
Con el recorte de una nota de prensa en mano acudió Ana Gloria Pérez Monterroso a la Fiscalía de Delitos Electorales del Ministerio Público (MP), este lunes 16 de enero. La excontadora del Frente de Convergencia Nacional (FCN-Nación) llegó de manera voluntaria para aportar alguna información sobre las finanzas de dicha agrupación política, confirmó la fiscalía. “Proporcionó información con respecto a los estados financieros del partido”, indicó el jefe de   Read More ...
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MP y CICIG presentan solicitudes de antejuicios contra dos magistrados del Organismo Judicial
Es evidente que EL SISTEMA DE JUSTICIA DE GUATEMALA TAMBIEN SE ENCUENTRA COOPTADO, los nombres que se mencionan en la declaración del MP Y CICIG desde años atrás se ha tenido indicios de su involucramiento en la vieja forma de hacer política gremial, utilizando los mismos mecanismos que la política partidaria, mediante la compra-venta de voluntades por favores, influencia, obsequios, dadivas, etc. LA INVESTIGACIÓN DEBE LLEGAR HASTA LAS ÚLTIMAS CONSECUENCIAS   Read More ...
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MP no logra localizar a la contadora de FCN-Nación
POR KIMBERLY LÓPEZ klopez@lahora.com.gt La Fiscalía de Delitos Electorales del Ministerio Público (MP) está en búsqueda de Gloria Pérez Monterroso, la contadora del partido oficial, FCN-Nación, para tener acceso a la información financiera de la organización política, a raíz de una denuncia presentada por el Tribunal Supremo Electoral (TSE) por sospechas de anomalías en el financiamiento de la contienda 2015. El titular de la Fiscalía de Delitos Electorales del Ministerio   Read More ...
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Swift approval of Guatemala’s justice reform bill an ‘historic’ opportunity to fight impunity – UN rights office
7 October 2016 Welcoming a recent draft bill to the Guatemalan Congress on constitutional justice reform, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today urged a rapid approval by the Government while voicing concern over the growing threats against judicial authorities. “We hope that the text will be swiftly approved by the Congress, as this represents an historic opportunity to consolidate the remarkable progress the   Read More ...
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