Guatemala: Arrest judges linked to U.N.-backed anti-graft body: Guatemalan panel

A newly-created Guatemalan congressional commission recommended on Friday the arrest of judges and prosecutors who it claims committed abuses while working with a U.N.-backed anti-corruption body that the outgoing president bitterly opposed.

President-elect Alejandro Giammattei, who is set to assume office next week, has not commented on the explosive recommendations. Giammattei’s stance on the matter will send an important signal on his anti-graft agenda as he begins his four year term.

The commission recommendations formally rest with Attorney General Maria Consuelo Porras, who has also not said whether she will act on them.

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